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BRICS to discuss creating new rating agency in March - Brazilian ambassador - RT

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BRICS to discuss creating new rating agency in March - Brazilian ambassador
RT
The contact group of BRICS experts will meet in March to discuss the idea of establishing an independent rating agency, said Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Antonio Guerreiro. The agency would become an alternative to the western 'big three'.
Brazil Hopes BRICS Members to Ratify Bank Agreement SoonSputnik International

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President Higgins critical of debt rating agencies - Irish Independent

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President Higgins critical of debt rating agencies
Irish Independent
And the international debt agencies - which had no democratic accountability - had been allowed take far too much authority, power and influence. There was "unquestioned leeching of power and authority from parliaments to the apostles of a narrow ...

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Second ratings agency drops Atlantic City debt to junk bond status - NJ.com

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Second ratings agency drops Atlantic City debt to junk bond status
NJ.com
ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City's downward financial spiral continued to grow worse this evening, with a second Wall Street ratings agency dropping the city's debt to junk bond status. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its general obligation ...
Atlantic City downgraded again ahead of note saleReuters

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New Israeli regulations applicable to Credit Rating Agencies - Lexology (registration)

Google News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:01

New Israeli regulations applicable to Credit Rating Agencies
Lexology (registration)
Regulation of the activities of Credit Rating Agencies ("CRAs") in Israel is fairly new, with the first piece of legislation specifically regulating CRAs being enacted in March 2014 in the form of the Regulation of Activities of Credit Rating Companies ...

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Alaska state officials to meet with bond rating agencies - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Alaska state officials to meet with bond rating agencies
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
He said areas the rating agencies could look at include how the state reacts to lower prices in terms of the size of government, developing new revenue sources and continued savings. The state has billions of dollars in reserves that it plans to dip ...

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Ratings Agency Finally Gives Some Bond Investors Respect - Forbes

Google News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:30

Ratings Agency Finally Gives Some Bond Investors Respect
Forbes
Finally, a rating agency giving some respect to bond investors. Issuers that wanted and received investor money when they originally came to market with new bonds subsequently thumbed their noses at investors by foregoing disclosure of their financial ...

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State officials to meet with bond rating agencies - SFGate

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State officials to meet with bond rating agencies
SFGate
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Revenue commissioner says state officials plan to meet with bond rating agencies next week. The state is dealing with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit amid a crash in oil prices. Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told ...

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State officials to meet with bond rating agencies - CT Post

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State officials to meet with bond rating agencies
CT Post
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Revenue commissioner says state officials plan to meet with bond rating agencies next week. The state is dealing with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit amid a crash in oil prices. Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told ...

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Rating agencies concerned over PartnerRe/Axis risks - Intelligent Insurer

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Rating agencies concerned over PartnerRe/Axis risks
Intelligent Insurer
The proposed merger of PartnerRe and Axis Capital has caused mixed views from rating agencies some of which have raised concerns over a smooth integration. Standard & Poor's (S&P) has placed its ratings of PartnerRe and Axis Capital on creditwatch ...
Rating agencies see integration risks for AXIS PartnerRe mergerArtemis.bm (blog)
Fitch Places AXIS Capital Holdings on Rating Watch PositiveReuters

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Russian debt slashed to junk by rating agency - Fundweb

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Fundweb

Russian debt slashed to junk by rating agency
Fundweb
We could lower the ratings if external and fiscal buffers deteriorate over the next 12 months faster than we currently expect.” It is the first time in 10 years that the country has been downgraded to junk status by a rating agency. Fitch and Moody's ...

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Rating agencies see integration risks for AXIS PartnerRe merger - Artemis.bm (blog)

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Rating agencies see integration risks for AXIS PartnerRe merger
Artemis.bm (blog)
However there is one item that stands out as perhaps the biggest risk that the rating agencies see for this deal. M&A execution risk, the risk that integrating the two reinsurance firms is not as simple as hoped, takes longer than expected, costs more ...

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S&P downgrades Russia's sovereign credit rating to "junk" - Reuters

Google News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:21

S&P downgrades Russia's sovereign credit rating to "junk"
Reuters
MOSCOW, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ratings agency S&P cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to below investment grade, or "junk" status, on Monday for the first time in a decade. The rouble fell after the news to 67.98 against the dollar , more than 5 percent ...

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Ratings Agency: Russia's Debt Is Junk - BuzzFeed News

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Ratings Agency: Russia's Debt Is Junk
BuzzFeed News
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's lowered its rating of Russian debt to BB+, otherwise known as below investment grade or junk. The ratings agency attributed the latest downgrade to lower prospects for economic growh in the next few years and the ...
Standard & Poor's rating agency downgrades Russia credit grade to junk levelWashington Post
S&P Downgrades Russia's Sovereign Credit Rating To Below Investment GradeBusiness Insider
Russia's credit ratings downgraded to 'junk' level by Standard & Poor's agency ...Castanet.net

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First ever SEC ratings agency enforcement hits S&P for over $77mn - The Insurance Insider (subscription)

Google News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:59

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First ever SEC ratings agency enforcement hits S&P for over $77mn
The Insurance Insider (subscription)
A landmark case has seen ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) agree to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more than $77mn to settle three cases based on fraudulent misconduct in its rating of certain commercial mortgage-backed ...
S&P to pay nearly $80M in settlementsEl Paso Inc.
CORRECTED-Industry jitters after SEC charges former S&P stafferReuters
S&P to pay $77 million to settle SEC chargesTimes of Malta

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Russia's credit ratings downgraded to "junk" level by Standard & Poor's agency ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Russia's credit ratings downgraded to "junk" level by Standard & Poor's agency ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
LONDON — Standard & Poor's rating agency has downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook. The agency dropped the rating to BB+ from BBB- as it sees the country's financial buffers at risk amid a ...
UPDATE 1-S&P downgrades Russia's sovereign credit rating to below ...Reuters
Russia ETFs Decked by S&P Junk DowngradeETF Trends

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Standard & Poor's Rating Agency Downgrades Russia Credit Grade to Junk Level - ABC News

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Standard & Poor's Rating Agency Downgrades Russia Credit Grade to Junk Level
ABC News
Standard & Poor's Rating Agency Downgrades Russia Credit Grade to Junk Level. LONDON — Jan 26, 2015, 1:19 PM ET. Share. 0. Share on email. Associated Press. Standard & Poor's rating agency downgrades Russia credit grade to junk level. Share. 0 ...

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Rwanda Pursuing "Sensible" Policies - Affirms Ratings Agency - AllAfrica.com

Google News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:20

Rwanda Pursuing "Sensible" Policies - Affirms Ratings Agency
AllAfrica.com
Fitch's ratings are analysts' views of future performance which may be informed by non-disclosable management projections, sector or wider economic cycle at a certain stage in the cycle, or may be based on historical performance. According to Fitch ...
Fitch Affirms Credito Emiliano OBG Programmes; Outlook NegativeReuters
Fitch affirms Kenya's IDR as economy sees significant positivesCNBCAfrica.com
Fitch Affirms KeyCorp Student Loan Trust 2006-A (Group I) NotesRock Hill Herald (press release)

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Global rating agency assigns 'A' to Malaysia - The Malaysian Insider

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Global rating agency assigns 'A' to Malaysia
The Malaysian Insider
ARC Ratings SA (ARC), a global rating agency, has assigned a long-term foreign currency issuer rating of "A" to the Malaysian government. The agency also assigned a long-term local currency issuer rating of 'A+' to Malaysia. "Malaysia's ratings carry ...
ARC assigns “A” rating to MalaysiaNew Straits Times Online
ARC Assigns 'A' Rating To MalaysiaBernama

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Years After Tobacco Deals Sold, SEC Says Rating Agencies Still Conflicted - Long Island Press

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Long Island Press

Years After Tobacco Deals Sold, SEC Says Rating Agencies Still Conflicted
Long Island Press
In our story last month about credit rating agencies and tobacco bonds, we detailed numerous instances in which bankers pressured Standard & Poor's, Fitch and Moody's to give favorable treatment to bond issues being put together on behalf of state and ...

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India's move towards better fiscal management key for rating agencies - S&P - Firstpost

Google News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:04

India's move towards better fiscal management key for rating agencies - S&P
Firstpost
MUMBAI (Reuters) - How the Indian government achieves better fiscal management could be more important as the fiscal deficit number alone would not give a true picture of the country's fiscal consolidation, an analyst at rating agency Standard and Poor ...
Revising India's rating depends on economic growth: S&PTimes of India

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