Standard & Poor's has released its review of the U.S. auto loan ABS market for the first half of 2000. "Auto Loan ABS Review: First Half 2000" reports that despite rising interest rates, the auto loan ABS market in the U.S. showed significant strength, with public issuance rising 15% to $25 billion from $21.8 billion for the first six months of 1999. Further, credit performance remained stable and recent structural innovations gained wider acceptance.