Credit Ratings

  • Govt taking steps to boost investor confidence: Montek 05-11-2012 04:35 PM

    Hyderabad: Amid threats that India's credit rating could be downgraded and a slowdown in the economy, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday said that the government has taken several steps to boost investor confidence and more such measures may follow. "Lot of examples can be given on...
  • Moody's upgrades rating of Indian Govt bonds 21-12-2011 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: Global agency Moody's on Wednesday upgraded the credit rating of Indian government's bonds from speculative to investment grade, a move that could encourage FIIs to increase their exposure in gilts and help companies raise funds from abroad at competitive rates. "Moody's has upgraded the rating on long-term government...
  • S&P to place euro nations on credit watch 06-12-2011 03:11 AM

    Brussels: Efforts to stabilize Europe's financial crisis were thrown into disarray late on Monday as the 17 countries that use the euro braced for a possible downgrade of their credit ratings. The leaders of France and Germany sought to restore confidence in the troubled European currency during the day with...
  • France frets about prized AAA debt rating 15-11-2011 02:22 AM

    Paris: The interest rate France pays to borrow money rose again on Monday and along with it fears that the country will lose its cherished AAA credit rating. Theoretically at least, that rating is the highest a nation can have, allows France to borrow money from the markets cheaply. But...
  • Standard and Poor rates Pakistan B negative 01-11-2011 06:48 AM

    Washington: Credit rating agency Standard and Poor s has rated Pakistan as B negative, citing the country's low-income economy, high public and external debt. Pakistan's low-income economy, high public and external debt, structural fiscal weaknesses and significant political and security risks remain rating constraints, S&P said in a statement. Observing...
  • US rating likely to be downgraded again: Merrill 24-10-2011 07:30 AM

    New York: The United States will likely suffer the loss of its triple-A credit rating from another major rating agency by the end of this year due to concerns over the deficit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecasts. The trigger would be a likely failure by Congress to agree on...
  • Spain downgrade ups pressure on EU to act 19-10-2011 01:12 PM

    New York: A double-notch downgrade to Spain's credit ratings has piled more pressure on European leaders to make rapid progress on solving the region's debt crisis or face unbearable borrowing costs. The fresh blow from Moody's Investors Service came just a day after the agency warned France its triple-A rating...
  • SBI slips 3 pc on BSE after Moody's downgrade 05-10-2011 12:01 PM

    Mumbai: Shares of State Bank of India took a beating on the bourses for the second consecutive session on Wednesday, losing more than 3 per cent in early trade after Moody's downgraded its rating of the bank's financial strength. The stock, which settled with a loss of over 4 per...
  • Moody's slashes Italy credit rating 05-10-2011 07:31 AM

    New York: Moody's lowered its rating on Italy's bonds by three notches on Tuesday, saying it saw a "material increase" in funding risks for euro zone countries with high levels of debt and warning that further downgrades were possible. The agency downgraded Italy to A2 from Aa2, a lower rating...
  • Italy credit downgraded, French banks pressured 20-09-2011 06:38 PM

    Rome/Athens: Standard & Poor's cut Italy's credit rating on Tuesday in a surprise move that increased strains on the debt-stressed euro zone and raised pressure on policymakers to take more decisive action to resolve the crisis. Analysts said the one-notch downgrade, citing poor growth prospects and political instability, was ominous...
  • S&P may downgrade US again within next 2 years 06-08-2011 11:19 PM

    New York: Just when the world's most powerful economy narrowly avoided a debt trap, credit rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) dropped another bombshell. For the first time in history, America's credit rating has been downgraded from the highest AAA, to AA+. The reason S&P gave that the debt ceiling...
  • US downgrade a grave concern: Pranab Mukherjee 06-08-2011 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday described the downgrading of the US government by credit rating agency as a "grave situation" and said it has to be analysed. "We will have to analyse it. It will require some time. Situation is grave and there is no gain in...
  • US stock markets close on a flat note on Friday 06-08-2011 12:07 PM

    New York: The US stock markets closed on a flat note on Friday, after they witnessed wild swings, trading in a range of 400 points during the day. The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day up 61 points, or 0.5 per cent, at 11,444.68. The S&P 500 closed lower...
  • What is credit rating? 06-08-2011 11:56 AM

    Credit rating is based upon the history of borrowing and repayment, as well as the availability of assets and extent of liabilities. ...
  • US credit rating lowered: first downgrade since 1917 06-08-2011 07:55 AM

    Global credit rating agency S&P downgrades US credit rating after US markets saw their worst fall since the last recession. ...
  • United States loses AAA credit rating from S&P 06-08-2011 06:52 AM

    New York:The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented reversal of fortune for the world's largest economy. S&P cut the long-term US credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about the government's budget deficits and rising debt burden....
  • Debt crisis worries escalate in USA 28-07-2011 01:47 PM

    As the August 2 deadline nears, investors in America are worried although an agreement has been reached to raise the debt ceiling but the possibility that credit agencies may downgrade America's credit rating is causing concern. ...
  • Agri credit rate reduced by 3 per cent 11-11-2006 07:39 PM

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