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    1. April 15, 2016

      Moody’s upgrades Argentine credit rating

      Moody’s upgraded Argentina’s credit rating on Friday after a US appeals court ruling this week cleared the way for...

    2. April 5, 2016

      Soho House: party pooper

      For A-listers accustomed to ignoring the velvet rope and swanning straight into the club, it is humiliating to join the...

    1. March 22, 2016

      CLO managers stay calm over Valeant exposure

      Investors in bonds backed by risky loans remain broadly positive on deals that include the debt of pharmaceutical...

    2. March 9, 2016

      Moody’s to withdraw from Russian domestic market

      Moody’s is withdrawing from the Russian domestic market as global rating agencies are caught in a dilemma between new...

    3. January 28, 2016

      Successive restructurings allowed Moody’s to cut tax rate

      Moody’s, the rating agency, cut its tax rate by 9 percentage points over eight years, according to documents seen by...

    4. January 22, 2016

      Moody’s puts 175 energy and mining companies on downgrade watch

      Several of the world’s biggest oil and gas groups — including Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Chesapeake Energy — are...

    5. January 12, 2016

      State-backed debt growth lifts default fears

      Investor fears that the bloated sovereign debt market is beginning to pose risks to the world economy could soon be...

    6. December 18, 2015

      Moody’s downgrades Glencore debt to one notch above junk

      Glencore’s debt has been downgraded to one notch above junk status by credit rating agency Moody’s, amid a weakening...

    7. December 6, 2015

      EMs ‘not discriminated against’ by rating agencies

      Rating agencies do not systematically discriminate against emerging market countries by unfairly awarding them lower...

    8. December 4, 2015

      Corporate debt downgrades hit $1tn worth of issues

      More than $1tn in US corporate debt has been downgraded this year as defaults climb to post-crisis highs, underlining...

    9. September 9, 2015

      Moody’s on defensive over China research

      Moody’s is preparing to defend itself against claims of “substandard” research as it appeals against a HK$23m ($3m)...

    10. August 4, 2015

      Moody’s warns over lending crackdown threat to refinancing

      Highly indebted companies could struggle to refinance their debts as a result of the US crackdown on risky bank...

    11. July 8, 2015

      Lower oil pressures energy junk debt

      Declining oil prices are increasing the pressure on junk bonds, fuelling a rise in company defaults concentrated among...

    12. June 23, 2015

      Moody’s to reassess clearing house risks

      The credit quality of clearing houses involved in derivatives and whether they are a potential source of systemic risk...

    13. May 13, 2015

      Moody’s downgrades Chicago to junk

      Moody’s has stripped Chicago of its investment grade rating over its yawning pension plan deficit, potentially...

    14. January 29, 2015

      P2P consumer loans given landmark rating

      A bundle of peer-to-peer consumer loans has been given a credit rating by Moody’s, the first time a major rating agency...

    15. January 13, 2015

      Contractors caught in Petrobras scandal

      The fallout from a scandal at Brazil’s Petrobras deepened on Tuesday with the downgrade of the credit ratings of...

    16. December 16, 2014

      Pru chief attacks rating agencies

      Prudential’s chief executive has accused credit ratings agencies of failing to properly understand the UK-based life...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Moody's: EMs face demographic challenges

      Teeth have long been gnashed over the dismal demographic trends of the developed world, with the babyboomer generation...

    18. September 17, 2014

      Moody’s: rating bank debt

      In financial models, booms and busts comes in linear shapes. In the real world things tend to be a little messier. And...

    19. September 15, 2014

      ‘Ratings shopping’ makes a comeback in the US

      A practice derided for exacerbating the credit boom has returned with a bang as financial firms that sell securitised...

    20. September 9, 2014

      Moody’s to redo ratings of bank debt

      Moody’s has proposed changes to the way it calculates bank credit ratings to reflect recent reforms that are designed...

    21. August 19, 2014

      Moody’s downgrades South Africa’s four main banks

      Moody’s, the rating agency, on Tuesday downgraded the credit ratings of South Africa’s four dominant banks as the...

    22. July 30, 2014

      Moody’s in new conflict of interest claim

      Moody’s appears to show favouritism towards its top shareholders – including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway – when...

    23. June 11, 2014

      Doubts raised over rating agency reform

      On a Friday night in New York City, the block around the Westin hotel near Times Square heaves with activity. Throngs...

    24. June 3, 2014

      Russia and China plan own rating agency to rival western players

      Russia and China have agreed to set up a joint rating agency as Moscow’s stand-off with the west over Ukraine has made...

    25. May 1, 2014

      Scotland would be downgraded, says Moody’s

      Scotland will suffer a double downgrade of its credit rating if it votes for independence this year, one of the world’s...

    26. March 31, 2014

      Corporate America’s overseas cash pile rises to $947bn

      American companies have stockpiled nearly a trillion dollars of cash offshore to avoid paying higher tax bills at home,...

    27. February 26, 2014

      Moody’s warns on specialised mortgage servicers

      Non-bank mortgage servicers are poised to become the “next generation” of subprime lenders as the companies seek to...

    28. February 24, 2014

      Moody upgrades Spain’s debt rating

      Moody’s, the international rating agency, has upgraded Spain by one notch, reflecting a rebalancing of the economy...

    29. February 4, 2014

      Italy accuses S&P of not getting ‘la dolce vita’

      If financial analysts had spent more time admiring a Michaelangelo fresco or reading Dante instead of poring over...

    30. January 27, 2014

      Moody’s cuts Sony rating to junk

      Moody’s Investors Service has cut the credit rating of Sony to junk status saying that the Japanese group’s...

    31. January 8, 2014

      Moody’s deals another blow to global gold miners

      Credit rating agency Moody’s is to use a lower assumed gold price when assessing the mining industry, dealing a fresh...

    32. November 14, 2013

      Moody’s cuts ratings of three big US banks

      Moody’s has cut the credit ratings of big US banks including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, after...

    33. July 24, 2013

      Moody’s boosts payouts ahead of earnings slowdown

      Moody’s, the second largest credit rating agency by number of ratings, raised its payouts to shareholders to cushion an...

    34. July 18, 2013

      Record junk bond refinancing wave looms

      Subinvestment grade companies face a record $101bn refinancing wave next year, raising fears of a shake out among...

    35. June 27, 2013

      US states need $980bn to fill pension gap, says Moody’s

      US states would need to raise $980bn to cover the aggregate shortfalls in their retirement schemes for public sector...

    36. March 27, 2013

      Brazil hits growth ‘stumbling block’

      Brazil’s slowing economy and fiscal stimulus efforts are weighing on its sovereign credit rating, Fitch said on...

    37. March 4, 2013

      Subprime trial a rehearsal for federal case

      The wheels of American justice grind slowly, so it could be years before the Obama administration’s lawsuit against...

    38. February 23, 2013

      Is downgrade bad news for Osborne?

      AA+ is the new triple A. In the case of the UK, it is actually Aa1, as Moody’s insists on using an alternative rating...

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