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CAD to be closer to 1.3% in FY16: Ind-Ra

The current account deficit for the current fiscal is likely to come in close to 1.3 percent of the GDP, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said Tuesday.

Mar 22, 2016, 19:50 PM IST

Wider deficits carry risks of delay to rating upgrades: DBS

India's fiscal deficit target for 2016-17 is likely to be adjusted higher to 3.7 percent of GDP, financial services major DBS said while highlighting that wider deficits carry the risks of a delay to rating upgrades.

Jan 26, 2016, 19:19 PM IST

Ratings to face stress if reforms stray; GST crucial: S&P

Expressing concern over slowdown in the pace of reforms, Standard & Poor's has said India's rating could come under stress if government fails to pursue reforms agenda and overshoots fiscal deficit target.

Nov 22, 2015, 14:29 PM IST

RBI revises NBFCs' prudential norms, makes ratings mandatory

Till March 2016, unrated companies or those with a sub-investment grade, have been allowed to only renew existing deposits on maturity, but barred from accepting fresh deposits.

Mar 27, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

Global rating agencies rule out upgrade for India within a year

Global rating agency S&P Monday ruled out a rating upgrade for India within a year while Fitch said the government's fiscal consolidation strategy spelt out in Budget is "less aspiring" than in the past.

Mar 02, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

New criteria equity infusion could trigger consolidation: ICRA

The new performance criteria for equity infusion into public sector banks (PSBs) could potentially lead to a shakeup in the sector in the absence of a transition period and given the pending structural issues, rating agency ICRA said.

Feb 09, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

Moody's withdraws 'Baa3' rating on Life Insurance Corporation

Global rating agency Moody's Investors Service Monday said it has withdrawn the 'Baa3' insurance financial strength rating of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).

Oct 13, 2014, 22:41 PM IST

Fitch retains rating of SBI, ICICI, BoB, PNB and other banks

Fitch Ratings Wednesday reaffirmed long- term issuer default ratings (IDRs) of nine banks, including State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda (BoB), Punjab National Bank (PNB) and ICICI Bank among others at 'BBB-' and also retained their credit rating as 'stable'.

Sep 03, 2014, 22:20 PM IST

Budget modestly credit positive for India: Moody's

Rating agency Moody's Monday said the budget 2014-15 has outlined steps to support faster economic growth, but absence of detailed implementation plan makes it modestly credit positive for India.

Jul 14, 2014, 18:40 PM IST

Modi effect: Fitch revises economic growth forecast to 5.5%

International rating agency Fitch Tuesday said India's economic growth will accelerate to 5.5 percent this financial year and 6.5 percent in FY16 due to the clear mandate received by the pro-reform Narendra Modi government.

Jul 01, 2014, 18:34 PM IST

Rupee stability essential for corporate turnaround: India Ratings

Stating that it does not expect credit metrics to deteriorate in 2014-15, India Ratings on Monday said stability in the rupee is one of the most important factors essential for corporate turnaround during the fiscal.

Jun 02, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

Moody's keeps Tata Steel ratings unchanged

Moody's Investors Service maintained its ratings for Tata Steel, saying the first nine months' results show group performance has firmed up on robust growth.

Feb 13, 2014, 19:06 PM IST

Goldman starts Power Grid with ''buy'' rating

Goldman Sachs initiates coverage on Indian power companies with a "buy" rating on Power Grid Corp of India Ltd, saying the sector could benefit from recent reforms, although the magnitude of power tariff hikes could be the biggest risk.

Jan 20, 2014, 11:55 AM IST

Amla leapfrogs to second spot in ICC rankings

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has reaped reward for his brilliant performances during their 2-0 whitewash over New Zealand as he leapfrogged West Indies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul to the second position in the ICC Test batsmen rankings.

Jan 16, 2013, 14:11 PM IST

Moody's cautions govt against roll back of diesel price hike

Cautioning the government against roll back of diesel price hike, credit rating agency Moody's Thursday said that any such step would limit its subsidy reduction plan.

Sep 20, 2012, 18:32 PM IST

Tata Steel yet to feel pinch of global slowdown: Nerurkar

Tata Steel said that global economic slowdown has not impacted the private steel major so far.

Jun 16, 2012, 12:41 PM IST

Oprah`s network struggling with ratings

After a much hyped launch earlier this year, Oprah Winfrey`s network is now struggling to pull in viewers, with the TV mogul herself admitting that the going has become tough.

May 10, 2011, 08:48 AM IST

‘American Idol’ dominates ratings in 2nd week

Executives US network Fox are breathing a sigh of relief this morning.

Jan 28, 2011, 13:10 PM IST

US President’s ratings climb as public support surges

A poll suggests more Americans are approving of Barack Obama`s performance.

Jan 20, 2011, 14:09 PM IST

Zardari’s ratings drop to all-time-low of 20% in poll

Only one in five Pakistanis view President Zardari favourably, says a poll.

Jul 30, 2010, 14:54 PM IST