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#Fitch

# fitch - Friday 15 August, 2014

Two out of three ain't bad: another ratings agency gives Ireland an A
# Thumbs Up
# Thumbs Up

Two out of three ain't bad: another ratings agency gives Ireland an A

Aug 15th 2014, 10:45 PM 23,668 Views 44 Comments

The move should spark even more interest in our government debt.

# fitch - Friday 21 March, 2014

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people
# Crimea
# Crimea

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people

Mar 21st 2014, 6:44 AM 5,527 Views 71 Comments

The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.

# fitch - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Debt write offs for some, but up to 27,000 homes could be repossessed
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Debt write offs for some, but up to 27,000 homes could be repossessed

Dec 17th 2013, 8:13 AM 10,711 Views 165 Comments

A new report says that 40 per cent of mortgages will begin to re-perform next year.

# fitch - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Repossession of Irish homes to rise - but as 'a last resort'
# Ireland
# Ireland

Repossession of Irish homes to rise - but as 'a last resort'

Aug 7th 2013, 8:45 AM 7,047 Views 74 Comments

Fitch Ratings said that the rate is to rise following the introduction of the Personal Insolvency Act, amongst other changes.

# fitch - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

House prices could fall another 20 per cent, warns Fitch
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

House prices could fall another 20 per cent, warns Fitch

Jan 9th 2013, 8:09 AM 7,685 Views 64 Comments

The ratings agency says a large housing oversupply, combined with growing mortgage arrears, will keep prices down.

# fitch - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Fitch takes Ireland's credit rating off 'negative' watch list
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

Fitch takes Ireland's credit rating off 'negative' watch list

Nov 14th 2012, 6:44 PM 7,976 Views 50 Comments

Ireland’s credit rating is still only BBB+, but Fitch says it’s no longer expecting to downgrade us again.

# fitch - Monday 12 November, 2012

Italian prosecutor files charges against ratings agencies
# Italy
# Italy

Italian prosecutor files charges against ratings agencies

Nov 12th 2012, 1:21 PM 3,554 Views 13 Comments

The lawyer has brought charges against Standard & Poor’s and Fitch ratings agencies for downgrading Italy’s credit rating and helping to fuel the euro crisis.

# fitch - Friday 26 October, 2012

Have you seen these men? Topless Abercrombie and Fitch 'hotties' hit Dublin
# Abercrombie And Freezing
From The Daily Edge
# Abercrombie And Freezing

Have you seen these men? Topless Abercrombie and Fitch 'hotties' hit Dublin

Oct 26th 2012, 10:53 AM 17,658 Views 8 Comments

Male models are topless on the streets of Dublin city centre, right now!

# fitch - Friday 13 July, 2012

Moody's downgrades Italy by two notches
# Moody's
# Moody's

Moody's downgrades Italy by two notches

Jul 13th 2012, 9:14 AM 2,466 Views 11 Comments

The credit rating agency has downgraded the third largest eurozone economy just hours ahead of its latest bond sale.

# fitch - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Downgraded: Spain's credit rating slashed by Fitch with negative outlook
# Spain
# Spain

Downgraded: Spain's credit rating slashed by Fitch with negative outlook

Jun 7th 2012, 8:28 PM 2,832 Views 25 Comments

The cost of bailing out Spain’s banks could be as high as €100 billion, the ratings agency warned as it forecast a recession for the rest of this year and next.

# fitch - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Fitch: Yes vote removes uncertainty, but return to markets still 'unclear'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Fitch: Yes vote removes uncertainty, but return to markets still 'unclear'

Jun 5th 2012, 8:34 AM 1,722 Views 19 Comments

The ratings agency says approving the Fiscal Compact removes a risk, but doesn’t guarantee a return to the markets.

# fitch - Friday 6 April, 2012

After the global financial crisis, why are rating agencies still trusted?
# Explainer
# Explainer

After the global financial crisis, why are rating agencies still trusted?

Apr 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,554 Views 14 Comments

Credit rating agencies were widely criticised in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008 but they continue to hold huge sway when it comes to sovereign ratings. Now the EU is looking to curb that influence. TheJournal.ie investigates…

# fitch - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Fitch downgrades UK outlook to negative
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

Fitch downgrades UK outlook to negative

Mar 15th 2012, 12:18 PM 814 Views 1 Comment

The nation has held onto its AAA rating but has been warned it could lose its top rating if cut-backs are eased.

# fitch - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Fitch ratings agency upgrades Greece
# Yes Really
# Yes Really

Fitch ratings agency upgrades Greece

Mar 13th 2012, 7:00 PM 155 Views 2 Comments

The move follows a crucial bond swap with private creditors by Greece at the weekend, which knocked over €100 billion off the country’s national debt.

# fitch - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Fitch: 'Highly likely' that Greece will default soon
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

Fitch: 'Highly likely' that Greece will default soon

Feb 22nd 2012, 12:35 PM 2,898 Views 22 Comments

The ratings agency has downgraded Greece just one day after EU leaders agreed on a €130 billion bailout deal for the country.

# fitch - Monday 13 February, 2012

Two ratings agencies downgrade Spanish banks
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Two ratings agencies downgrade Spanish banks

Feb 13th 2012, 8:27 PM 2,229 Views 8 Comments

Fitch cut the ratings on four of Spain’s financial institutions – while S&P downgraded 15.

# fitch - Friday 27 January, 2012

Fitch downgrades five eurozone countries - but retains Ireland's rating
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Fitch downgrades five eurozone countries - but retains Ireland's rating

Jan 27th 2012, 6:39 PM 4,094 Views 16 Comments

Italy, Spain, Belgium, Cyprus and Slovenia have all been downgraded by the American ratings agency.

# fitch - Friday 6 January, 2012

Fitch ratings agency downgrades Hungary to junk status
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Fitch ratings agency downgrades Hungary to junk status

Jan 6th 2012, 3:25 PM 2,244 Views 17 Comments

The agency also said there was a more than 50 per cent chance of another downgrade within two years.

# fitch - Friday 16 December, 2011

Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries
# Eurocrisis
# Eurocrisis

Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries

Dec 16th 2011, 6:07 PM 3,251 Views 37 Comments

Fitch ratings agency has this evening said it is considering downgrading Ireland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia and Cyprus by one or two notches.

# fitch - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Parent banks of National Irish and ACC downgraded by Fitch
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

Parent banks of National Irish and ACC downgraded by Fitch

Dec 15th 2011, 9:27 AM 1,432 Views 3 Comments

Danske Bank and Rabo Bank are two of five European banks to be downgraded overnight by the ratings agency Fitch.

# fitch - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Fitch: We're not going to remove the US's AAA rating
# Fitch
# Fitch

Fitch: We're not going to remove the US's AAA rating

Aug 16th 2011, 3:52 PM 135 Views 2 Comments

Fitch and Moody’s say they’ll be letting Standard & Poor’s go on a solo run – with two of the three agencies refusing to downgrade.

# fitch - Saturday 13 August, 2011

How did ratings agencies become so powerful? Trains and recessions, that’s how
# Ratings Agency
# Ratings Agency

How did ratings agencies become so powerful? Trains and recessions, that’s how

Aug 13th 2011, 3:35 PM 1,255 Views 11 Comments

In the aftermath of the debt downgrade, people are wondering how S&P and the likes became so powerful. Here’s the answer.

# fitch - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Under-fire Cyprus 'will probably need a bailout' - Fitch
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Under-fire Cyprus 'will probably need a bailout' - Fitch

Aug 10th 2011, 7:11 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

Economic struggler Cyprus’s rating is cut by two notches, though it’s still well above the ‘junk’ threshold for the time being.

# fitch - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Rock bottom? Greece gets the lowest credit rating in the world...again
# New Low
# New Low

Rock bottom? Greece gets the lowest credit rating in the world...again

Jul 14th 2011, 9:46 AM 293 Views 3 Comments

Fitch has given Greece a CCC rating, following on from other credit rating agencies last month.

# fitch - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade
# Junk
# Junk

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 3:10 PM 566 Views 14 Comments

Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.

Department of Finance 'disappointed' by Ireland's junk status
# Junk
# Junk

Department of Finance 'disappointed' by Ireland's junk status

Jul 13th 2011, 7:08 AM 418 Views 12 Comments

Moody’s decision to downgrade appears to indicate we’ll need a second bailout.

# fitch - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Ireland's credit rating slashed by three grades to BBB+
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Ireland's credit rating slashed by three grades to BBB+

Dec 9th 2010, 12:58 PM 467 Views 0 Comments

We are now just two levels above Greece as Fitch downgrade us for the cost of supporting banking system.

# fitch - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

Fitch downgrade hits cost of borrowing - yet again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Fitch downgrade hits cost of borrowing - yet again

Oct 6th 2010, 4:52 PM 108 Views 0 Comments

Agency worries about banking costs. Agency downgrades rating. Price of borrowing rises. Repeat ad nauseum.

Fitch downgrades Ireland, sets outlook to negative
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

Fitch downgrades Ireland, sets outlook to negative

Oct 6th 2010, 12:53 PM 169 Views 0 Comments

The agency points to the cost of the Anglo bailout to explain the downgrade.

# fitch - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

Our new economic kindred spirit: Portugal
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Our new economic kindred spirit: Portugal

Sep 21st 2010, 9:16 AM 174 Views 0 Comments

The cost to Portugal of borrowing money over 10-years also touched 6.5% yesterday, and they’re auctioning on Thursday.