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Rating agencies take calm approach to TRIA expiration - Business Insurance

Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:01

Rating agencies take calm approach to TRIA expiration
Business Insurance
Inc. “has determined that no rating actions on insurers previously identified as over-reliant upon (the program) are necessary at this time,” the Oldwick, New Jersey-based rating agency said Wednesday after the Senate adjourned. It added that any ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Monitoring TRIA Legislation Into 2015 - Fort Mills Times

Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:08

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Monitoring TRIA Legislation Into 2015
Fort Mills Times
NEW YORK — To the market's surprise, the Senate adjourned without passing a bill to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). The program is set to expire on December 31, 2014. Terrorism insurance became unavailable in 2002 in the wake of the ...
Senate Failure to Renew TRIA Sparks Warnings From CRE Industry, Rating ...CoStar Group
Insurers Warn of Impact if TRIA FallsInsurance News Net

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Rating agency downgrades Ontario's debt to AA-negative - The Globe and Mail

Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:54

Rating agency downgrades Ontario's debt to AA-negative
The Globe and Mail
A major rating agency has downgraded Ontario's debt, warning that the province may have a tough time meeting its fiscal targets. New York-based Fitch Ratings lowered its rating on Ontario bonds to AA-negative from AA on Friday. “Difficult actions will ...
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Fitch Downgrades Province of Ontario, Canada to 'AA-' from 'AA'; Outlook ...Business Wire (press release)

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Monitoring TRIA Legislation Into 2015 - Insurance News Net

Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:53

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Monitoring TRIA Legislation Into 2015
Insurance News Net
Should coverage be force-placed, special servicing transfers and/or litigation costs may arise, as has happened in CMBS 1.0. The related costs impacted the trusts, including rated securities on single borrower transactions, which lack the benefit of ...
Rating agencies take calm approach to TRIA expirationBusiness Insurance
Senate Failure to Renew TRIA Sparks Warnings From CRE Industry, Rating ...CoStar Group

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Monitoring TRIA Legislation Into 2015 - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:42

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Monitoring TRIA Legislation Into 2015
Business Wire (press release)
Should coverage be force-placed, special servicing transfers and/or litigation costs may arise, as has happened in CMBS 1.0. The related costs impacted the trusts, including rated securities on single borrower transactions, which lack the benefit of ...
Rating agencies take calm approach to TRIA expirationBusiness Insurance
With TRIA Renewal Efforts Killed, Some Predict Market ChaosInsurance Journal

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Rating agencies take calm approach to TRIA expiration - Business Insurance

Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:15

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Rating agencies take calm approach to TRIA expiration
Business Insurance
Inc. “has determined that no rating actions on insurers previously identified as over-reliant upon (the program) are necessary at this time,” the Oldwick, New Jersey-based rating agency said Wednesday after the Senate adjourned. It added that any ...
With TRIA Renewal Efforts Killed, Some Predict Market ChaosInsurance Journal
S&P watchful on implications of Tria delayIntelligent Insurer

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Ratings agencies have pessimistic outlook for hospitals - FierceHealthFinance

Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:51

Ratings agencies have pessimistic outlook for hospitals
FierceHealthFinance
Even as the economic recovery and the Affordable Care Act continue to take hold in much of the U.S., non-profit hospitals still face a pinched fiscal climate. The three major credit ratings agencies have all given the healthcare and hospital sectors ...

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Rating Agencies Share Dim Forecast for Healthcare - Bond Buyer

Google News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:43

Rating Agencies Share Dim Forecast for Healthcare
Bond Buyer
A host of negative strains weighing on not-for-profit healthcare providers as they navigate federal healthcare reform will keep the sector's outlook in negative territory for another year, Standard & Poor's said.

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Second credit ratings agency issues warning on Alaska budget risk - Alaska Dispatch

Google News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:31

Second credit ratings agency issues warning on Alaska budget risk
Alaska Dispatch
“For most states, an operating deficit of this magnitude would likely result in immediate negative rating consequences. In Alaska's case, however, extraordinarily large budget reserves effectively buy the state time to deal with its structural ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases 2015 CMBS Outlook - Insurance News Net

Google News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:46

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases 2015 CMBS Outlook
Insurance News Net
NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) today released a report summarizing its views for the CMBS Industry in 2015. The economy, coupled with low interest rates, contributed to continued growth in the commercial real estate ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases 2015 CMBS Outlook - MarketWatch

Google News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:43

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases 2015 CMBS Outlook
MarketWatch
NEW YORK, Dec 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) today released a report summarizing its views for the CMBS Industry in 2015. The economy, coupled with low interest rates, contributed to continued growth in the commercial ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases 2015 CMBS Outlook - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:43

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases 2015 CMBS Outlook
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) today released a report summarizing its views for the CMBS Industry in 2015. The economy, coupled with low interest rates, contributed to continued growth in the commercial real estate and ...

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Russia skewers rating agencies with sanction threat - GlobalCapital

Google News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:58

Russia skewers rating agencies with sanction threat
GlobalCapital
The clause, which has been added to a broader reform of rating agency rules in Russia, could mean sanctions for the agencies from Russian authorities if they withdraw a Russian rating, or refuse to rate a Russian entity. The proposed rules only apply ...

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Ratings agencies forecast trouble for hospitals - HealthLeaders Media

Google News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:55

Ratings agencies forecast trouble for hospitals
HealthLeaders Media
Credit ratings agencies are forecasting trouble for the U.S. hospital sector in 2015 as federal reimbursements decrease and Republicans float a variety of changes to ObamaCare. Standard & Poor's Ratings, Moody's Investors Services and Fitch Ratings all ...
Waterbury's A+ bond credit rating rating reaffirmedWaterbury Republican American

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Why are investors fretting about the outlook for South Africa? - Market Realist

Google News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:40

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Why are investors fretting about the outlook for South Africa?
Market Realist
Such a downturn could call for subsequent downgrades by the ratings agencies. A reversal in the direction of growth is a must for the economy. If that fails, South Africa's economy may see government's budget deficit and debt levels soaring to higher ...

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Investors exercise caution with investment-grade South Africa - Market Realist

Google News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:40

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Investors exercise caution with investment-grade South Africa
Market Realist
However, the rating agency revised its GDP growth forecast for South Africa downward to 1.5% in 2014. It cited as its reasons adverse effects from strikes in the platinum and manufacturing sectors, electricity supply constraints, declining terms of ...

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Why ratings agencies are downgrading South Africa - Market Realist

Google News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:40

Why ratings agencies are downgrading South Africa
Market Realist
The economic and structural factors discussed in Parts 1 to 5 of this series have all contributed to creating a generally negative outlook for South Africa. This is also reflected in the recent downgrades of the country's ratings by prominent rating ...

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Rating agencies forecast trouble for hospitals - The Hill

Google News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:28

Rating agencies forecast trouble for hospitals
The Hill
"The hospital sector has navigated many challenging environments in the recent past, but the upcoming years represent a true transition as the core model of healthcare delivery and reimbursement is undergoing redesign," said Fitch Ratings Senior ...

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Credit rating agencies lack transparency, says ESMA - Treasury Insider

Google News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:20

Credit rating agencies lack transparency, says ESMA
Treasury Insider
Surveillance of structured finance credit ratings is lacking at all four of Europe's leading rating agencies, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has concluded after a year-long investigation. ESMA's investigation, which ran from ...

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Grim outlook for healthcare, hospital sector in 2015: rating agencies - KDAL

Google News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:20

Grim outlook for healthcare, hospital sector in 2015: rating agencies
KDAL
(Reuters) - The outlook for non-profit healthcare remains dour for 2015, as hospital operating margins continue to face pressure from rising costs and weaker reimbursement. The three major credit ratings agencies gave the healthcare and hospital sector ...

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