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Steel Industry Giants Feeling Tremendous Heat as Bankruptcy Risk Rises
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CreditRiskMonitor’s FRISK® Stress Index shows elevated financial risk within the global steel manufacturing industry, including big-time players in Schmolz + Bickenbach and ArcelorMittal.

Empty Tables Equates to Rise in Restaurant Bankruptcy Risk
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Dining-out traffic trends are showing persistent weakness. If you are working with a restaurant chain that has a weak capital structure, you should implement strategies to reduce risk or otherwise face the possibility of serious financial loss.

FRISK® Stress Index Shows Deterioration in Chinese Real Estate Market
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In 2019, nearly half of the 230 publicly traded Chinese construction companies we cover are financially distressed. If you have exposure to China’s real estate market, we urge you to monitor closely the financial risk potential of your commercial counterparties.

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CreditRiskMonitor’s assessment of the U.S./Canadian E&P industry reveals that about two-thirds of operators are financially distressed and have higher-than-average risk of bankruptcy.

Global Debt Crisis Spirals to New Highs with Record Setting Negative Yields
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The global economy appears to have deteriorated in a significant way during 2019 given the trends in negative yielding debt. 

The Italian Recession
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CreditRiskMonitor's global coverage pinpoints risky companies in Italy, and now is the time to act before another falls into corporate failure.

Federal Reserve
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The Federal Reserve recently voiced concerns about excessive corporate financial leverage - and risk management departments need to take heed.

Year In Review: Energy Sector
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Volatile commodity prices and rising interest rates were a challenge for operators in the energy sector in 2018, and things looks to be even more dangerous in the years to come. 

The FRISK® Score Cooks Up a Warning in the Restaurant Space
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A look at our FRISK® Stress Index shows that there are more than 30 large-scale public companies within the restaurant industry at heightened risk of bankruptcy in 2019.

Hexion, Inc. High Risk Report
High Risk Report

Ohio-based chemical giant Hexion, Inc. has seen it's FRISK® score stay sunk at a bottom-dwelling "1" for more than two years, indicating tremendous potential bankruptcy risk.

Offshore Drilling
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CreditRiskMonitor’s FRISK® Stress Index is once again highlighting elevated financial risk for oil and gas drilling operators.

Brazil and the FRISK® score
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Brazil, the eighth-largest economy in the world, has experienced an anemic recovery from its 2014 recession. Amid currently poor business conditions, corporations with high financial risk should be carefully monitored.

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