Credit Ratings

Mar 10, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Pimco Eliminates Government Debt Holdings and Spain Gets Downgraded

PIMCO founder Bill Gross - the managing director of the world's largest bond fund - made headlines today when it was reported...

It's Baaaaaaaaaaack: Simpson-Bowles Is Reappearing

It's an interesting time in the fiscal policy world right now. A lot of uncertainty is up in the air about what will happen with our deficits and...

‘Line’ Items: Super Bowl Edition

Game On – The Super Bowl in Texas won’t be until Sunday, but Washington had its own big game last week as President Obama gave his State of the Union...
Jan 27, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Japan's Credit Rating Cut by Standard & Poor's

In what is sure to be a wake-up call for the Japanese government, Standard & Poor’s cut Japan’s credit rating today for the...

IMF to the United States: Adopt a Credible Fiscal Plan for the Medium-Run

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook update today, on the eve of two big moments for U.S. fiscal policy -...

‘Line’ Items: Dreams and Schemes Edition

Can Dreams of Cooperation be Fulfilled? – Yesterday the nation celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His vision of unity and...

MARKETWATCH: December 13– December 16, 2010

Nearing the end of the week, markets are still wrestling with the same cross-currents they faced last week, but with a new wrinkle - Spain.The growth...

Moody's Warns U.S. over Tax Cut Deal

With the Senate getting past a procedural vote in approving the tax deal, it appears more and more likely that this deal will soon become law. With...

China: Nervous over US Policy Management

As taxpayers, politicians, journalists and wonks grapple with the wide-ranging fiscal plan launched by the chairmen of the President’s debt...
Oct 26, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Standard and Poor's Upgrades British Debt Outlook

Today, Standard and Poor’s reaffirmed their rating of the U.K.'s AAA debt instruments in response to the UK’s recently devised fiscal...

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