Category: Credit Ratings

S&P: Assessing the performance of credit ratings

The ongoing debt crisis in Europe has focused more attention than ever on credit ratings, but a key question that is often overlooked is whether credit ratings actually do the job they are designed for. Blaise Ganguin, EMEA Head of Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, tackles the question in the latest edition …

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S&P's Outreach – IFR Outlook July

The latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook (IFR), Standard and Poor’s Rating Services’ EMEA Infrastructure Finance newsletter,  has been published. It includes all the recent news, updates, and research from S&P on Europe’s infrastructure sector. Highlight’s from this month include an articles on the credit risk implications of Ofgem’s latest RIIO proposals, and on tough …

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Quantifying Risk with Standard & Poor's

The ongoing debt crisis in Europe has focused more attention than ever on credit ratings, but a key question that is often overlooked is whether credit ratings actually do the job they are designed for. Blaise Ganguin,  EMEA Head of Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, tackles the question in this month’s edition …

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Growth of global offshore wind power provides big opportunities for project finance, according to S&P

Many countries expect wind power to account for a large share of their renewable-energy investment to meet energy and climate goals, but the investment required globally to meet this vision is immense, explain S&P Credit Analysts Jose Abos and Terry Pratt, in an article written for Project Finance International (PFI).  Utility balance sheets and state lending …

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Standard & Poor's at Rio+20: Latin American coverage

Following coverage in UK Tier One and specialist press (see Capital market involvement holds key for clean energy financing, outlines Standard & Poor’s at Rio+20 forum) The appearance of Regina Nunes, Head of South Cone Latin America for S&P Ratings, at the Rio+20 panel on Corporate Sustainability, speaking on the funding challenges facing renewable energy …

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S&P's outreach – Africa Outlook

In response to the continued increase in the use of S&P’s ratings on the African continent, S&P have launched “Africa Outlook”. The newsletter will be published three times a year and offer S&P’s views and insights into what lies ahead for the continent’s economies, markets, industries and prevailing credit conditions. To read the first edition of Africa Outlook please click here

S&P’s outreach – Credit Week

Standard and Poor’s Rating Services have been expanding their use of e-books to communicate with key audiences. E-books allow S&P to concentrate their extensive and diverse content output (news, industry commentaries, video interviews etc.) into a single, targeted media channel. While IFR Outlook, for example, is aimed at communicating information effectively to the infrastructure sector, CreditWeek takes a look at the …

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S&P’s outreach – Infrastructure Finance Outlook

In order to keep its clients and stakeholders in the sector up to date, Standard & Poor’s releases a monthly newsletter entitled Infrastructure Finance Outlook (IFR Outlook), containing the latest research from S&P Ratings Services, alongside up-to-date news of rating actions and market trends across the EMEA infrastructure sector. Distributed in both pdf and e-book form, this …

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Capital market involvement holds key for clean energy financing, outlines Standard & Poor’s at Rio+20 forum

The need for significant public and private investment in the renewable energy sector was a hot topic for Standard & Poor’s at the recent Rio+20 corporate sustainability forum, which took place 20 years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. At a panel discussion at the event, Regina Nunes, Head of South …

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