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Ireland back in the ratings A team after Moody's upgrade

Moody's has upgraded Ireland's credit rating due to better than expected growth. They put it up by one notch to A3 with a positive outlook.

Moody's has upgraded Ireland's credit rating due to better than expected growth. They put it up by one notch to A3 with a positive outlook.

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Dubai World reaches debt deal

Dubai World has reached agreement with what’s been reported as “a substantial majority” of creditors to back its 14.6 billion dollar debt

Dubai World has reached agreement with what’s been reported as “a substantial majority” of creditors to back its 14.6 billion dollar debt

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France fails to make promised EU debt reductions

France has announced it will miss its EU budget target of bringing public debt under control by 2015. It’s the latest in a long line of broken

France has announced it will miss its EU budget target of bringing public debt under control by 2015. It’s the latest in a long line of broken

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EU's Juncker plays down outright Greece debt writeoff

Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has played down the prospect that eurozone countries may write off part of Greece’s

Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has played down the prospect that eurozone countries may write off part of Greece’s

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Argentina calls for a re-think from US judge over debt ruling

Argentina has reacted angrily to a US Supreme Court ruling which said it will have to pay $1.3bn to bondholders. Buenos Aires claims paying up will

Argentina has reacted angrily to a US Supreme Court ruling which said it will have to pay $1.3bn to bondholders. Buenos Aires claims paying up will

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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 outlook on Portugal's debt rating

More good news for Portugal as it moves closer to ending its need to be in a bailout programme. The Fitch rating agency has raised its outlook on

More good news for Portugal as it moves closer to ending its need to be in a bailout programme. The Fitch rating agency has raised its outlook on

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Italy getting easier ride on international bond market

The cost of borrowing for the Italian government continues to fall, and the economy has been given a further boost by a ratings agency upgrade

The cost of borrowing for the Italian government continues to fall, and the economy has been given a further boost by a ratings agency upgrade

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Eurozone governments' debt drops for first time since 2007

The total amount of debt being carried by eurozone governments has fallen for the first time since the financial crisis hit – that is nearly six

The total amount of debt being carried by eurozone governments has fallen for the first time since the financial crisis hit – that is nearly six

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S&P strips the Netherlands of AAA credit rating

The Netherlands has lost its AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P). The Dutch economy, which is the eurozone’s fifth largest, recently

The Netherlands has lost its AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P). The Dutch economy, which is the eurozone’s fifth largest, recently

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Japan hikes tax to tackle debt

The Japanese will soon have to pay more in sales tax when they buy things as the government tries to reduce the country’s runaway debt. Prime

The Japanese will soon have to pay more in sales tax when they buy things as the government tries to reduce the country’s runaway debt. Prime