Fitch Downgrades the U.S. Credit Rating: Unpacking the Implications

In a significant move, Fitch Ratings has downgraded the United States’ Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) from ‘AAA’ to ‘AA+’. This action, announced on August 1, 2023, is the reflection of concerns regarding the nation’s fiscal health, governance standards, and debt management, thereby signalling to investors and the global markets about the increased risk of lending to the United States. With markets currently in the red, the immediate impact of this downgrade is still unfolding. 

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The Debt Deal Breakdown: Mapping Market Opportunities

After weeks of high-stakes negotiations, U.S. President Joe Biden and House Republicans have arrived at a preliminary agreement to manage the debt limit and curtail spending. Though it’s far from finalised, this agreement has started to reshape the political and economic landscape. Leaders from both parties now face the challenge of swaying their members to back the agreement, which includes elements that don’t entirely align with either party’s agenda.

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Kuka AG Reports a Stellar Full Year 2021 on the Wings of Skyrocketing Demand for Its Automated Systems

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The global automation company, mostly known for making robots and automated guided vehicles, posted a record-setting fiscal year as the effects of the pandemic start to gradually recede and businesses across the world once more have sufficient budgets to either semi-automate or fully automate their line of work.

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