Bank inquiries have become a “way of life” in the UK, S&P says, after British lawmakers said they planned to investigate HSBC over tax evasion claims.» Read More
NEW YORK, Nov 17- Actavis will issue around US $27.5 bn of new debt to finance its US $66 bn acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan, but about half of it will be short-dated to help the company keep its investment-grade ratings. Both Moody's and Fitch said they would not downgrade Actavis to junk despite the increased debt, believing strong cash flow will enable it to...
Major countries’ credit ratings are under threat from falling oil prices and weaker global economic growth and Russia may be the most vulnerable.
*Ratings downgrades hit bonds and credit default swaps. LONDON, Oct 24- Investors demanded higher yields to hold Tesco's debt on Friday while the cost of insuring against default rose sharply after ratings downgrades left Britain's biggest grocer hovering just above junk status. "The ratings remain on review for downgrade because Tesco has not yet announced...
Standard & Poor's cut its outlook for France to negative from stable on Friday, citing concerns about the country's economic recovery.
Standard & Poor's downgraded Finland's sovereign debt rating to AA-Plus from AAA on Friday, citing economic weak development.
Andrew Colquhoun, Senior Director & Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings, discusses whether demonstrations will hurt the city's position as a financial center.
Standard & Poor's revised its outlook on India's 'BBB-' sovereign credit rating, leading investors to question whether a ratings upgrade near.
Chinese companies hounded by debt obligations accrued over the past few years are grappling with global ratings agencies.
Moody's Investors Service has put a negative outlook on the U.K. banking sector. Johannes Wassenberg, managing director at Moody's, explains that the changing regulatory framework will add pressure on U.K. lenders.
Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Argentina's foreign-currency sovereign debt.
Germany's financial strength is "among one of the best" in the world explains Moritz Kraemer, chief rating officer for sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's after the ratings agency reaffirmed the country's AAA rating.
Puerto Rico public corporation debt slumped after a new law that allows agencies to restructure their debts sparked fears of an imminent default.
The agency affirmed Berkshire Hathaway's "AA/A-1+" counterparty credit and "AA+" for insurance financial strength and revised the outlook to stable.
Austria’s finance minister admitted he could not understand the reasoning behind Standard and Poor's' warning about the country’s banks.
Standard & Poor affirmed in a release the current AA+/A-1+ rating for U.S. sovereign credit and called the outlook "stable."
A federal judge ruled that litigation accusing S&P of inflating credit ratings before the 2008 financial crisis belongs in state courts.
James McCormack, global head of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings, talks about the prospects for Italy and France for the rest of 2014.
Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at Standard & Poor's, says Spain's upgrade is the results of structural reforms implemented by the government.
Ireland hopes to garner a second credit rating upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service this Friday.
Christian Esters, senior director for sovereign ratings at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, says the reasons behind Russia's credit rating downgrade include capital outflows and increased risks of slower growth.