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  • By Anshuman Daga and Umesh Desai. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Jan 8- Standard& Poor's cut its credit rating on Noble Group to junk, adding to concerns about financing costs for Asia's biggest commodity trader a week after a similar downgrade by Moody's Investors Service and sending its stocks and bonds sliding. The company, with a market cap of $1.5 billion, has a total of...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 7- Standard& Poor's cut its credit rating on Noble Group to junk on Thursday, adding to concerns about financing costs for Asia's biggest commodity trader a week after a similar downgrade by Moody's Investors Service. Noble's shares have fallen by around 70 percent since mid-February after blogger Iceberg Research questioned the company's...

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Dec 30- The chief executive of embattled commodity trader Noble Group Ltd defended its financial position after what it called an "unexpected" move by Moody's Investors Service to cut its credit rating to junk status, slamming its stocks and bonds. The cut to non-investment grade status came just a week after Noble agreed to sell its...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- Moody's Investors Service downgraded its credit rating on Noble Group Ltd on Tuesday to junk status with a negative outlook due to concerns over the Singapore- listed commodity trader's liquidity, profitability and cash flow. "The downgrade of Noble's ratings reflects Moody's concerns over the company's liquidity," Joe Morrison, a Moody's vice...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- Moody's Investors Service downgraded its credit rating on Noble Group Ltd on Tuesday to junk status with a negative outlook due to concerns over the Singapore- listed commodity trader's liquidity, profitability and cash flow. "The downgrade of Noble's ratings reflects Moody's concerns over the company's liquidity," Joe Morrison, a Moody's Vice...

  • Moody's: Fed won't choke the recovery

    Alastair Wilson, head of global sovereign ratings at Moody's Investors Service, is confident that the Federal Reserve's interest rate hiking path will not choke the economic recovery in the U.S.

  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Could South Africa be the next major emerging market to lose its investment grade rating?

  • Argentina's President Mauricio Macri waves after being sworn-in as president at Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 10, 2015.

    Observers are hopeful Argentina's new president can distance the country from the policies of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

  • A Bank of America branch in Laguna Beach, California.

    S&P cut its ratings on the holding companies behind eight key U.S. banks, citing uncertainty about government support.

  • VW reputation 'tarnished': S&P

    Alex Herbert, senior director of corporate ratings at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains the decision to downgrade VW’s outlook rating from A- to BBB+.

  • In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen chruning in the Caribbean September 30, 2015.

    Caribbean and Southeast Asian countries are the most at risk of climate change impacting their credit ratings, Standard & Poor's said on Thursday.

  • Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    S&P has a BB+ rating on Yahoo!, which has trailed its rivals amid high-level defections and doubts over the management's ability to turn a corner.

  • Military police soldiers patrol the Brussels Airport on November 18, 2015 in Zaventem, eastern Brussels.

    A worsening terrorist threat in Western Europe could eventually hamper economic growth in the region, S&P said on Thursday.

  • A worker walks among coils of galvanized steel at a steel factory.

    Commodities trader Noble Group is coming under scrutiny again after lackluster 3Q results released last week triggered a review from Moody's.

  • Fitch downgrades Standard Chartered

    Sabine Bauer, senior director of financial institutions at Fitch, explains why the bank's credit rating has been downgraded.

  • Sovereign credit ratings to remain stable: Moody’s

    Alastair Wilson, managing director at Moody’s Global Sovereign Risk Group, says they’re seeing jittery markets and big shifts in capital flows, driven by things that shouldn’t matter.

  • Citibank

    Top US banks like Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, may see their credit ratings cut by S&P - here's why.

  • Do you know your credit score?

    Certified financial planner Anthony Canale explains what a credit score is, how it impacts your life and why you should work to improve yours.

  • How much do natural disasters like earthquakes or floods cost a country? Well, from a credit worthiness perspective, as much as a downgrade of two-and-a-half notches, according to S&P.

  • APAC sovereign credit ratings will stay stable: S&P

    Tan Kim Eng, senior director at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains whether the volatile fluctuations in Asian currencies could impact the credit ratings of countries in the region.