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Tag Archives: Standard & Poors

More S&P Downgrades: Rating agencies may target tacky collateral

The matter for France Even as European ministers get busy to mull over fiscal union and other options to extend EFSF stretches for the ultimate solution due at the December 5-7 … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Global downward spiral for US banks: S&P posts a downgrade in the mail

37 downgrades, counting JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and HSBC Sobering up the ebullient US mood before holiday season begins in earnest was more bad news for US banks. in the last week … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

European sovereign debt crisis: Italian downgrade a good pointer to FOMC proceedings

As Silvio Berloscuni continued to invoke great theater and try its best to pass austerity measures of $18 blln hanging fire for more than three months, S&P finally downgraded Italy … Continue reading

September 20, 2011

What exactly worries America? | The Retail Lifestyle Economy

From Pioneers’ Thanksgiving to a second Black Friday in mid Summer July is what expresses this country more than anything else.  Almost 20% unemployment in the Economy may be worrisome … Continue reading

August 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

The math of being broke III – The S&P problem with Debt projections

The agency S&P shared its preliminary rating with the Capitol on Friday where the Treasury showed it a deficit lower by $2 tln and S&P admitted to the mistakes which … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

A downgrade for US even as Moody's postpones the inevitable

S&P downgraded long term US debt to AA+ even as it maintained A1+ rating on short term instruments. The downgrade is headlined “On Political Risks and Rising Debt Burden” and … Continue reading

August 6, 2011

Debt Deal: Now that we are not constrained by our AAA rating..

There are a couple of good things that come out of this..and then there is Krugman, the Tea Party Caucus and the Republican House, and you can be excused for … Continue reading

August 2, 2011

Crisis Theater : The devil in the US sovereign downgrade

Inter bank markets will respond first in the debt deal stalemate Though US treasuries are holding below 3% after every spike when a deal close to agreement gets canceled, markets … Continue reading

July 27, 2011

S&P gets ahead of the curve | Advantage Europe

While we are staying with the non index products of S&P, it is well nigh clear to all the credit ratings’ detractors that the three S&P, Moody’s and more are … Continue reading

March 29, 2011