[MILAN] New European Central Bank rules on impaired debts could hit Italian banks hard and lead them to cut lending to companies, credit rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Monday...

[PARIS] Fitch on Thursday warned it may downgrade the sovereign debt rating of Catalonia, a day after fellow ratings agency Standard & Poor's issued a similar report as tensions with Madrid...

[WASHINGTON] The Standard & Poor's rating agency has affirmed the United States' long-term debt rating at AA+, but noted the world's largest economy faced uncertain fiscal policy...