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Credit Rating Agency

A company that provides investors with assessments of an investment's risk. The issuers of investments, especially debt securities, pay credit rating agencies to provide them with ratings. A high rating indicates low risk and may therefore encourage investors to buy a security. Additionally, banks may only invest in securities with a high rating from two or more credit rating agencies. The SEC recognizes 10 firms as credit rating agencies; Fitch, S&P, and Moody's are the three most prominent. However, the methods of credit ratings agencies have been subject to criticism. For example, most agencies gave high-risk mortgage-backed securities top ratings until they defaulted at the collapse of the housing bubble.
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While the chain hasn't released a list of the stores it plans to close, a report by the Morningstar Credit Ratings agency identifies 39 stores that it says are most at risk of closing because they have weaker per square-foot sales than the average JCPenney outlet.
UNCERTAINTY surrounding the future of the UK economy outside the European Union will trigger a slowdown in business investment and consumer spending, according to credit ratings agency Moody's.
Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut Bulgariaas sovereign credit ratingto BB+ from BBB- with a stable outlook.
In a statement the credit ratings agency said that "We believe that.
The company has obtained a credit ratings agency licence from the Capital Markets Authority in Rwanda to pave the way for it to start operations.
Pitching itself as a new international credit ratings agency, ARC hopes also to take clients from Standard & Poor's (S&P), which along with Fitch and Moody's, faced heavy criticism following the financial crisis.
This marks the first time in history that our nation has been granted investment grade status by a major credit ratings agency," Aquino said in a statement.
More specifically, on the thorny question of limiting the participation of shareholders in different credit ratings agencies (limitation of cross-shareholding), the Council and Parliament have agreed on the following measure: an investor who holds a share of at least 5% in a credit ratings agency will not be authorised to hold shares of 5% or more in anotherratings agency.
International credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded The Bahamas' sovereign credit rating for the second time in two years, reports The Nassau Guardian (Nov.
Summary: Credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded six Dubai-based companiesC*
Launching itself as a new international credit ratings agency, ARC is hoping to rival and take clients from Fitch and Moody's and Standard & Poor's (S&P), which faced heavy criticism after the financial crisis.
One credit ratings agency, Fitch, warned that Britain's rating was at risk, saying it expected debt by 2015 to be "approaching the upper limit of the level consistent with the UK retaining its AAA status".