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New govt's policy initiatives to determine credit ratings: S&P

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 14:03

At present, rating of India is investment grade 'BBB-' with negative outlook.

No change in IDFC rating at present: S&P

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 22:39

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Thursday said rating on IDFC is not immediately affected by its getting licence to make a foray into commercial banking but warned of short-term challenges and dip in its profitability.

HC notice over poor quality water in Indian Railways

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:01

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking improvement in the quality of drinking water in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants.

Sanitation crisis at alarming stage, say experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 22:04

Highlighting issues like menstrual hygiene management, women`s dignity and poor defecation facilities, a national convention here Tuesday raised concern on the sanitation crisis in India which has reached an alarming stage.

S&P cuts Brazil credit rating in blow to Rousseff

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 09:31

Standard & Poor`s cut Brazil`s sovereign debt rating closer to speculative territory on Monday in a blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose efforts to stir the economy from a years-long slump have eroded the country`s finances.

Indian cos improving credit profile by selling equities: S&P

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:37

Weak economy and high interest rates in India, which have adversely affected cash flows and debt-servicing ability, have prompted the companies to improve their financial profiles.

S&P revises Tata Power credit outlook to positive

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:02

Global rating agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded the credit outlook for Tata Power to "positive" citing favourable regulatory developments.

Bharti Airtel shares rally 5.5% after S&P upgrades rating

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 12:21

Bharti Airtel shares on Friday surged as much as 5.5 per cent after Standard and Poor's upgraded the telecom major's ratings.

S&P upgrades Airtel's credit rating to BBB-

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 20:03

International credit rating agency Standard and Poor's Thursday upgraded telecom major Airtel to 'BBB-' on account of reduced debt and an improved regulatory environment.

Katy Perry entertains with poor pronunciation

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 14:26

Katy Perry left an Australian TV show team in hysterics when she mispronounced the names of some of the country`s most famous cities while reading the weather forecast.

Poor construction blamed for fatal gym collapse in South Korea

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:21

South Korean police Friday blamed shoddy construction for the collapse last week of a student-packed gymnasium that killed 10 people, and said they expected to file criminal charges.

Chinese banks' profits to slip further in 2014: S&P

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 18:14

Tight liquidity and further liberalisation of China's financial sector will continue to squeeze banks' profits besides bad loans hurting their profits, rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) said Thursday.