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Fitch on Friday cut France's credit rating to AA-plus on an uncertain economic outlook amid the ongoing euro zone crisis and the need for structural reform.
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, talks about Thursday's Italian debt auction and says the S&P downgrade had little impact as the market had priced in a "bumpy road ahead" for Italy.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief southern Europe economist at Barclays, discusses Italian politics ahead of Silvio Berlusconi's court case, and after the country's rating downgrade from S&P.
John Stopford, co-head of global multi asset at Investec Asset Management, discusses the recent ECB statement and what it can do following S&P's downgrade of Italy.
Standard & Poor's announced Tuesday it is cutting the credit ratings of three major European banks: Credit Suisse, Barclays and Deutsche Bank.
Standard & Poor's says the U.S. credit rating is now "stable." CNBC's Steve Liesman, offers insight.
Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, discusses S&P's upgrade of the U.S., the dollar and Japan's GDP revision.
Women averaged a credit score of 675 compared to the male average of 674, according to the credit score agency Experian.
Berkshire Hathaway owns 11 percent of the ratings agency. Will this keep it from getting downgraded by Moody's?
Retirees looking for a mortgage may find that even a pristine credit history and healthy retirement accounts are not enough.
Several renowned investors may have made the case to be more bearish on bonds recently, but one analyst has told CNBC that now is the perfect time to look at high yielding peripheral bonds.
Standard & Poor's raised the Philippines' credit rating to investment grade on Thursday, the second debt agency to do so in less than two months.
David Riley, global managing director of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings, discusses Fitch Ratings' downgrade of the U.K., citing the current high debt level as reason for the move.
The global ratings agency cut China's long-term local currency credit rating to A-plus from AA-minus on Tuesday with a stable outlook, citing financial risks from rapid credit expansion alongside the rise of shadow banking activity.
An increase in the issuance of high-yielding bonds alongside leverage to purchase this debt has sparked renewed fears of a bubble in the credit markets, with one bank warning investors of the threats involved.
A day after the Philippines got its first investment grade rating from Fitch, the Southeast Asian country's central bank governor told CNBC the upgrade was a "seal of good housekeeping."
Fitch Ratings raised the Philippines' credit rating to investment grade on Wednesday, a first for the Southeast Asian nation, in a move expected to boost investment and lift the country's long-term growth potential.
Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, tells CNBC that the country's credit rating upgrade by Fitch is a "landmark achievement" and says the government will now focus more on infrastructure, fiscal strength and opening up the economy to the rest of the world.
One of Southeast Asia's fastest growing economies - the Philippines - got a ratings upgrade last year, but its finance secretary Cesar Purisima told CNBC the agencies were still "behind the curve" and the Philippines deserved a higher credit rating.
Standard & Poor's on Friday showed its support for Michigan's takeover of Detroit by upgrading the city's credit rating to "stable" from "negative."