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Wall Street Weekahead: S&P 500 nearing the 2K summit

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 09:34

"That the market is going up in low volatility is good for investor sentiment," said Doug Coté, chief market strategist at Voya Investment Management in New York.

S&P upgrades ratings on several Spanish banks

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 09:36

The agency also upgraded Bankinter`s rating from BB to BB+ with positive outlook and has changed Caixabank, Banco Sabadell and Bankia outlooks from stable to positive.

BJP win to boost sentiment, policies to determine rating

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 20:36

The landslide victory of the BJP-led NDA in the general elections will continue to boost investor sentiment but changes in the country's credit profile will depend on reforms to be taken by the new government, global rating agencies said.

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.

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.

S&P 500 index trades above all-time closing high

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:40

The Standard and Poor's 500 index rose above its all-time closing high today as investors bid up stocks of financial and technology companies. Bank stocks rose sharply after Bank of America reported that its profit surged to USD 3.44 billion in the fourth quarter. Apple was up 2 per cent.

Netherlands loses `AAA` rating, S&P downgrades to `AA+`

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 14:05

The Netherlands on Friday lost its coveted "AAA" rating as Standard and Poor agency downgraded the country`s rating to "AA+", citing weakening growth prospects.

IDBI Bank falls on S&P downgrade to below investment grade

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 09:54

Shares in IDBI Bank Ltd fell as much as 2 percent on Tuesday after ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the lender's rating to below investment grade citing expectations for weaker asset quality.

S&P downgrades France credit rating to 'AA'

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 14:24

The Standard and Poor's ratings agency on Friday downgraded France's credit rating by one notch to "AA," with outlook stable.

Nawaz Sharif win bodes well for Pakistan rating: S&P

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 17:50

Pinning hopes on significant economic reforms in Pakistan after Nawaz Sharif's victory in general elections, global agency S&P Monday said that the development bodes well for the country's credit profile, but ruled out any upgrade from the present junk grade rating.

India need consistency in FDI policy to bridge CAD gap: S&P

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 21:30

Global rating agency Standard and Poor's Saturday said India needs a consistent FDI policy for various sectors including retail to finance current account deficit (CAD).