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  • Moody's profit jumps 42 pct Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Net income attributable to Moody's rose to $319.2 million, or $1.48 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $225.5 million, or $1 per share, a year earlier.

  • Standard & Poor's may face SEC charges over ratings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    In a regulatory filing, McGraw-Hill Financial Inc said it received a "Wells notice" on July 22 indicating the SEC is weighing filing civil charges for alleged securities law violations over S&P's ratings of six commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions issued in 2011..

  • July 23- Momentum is building toward a deal that would make painful losses inevitable for investors holding about $20 billion in bonds issued by Puerto Rico's highway, water and electricity authorities even as some big U.S. mutual funds launch a legal battle to squelch a new law that authorizes a restructuring.

  • *Russia has 10 pct of EMEA maturities of $1.17 trillion. MOSCOW, July 23- Russian companies, including oil giant Rosneft, may face challenges refinancing $112 billion in debt due to mature over the next four years, which includes a peak maturity wall to overcome in 2015, a report by Moody's Investors Service said.

  • Politics fade as earnings take over Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Espirito Santo International is the parent company of several institutions, including Banco Espirito Santo.

    Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.

  • Malaysian bank merger to disrupt Islamic finance Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:25 PM ET
    The headquarters of CIMB Bank (left) and OCBC Bank stand in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    A proposed merger in Malaysia will create the first Islamic bank that will have enough clout to challenge conventional, often Western, banks.

  • What Yellen said on junk bonds isn’t what markets heard Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Tech shares sold off Tuesday after Fed Chief Yellen said some valuations were "stretched," but similar comments on high-yield bonds got a yawn.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Retirement payouts for 19.3 million U.S. state and local government workers in coming years are not likely to look much different from the iron-clad pensions that former teachers and police now get.

  • 6 ways bonds can bite you Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Rising interest rates and the creditworthiness of bond issuers are just two ways the most benign securities can pack a punch.

  • CHICAGO, July 11- The Illinois Supreme Court's ruling extending constitutional protection to public sector retiree health care is a negative credit factor for Illinois, Chicago and local governments seeking to alter pension benefits, Moody's Investors Service said on Friday. Illinois already has the lowest credit rating among states, with Moody's at A3.

  • Malaysia rate hike: Will they or won't they? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    Strong economic growth and rising inflation have raised the odds that Malaysia's central bank could hike rates for the first time in three years.

  • *AbbVie retracts claim that Shire investors support bid. LONDON, July 9- U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has been forced to retract comments by its chief executive about shareholder support for its $51 billion bid for Shire after being caught out by British takeover rules.

  • *AbbVie retracts claim that Shire investors support bid. LONDON, July 9- U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has been forced to retract comments by its chief executive about shareholder support for its bid for Shire after being caught out by British takeover rules.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Creditors to Puerto Rico's electricity provider were given a slight respite on Tuesday when the bonds' trustee made a scheduled payment, but the U.S. municipal bond market remained worried the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will soon use a new bankruptcy-like process to restructure its debts.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Creditors to Puerto Rico's troubled electricity provider were given a slight respite on Tuesday when the bonds' trustee made a scheduled payment, but the U.S. municipal bond market remained worried the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will soon use a new bankruptcy-like process to restructure its debts.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Moody's pushed its rating on Puerto Rico's debt deeper into junk territory on Tuesday and prices of the island's troubled electric authority's bonds plunged as investors awaited word on whether they would receive a scheduled payment on the securities.

  • Puerto Rico governor signs $9.56 bln budget for 2015 Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, July 1- Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Tuesday signed a $9.56 billion budget for 2015, a blueprint that cuts spending by $200 million from the previous year amid a continued contraction in the island's economy.

  • June 30- Puerto Rico's troubles continued to worsen on Monday after mutual funds holding about $1.7 billion in its debt sued the commonwealth while other investors sold the bonds on concerns the island's finances could deteriorate further.

  • June 30- U.S. mutual funds holding about $1.7 billion in Puerto Rico debt have sued the cash-strapped commonwealth, accusing it of passing a law modeled after the U.S. bankruptcy code that could undermine the rights of American investors.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, June 27- Ratings firms expressed concern on Friday about a Brazilian government decision to sell billions of dollars worth of offshore oil rights to Petrobras, saying the move will weigh on the state-run oil company's cash flow and credit-worthiness.