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Proposed Criteria Changes Will Bring Greater Transparency To U.S. Municipal Water And Sewer Systems+

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is currently seeking comments on proposed changes in the criteria it uses to rate debt...

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U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: High Spirits+

American consumers’ spirits are very strong. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose 4.5 points in January to reach...

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Global Rating Trends For Toll Road Network Operators Will Remain Stable In 2015+

We believe inflation and GDP growth are key macroeconomic determinants of the toll road sector’s operations. Traffic flows have a...

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Global Rail Companies Enjoy A Largely Stable Outlook, But Some Face Sovereign Risk+

Earnings To Grow Moderately Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services expects fragile but generally positive economic conditions to support modest revenue...

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Global Infrastructure Investment: Timing Is Everything (And Now Is The Time)+

With global infrastructure investment needs now in the tens of trillions of dollars–figures that are essentially incomprehensible to most of...

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U.S. Public Power 2015 Outlook: Despite Several Looming Issues, Credit Quality Should Remain Stable+

Although the U.S. public power sector is likely to hit some bumps in 2015, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services believes...

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U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: More Elves For Santa+

Last week’s 321,000 payroll jobs gain continues a positive trend, as we have seen additions of 200,000 or more jobs...

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What is the credit outlook for transportation for 2015?+

The overall rating outlook is stable, but it varies somewhat by subsector and region. Global transportation is heterogeneous and the...

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VIDEO: The Multiplier Effect+

Increased U.K. infrastructure spending of 1% of GDP would create more than 200,000 new jobs in the same year, and...

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The U.S. Shale-Oil And Gas Boom Is Sending Waves Through Global Markets+

  (Editor’s note: This commentary reflects the views developed at the most recent McGraw Hill Financial Research Roundtable on global oil...

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