Office of the Moody’s Corporation ratings agency.
Daniel J. Macy
Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and other ratings agencies have a long and storied history, but today they face significant criticism and the future of ratings themselves are under challenge.
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.
The Kavanaugh hearings were about the only thing Congress has done with a link to #MeToo.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
Even the big, bad Wall Street bull is scared of inflation.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
While many market observers blame growing concerns about inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be fears that the economy is about to slow.
Inflation may be a bull market’s greatest enemy.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
While many market observers blame the growing threat of inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be concerns that the economy is about to slow.
Another jittery day on Wall Street.
An economist explains why the Dow Jones industrial average's biggest-ever one-day drop shouldn't bother you too much.
The ratings agency downgrade decision is not a surprise. It's a wake up call. South Africa has its work cut out.
Leaders of the BRICS bloc of states in Goa, India where they hatched the plan to launch a new credit rating agency.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
Will investors continue to give Trump a vote of confidence?
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A common Wall Street adage claims: 'As January goes, so goes the year.' What does that mean for investors as stocks look set to end President-elect Trump’s first month in office higher?
A trader in shock?
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
In-out, in-out, shake it all about.
The credit-ratings agencies are already circling to cut the UK's grade if it votes to leave the EU. Here's how their calculations work, and what we should do about it.
Credit rating agencies often elicit criticism when they downgrade countries.
Credit rating agencies have come in for a lot of flack. But the bottom line is that to attract investors with deep pockets countries can't avoid having a credit rating. And a good one at that.
The sour face means the Fed must be about to raise rates.
Whenever speculation grew louder that the Federal Reserve would lift its target interest rate this year, stocks took a dive. Here's why.
A relieved and re-elected Sam Brownback.
The 2014 midterm elections were full of surprises, mostly bad for the Democratic Party. Many Democratic candidates were defeated in races where the polls showed them with small but consistent leads. Chief…
Credit ratings agencies wield an enormous amount of social, economic and political power.
Evaluating the creditworthiness of countries is far from an exact science, yet the influence of credit ratings agencies is extraordinary. Recently, the UK government’s debt rating has been downgraded by…
Subprime ratings have come back to haunt Standard and Poor’s, which is now facing civil action from the US government.
Five billion dollars is a lot of money — and that is the amount which the US Justice Department claims were losses incurred by US banks and credit unions from investing in CDOs rated by Standard &…
Demonstrators in front of Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency offices in Paris 15 January 2012.
For decades, credit ratings agencies were largely ignored by the masses, but in recent months they have continued to hit the headlines again and again. The big three (Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and…