From global macroeconomic trends to impacts on the credit markets to regulatory and political changes, Fixed Interests delivers your economic update in 10 minutes or less.
Korea’s Steady Performance Amidst Pandemic Headwinds
Amidst the global pandemic, Korea is outperforming its peers as a result of virus containment and rebounding exports. Stephen Schwartz and Jeremy Zook of APAC Sovereign Ratings discuss Korea’s economic and trade outlook, policies, and key risks.
Central America’s Weakening Fundamentals - Challenges Amidst US Recession & Health Pandemic
In this latest podcast, Shelly Shetty, Managing Director of Sovereigns, and Carlos Morales, Director of Latin America Sovereigns, discuss sovereign trends in Central America. They delve into the challenges Central America are facing including fiscal pressures, headwinds from the U.S. and the global recession, spread of the coronavirus, downgrades and Negative outlooks ratings, and more. Find out which countries can be more resilient and what’s ahead for the region.
The Negative Outlook On Turkey’s Sovereign Rating
Paul Gamble, Head of Emerging Europe Sovereign Ratings, and Douglas Winslow, Director and lead analyst for Turkey, discuss Fitch’s recent revision of the Outlook on Turkey’s sovereign rating to Negative from Stable.
Indonesia’s Credit Profile in the Age of COVID-19
Stephen Schwartz, Head of APAC Sovereign Ratings and Thomas Rookmaaker, Director and Lead Analyst for Indonesia, discuss the economic impact of the Coronavirus in Indonesia, the fiscal and monetary policy responses and long term growth prospect.
Increased Fiscal and External Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa Sovereigns
The pandemic has had a heavy impact on SSA ratings. Jan Friederich, Head of Middle East & Africa Sovereign Rating, and Jermaine Leonard, Director, discuss the impact on sovereign ratings, the oil price shock, financing pressures and the G20 DSSI.
Climate Change: The Impact on Sovereign Ratings
Climate change is a huge topic of political, social and financial market discourse. Ed Parker, Head of Fitch’s EMEA Sovereign Ratings, and Tony Stringer, a Managing Director in the Sovereigns Group, discuss the main types of climate change risks, the uncertainties involved and the impact on sovereign ratings.