sovereign risk

Russia Braces for Debt Blowback If U.S. Stiffens Its Sanctions – Bloomberg – 07/11/2017

Russia is prepared for higher borrowing costs in the market as a result of concerns about possible U.S. sanctions, although the budget fallout would be limited, according to Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/07

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Unscheduled Moody’s visit points to certainty of downgrade – Business Day – 09/11/2017

SA maintains a negative outlook because the country’s politics remain a concern, Moody’s 2018 Sovereign Outlook shows

Source:  Business Day, 2017/11/09

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Moody’s downgrades Nigeria’s sovereign issuer rating to B2 with a stable outlook – Moody’s – 07/11/2017

Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the Government of Nigeria's long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt rating to B2 from B1 and the senior unsecured MTN program rating and the provisional senior unsecured debt rating to (P)B2 from (P)B1. The rating outlook remains stable.

Source:  Moody's, 2017/11/07

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Argentina at Mercy of Debt Markets to Fund Reforms, Macri Says – Bloomberg – 08/11/2017

Argentina’s ambitious reform plans will be vulnerable to global debt markets in the coming years, said President Mauricio Macri, who gave his clearest indication yet that he will seek a second term to fulfill them.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/08

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Gramercy Says Venezuela Saga to Be Worse Than Argentina’s – Bloomberg – 06/11/2017

Of the many sovereign bonds restructurings Robert Koenigsberger has witnessed in his three decades in the business, none will come close to Venezuela, he says.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/06

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Frankfurt Event: How Cool is Your Investment Portfolio?

Frankfurt Event: How Cool is Your Investment Portfolio?

Beyond Ratings is pleased to be co-hosting with Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH a breakfast presentation in Frankfurt on 27 July 2017, 9:30am to 11am.

Learn how to measure carbon exposure risks for the sovereign asset class and how to use this information to inform and improve investment strategies. This will be a rich yet concise presentation [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , |

Draghi Signals Greek Debt Measures Not Enough for QE Inclusion – Bloomberg – 26/06/2017

ECB President sees ‘serious concerns’ over debt sustainability Lack of clarity de facto closes door to Greek bond purchases

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/06/26

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Armenia’s state debt increasing – Azernews – 28/06/2017

The state debt of Armenia, a poor South Caucasus nation, continues to increase, and the government has no idea how to fix the situation.

Source:  Azernews, 2017/06/28

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Debt bomb puts nation in danger – The Australian – 25/06/2017

Soaring debts in a handful of countries including Australia and Canada are putting the global economy at risk of recession, ­according to the peak global central banking authority, the Bank for International Settlements.

Source:  The Australian, 2017/06/25

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Russia taps strong demand for emerging market debt – FT – 26/06/2017

Russian institutions have sold the highest amount of new debt since the country was hit with international sanctions three years ago, as borrowers seek to take advantage of robust investor appetite for emerging markets.

Source:  FT, 2017/06/26

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |