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Non-investment grade ratings hit record high level

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 13:57

Indicating companies' deteriorating credit profile, nearly 70 percent of their debt securities were assigned 'non-investment grade' ratings in August this year -- the highest monthly figure for such issues in 2013.

FinMin pitches for ratings upgrade for economy with Fitch

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 14:18

The Finance Ministry on Friday made a strong case for rating upgrade of Indian economy by global agency Fitch on the back of increasing investments, declining import of gold and government's commitment to fiscal prudence.

India’s rating upgrade unlikely

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 16:54

On April 25 last year, S&P lowered its outlook on India’s long term rating from Stable to Negative owing to the concerns of slowing growth and deterioration in the external and fiscal position.

Fin Min to pitch for ratings upgrade with Fitch, other agencies

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 15:23

Finance Minister P Chidambaram in 2013-14 Budget has proposed to bring down the fiscal deficit to 4.8 percent from 5.2 percent in 2012-13.

Sebi allows debenture trustees to seek credit rating details

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 20:21

Capital market regulator Sebi on Friday asked the credit rating agencies (CRAs) to share with the debenture trustees all relevant information about the ratings assigned by them for debt securities and about the issuers of such instruments.

India needs good rating from global agencies to fix CAD: Shome

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 16:25

India needs good rating from global credit rating agencies to help bolster foreign capital flows into the country, Union Finance Ministry advisor Parthasarathi Shome said on Saturday.

Sebi asks India Inc not to drag rating agencies to courts

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 15:08

Sebi Chairman U K Sinha on Wednesday said corporates should not draw credit rating agencies, also overseen by the capital markets regulator, into litigation and let the due process of assessment prevail.

Moody's blasts plan to curb ratings agencies: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 14:24

A European Union plan to impose tougher rules on credit rating agencies is "dangerous" as it is bound to limit the "quality and independence" of the rating process, the president and chief operating officer of Moody's Investor Services told Le Figaro newspaper.

Moody's cut ratings of RBS, Lloyds, 19 other European lenders

Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 16:30

Moody's on Friday slashed the ratings of a dozen British banks, including RBS and Lloyds TSB, as well as of nine Portuguese lenders, amid uncertain financial conditions in Europe.

SEC acknowledges challenges in credit-rating probes

Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 00:25

The Securities and Exchange Commission faces hurdles proving wrongdoing at credit-rating agencies, the SEC's enforcement chief said in an interview shortly after it was learned that his office may sue Standard & Poor's for breaking securities laws.

Sebi to keep an eye on rating agencies

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 17:50

Amid a global market mayhem triggered by a rating action in the US, Sebi has decided to keep an "intent watch" on the role of credit rating agencies and risks they might pose to the market -- with an aim to make necessary changes in regulations for these entities.

Obama seeks to salvage US debt ceiling deal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11:59

US President Barack Obama summoned top lawmakers to a Saturday meeting to try to salvage a deal on the government's borrowing limit from the wreckage of deficit talks whose collapse pushed the world's largest economy closer to a catastrophic default.