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Credit Market Pulse – August 2017

September 18, 2017   //   By Eduardo Alves, James Elder and Melissa Doscher

Welcome to the August 2017 issue of Credit Market Pulse, your deep dive into credit risk delivered directly to your inbox each quarter.

In this issue, get actionable ideas around sovereign and regional trends, political risk, industry shifts, changes in creditworthiness of some of the biggest movers and shakers in the market, and postmortems on recent defaults.

Highlights include:

  • Despite a relatively benign second quarter, S&P Global BMI market-perceived risk rises more than 5%
  • Geopolitical tensions continue to impact global credit conditions, with the S&P Europe BMI deteriorating the most and S&P Latin America BMI being the most volatile
  • Credit risk surging in the already stressed energy sector as it is affected by instability in the Middle East and Africa
  • Consumer discretionary sector in North America dragged down by failing retail sector
  • China’s risk increases, likely due to concerns regarding North Korea, a possible credit bubble, and trade disputes with the U.S.

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