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  • India pitches for a ratings upgrade with Fitch - source Reuters - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 08:34 GMT
    A cashier counts Indian rupee currency notes inside a bank in Mumbai

    India has pitched for a sovereign credit rating upgrade with Fitch Ratings, after announcing its budget last month, a senior finance ministry source said. "India has taken several measures in the budget to cut fiscal deficit and promote investments. The rating agencies should consider upgrading sovereign credit rating," …

  • File photo of a view of the General Motors headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit

    General Motors Co’s (GM.N) decision this week to give back up to $10 billion to shareholders over the next two years will likely delay one of its important goals: achieving a top-tier credit rating that would benefit its growing auto finance unit. The No. 1 U.S. automaker has been building its GM Financial unit through …

  • (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, March 05 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Telekom Malaysia Berhad's (TM) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating ...

  • Moody's downgrades credit rating on Russia Associated Press - Sat, Feb 21, 2015 00:17 GMT

    Moody's Investors Service says it has cut Russia's credit rating to junk grade, citing the crisis in Ukraine and a slide in oil prices and the ruble. The credit rating agency said late Friday that it expects ...

  • S&P cuts oil producer Afren's credit rating Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 18:35 GMT

    Standard & Poor's cut its long-term corporate credit rating on Afren Plc to 'SD', or selective default, from 'CC', becoming the second major ratings agency to downgrade the oil producer in just over a ...

  • S&P and Moody's downgrade AT&T after $18B airwaves bid Associated Press - Mon, Feb 2, 2015 21:38 GMT

    S&P and Moody's downgraded AT&T Inc. after the wireless carrier bid $18.2 billion for additional airwaves. The company's bid was part of a government auction that sells access to additional airwaves, or ...

  • (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, January 28 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia-based Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad's (POI) Insurer Financial ...

  • Moody's cuts Russian government's bond rating Associated Press - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 23:45 GMT
    Moody's cuts Russian government's bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service has cut its rating on Russian government bonds one step closer to "junk" status. Several agencies have cut Russia's credit rating in recent months as its economy worsens ...

  • Moody's cuts UK retailer Tesco to "junk" Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 9, 2015 08:00 GMT

    By Robert Smith NEW YORK, Jan 8 - Moody's Investors Service downgraded UK supermarket retailer Tesco to "junk" on Thursday, the first of the three major rating agencies to do so. Moody's cut ...

  • Pratibha Industries shares down; Crisil downgrades Reuters - Wed, Dec 3, 2014 04:39 GMT

    Reuters Market Eye - Shares in Pratibha Industries(PRTI.NS) fall 5.8 percent. Rating agency Crisil downgrades its long-term rating on Pratibha to BB + negative from BBB negative. The rating agency also ...

  • Fitch Affirms Etiqa Insurance at IFS 'A'; Outlook Stable Reuters - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:53 GMT

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, November 17 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia-based Etiqa Insurance Berhad's (EIB) Insurer Financial Strength ...

  • (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, November 17 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia-based Etiqa Takaful Berhad's (ETB) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ...

  • S&P returns GM credit rating to investment grade Associated Press - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 22:37 BST

    Standard & Poor's has returned General Motors to investment grade after rating it junk for nearly a decade. The firm upgraded GM's corporate credit rating Thursday one notch to "BBB-" — its lowest ...

  • (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE, June 20 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia-based gaming conglomerate Genting Berhad's (Genting) Long-Term Foreign Currency ...

  • (The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Fitch Affirms 53 Asia-Pacific Energy and Utility Companies' Ratings www.fitchratings.com /creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=748316">http:// ...

  • Moody's raises Cyprus outlook, confirms rating AFP - Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:23 GMT
    Moody's raises Cyprus outlook, confirms rating

    A man withdraws money at an ATM at a Bank of Cyprus branch in the capital, Nicosia, on July 30, 2013

  • Moody's raises German outlook to 'stable' Telegraph - Fri, Feb 28, 2014 23:43 GMT

    Ratings agency believes there is less chance Germany will be called on to prop up weak eurozone economies

  • Moody's raises outlook for European Union to stable

    A sign for Moody's rating agency stands in front of the company headquarters in New York, September 18, 2012

  • Fitch Assigns MEXIM's Sukuk Final 'A-' Rating Reuters - Wed, Feb 19, 2014 01:57 GMT

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE, February 18 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned Export Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad's (MEXIM) USD300m 2.874% sukuk due 2019 a final ...

  • HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, October 28 (Fitch) The Malaysian government's restatement of its commitment to lowering the Federal Government deficit, and introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), are potentially ...

  • Fitch Rates Maybank's Floating Rate Notes Final 'A-' Reuters - Mon, Sep 23, 2013 06:01 BST

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) SINGAPORE, September 23 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned Malayan Banking Berhad's (Maybank) HKD1.55bn floating rate notes, issued under the ...

  • (The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Crude Palm Oil Dashboard H213 www.fitchratings.com /creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=717736">http:// ...

  • Broker tips: RBS, HSBC, Petrofac Sharecast - Thu, Jun 13, 2013 12:38 BST

    Credit Suisse gave its initial thoughts on the news that Royal Bank of Scotland Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hester has agreed to leave the group, saying that while the exit had been speculated in the ...

  • Broker snap: Petrofac now Citi's most preferred stock Sharecast - Thu, Jun 13, 2013 12:32 BST

    Citigroup has raised its recommendation for oilfield services giant Petrofac from 'neutral' to 'buy', saying it sees scope for a re-rating following its recent slump.

  • Thursday broker round-up UPDATE Sharecast - Thu, Jun 13, 2013 12:27 BST

    African Barrick Gold: Citi moves target price from 175p to 124p and maintains a sell recommendation.

  • Broker snap: Investec upgrades HSBC by two notches to 'buy' Sharecast - Thu, Jun 13, 2013 12:21 BST

    Investec has upgraded its rating for global banking giant HSBC from 'reduce' to 'buy', highlighting the potential for dividend growth.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) surprised the City on Wednesday night by announcing that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stephen Hester has agreed to leave the group after five years.

  • London close: Greece rumours spark late sell-off Sharecast - Wed, Jun 12, 2013 18:22 BST

    Equities dropped into the red for a third consecutive day on Wednesday with renewed political tension in Greece sparked another bout of market volatility.

  • Andy Haldane, the Bank of England's executive director for financial stability, believes the biggest risk to the global financial system is a "disorderly" bursting of the bond bubble created ...

  • FTSE 100 movers: Severn Trent and Vodafone drop sharply Sharecast - Wed, Jun 12, 2013 16:18 BST

    Water group Severn Trent dropped sharply on Wednesday after the consortium of foreign investors that had bid for the company withdrew its offer last night. LongRiver, after having had its earlier proposals ...

  • US open: Stocks see a small bounce at the start Sharecast - Wed, Jun 12, 2013 16:14 BST

    US Treasury yields still in focus; Liberty Global launches 3.5bn dollar share repurchase program; Apollo Tyres launches bid for Cooper,Tire&Rubber

  • Iraq's Oil Plan To Rival Russia And Saudi Sky News - Wed, Jun 12, 2013 14:09 BST
    Why Cheap Oil Isn't All Good News

    Iraq has announced plans to quickly boost its oil production - allowing it to beat the world's current leading oil producers. A senior Iraqi official said his country decided to ramp up oil production ...

  • Broker tips: Lloyds/RBS, BT, Sainsbury Sharecast - Wed, Jun 12, 2013 12:42 BST

    Barclays Capital (BarCap) has raised both its ratings for part-nationalised lenders Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as the government begins to come up with a plan to re-privatise ...

  • Barclays Capital (BarCap) has raised both its ratings for part-nationalised lenders Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as the government begins to come up with a plan to re-privatise ...

  • Credit Suisse has raised its target price for telecommunications giant BT Group from 300p to 350p and maintained its 'outperform' rating on the stock.

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