Corporate bond returns in 2015 have thus far seen pronounced swings between safe and speculative-grade debt from one month to another, with speculative-grade bonds faring better in February. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Nick Kraemer summarizes the experiences of various corporate bonds last month.
As the economic landscape in emerging markets evolves, we looked at some of the region’s rating stress indicators and their recent performance. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends.
This month, we added five Greece-based entities to the weakest links list. Four ‘CCC+’-rated banks and one ‘B-‘ rated utility sector company were placed on CreditWatch negative as the European Central Bank decided to lift the waiver on the eligibility of Greek government bonds in euro-system operations