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  • 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.

  • Fitch Downgrades China's Currency Credit Rating Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 7:29 PM ET

    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.

  • Surge in High-Yield Bonds a 'Big April Fool's Joke' Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:27 AM ET

    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."

  • Philippines Wins First Investment Grade Rating Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:38 AM ET

    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.

  • Rating Agencies 'Behind the Curve' on Philippines Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    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.

  • S&P Gives Detroit Takeover the Thumbs Up Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:15 PM ET
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    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."