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Baa

A credit rating used by Moody's credit agency for long-term bonds and some other investments. It is subdivided (in descending order) into Baa1, Baa2, Baa3. A Baa rating is equivalent to the BBB rating range used by Fitch and S&P. A Baa rating represents a relatively low-risk bond or investment; banks are allowed to invest in Baa rated bonds. However, Baa is toward the bottom of investment-grade bond ratings, being only one grade above junk bond ratings. Risk-averse investors must therefore exercise caution in Baa investments, especially if the rating was recently downgraded.

Baa

See BBB.
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After that latest loss, BAA said it would appeal to the Supreme Court but on Monday, the Spanish-owned company signalled an end to its fight to hang on to Stansted.
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The commission's BAA airport ownership inquiry chairman Christopher Clarke said there were "significant competition problems" arising from BAA's ownership of its seven UK airports which also include Heathrow, Southampton and Aberdeen.
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