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Oct 05, 2015, 09:38 ET Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Names John Scowcroft Chief Credit Officer

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced today the appointment of John Scowcroft as Chief Credit Officer. Based in New York, Mr. Scowcroft...


Jul 16, 2015, 12:26 ET Global Corporate Debt Demand Declines To $57 Trillion As Credit Risk Concentrates In China, U.S.

Global corporate debt demand will peak at an estimated $57 trillion by 2019, a decline of 4% from last year's projection, according to an annual...


Jun 16, 2014, 10:45 ET Standard & Poor's Says Asia Corporate Debt Will Exceed U.S., Europe Combined As Corporate Funding Needs Hit $60 Trillion

Global corporate issuers will seek an estimated $60 trillion in new debt and refinancing through 2018, with the majority of that growth and its...


Jan 06, 2014, 01:56 ET S&P Capital IQ Picks MCK Focus Stock of the Week

McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK: $161) has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week. MCK carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment...


Jun 28, 2013, 09:00 ET S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on First Majestic Silver Corp in Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Reports

S&P Capital IQ announced today that it has commenced Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Report coverage on First Majestic Silver Corp. First Majestic...


May 30, 2013, 08:00 ET S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Trans Energy Inc. in Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Reports

S&P Capital IQ announced today that it has commenced Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Report coverage on Trans Energy Inc. (Logo:...


May 22, 2013, 01:19 ET S&P Report: The U.S. Shale Boom's Impact On Various Industry Sectors

The rapid increase in natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil production from onshore domestic shale formations has been positive for...


May 15, 2013, 09:11 ET Report Forecasts $53 Trillion Global Corporate Debt Funding Need Over The Next Five Years

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is forecasting that China's outstanding nonfinancial corporate debt will catch up and surpass the U.S.'s over the...


Apr 12, 2013, 10:18 ET S&P Expects Merger Activity to Pick up in The Americas This Year - A Look at the Sectors

The pace of M&A activity in the Americas is expected to pick up this year, according to two reports published today by Standard & Poor's. The...


Mar 20, 2013, 01:15 ET S&P: Age-Related Spending Reforms Help Restore Sovereign Fiscal Sustainability; Emerging Markets Not Immune To Aging Pressure

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has seen a significant improvement in the budgetary positions of wealthier sovereigns since its 2010 global review ...


Mar 12, 2013, 02:36 ET Standard & Poor's Appoints Two Senior Risk Management Executives

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today announced the appointments of Demetrios Lefakis as Chief Quality Officer and Michael Walloga as Managing...


Aug 16, 2012, 10:11 ET Deceleration in Annual Growth Rates for All Nine Indices in June 2012 According to the S&P Healthcare Economic Indices

Data released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicates that the average per capita cost of healthcare ...


Jul 02, 2012, 07:30 ET S&P Capital IQ Announces Acquisition of Credit Market Analysis Limited From CME Group

S&P Capital IQ, a business line of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) offering global multi-asset class data solutions, market research and...


Jun 01, 2012, 03:00 ET S&P Indices Announces Update to U.S. Indices Methodology

S&P Indices has added some additional language to the U.S. Indices Methodology document regarding the treatment of secondary offerings by existing...


Feb 28, 2012, 05:53 ET S&P Indices Announces Change to U.S. Index

Alleghany Corp. (NYSE:Y) will replace Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRH) in the S&P MidCap 400 index after the close of trading on Monday, March ...


Dec 19, 2011, 10:00 ET S&P Indices Announces Latin America ADR Index

Continuing to expand its offerings in Latin America, S&P Indices announced today the launch of the S&P Latin America ADR Index. The Index is...


Dec 08, 2011, 05:10 ET Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Announces New Organization Structure

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies, today announced a new organization structure to accelerate growth through...


Dec 06, 2011, 11:30 ET S&P GSCI Dynamic Roll Index Named Innovation of the Year

The S&P GSCI Dynamic Roll Index, developed and launched this year by S&P Indices, was named Index Innovation of the Year at the William F. Sharpe...


Dec 05, 2011, 09:00 ET S&P Indices and Arab Federation of Exchanges Create S&P AFE 40 Index

S&P Indices has launched the S&P AFE 40, an index designed to measure the performance of 40 leading companies from the Pan-Arab region. S&P Indices...


Nov 15, 2011, 10:21 ET S&P/Experian Credit Default Indices

Data through October 2011, released today by S&P Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure...


Nov 14, 2011, 06:32 ET S&P Indices Announces Change to U.S. Index

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:VACwi) will replace LoJack Corp. (NASD:LOJN) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on...


Nov 03, 2011, 11:30 ET S&P Indices Launches S&P 500 VIX Futures Long/Short Strategy Index Series

S&P Indices announced today the launch of the S&P 500® VIX® Futures Long/Short Strategy Index Series, consisting of six indices, each designed to be...


Oct 17, 2011, 10:00 ET S&P Indices to Calculate Expanded, Global Line of Custom Indices for First Trust

Leveraging its distinctive capabilities to calculate and support customizations of indices across all methodology types and regions, S&P Indices...


Oct 17, 2011, 06:18 ET S&P Indices Announces Change to U.S. Index

Franklin Electric Co. (NASD: FELE) will replace Arch Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: ARJ) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on...


Oct 11, 2011, 05:57 ET S&P Indices Announces Change to U.S. Index

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) will replace Cephalon Inc. (NASD: CEPH) in the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Friday, October 14....