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|1||VideoU.S. Weakest Links Reach Historic Levels||The number of weakest links in the U.S. now stands at 96, a level last surpassed in 2010. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends and data points.||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoFirst-Quarter 2015 Continues A Trend: Downgrades Outnumber Upgrades||The first quarter of 2015 was the third consecutive quarter in which downgrades outnumbered upgrades for local and regional governments in international public finance. Join Senior Director Larry Witte as he walks us through the data points.||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Distress Ratio Is On The Rise||The U.S. distress ratio increased to 10.8% in June, compared with 10.3% in May. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends and data points.||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoStandard & Poor's U.S. Consumer, Retail, And Health Care Weekly Review (June 26)||In this segment of Standard & Poor's U.S. Consumer, Retail, and Health Care Weekly Review, Senior Director Diane Shand highlights sector trends and the actions we recently took on Caleres, Illumina, Quiksilver, Zimmer, Premier Dental, Essex, Winebow, Consolidated Container, TNT, Hospital Acquisition, World Kitchen, and Capital Safety.||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoReport Card Società di beni di consumo||Per il 2015 non vediamo spazio per miglioramenti significativi e ci aspettiamo stabilità nei rating del settore. Concentreremo la nostra attenzione sulla capacità delle società di proteggere i margini, generare cassa e cogliere le opportunità dove si presenteranno.||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoConsumer Goods Report Card||In consumer goods, for 2015, we expect most companies to hold their positions, but don't see space for remarkable improvements. We therefore expect ratings stability in this sector. We will focus our attention on companies' ability to protect margins, generate cash, and take opportunities where they arise.||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoLatin America Monday Morning Roundup - June 29, 2015||Covering noteworthy research produced by S&P analysts in the region, "Latin America Monday Morning RoundUp" provides investors with a quick credit overview to start their week. Associate, Cathy de la Torre hosts this weekly segment of CreditMatters TV.||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoU.S. Public Finance Upgrades Outpace Downgrades For The 10th Straight Quarter||In first-quarter 2015, U.S. public finance upgrades outnumbered downgrades for the 10th consecutive quarter. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Larry Witte discusses the rating actions across the various subsectors.||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Extra Credit: S&P’s Public Finance Podcast (Rulings On State Pension Plans)||In this week’s Extra Credit, Senior Director John Sugden provides our take on recent court rulings regarding states’ pension plans, including New Jersey.||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoHow The Acquisition Of Pall Will Likely Affect Standard & Poor’s Rating On Danaher||We plan to take a rating action on Danaher Corp. after it acquires Pall Corp. Meanwhile, our rating for Danaher remains on CreditWatch. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Svetlana Olsha discusses the likely outcomes.||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoThe Supreme Court's Ruling Won't Affect U.S. Health Care Companies' Credit Quality||The Supreme Court ruling will not affect Standard & Poor’s ratings on U.S. not-for-profit and for-profit providers. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Director David Peknay discusses the ruling and its implications for companies and Americans covered under the Affordable Care Act.||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoPorque revisó Standard & Poor’s su perspectiva sobre Paraguay||En este segmento de CreditMatters TV, Dominica Zavala, Associate, habla sobre los factores en los que se basó la revisión de la perspectiva de Paraguay y explica cómo está afrontando el país las tendencias económicas negativas.||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoWhy Standard & Poor’s Revised Its Outlook On Paraguay||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Dominica Zavala discusses the factors behind our outlook revision on Paraguay and how the country is handling negative economic trends.||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoReform Spurs A Variety Of M&A Among U.S. Health Care Companies||As a result of health care reform, companies are using M&A of all types to boost efficiency, manage insurance risk, and increase competitiveness. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Director David Peknay discusses how these transactions could affect credit quality.||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoO atual desafio do Brasil é atrair investimento para seus projetos de infraestrutura||Neste segmento de nossa CrediMatters TV, o diretor da Standard & Poor’s, Marcelo Schwarz, discute os desafios que o país enfrenta para atrair investimentos privados para seus projetos de infraestrutura.||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoBrazil Faces Challenges To Attract Private Investment For Its Infrastructure Projects||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Director Marcelo Schwarz discusses the Brazil’s challenge to attract private investments for its growing infrastructure needs and what could lie ahead.||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoWho Will Boeing Turn To If It Loses The Export-Import Bank’s Support?||Politics over the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is stepping up again as Congress' short-term extension nears its June 30, 2015, expiration. Managing Director Philip Baggaley and Senior Director Chris DeNicolo highlight the potential scenarios for Boeing, Ex-Im’s largest beneficiary.||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoPotential Rising Stars Hit An Historic High||The number of potential rising stars has significantly increased to 32 this reporting cycle (through June 8), with three removals and eight additions. It is the highest recorded since January 2008. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends.||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoCrecimiento económico lento continua afectando a bancos en América Latina||El lento avance de las economías en América Latina continúa afectando la calidad de activos y crecimiento del crédito de los bancos en la región, aunque los activos improductivos y pérdidas crediticias siguen en niveles manejables. En este segmento de CreditMatters TV, Arturo Sánchez, Director, habla sobre nuestro panorama para estas instituciones.||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoSlow Economic Growth Continues To Hamper Latin American Banks||Sluggish economies in Latin America continue to affect banks’ asset quality and credit growth, even though nonperforming assets and credit losses remain manageable. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Director Arturo Sanchez discusses our outlook for these institutions.||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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Keep the content flowing more. I get some great and timely insights on the trends much before main-stream financial sites has it. Having your analyst on the show is a great value. I would love to see longer discussions on topics.
perfect, especially in these times
I love this podcast, not too stuffy, easy to understand, and very informative. It is up to date on recent headlines, and helps to clarify some of the things that are going on in the credit markets.
Fantastic Rieger Report
The inaugural Rieger Report presented the bond market in a clear, crisp, and concise mannor. It is always great news to hear a positive start to 2010.