Credit Ratings


  • S&P cuts Greece rating, outlook 'negative' Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:56 PM ET
    The national flag of Greece and the flag of the European Union fly above a government building in Athens.

    Standard & Poor's on Wednesday cut Greece's credit rating from "CCC+" from B- with a negative outlook, citing liquidity pressures.

  • Fitch affirms United States 'AAA' credit rating Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    NYSE New York Stock Exchange traders markets

    Fitch affirmed long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings at "AAA," citing the country's financing flexibility.

  • Brazil rating outlook cut by Fitch on rising debt Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Rio's iconic Maracana Stadium lit at dusk behind a shanytown.

    Fitch Ratings lowered its outlook for Brazil's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings to "negative" from "stable."

  • Thumbs up: Moody's upgrades India's credit outlook Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    Construction site in India

    Moody's Investors Service raised the outlook on India's Baa3 credit rating to "positive" from "stable" on Thursday.

  • Euro zone deflation top risk for world ratings: Fitch Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:37 AM ET
    Price reductions in Berlin, Germany

    Deflation in the euro zone is a bigger risk to credit ratings across the world than the fall in the price of oil, Fitch Ratings reported Monday.

  • S&P maintains Brazil's ratings with stable outlook

    Joydeep Mukherji, Head of Sovereign Ratings in Latin America and the Caribbean at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains the decision to maintain Brazil's investment-grade credit rating.

  • Fitch downgrades Greece to 'CCC' from 'B' Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:16 PM ET
    Protesters take part in an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration in front of the parliament in Athens February 11, 2015.

    The downgrade from Fitch came out earlier than the next scheduled review.

  • Fitch warns on high-yield debt   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Fitch warns on high-yield debt

    Ed Eyerman, managing director at Fitch Ratings, talks about the company's latest report, which warns investors on buying into European high-yield debt.

  • Bank probes a ‘way of life’ as HSBC inquiry looms Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    Bank inquiries have become a “way of life” in the UK, S&P says, after British lawmakers said they planned to investigate HSBC over tax evasion claims.

  • Malaysia, brace for a rating cut by Fitch: HSBC   Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 8:23 PM ET
    Malaysia, brace for a rating cut by Fitch: HSBC

    Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC, says the delay of a loan payment by state-owned investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad sets the stage for a downgrade in Malaysia's rating by Fitch.

  • US probes Moody's over mortgage ratings: Report Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 3:47 PM ET
    Turnagain Arm on July 15, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Moody's Investors Service is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for some of its mortgage ratings, according to a report.

  • Could Russia see another 'junk' downgrade?   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Could Russia see another 'junk' downgrade?

    Luis Costa, head of CEEMEA FX and rates strategy at Citi, says that if oil continues to stay at low levels, it would be a "negative catalyst" for Russia's economy.

  • S&P explains its Russia downgrade   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:15 AM ET
    S&P explains its Russia downgrade

    S&P downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk. Frank Gill, senior director of European sovereign ratings at S&P, says the effect of the weak ruble on the banking sector was the reason behind this.

  • Cheap oil? That's just one worry for Petrobras Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    A Petrobas platform at the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, about 115 miles west of Rio de Janeiro.

    After more bad news, Brazil's embattled Petrobras will likely affect the wider fate of the Brazilian economy.

  • Default risk leads to Moody's Venezuela downgrade Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    People line up to pay inside a Makro supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 9, 2015.

    Moody's lowered Venezuela's rating from Caa3 to Caa1 on Monday as the country's default risk rises on plummeting oil prices.

  • Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation

    Last week, Fitch Ratings downgraded Russia's credit rating to 'BBB-'. Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains that recent events such as the rapid decline in the oil price and the volatility of the Russian ruble contributed to the downgrade.

  • *Fitch and S&P have Russia one notch above junk. *Russia seeks to avert downgrade, says dangers exaggerated. The Fitch agency cut its rating on Russia to' BBB minus' from' BBB' on Friday, citing a significant deterioration in the country's economic outlook due to the slump in oil prices and falling value of the rouble.

  • Fitch cuts rating on Russia to 'BBB minus' Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    Jan 9- Fitch Ratings cut its rating on Russia to' BBB minus' from' BBB', citing significant deterioration in the country's economic outlook due to the slump in oil prices and falling value of the rouble. Fitch said the issue ratings on Russia's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been downgraded to' BBB minus' from' BBB'. Oil prices have fallen...

  • Fitch downgrades Russia to BBB-; outlook negative Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at an office in Siberia in December, 2014.

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded Russia's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings to BBB- from BBB.

  • Don't sweat corruption in Vietnam: CIMB   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Don't sweat corruption in Vietnam: CIMB

    Michael Kokalari, Head of Vietnam Research at CIMB, says corruption woes are opportunity costs for investing in Vietnam and later outlines the factors that are working in the economy's favor.