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|1||VideoU.S. Electronic Payment Processing Companies Gear Up For More Revenue Growth Despite Tough Competition||Standard & Poor’s expects overall revenues and earnings for the U.S. electronic payments processing sector to keep expanding. And investment-grade processors' revenue growth should outpace that of speculative-grade processors. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Director John Moore explains what’s in store for the sector this year.||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoCómo beneficiará la reforma energética a Petróleos Mexicanos y al sector de petróleo y gas en México||Aún no es claro cómo afectará la reforma energética de México a la petrolera nacional, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) y al sector de petróleo y gas del país. En este segmento de CreditMatters TV, Fabiola Ortiz, Directora en S&P, responde algunas de las preguntas clave de los inversionistas sobre el impacto de la reforma sobre la calidad crediticia de PEMEX y cómo podría impulsar la producción petrolera y la inversión extranjera directa en el sector.||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoHow Mexico’s Energy Reform Could Benefit Petroleos Mexicanos And The Oil And Gas Sector||It remains unclear how Mexico’s energy reform will affect Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the national oil company, and the country’s oil and gas sector. In this segment of CreditMatters TV, Director Fabiola Ortiz addresses some of the key investor questions concerning the impact of reform on PEMEX's creditworthiness and how it could boost oil production and foreign direct investment.||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoPotential Rising Stars Increase For The First Time This Year||The number of potential rising stars has increased for the first time in 2014 to 18 issuers, as of April 8, from 16 last month. We define potential rising stars as issuers rated 'BB+' with either positive outlooks or ratings on CreditWatch with positive implications. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends and data points.||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoU.S. Health Care Conference To Spotlight Cross-Sector Hot Topics And Industry Trends||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Martin Arrick, Senior Director Joe Marinucci, and Director David Peknay provide an overview of the topics and key themes slated for discussion at the annual U.S. health care conference on June 3rd, including cross-sector hot topics and industry trends.||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoWhat Is The Impact Of Country Risk On And The Outlook For The South African Life And Property/Casualty Sectors?||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Associate Director Neil Gosrani explains the impact of country risk in our assessment of the South African life and property/casualty sectors and provides an outlook for operating performance.||4/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoU.S. Bank Forbearance Losses Won’t Significantly Affect RMBS Ratings||U.S. Bank recently reported nearly $500 million in losses tied to RMBS forbearance modifications. Overall, the losses affected about $10 billion in Standard & Poor’s rated securities. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Cesar Romero explains why the likely impact to ratings will be minimal.||4/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoDowngrades Highlight Emerging Markets Corporate And Sovereign Rating Actions In The First Quarter||Corporate and sovereign downgrades outpaced upgrades upgrades in emerging markets during first-quarter 2014. As a result, the downgrade-to-upgrade ratio spiked to 5.3 for the quarter from about 1 in fourth-quarter 2013. And the negative rating bias in emerging markets is significantly higher than the global negative bias. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director Saran Sekhon discusses first-quarter results.||4/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoStandard & Poor's U.S. Consumer, Retail, And Health Care Weekly Review (April 21)||In this segment of U.S. Consumer, Retail, and Health Care Weekly, Standard & Poor's Director Cheryl Richer reviews the recent actions we took on VF Corp., California Pizza Kitchen, Post Holdings, Michael Foods, Smithfield Foods, Kellogg Co., H-Food Holdings, and Indra Holdings.||4/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoU.S. Natural Resources Companies Look To Rebound After Winter Weather Dampens First-Quarter Earnings||Harsh winter weather hampered the first-quarter earnings of several U.S. natural resources companies, but Standard & Poor's believes prospects for the sector will improve as the economy rebounds. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Senior Director James Fielding discusses what lies ahead for the sector in 2014.||4/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoEuropean Corporate Upgrades Outnumber Downgrades In The First Quarter||With the economic recovery in Europe gaining momentum, corporate upgrades in first-quarter 2014 outpaced downgrades for the second consecutive quarter. Standard & Poor’s upgraded 21 companies and downgraded 17 in the quarter, following the 32 upgrades and 29 downgrades in fourth-quarter 2013. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Senior Director of Global Fixed Income Research Jacinto Torres discusses first-quarter results.||4/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoU.S. Corporate Downgrades Outpace Upgrades In The First Quarter||In the first quarter, Standard & Poor’s downgraded 62 U.S. corporate issuers and upgraded 55. The high-technology and consumer products sectors experienced the most rating actions. However, most issuers’ outlooks will remain stable. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Director Sudeep Kesh discusses the key outcomes from the first quarter.||4/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoWhat Prompted Standard & Poor’s Rating Actions On Caesars Entertainment||Standard & Poor’s recently took rating actions on U.S. casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. and its subsidiaries. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Director Melissa Long and Senior Director John Sweeney explain what spurred the actions. Topics include our recovery ratings on the company, and its capital structure and liquidity concerns.||4/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Extra Credit: S&P’s Public Finance Podcast (The Quarterly Forecast And Municipal Market Trends)||In this week’s Extra Credit, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Gabe Petek discusses our quarterly forecast for public finance, and Capital IQ’s Greg Carlin explains how recent trends could impact municipal markets.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoPhilippine Banks Are At Important Crossroads||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Ivan Tan, Director of Financial Services Ratings, discusses the outlook and challenges for Philippine Banks.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoFirst-Quarter U.S. Speculative-Grade Ratings Remain Largely Stable But Downgrades Outpace Upgrades||Standard & Poor’s U.S. speculative-grade corporate ratings remained relatively stable in the first quarter, but downgrades (52) exceeded upgrades (43) for the first time since second-quarter 2013. However, we upgraded $81 billion in debt and downgraded $75 billion. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Evan Gunter discusses our outlook for the ratings.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoGlobale Erstversicherer widerstehen Zinsrisiken laut einer Standard & Poor’s Analyse||Laut einer aktuellen Analyse von S&P spiegeln die aktuellen Ratings der globalen Erstversicherer Zinsänderungsrisiken adäquat wider. In diesem CreditMatters TV erklärt Volker Kudszus Ergebnisse dieser vergleichenden Analyse und besondere Stärken dieser Gruppe von global diversifizierten Versicherern.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoRating The Rater: Assessing Standard & Poor's Corporate Rating Performance||A credit rating is an opinion about the creditworthiness of an issuer or the credit quality of an individual debt issue, from strongest to weakest, within a universe of credit risk. And the track record for Standard & Poor’s corporate ratings as indicators of default risk has been very strong. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Global Head Of Fixed Income Diane Vazza explains how we measure credit performance.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoVehicle Recalls Won’t Fuel Standard & Poor’s Rating Actions On General Motors||General Motors’ recent recall on about 2.6 million vehicles likely won’t prompt Standard & Poor’s rating actions or an outlook revision on the automaker. However, General Motors expects to take a $1.3 billion charge in the first quarter for costs related to various vehicle recalls. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Senior Director Dan Picciotto explains the likely outcomes.||4/16/14||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.