The one-notch downgrade by the credit ratings agency is the first for nearly 30 years.
Emerging markets offer “a world of opportunity”, but delegates at the recent ACT Conference heard from treasurers whose companies operate in regions such as Africa about the challenges they also present.
Emmanuel Macron’s election win in France has stabilised Europe for now, but the respite could prove temporary warns Verisk Maplecroft.
Day One of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers' annual conference in Manchester emphasised how last June's referendum vote will dominate the agenda in the years ahead.
President Xi Jinping’s plan is supported by Russia and Turkey, but regarded with suspicion by major economic powers such as India and Japan.
France’s next president faces a variety of obstacles, but is helped by the country’s slow but steady growth.
The government announced a restructuring of the island’s US$70bn accumulated debt, which dwarfs the 2013 bankruptcy of Detroit.
Lower commodity prices have dented the performance of many of the region’s currencies, but this shouldn’t prove too tough a challenge for companies seeking to establish a presence in Africa.
A surprise victory by Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential election on May 7 looks unlikely, but can’t be ruled out say VP Bank (Singapore) analysts.
The US president has told Canada and Mexico that the US is seeking to renegotiate the free trade deal rather than withdraw from it.