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# Insider Trading
US markets watchdog investigating alleged insider trading at S&P
The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly asking Standard & Poor’s to account for anyone who knew about the US downgrade.
# Markets
US stocks slump amid fears about European banks
The Dow Jones has fallen back again following yesterday’s gain.
# Cyprus
Under-fire Cyprus 'will probably need a bailout' - Fitch
Economic struggler Cyprus’s rating is cut by two notches, though it’s still well above the ‘junk’ threshold for the time being.
# Markets
All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains
Markets in New York are recording tentative gains as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss potential action.
# The End is Nigh
Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green
European stock markets opened with more losses, but are moving upward again as traders expect a strong US opening.
# Markets
Global stock markets plummet overnight
Global stocks continued to tumble overnight following a disastrous day on Wall Street yesterday – with world markets wiping €1.75 trillion off global stocks.
# In the red
Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history
The Dow Jones ends its day deep in the red, as the S&P loses 6.6 per cent and the NASDAQ sheds nearly 7 per cent of its value.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In today’s fix: Obama says ‘yes we cAAAn’, more violence in London, picture emerges of Norway’s killer polar bear, and the man who’s gone back to his desk job, after being president of Somalia…
# Economy
Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say
The US president has made his first public comments since S&P downgraded the United State’s credit rating on Friday.
# US Debt
S&P's "stunning lack of knowledge" shown in US downgrade
News of the weekend’s rating downgrade hasn’t gone down well with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…
# Downgraded
Downgraded: US loses AAA credit rating for the first time ever
Standard & Poor’s decision makes it the first time the US’ credit rating has fallen below the highest level, AAA, which it has held since 1917.
# Outlook
S&P upbeat about Ireland's return to bond markets
The ratings agency says its maintaining its debt ratings for Ireland and describes the country’s economic outlook as ‘stable’.
# New low
Rock bottom? Greece gets the lowest credit rating in the world...again
Fitch has given Greece a CCC rating, following on from other credit rating agencies last month.
# Moody's
Ireland could be next to face 'junk' status after Portugal - report
Portugal’s credit rating being downgraded to junk status by Moody’s yesterday could pose a “contagion risk” for Ireland, say experts.
# Beratings
EU Commission criticises ratings agencies
Commission President Barroso suggests market “bias” against European countries because of agencies’ reports.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# US Debt
Credit ratings agency Moody's warns of possible US downgrade
Warning comes as US government and Treasury struggle to reach agreement over increasing the country’s debt limit.
# Greece
Greece close to securing the next €12bn tranche of bailout funds
Following reports suggesting the IMF may not approve the next installment of funds for Greece, Germany has moved to ensure the market that the EU/IMF will continue to back the bailout plan.
Ireland's credit rating cut again to the same level as Iceland, Tunisia, and Romania
Ireland’s rating is one notch off junk status after the latest forecast by Moody’s which doesn’t offer much hope for the future.
# Credit Rating
Standard and Poor's downgrades Ireland's credit rating
The silver lining? We’ve been taken off S&P’s CreditWatch list.
# Bond Markets
Moody's cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches
Ireland goes from Aa2 to Baa1 in one swoop – and now lies just a few notches above being officially ‘junk’.
# Downgraded
Ireland's credit rating slashed by three grades to BBB+
We are now just two levels above Greece as Fitch downgrade us for the cost of supporting banking system.
# Credit Rating
Fitch downgrades Ireland, sets outlook to negative
The agency points to the cost of the Anglo bailout to explain the downgrade.
# Moody's
Moody's downgrade rating of Anglo Irish bonds
The ratings agency cites concerns over the liquidity of Anglo’s commercial assets for downgrading from AAA to AA2.
# Debt
Treasury agency attacks S&P - so what do ratings mean?
The NTMA is upset – so why is it important that S&P downgraded our national debt rating?
# Financial Times
At least the FT is entertained by our downgrade
S&P downgrades Ireland’s rating. FT says: at least it’s kept us amused on a quiet day.
# Credit Rating
Agency cuts Portugal's credit rating