Credit Ratings


  • Thai riots priced into sovereign rating: Moody's  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 10:22 PM ET

    Steffen Dyck, Assistant Vice President and Analyst of the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Investors Service, explains how Thailand's unrest has already been factored into its sovereign rating.

  • Is the Dutch downgrade justified?  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.

  • Risk of complacency in euro zone: S&P  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:35 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard and Poor's (S&P), says the euro zone, and France, needs to continue its structural reforms, and explains why the European Central Bank stress tests are important.

  • Dutch downgrade due to growth potential: S&P  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard and Poor's (S&P), explains that the Netherlands was downgraded because of its growth potential, but that it has a stable ratings outlook due to its policy commitment.

  • Dutch economy is 'pretty solid': Economist  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says that while the Netherlands needs to implement further reforms, its economy is still "pretty solid."

  • We take downgrade 'seriously': Dutch Minister  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister, says he takes the S&P ratings downgrade of the Netherlands "seriously".

  • Bear Stearns liquidators sue Moody's, S&P, Fitch Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    The liquidators of two Bear Stearns hedge funds filed a lawsuit on Monday against the three major U.S. rating agencies.

  • Telecom Italia CEO rules out 2014 right issue  Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia, says its Brazilian business is a "core asset" and says the group has a lot of investment to do in the future.

  • France S&P downgrade: Does it matter?  Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, explains that the main takeaway from S&P's French downgrade is that the country has been moved to a stable outlook.

  • Will US political battles threaten dollar?  Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:14 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy, BK Asset Management says the dominance of the U.S. dollar in global trade won't be challenged by Washington's fiscal battles.

  • America downgraded by its largest creditor  Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 8:08 PM ET

    China signals unhappiness with Washington's budget deal after local ratings agency Dagong downgraded America's credit rating to 'A-.' The Asia Squawk Box team and Marc Desmidt of BlackRock Asia Pacific weigh in.

  • US debt deal is a  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    LEE SACHS is Co-Founder & CEO of Alliance Partners says that the debt deal gives a window for US congress to work out their differences and not risk a further damage to their reputation.

  • Bill Gross: Treasurys and kicking the can  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    Bill Gross, Pimco founder and co-CIO, discusses debt, default and dysfunction in D.C. He says ratings services make news but seldom break new ground.

  • US default would be 'worse than Lehman': S&P exec Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    September 15, 2008, the day the 150-year-old Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy.

    How destructive would a US default be? John Chambers, chairman of the sovereign ratings committee at Standard and Poor's, has a grim answer.

  • Buffett's advice to Republicans  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    "They do not want to be remembered as the party that destroyed a reputation Americans built up over two centuries," says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO.

  • 'Stocks are not selling at bubble levels': Buffett  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, explains why stocks still offer the best investment opportunities compared to cash or long-term bonds.

  • 'Philanthropy is tougher than business': Buffett  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    It's how the money is spent that counts, says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, sharing his views on the difficulties and motives behind charitable giving.

  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the high cost of health care in this country and the need to address it.

  • DC's debt ceiling threat is 'idiotic' weapon: Buffett  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, says Congress should take the debt ceiling threat off the table.

  • Buffett on JC Penney's future  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, discusses the multiple connections Berkshire Hathaway has with JC Penney and the retailer's efforts to turnaround the company.