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Default, Transition, and Recovery: Global Bond Markets' Weakest Links And Monthly Default Rates Jul 06 Product Image

Default, Transition, and Recovery: Global Bond Markets' Weakest Links And Monthly Default Rates Jul 06

  • Published: July 2006
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
This month, we note the following key points: The global corporate speculative-grade bond default rate increased to 1.13% in June from 1.09% in May, but still remains near all-time lows. By region, speculative-grade default rates were recorded at 1.72% in the U.S., 0.54% in Europe, and zero in the emerging markets. From January through June 2006, 12 defaults were recorded among entities rated by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, affecting rated debt worth US$5.5 billion, two more than reported a month earlier. Globally, the speculative-grade default rate has remained below the long-term (1981-2005) average of 4.66% for 29 consecutive months. The global default rate is expected to edge up slowly from its trough in 2006, but the near-term default outlook...

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