Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Posters & Political Spin

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Macron and Le Pen battle it out to woo blue-collar workers

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Lebanon: Activists ramp up pressure over rape law

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'Django', 'The Paris Opera' and 'Manhattan'

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Is Emmanuel Macron acting overly confident?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump vs Trudeau: Rising trade tensions between US and Canada

Read more

THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-08-05

Rating agencies: are they too powerful? (part 2)

It's human nature to want to blame someone when things go wrong, and that might explain why officials in Europe and the United States are pointing the finger at the debt ratings agencies. Some say the ratings agencies are making a bad situation worse...but aren't the folks at S&Ps, Fitch and Moody's just doing their job?

  • David WEIDNER. Columnist, Wall Street Journal (from New York);
  • Jean-Michel SIX. Chief European Economist, Standard and Poor's;
  • Sara BERTIN. Managing Director, Sovereign Advisory, Société Générale - Former Senior Analyst at Moody's;
  • Philippe d'ARVISENET. Associate Professor of Economics, Paris University - La Sorbonne.

Watch the first part here.
 

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-04-26 France

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

Read more

2017-04-26 Emmanuel Macron

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

Read more

2017-04-25 Asia-pacific

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 1)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

Read more

2017-04-25 Donald Trump

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 2)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

Read more

2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 1)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

Read more