Moody's Corp


  • Moody's upgrades California's general obligation debt Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    June 25- Moody's Investors Service upgraded its rating on California's general obligation debt to "Aa3" from "A1", citing its improving financial position and employment growth. "The Aa3 rating also reflects the state's volatile tax revenue structure and governance restrictions," Moody's said. Moody's outlook on the state is stable.

  • NEW YORK, June 24- The rapid growth of electronic cigarette sales poses a rising but under-appreciated risk to holders of as much as $96 billion of bonds tied to payments tobacco companies make to U.S. states from a sweeping legal settlement in 1998..

  • Lightning Round: Moody’s, Pandora & more Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, June 16- U.S. banks looking to get in on a booming market for financing new-car sales have run into a formidable competitor: the auto manufacturers themselves.

  • BANGKOK, June 12- As Thailand's junta tries to pull the economy back from the verge of recession, the generals have a significant advantage over the government they ousted- the country's banks are prepared to lend them money, and cheaply too.

  • Hong Kong regulators tense about China loans Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 1:04 AM ET

    A surge in business loans to the slowing mainland Chinese economy has prompted Hong Kong regulators to impose strict financial rules.

  • SEOUL, June 9- South Korea's economy has proved highly immune to market turmoil elsewhere and will maintain a "breakout" growth pattern over five years to catch up with Japan and France in per-capita income in purchasing-power terms, Moody's said on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, June 5- A surge in non-performing loans at Brazil's state-run banks that began in the second half of 2013 is likely to intensify in coming quarters, reinforcing the need to set aside more money to cover potential losses, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday.

  • S&P ratings inflation suits sent to state courts Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    A federal judge ruled that litigation accusing S&P of inflating credit ratings before the 2008 financial crisis belongs in state courts.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Standard& Poor's suffered a defeat Tuesday in litigation accusing it of inflating credit ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis, as a federal judge ruled that lawsuits by 16 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. belong in state courts, not federal court.

  • Moody's says Illinois may face structural deficit Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    June 3- Moody's Investors Service said Illinois could face a structural deficit as the U.S. state failed to extend income tax rates that ended on Dec. 31. Moody's said the failure to extend the tax rates would reduce the state's revenue by an estimated $1.8 billion in the year starting July 1.

  • High debt at Malaysia fund is a new sovereign risk Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | 8:50 PM ET
    Malaysia's iconic Petronas Twin Towers in the background in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

    Beneath Malaysia's investment-grade sovereign rating is a risk posed by a $14 billion investment fund that is not generating enough to cover interest.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, June 2- Lurking beneath Malaysia's solid investment-grade sovereign rating is a risk posed by a $14 billion investment fund that is not even generating enough cash from operations to cover interest costs.

  • May 28- Private-equity firm Energy Capital Partners has hired banks to explore a sale or initial public offering of its power-generation unit Equipower Resources Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • HONG KONG, May 28- China's push for a municipal bond market could increase the pressure on those provinces already struggling to fund massive debt piles, effectively creating a two-tier market dominated by its major cities and financially strong regions.

  • Thai coup adds to challenges for economy Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    Thai army soldiers secure the grounds of the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on Thursday in Bangkok, a few hours before the army chief announced armed forces were seizing power.

    Thailand's economy was already struggling before the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup Thursday, saying it needed to restore order after six months of protests aimed at ousting the elected government.

  • New Jersey economic comeback? Fuhgeddaboudit! Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:20 PM ET

    But Christie's lowered revenue projections- $2.75 billion through the end of fiscal 2015- highlight a deeper problem: While its neighbors and the rest of the nation have slowly but steadily recovered from the Great Recession, New Jersey has flatlined.

  • Moody’s turns negative on China property Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    Moody's joined the drumbeat of pessimism on China property, cutting its view to negative, but it expects many developers' finances to remain stable.

  • Will Philippine remittances be a thing of the past? Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:01 PM ET
    Indonesian maids attend training for elderly and sick in Jakarta during a class for a group of maids undergoing training at a private recruitment agency deploying maids to Hong Kong.

    Few employment options drove Filipino Ben Dominguez to Singapore in 2007. He now sends home over 30,000 pesos monthly, which raises his family.

  • BEIJING/ BANGALORE, May 15- As China's economy continues to cool, companies are waiting longer and finding it harder to get paid for goods and services they've already sold, leading to record amounts of receivables- and potential write-offs- on corporate balance sheets.