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Another ratings agency. Woohoo?

Jan 20, 2014
There’s a new kid on the block -- but will this agency be able to give the big boys a run for their money?
Posted In: Moody's, Fitch, S&P

French credit rating slips, but national attitude is defiant

Nov 20, 2012
French bonds fell today in the wake of Moody's downgrading the nation's credit rating. So is the second largest economy in Europe shrugging its collective shoulders? Non!
Posted In: France, credit rating, Moody's

France's credit rating downgraded by Moody's

Nov 20, 2012
Europe's second largest economy, France, has just had its AAA credit rating downgraded by the rating agency Moody's.
Posted In: France, Moody's, downgrade

Germany's strength doesn't protect from Moody's downgrade

Jul 24, 2012
Moody's Investors Service has lowered the outlook for the credit ratings of three of Europe's strongest economies: Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany. It's part of a busy day in Europe that has investors on-edge -- markets there are barely moving.
Posted In: Germany, Moody's, downgrade

Italian debt rating downgraded two levels

Jul 13, 2012
In Europe today, the focus has shifted from Spain to Italy, in the ongoing EU debt crisis. Moody's credit rating agency has downgraded Italian debt to just two levels above junk status.
Posted In: italy, spain, Moody's, Europe debt crisis

Moody's downgrades 15 major banks

Jun 22, 2012
The credit rating agency Moody's slashed the ratings of 15 of the world's biggest financial institutions, including Citigroup and Bank of America here in the U.S. and Barclays and Credit Suisse in Europe.
Posted In: banking, Moody's, downgrade

Moody's cuts ratings of major international banks

Jun 22, 2012
Moody's has downgraded the credit ratings of 15 banks in Europe and North America -- that continues to rattle markets in Asia and Europe today so far.
Posted In: Moody's, downgrade, banking

Moody's downgrades: European or global problem?

Jun 22, 2012
Global markets are down about a percent this morning after the rating agency Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of 15 of the largest banks in the world. Among them, European institutions -- but also big American banks like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America.
Posted In: JP Morgan, banking, Moody's, downgrades

After Moody's downgrade, will banks need bailouts?

Jun 22, 2012
After U.S. markets closed yesterday, the rating agency Moody's delivered more bad news -- this time to 15 of the world's largest banks, including the biggest American banks. The fine print of the downgrade hints at more bank bailouts down the road.
Posted In: Moody's, banking, bailout

Rating agencies: No longer the final word

Jun 11, 2012
The ratings agency Moody's could lower credit ratings on the bonds of several U.S. banks this month. The downgrades could send ripples, but not shock waves, throughout the economy.
Posted In: ratings agencies, Moody's

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