Credit Ratings


  • Moody's CEO: US won't stop debt payments     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Raymond McDaniel, president and CEO of Moody's, reiterates the agency's AAA rating for the U.S. and says that even if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling in time, the Treasury will prioritize payments of its securities.

  • Dropping enrollment squeezes universities: Moody's Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    The U.S. Census reported college enrollment declined for the first time in six years in 2012. That threatens higher education revenue, said Moody's.

  • S&P: India and Indonesia both need reform     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:23 PM ET

    Tan Kim Eng, Senior Director, Sovereign Ratings at S&P Ratings Services tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks investors will eventually return to India and Indonesia.

  • Donal O' Mahony, global strategist at Davy Research, tells CNBC about how the different ratings agencies asses credit worthiness or otherwise.

  • McGraw-Hill profit surges on higher bond issuances Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    McGraw Hill Financial posted an 18 percent rise in quarterly profit as it earned more from a surge in corporate debt issuances and its Dow Jones indices.

  • Moody's upgrades US to 'stable,' keeps Aaa rating Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Moody's Investors Service on Thursday stood down from the possibility of cutting the U.S. sovereign credit rating in coming months.

  • Ireland Will Outperform: S&P     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, managing director of European sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's (S&P), explains why the rating agency has upgraded its outlook for Ireland.

  • Fitch cuts France's rating on budget, economy woes Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    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.

  • Market Had Priced In Italian Issues: Pro     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Will Italy's Government Last?     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    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.

  • ECB Trying to Play Fed's Game: Pro     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Cut! S&P Downgrades Ratings on Three Banks Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's announced Tuesday it is cutting the credit ratings of three major European banks: Credit Suisse, Barclays and Deutsche Bank.

  • S&P: U.S Now 'Stable'     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's says the U.S. credit rating is now "stable." CNBC's Steve Liesman, offers insight.

  • Could the Dollar Benefit From Early Tapering?     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Gotta Give Her Credit: Women Score Better on Debt Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Women averaged a credit score of 675 compared to the male average of 674, according to the credit score agency Experian.

  • Why Moody's Won't Downgrade Berkshire Hathaway Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:51 PM ET
    Warren Buffett called derivatives “financial weapons of mass destruction”

    Berkshire Hathaway owns 11 percent of the ratings agency. Will this keep it from getting downgraded by Moody's?

  • Rich Retirees' Dilemma: Tough to Get a Mortgage Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 8:51 AM ET

    Retirees looking for a mortgage may find that even a pristine credit history and healthy retirement accounts are not enough.

  • Bearish Like Buffett? Some Bonds May Still Be King Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:31 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    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.

  • Philippines Gets S&P Upgrade, Second After Fitch Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:37 PM ET

    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.

  • Why Fitch Downgraded the UK     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    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.