Economic, political forces harm South Africa's rating

Dec 11, 2015
Africa's second-largest economy could have its debt downgraded to junk level.

S&P downgrades European Union's credit rating

Dec 20, 2013
Citing concerns over the massive bailouts in Europe, Standard and Poor has stripped the EU of its AAA rating.

If 'creditworthiness is like virginity,' did the U.S. just lose it?

Oct 17, 2013
America's creditworthiness takes a hit in Asia, even with the debt ceiling raised and the government reopening.

Justice Department sues S&P over securities ratings

Feb 5, 2013
In a lawsuit filed late Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice claims the credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s knew some $4 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities were risky.

French credit rating slips, but national attitude is defiant

Nov 20, 2012
French bonds fell today in the wake of Moody's downgrading the nation's credit rating. So is the second largest economy in Europe shrugging its collective shoulders? Non!

CFPB to oversee credit reporting agencies

Jul 16, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said this morning it will assume oversight of the credit reporting industry.

China: Stuck with its addiction to U.S. debt

Aug 7, 2011
Shanghai's Pudong district...built with help from the purchase of US debt. Officially, the response from China's government to...

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