Credit Ratings

‘Line’ Items: Emmy Edition

From Red Carpet to Red Ink – The Emmy Awards last night celebrated the best in TV. In Washington, the plotlines are still being written for...

S&P Warns U.S. About Credit Rating

Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s has a message to U.S. policymakers: We are watching you on the growing national debt.In an interview...
Jul 13, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Show Isn't Over Yet

Recent fiscal performances have been a mixed bag. The troubled Greek government finally pushed through significant pension reform, but doubt still...
Apr 27, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Debt Downgrade for Greece (and Portugal)

In previous blogs, we have discussed how the three credit rating agencies have hinted that the United States needs to get its debt under control (see...

Sovereign Risk Jitters

For budget and market watchers, the month of March has been a little scary. It is not easy to come out of the deepest recession and financial crisis...
Mar 15, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Moody's Emphasizes the Importance of Debt Affordability and Debt Reversibility

On Monday, Moody’s Investor Service released its quarterly report (courtesy of Zero Hedge) on government debt held by large countries with the...

If You Think Snowmageddon is Bad, Blizzard of Debt Will be Worse

Experts concerned about the nation’s fiscal and economic outlook braved the snow yesterday to participate in a Senate Budget Committee hearing...

Large Share of U.S. Debt Will Have to Be Refinanced

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), roughly $5.1 trillion in publicly traded U.S. Treasury bonds – or around 78 percent of...
Sep 28, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Moody's Still Cautionary on U.S. Debt

Fears over any near-term U.S. inflationary pressures may have eased for the moment. Moody’s recently reassured investors that it didn’t...

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