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Buffett successor 'concerns' ratings agency - Insurance Business

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Insurance Business

Buffett successor 'concerns' ratings agency
Insurance Business
A.M Best affirmed the FSR of 'A++' and the ICR of 'aaa' for the National Indemnity Company, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, and its affiliates including Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company but the ratings agency warned that “negative ...
Berkshire Hathaways Units Ratings Affirmed by A.M. BestZacks.com

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases CMBS Research Report: “A Closer Look at ... - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 22:33

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases CMBS Research Report: “A Closer Look at ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has noted in the past few editions of CMBS Trend Watch this summer, it is becoming increasingly prevalent to see deals with meaningful exposures to lower leverage loans that skew a ...

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Bond sales to bolster Saudi economy, says ratings agency - The National

Google News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:14

The National

Bond sales to bolster Saudi economy, says ratings agency
The National
Saudi Arabian banks, reeling under the pressure of falling oil prices, may get a shot in the arm from a spate of sovereign bonds sold this year, the rating agency Standard & Poor's said. The country is the world's biggest exporter of oil and its ...

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Ratings agency slashes Bahamas growth estimate - Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)

Google News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 00:51

Ratings agency slashes Bahamas growth estimate
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Days after ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded The Bahamas' credit rating, another agency slashed the country's economic growth estimate from 2.2 percent to 1.7 percent and urged the government to “exert a greater ...
Moody'S: Debt'S 'Peaked' At 66%Bahamas Tribune
Ministry of Finance: Moody's Maintains Bahamas' Ratings Outlookthebahamasweekly.com

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Rating Agency Developments - JD Supra (press release)

Google News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 22:47

Rating Agency Developments
JD Supra (press release)
DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations. © Orrick - Structured Finance Group ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to American Homes 4 Rent ... - Business Wire (press release)

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to American Homes 4 Rent ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned preliminary ratings to five classes of American Homes 4 Rent 2015-SFR2 (AH4R 2015-SFR2) single-family rental pass-through certificates. AH4R 2015-SFR2 is a ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Agate Bay Mortgage ... - MarketWatch

Google News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 19:04

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Agate Bay Mortgage ...
MarketWatch
NEW YORK, Sep 01, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to twenty classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Agate Bay Mortgage Trust 2015-6 (ABMT 2015-6), a prime jumbo RMBS ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Agate Bay Mortgage ... - Business Wire (press release)

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Agate Bay Mortgage ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to twenty classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Agate Bay Mortgage Trust 2015-6 (ABMT 2015-6), a prime jumbo RMBS transaction.

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Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia corruption 'crisis' - Yahoo News

Google News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 16:22

Yahoo News

Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia corruption 'crisis'
Yahoo News
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Transparency International warned Tuesday that Malaysia faces a "corruption crisis" over a financial scandal implicating the prime minister, as major credit ratings agencies cautioned that related turmoil threatens the country's ...

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Reinsurance Price Drops Moderating? Yes and No, Say Rating Agencies - Insurance Journal

Google News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:22

Reinsurance Price Drops Moderating? Yes and No, Say Rating Agencies
Insurance Journal
Two of the property/casualty insurance industry's ratings entities – Fitch and Standard & Poor's – do not see eye-to-eye on whether reinsurance price declines are moderating. Fitch sees the downward trend letting up, but S&P finds that pricing ...

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Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia graft 'crisis' - Channel News Asia

Google News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:11

Channel News Asia

Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia graft 'crisis'
Channel News Asia
KUALA LUMPUR: Transparency International warned Tuesday (Sep 1) that Malaysia faces a "corruption crisis" over a financial scandal implicating the prime minister, as major credit ratings agencies cautioned that related turmoil threatens the country's ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Long-Term Rating of AA to the State of ... - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:01

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Long-Term Rating of AA to the State of ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned a long-term rating of AA with a stable outlook to the State of Wisconsin's $391.3 million General Obligation Bonds of 2015, Series C and affirms the long-term rating of AA with a ...

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Tags: Nouriel Roubini | Financial | Early-Warning System | rating - Newsmax

Google News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:00

Newsmax

Tags: Nouriel Roubini | Financial | Early-Warning System | rating
Newsmax
The recent sudden rise in market volatility proves that rating agencies and investors are horrible at detecting the early warning signs of trouble, says economist Nouriel Roubini of New York University. “Ratings agencies wait too long to spot risks and ...
A financial early warning systemLivemint

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Credit rating agency chides Illinois lawmakers for lack of budget - KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM

Google News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:30

KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM

Credit rating agency chides Illinois lawmakers for lack of budget
KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM
CHICAGO (AP) – A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late September because it's linked to other massive financial problems. Moody's Investors Service said Monday that the stalemate ...
Illinois must manage growing benefit costs -Moody'sReuters

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How Global Rating Agencies Can Make-Or-Break Modi's Dreams - Businessworld

Google News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:45

Businessworld

How Global Rating Agencies Can Make-Or-Break Modi's Dreams
Businessworld
Review by a rating agency is an event most Babus at the North Block like to underplay yet they go all the way to roll out red carpet and make detailed presentations. Even as importance of rating agencies is disputed, governments and more so the ...
India's Economy Grew 7% In April-June Quarter, Government Data ShowInternational Business Times
India's economic growth deceleratesDeutsche Welle
India's Q1 GDP growth disappoints at 7% versus 7.5% QoQEconomic Times
International Business Times, India Edition -Financial Express -VCCircle
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Global growth forecasts cut by private ratings agency - Buenos Aires Herald

Google News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 05:22

Business Recorder

Global growth forecasts cut by private ratings agency
Buenos Aires Herald
LONDON — Credit rating firm Moody's cut its 2016 global economic growth forecasts, with China and United States both trimmed and Russia and Brazil seen staying in recession. It was a surprise move from the firm, coming just 12 days since its last ...
Moody's is chopping global growth expectations because of ChinaBusiness Insider
Moody's revises downward forecast for G20 growthArab News
Moody's revises forecast for G20 economies' growth downwards to 2.8% in 2016Moodys.com (press release) (subscription)
Business Spectator
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Ratings Agencies Say Ukraine Debt Writedown Same As Default - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Google News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:46

Kyiv Post

Ratings Agencies Say Ukraine Debt Writedown Same As Default
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Top ratings agencies said August 28 they see the debt restructuring deal Ukraine struck with creditors this week as tantamount to a default. Fitch lowered the rating on Ukraine's long-term public debt from "CC" to "C," citing major losses for the ...
Fitch, S&P see Ukraine debt deal tantamount to defaultChannel News Asia
EconomyUkraine: the outlook isn't getting better - S&PFinancial Times
Yahoo! News: Fitch lowers Ukraine's rating on debt restructing dealKyiv Post
Yahoo! Maktoob News
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Ratings agency gives thumbs-up to crackdown on interest-only loans - Your Investment Property Magazine

Google News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:27

Your Investment Property Magazine

Ratings agency gives thumbs-up to crackdown on interest-only loans
Your Investment Property Magazine
ASIC's latest crackdown in interest-only loans is “credit positive”, according to a global ratings agency. Last week, ASIC published its findings from an investigation into interest-only lending. The report also included the regulator's recommendations ...

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Ratings agencies aren't doing enough to anticipate market volatility - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Google News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:00

The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Ratings agencies aren't doing enough to anticipate market volatility
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Recent market volatility in emerging and developed economies alike is showing once again how badly ratings agencies and investors can err in assessing countries' economic and financial vulnerabilities. Ratings agencies wait too long to spot risks and ...

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Who Regulate Credit Rating Agency - Muppet Newsflash

Google News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 02:21

EconoTimes

Who Regulate Credit Rating Agency
Muppet Newsflash
EU steps up attack on major credit ratings agencies – Commission prepares series of measures to control influence of Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch The EU is to set out contentious plans to clamp down on the "oligopoly" of the three main credit ...
Moody's upgrades the Successor Agency to the Santee (CA) Community Development ...Moodys.com (press release) (subscription)
Moodys Brazil sovereign ratings reflect adverse fiscal conditionsEconoTimes
PEI maintains same bond ratingCBC.ca

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