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Infrastructure deficit biggest hurdle for 'Make in India': S&P

The country's poor infrastructure is the "biggest hurdle" to government's flagship Make in India programme, S&P Global Ratings said on Tuesday.

S&P takes HDFC Bank's three bond sales off negative watch list

S&P affirms its 'BBB-' long-term issue rating on the senior unsecured bonds issued by the Bahrain branch of the bank.

Moody's reviews Microsoft rating for downgrade; S&P affirms

Moody's Investors Service has put Microsoft Corporation's rating "under review for downgrade" following its announcement to acquire professional networking platform LinkedIn Corp for USD 26.2 billion in cash.

Sale of long products business won't lower Tata Steel's debt: S&P

Sale of long products business won't lower Tata Steel's debt: S&P

Tata Steel's move to sell its long products business will reduce the cash losses of one of the world's largest steelmakers, but would not lower its debt, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Thursday

S&P lowers China outlook to negative

S&P lowers China outlook to negative

Ratings agency Standard & Poor`s (S&P) cut its outlook on China from stable to negative on Thursday, warning that economic rebalancing was taking longer than expected

Rising capital needs put PSU banks at downgrade risk: S&P

Capital requirements of PSU banks for provisioning of bad loans are likely to shoot up exposing them to possible downgrades, S&P said today as it trimmed outlook on Bank of India to 'negative' from 'stable'.

Wall Street rallies; S&P 500 snaps five-day losing streak

US stocks rallied on Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak in the S&P 500, as financial, commodity-related and other beaten-down shares rebounded.

US stocks fluctuate amid upbeat data

This increase followed a 0.8-percent September decrease.

S&P retains India's rating at BBB-, rules out upgrade

S&P retains India's rating at BBB-, rules out upgrade

'BBB' is the lowest investment grade rating and stable outlook reduces risk of possible sovereign rating downgrade.

S&P cuts Volkswagen's credit rating after scandal

VW has already said it will set aside 6.5 billion euros (USD 7.4 billion) in provisions in the third quarter.

New gas price will discourage exploration: S&P

New gas price will discourage exploration: S&P

The steep downside revision in the price of domestic natural gas by the government at $3.82 per unit for six months from October 1 is set to influence the business decisions of oil exploration and production companies, American ratings services Standard & Poor's said on Sunday.


India pitches for rating upgrade by S&P on strong macro data

India on Monday pitched for rating upgrade by Standard and Poor's citing strong macroeconomic indicators, low inflation and improvement in fiscal as well as current account deficits.

Asia's telcos face regulatory risks, stiff competition: S&P

The ratings agency said Asia's large population, GDP growth, and voracious appetite for data services will boost revenues across most of the region's telecom markets.

Standard & Poor's cuts Brazil's outlook to negative

US credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has lowered its forecast for Brazil's foreign currency debt from stable to negative while maintaining the country`s long-term rating at BBB-.

Nasdaq hits record high; energy weighs on S&P, Dow

The Nasdaq composite hit a record high on Friday on strong results from Google, while the Dow and the S&P 500 fell, dragged down by Boeing and energy stocks.

S&P thinks India's sovereign rating will remain stable

Global rating agency Standard and Poor's expects a stable trend in sovereign credit rating in Asia-Pacific nations, including India, despite growing economic uncertainties.

S&P could upgrade Greece "pretty quickly" if deal sticks

Standard and Poor`s could upgrade Greece`s rock bottom credit rating "pretty quickly" if Monday`s plan for a third euro zone bailout in five years looks like holding, the rating agency`s top European sovereign analyst said.

Asia Index launches MidCap Select, SmallCap Select indicies

Asia Index launches MidCap Select, SmallCap Select indicies

Asia Index, a BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture, today launched two indices to measure the performance of the top 30 mid-cap companies and top 60 small-cap firms.

S&P cuts Greece rating after referendum called

Standard & Poor`s downgraded Greece`s credit rating deeper into junk territory on Monday, saying the government`s decision to hold a referendum on creditor proposals brought it closer to default.

Sensex ends 54 points up ahead of key macro-economic data

The 30-share barometer resumed weak and touched a low of 26,307.07 before recovering to settle at 26,425.30, a net gain of 54.32 points or 0.21 percent.