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Turkish president dismisses S&P ratings cut

Ratings agency S&P has cut Turkey's credit rating due to rising political uncertainty. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said domestic and international investors shouldn't be concerned.

Ratings agency S&P has cut Turkey's credit rating due to rising political uncertainty. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said domestic and international investors shouldn't be concerned.

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Standard & Poor's strips UK of AAA credit rating

Britain's economic standing has suffered a further blow with the ratings agency Standard & Poor's stripping the UK of its last remaining AAA credit rating.

Britain's economic standing has suffered a further blow with the ratings agency Standard & Poor's stripping the UK of its last remaining AAA credit rating.

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Japan: credit rating downgraded

Fitch Ratings have downgraded Japan’s credit rating by one notch to A, which is five notches below the top AAA rating. The move comes after the

Fitch Ratings have downgraded Japan’s credit rating by one notch to A, which is five notches below the top AAA rating. The move comes after the

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Standard and Poor's downgrade Andorra

Andorra has had its credit rating cut from BBB plus to BBB by Standard and Poor’s, two notches above so-called junk status. The move comes four

Andorra has had its credit rating cut from BBB plus to BBB by Standard and Poor’s, two notches above so-called junk status. The move comes four

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Fitch Ratings downgrades France's credit ratings to 'AA'

France’s credit ratings were cut from AA+ to AA on Friday. Fitch Ratings took the step despite recent budget-saving measures by the French

France’s credit ratings were cut from AA+ to AA on Friday. Fitch Ratings took the step despite recent budget-saving measures by the French

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Fitch warns France over credit rating in face of deficit dilemma

Another blow for the French government as the ratings agency Fitch warned it may cut France’s credit rating. The double A plus rating on French

Another blow for the French government as the ratings agency Fitch warned it may cut France’s credit rating. The double A plus rating on French

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Espirito Santo downgraded by rating agencies

For the second time in a week, credit rating agencies have downgraded Portugal’s largest lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) and other parts of the

For the second time in a week, credit rating agencies have downgraded Portugal’s largest lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) and other parts of the

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Greece's credit rating upgraded for first time since bailout

Greece’s credit rating was upgraded on Friday for the first time since its multi-billion euro bailout. Global rating agency Fitch said Greece was

Greece’s credit rating was upgraded on Friday for the first time since its multi-billion euro bailout. Global rating agency Fitch said Greece was

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Fitch raises Italy's rating outlook to stable

Good news for Italy from the rating agency Fitch. It has confirmed Rome’s sovereign debt rating at BBB+ but raised its outlook to stable from

Good news for Italy from the rating agency Fitch. It has confirmed Rome’s sovereign debt rating at BBB+ but raised its outlook to stable from

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S&P cuts Russian credit rating, Moscow blames politics

Credit agency Standard & Poor’s has cut Russia’s credit rating. It is now at BBB-minus, just one notch above junk – or non-investment – level. S&

Credit agency Standard & Poor’s has cut Russia’s credit rating. It is now at BBB-minus, just one notch above junk – or non-investment – level. S&

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Moody's gives a thumbs up to debt-laden Spain

Ratings agency Moody’s has raised its outlook for Spain’s economy from “negative” to “stable”. It follows a similar move last week by Standard and

Ratings agency Moody’s has raised its outlook for Spain’s economy from “negative” to “stable”. It follows a similar move last week by Standard and

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S&P upgrades Ireland outlook on debt reduction hopes

Standard & Poor’s has upgraded its outlook on Ireland’s credit rating. Based on the opinion that Dublin’s debt may fall faster than expected, its

Standard & Poor’s has upgraded its outlook on Ireland’s credit rating. Based on the opinion that Dublin’s debt may fall faster than expected, its

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Turkey gains investment grading from Moody's

Turkey’s economy has been given a boost with an upgrade by the Moody’s ratings agency. Shares rose in Istanbul on Friday and the country’s cost of

Turkey’s economy has been given a boost with an upgrade by the Moody’s ratings agency. Shares rose in Istanbul on Friday and the country’s cost of

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Crisis lessons learned by governments

The US government is suing Standard & Poor’s accusing the agency of knowingly inflating its ratings of risky mortgage-related investments, of the

The US government is suing Standard & Poor’s accusing the agency of knowingly inflating its ratings of risky mortgage-related investments, of the

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US government goes after S&P over subprimes

The US government says it wants five billion dollars from Standard & Poor’s.   In a law suit the Department of Justice is taking the agency to court

The US government says it wants five billion dollars from Standard & Poor’s.   In a law suit the Department of Justice is taking the agency to court

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EU clamps down on credit ratings agencies

Credit rating agencies will have to be more transparent about how they assess a country’s sovereign debt under changes agreed by MEPs on

Credit rating agencies will have to be more transparent about how they assess a country’s sovereign debt under changes agreed by MEPs on

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Cyprus credit rating downgraded

Warning it could still make a bigger cut, credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Cyprus by three notches. The island has gone from B3 to Caa3

Warning it could still make a bigger cut, credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Cyprus by three notches. The island has gone from B3 to Caa3

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Fitch to review credit rating for France

Credit rating agency Fitch has said it will review its triple-A rating on France next year. The agency which is French owned is the only one to

Credit rating agency Fitch has said it will review its triple-A rating on France next year. The agency which is French owned is the only one to

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France dismisses Moody's credit rating cut

The ratings agency Moody’s has warned that it will cut French credit-worthiness again if the government fails to implement the reforms it has

The ratings agency Moody’s has warned that it will cut French credit-worthiness again if the government fails to implement the reforms it has

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France is stripped of its prized triple AAA rating

The credit ratings agency Moody’s has stripped France of its prized triple A rating, cutting it by one notch to AA1. The agency said an uncertain

The credit ratings agency Moody’s has stripped France of its prized triple A rating, cutting it by one notch to AA1. The agency said an uncertain

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Ratings agencies may face probe in Italy

Ratings agency Fitch has warned it may reconsider its presence in Italy following news of an investigation into the alleged leaking of information

Ratings agency Fitch has warned it may reconsider its presence in Italy following news of an investigation into the alleged leaking of information

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Grim numbers force Spain towards a bailout

Spain’s economy continues to contract. The country’s central bank has calculated GDP shrank by 0.4 percent between July and September from the

Spain’s economy continues to contract. The country’s central bank has calculated GDP shrank by 0.4 percent between July and September from the

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Italy's economy dealt another tough blow

Italy’s economic outlook is moving from bad to worse according to ratings agency, Moody’s. It has downgraded 13 Italian banks, three days after

Italy’s economic outlook is moving from bad to worse according to ratings agency, Moody’s. It has downgraded 13 Italian banks, three days after

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Moody's downgrades Spain's banks

The ratings agency Moody’s has cut the credit rating on 28 of Spain’s 33 banks by between one to four notches. The downgrade follows a cut of

The ratings agency Moody’s has cut the credit rating on 28 of Spain’s 33 banks by between one to four notches. The downgrade follows a cut of

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UK's AAA in danger warns Fitch

Fitch ratings agency has revised its outlook on UK debt down, warning the country that it now has a better than one-in-two chance of losing its

Fitch ratings agency has revised its outlook on UK debt down, warning the country that it now has a better than one-in-two chance of losing its

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Rating agencies in the spotlight

Arnaud from Brussels asks: “My question for European officials is: how far are we going to let rating agencies dictate how European stock markets are

Arnaud from Brussels asks: “My question for European officials is: how far are we going to let rating agencies dictate how European stock markets are

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Markets ignore Moody's ratings warning

European shares and the euro fell as trading opened after the warning by ratings agency Moody’s that Britain, France and Austria might lose their

European shares and the euro fell as trading opened after the warning by ratings agency Moody’s that Britain, France and Austria might lose their

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Moody's threatens UK and French credit ratings

Rating agency Moody’s has warned it may cut the coveted triple-A ratings of the United Kingdom, France and Austria. At the same time it downgraded

Rating agency Moody’s has warned it may cut the coveted triple-A ratings of the United Kingdom, France and Austria. At the same time it downgraded