'Junk bonds: Domestic cos provide highest investor protection'

International rating agency Moody's today said the recent international junk bond sales by domestic companies offer the best protection to investors as they have the highest overall covenant quality scores.

May 08, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Ratings agencies assign stable outlook on RCom's $300 mn debt

Ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch have assigned stable outlook on USD 300 million debt facility of telecom firm Reliance Communications.

May 06, 2015, 22:00 PM IST

Vedanta's Cairn India impairment credit negative: Moody's

Ratings agency Moody's Monday said metals and mining major Vedanta Resources' over Rs 19,000 crore impairment in Cairn India is credit negative as it implies a longer pay back period.

May 04, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

Reform implementation to determine rating upgrade: Moody's

Moody's, which has given the lowest investment grade rating to India, named regulatory complexity and weak social and physical infrastructure as challenges before the country.

Apr 30, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Fitch downgrades Japan, joins Moody's in warning on fiscal policy

Fitch Ratings downgraded Japan`s credit rating by one notch after the government failed to take steps in this fiscal year`s budget to offset a delay in a sales tax increase, the agency said on Monday.

Apr 27, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

India's rating upgrade after eco parameters improve: Moody's

Earlier this month, Moody's had upgraded India's outlook to positive from stable, but retained the credit rating at the existing level at 'Baa3', just a notch above the junk grade.

Apr 26, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

Lower monsoon not to impact rating; policy actions key: Moody's

India's below normal monsoon is unlikely to impact credit rating, Moody's Thursday said while asserting that government policy action and reforms going forward will be key to an upgrade.

Apr 23, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

Growth over 7.5% may not be sustainable, resolve tax issues: Moody's

A growth rate of more than 7.5 percent may not be "sustainable" for India in the present scenario and the country needs to resolve tax issues that are impacting its investment climate, Moody's said Thursday.

Apr 23, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

Asia Pacific sovereigns, including India, resilient to shocks: Moody's

Rating agency Moody's on Thursday said emerging economies in Asia Pacific region, including India, have a high degree of immunity to external shocks, but will face challenges when the US Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates.

Apr 23, 2015, 11:00 AM IST

RIL's credit metrics to improve over next 2 years: Moody's

Reliance Industries' credit metrics will improve over the next two years on completion of petrochemical and refinery projects, Moody's said on Tuesday.

Apr 21, 2015, 12:20 PM IST

Indian economy to grow at 7.3% in 2015: Moody's

Moody's Analytics said, India's economy is on a cyclical upswing and forward-looking indicators suggest domestic demand is gathering momentum.

Apr 17, 2015, 11:13 AM IST

Rating upgrade depends on fiscal prudence: Moody's analyst

US-based Moody's has a caveat before considering a rating upgrade for India -- the country should stick to fiscal consolidation and effectively address weaknesses in the banking sector.

Apr 14, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

'Rating upgrade for India in next 12-18 months'

India is currently at the last rung of investment grade, just a notch above the 'junk' status, by all three leading global credit rating agencies - Moody's, S&P and Fitch.

Apr 12, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Credit outlook rating upgrade to help attract FDI: FICCI

With rating agencies Fitch and Moody's affirming India's credit outlook as "stable" and "positive" respectively, Ficci Thursday said the move will uplift investor sentiment and help attract foreign investments.

Apr 09, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

Nifty up by 64 points, Bank stocks surge

Extending gains for the fifth consecutive session, the NSE Nifty rose by 63.90 points to end at 8,778.30 on buying in banking and financial counters after Moody's upgraded India's outlook to positive from stable.

Apr 09, 2015, 22:19 PM IST

Moody's lowers ratings of ICICI, Axis & HDFC Bank

Global rating agency Moody's Thursday downgraded local currency bank deposit ratings and senior unsecured ratings of three biggest private lenders, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank, on a change in its fundamental view about government support to such instruments.

Apr 09, 2015, 21:59 PM IST

Moody's ups India's rating outlook to positive; Fitch keeps it stable

In a big vote of confidence in the Modi government, rating agency Moody's Thursday raised India's credit outlook to 'positive', while Fitch projected faster growth -- raising hopes for an upgrade in its sovereign rating in the next 12-18 months.

Apr 09, 2015, 20:01 PM IST

Stocks climb as Moody's upgrades India outlook; rupee steady

Bolstered by Moody's upgrading India's rating outlook to 'positive' from 'stable' Thursday, the benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 177 points to close at near four-week high of 28,885.21 as lenders led the rally, however, rupee ended flat against the dollar.

Apr 09, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

Bank stocks surge up to 6% on rating outlook upgrade

Bank stocks Thursday surged by up to 6 percent, after Moody's raised India's credit rating outlook to 'positive'.

Apr 09, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Sensex rises to near one-month high; bank stocks surge

The Sensex has now garnered over 927.72 points in five sessions and is at nearly one-month high. The previous high was on March 12 when it ended at 28,930.41.

Apr 09, 2015, 17:35 PM IST