Fitch ratings agency

US corporate debt rose to 45% of GDP at the peak of the Great Financial Crisis

Corporate Debt Is In Serious Trouble – Here’s What It Means If The Market Collapses

Jefferson Frank ( via The Conversation) | Ratings agency Fitch is forecasting a doubling in defaults in 2020 on US leveraged loans, which refers to bank loans to businesses considered more risky. The agency expects a default rate of 5% to 6% this year, compared to 3% last year. The dollar value will exceed the previous high of 2009, and for retail and energy companies, the default rate could approach 20%. 



Forty years of Spanish constitution: What's next?

S&P Raises Its Spain Rating To “A-” With Positive Outlook Of Its Own Accord

In January, Spain terminated its contract with S&P (tired of paying for being knocked done by the ratings agency). S&P then replaced its management team in Spain and now, in March, of its own accord, – because Spain did not ask for the qualification – decided, last Friday, to raise its credit rating on the country by one step, to A- from BBB+, with a “positive” outlook.


Property investment In Spain rose by 9% in 2017

Is there a property bubble in the big city centres in Spain?

Ratings agency Fitch has warned that a property bubble is evident in the centres of Spain’s large cities. But it makes it clear that it does not anticipate any generalised bubble in housing prices in the country in the short-term. This is due to the high level of stock which still has to be absorbed and the restrictions on buying a home.