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||Extra Credit: S&P’s Public Finance Podcast (The Week In Review And Our Rating Action On Phoenix Civic Improvement’s Excise||In this week’s Extra Credit, Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Lisa Schroeer reviews this week’s rating actions and Senior Director Matthew Reining explains the rationale behind our rating action on Phoenix Civic Improvement Corp. of Arizona’s subordinated excise tax bonds.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoHow U.S. Tech Spin-Off Activity Could Shake Out This Year||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Directors John Moore and David Tsui discuss what’s fueling the wave of spin-off activity in the U.S. tech sector, the potential effect on credit quality, and what lies ahead.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoLes Incertitudes Sur Le Soutien De l’Etat Pèsent Sur La Note Des Banques Belges||Les grandes banques belges devraient bénéficier de l’amélioration de l’environnement macroéconomique et doivent aussi s’adapter aux changements réglementaires. Dans ce CMTV, Nicolas Hardy, Directeur Délégué chez Standard & Poor’s, présente les perspectives pour le secteur bancaire belge.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoUncertainty Of Government Support Weighs On Belgian Banks’ Ratings||Belgian banks should benefit from the slightly more favorable macroeconomic scenario. They are also adapting to evolving regulations. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director, Nicolas Hardy, speaks about the Belgian banking sector’s outlook.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoHow Low Oil Prices Impact The U.S. Chemical Sector||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Director Paul Kurias and Associate Director Danny Krauss explain how low oil prices could hurt the U.S. chemical sector's earnings, particularly at producers that use natural gas and natural gas liquids as inputs.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoHow Standard & Poor’s Applies Its Recovery Rating Methodology To Brazil’s Speculative-Grade Issuers||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Directors Diego Ocampo and Renata Lotfi discuss our recovery methodology and how we apply it to Brazil’s speculative-grade issuers.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoComo a Standard & Poor’s aplica sua metodologia de rating de recuperação a emissores brasileiros em grau especulativo||Nesta edição de CreditMatters TV, os diretores da área de Ratings Corporativos da Standard & Poor’s, Diego Ocampo e Renata Lotfi, discutem a aplicação da metodologia de ratings de recuperação a emissores brasileiros em grau especulativo.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoU.S. Retailers Post Their Biggest Gains In A Year||In this segment of At The Register, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director Diya Iyer explains how shoppers pushed retail sales in March to their biggest gains in a year. However, we remain cautious given our expectations for accelerating store closings and investments in on-line capabilities denting profitability.||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoWhat Is A Rating?||This video explains who we are, what we do, and the advantages of getting a credit rating.||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoO que levou a Standard & Poor’s a revisar os ratings de vários estados brasileiros||O Brasil enfrenta desafios políticos, econômicos e fiscais que aumentam a pressão nos governos locais e regionais, os quais já enfrentam restrições fiscais e dívida elevada. Nesta edição de CreditMatters TV, a Diretora Sênior da Standard & Poor’s Daniela Brandazza explica os fatores que causaram as recentes ações nos ratings de vários estados brasileiros.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoWhat Spurred Standard & Poor’s Rating Actions On Several Brazilian States||Brazil faces political, economic, and fiscal challenges this year, placing added pressure on local and regional governments that are already grappling with fiscal constraints and high debt. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Daniela Brandazza explains what’s behind our recent rating actions on several Brazilian states.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoPotential Upgrades Finally Increase||The number of potential upgrades increased marginally to 271 as of March 31, 2015, from 270 as of Feb. 28, 2015. The increase in March is the first increase since October 2014. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends and data points.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoStandard & Poor’s Forecasts Mostly Favorable Credit Conditions For U.S. State And Local Governments||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Managing Director Gabe Petek explains how job gains, wage growth, and an improving housing market point to favorable credit conditions for many state and local governments across the U.S. this year despite ongoing risks.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoHow Pension Funding Continues To Affect U.S. States’ Budgets||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Robin Prunty explains why U.S. state governments continue to face pension funding dilemmas.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoWhat Could Derail India’s Infrastructural Improvements?||India’s budget deficit has fallen and the government has more fiscal space for public investment spending due to recent reform in fuel subsidies. What could derail the government's infrastructure plans going forward? Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director of Asia-Pacific Sovereign Ratings, explains.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoDowngrade Risk In European Financial Institutions Continues To Cloud The Market||Potential downgrades have decreased marginally to 593 after peaking at 594 as of Feb. 28. A plurality of 147 entities is in the financial institutions sector, with 67 based in Europe. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key data points.||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoLatin America Monday Morning Roundup - April 13th, 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. Director, Alvaro Rangel hosts this weekly segment of CreditMatters TV||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoCan The Credit Quality Of EU And Brazilian Sugar And Ethanol Producers’ Rebound In A Low Price Environment?||Low market prices are pressuring cash flows but regulatory changes could also play a role in the sector credit trends. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Associate Director Maxime Puget and Director Flavia Bedran look at credit prospects for our rated issuers.||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoStandard & Poor's U.S. Consumer, Retail, And Health Care Weekly Review (April 10)||In this segment of Standard & Poor's U.S. Consumer, Retail, and Health Care Weekly Review, Managing Director Robert Schulz highlights sector trends and the actions we recently took on Michaels Cos., Prime Healthcare Services, Liberty Tire Recycling, Alliance One, Harsco, Universal Hospital, Perrigo, Mylan, Dole Food, Sprint Industrial Holdings, HCR HealthCare, TGI Friday's, LTI Holdings, and Genoa.||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoMylan’s Proposed Acquisition Of Perrigo Could Impact Its Credit Quality||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Director David Peknay highlights the action we recently took on Mylan Inc. following the company’s announcement that it plans to acquire the over-the-counter drug maker, Perrigo, for about $29 billion.||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
More than ratings...
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.