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.» Read More
The Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing to suspend Standard & Poor's from rating commercial mortgage bonds, according to a report.
Falling oil prices have side-swiped Venezuela's government finances, spurring default concerns, but it isn't clear if contagion effects will emerge.
Despite uncertainty over upcoming elections and a slow economic recovery, Jonathan Pain, Author of "The Pain Report" and Director of JP Consulting, says the stock market will go higher.
Thomas Byrne, SVP, Regional Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Unit at Moody's, identifies the delay in the consumption tax and doubts over Abe's growth revival strategy as reasons for the agency's downgrade.
Chris Konstantinos, Director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group, explains why he's still bullish on Japanese equities despite Moody's downgrade.
Moody's cut its outlook on online retailer Amazon to 'negative,' prompted by the online retailer's announcement that it was issuing new debt.
The average company’s credit ratings has fallen in the three biggest euro zone economies over the last year, according to a new report.
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25- South Africa's power utility Eskom said on Tuesday it needs a substantial injection of funds to ease a cash crunch and to avoid another credit downgrade as it struggles to keep the lights on in Africa's most advanced economy. Eskom supplies virtually all power to South Africa. The government said last month it would inject 20 billion rand of...
S&P has affirmed its "AA-/A-1+" rating on Japan, but the outlook remains negative. Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains the decision.
NEW YORK, Nov 17- Actavis will issue around US $27.5 bn of new debt to finance its US $66 bn acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan, but about half of it will be short-dated to help the company keep its investment-grade ratings. Both Moody's and Fitch said they would not downgrade Actavis to junk despite the increased debt, believing strong cash flow will enable it to...
Major countries’ credit ratings are under threat from falling oil prices and weaker global economic growth and Russia may be the most vulnerable.
*Ratings downgrades hit bonds and credit default swaps. LONDON, Oct 24- Investors demanded higher yields to hold Tesco's debt on Friday while the cost of insuring against default rose sharply after ratings downgrades left Britain's biggest grocer hovering just above junk status. "The ratings remain on review for downgrade because Tesco has not yet announced...
Standard & Poor's cut its outlook for France to negative from stable on Friday, citing concerns about the country's economic recovery.
Standard & Poor's downgraded Finland's sovereign debt rating to AA-Plus from AAA on Friday, citing economic weak development.
Andrew Colquhoun, Senior Director & Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings, discusses whether demonstrations will hurt the city's position as a financial center.
Standard & Poor's revised its outlook on India's 'BBB-' sovereign credit rating, leading investors to question whether a ratings upgrade near.
Chinese companies hounded by debt obligations accrued over the past few years are grappling with global ratings agencies.
Moody's Investors Service has put a negative outlook on the U.K. banking sector. Johannes Wassenberg, managing director at Moody's, explains that the changing regulatory framework will add pressure on U.K. lenders.
Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Argentina's foreign-currency sovereign debt.
NEW YORK, July 23- Standard& Poor's said on Wednesday it had raised New York state's debt rating by one notch, putting it just under a top investment grade, due to the state government's stronger budgeting practices.