RATING AGENCIES: S&P SETTLEMENT UNLIKELY TO BRING ANY CHANGE FOR CORPORATE ISSUERS

RATING AGENCIES: S&P SETTLEMENT UNLIKELY TO BRING ANY CHANGE FOR CORPORATE ISSUERS

Trends | Credit Ratings
More than six years after the housing market crashed—dragging the world economy and stock markets down with it—Standard & Poor’s settled in early February with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its alleged part in triggering the meltdown. The price was relatively cheap, as these things go: $1.4 billion with no admission of wrongdoing.

NEW LIFE IN EQUITY DERIVATIVES

NEW LIFE IN EQUITY DERIVATIVES

Market Report | Equity Derivatives
With volatility rising from historic lows on the equity derivatives market, investment banks are finding renewed interest from clients among nonfinancial corporations.

TUG OF WAR

TUG OF WAR

Global Finance sat down with Arvind Rajan, International Chief Investment Officer at Prudential Fixed Income, to discuss the impact of low oil prices on the ability of emerging markets to service their debt.

MOZAMBIQUE COMING INTO ITS OWN

MOZAMBIQUE COMING INTO ITS OWN

Country Report | Mozambique
Mozambique is the current star in Africa’s rising inward-investment constellation. For much of the last quarter of the 20th century, Mozambique was a war zone. Today the only war on its horizon is a bidder’s war, as investors salivate over the opportunities this Southern African country offers.