Sep 23, 2021

  Our Latest Publications By Region


Global capital markets activity is off to a slow start in 2019--after relatively flat results in 2018--with revenue down 11% year over year in the first quarter. All components of capital markets revenue (fixed income, currencies, and commodities; equities; and investment banking) declined... Read more

Rapid growth in credit-card debt in China is reminiscent of past expansions elsewhere in Asia. Those episodes ended badly for Hong Kong in 2002, South Korea in 2003, and Taiwan in 2006. The narratives of these cycles are fairly consistent.  Read more

The results of the Federal Reserve's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) showed that all 18 of the largest U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs) maintained capital levels that were above their required minimums.  See report


S&P Global Ratings' bank ratings criteria framework outlines the elements of an issuer's credit profile and how we assess these elements to determine the rating on an issuer. View more

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  Global Publications From Other Sectors

Covered bonds were first introduced in Prussia in 1769 by Frederick the Great, and in Denmark in 1797. France issued the first "obligations foncieres" in 1852. Despite such a long history, it was not until the end of the twentieth century that the size and geographic scope of this market broadened considerably... Find out more

Trade tensions—in particular the tariff dispute between the U.S. and China—are casting a shadow on the global economy and financing conditions in all regions. On the bright side, central banks in the world’s biggest economies stand ready to goose growth... View our 'Global Credit Conditions' series

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Alex Birry
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Head of Analytics & Research - Financial Institutions 
S&P Global Ratings