[BRASILIA] Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's credit rating on Thursday as doubts grew about the result of a presidential election in October and a push to trim its costly...

[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...