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# Moody's

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# Footing the bill
Ratings agency Moody's to pay €812 million fine in reparation for the mortgage crisis
The US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has said that the credit crash “could not have happened without the rating agencies”.
# bumped up
As expected, Moody's upgrades Ireland's debt for second time
The ratings agency gave Ireland its second ratings bump in a year.
# Rating bump
Here's why Moody's looks likely to upgrade Ireland tomorrow
It would be the second upgrade in six months from the agency which has traditionally talked Ireland down.
Markets react positively to Ireland's credit rating upgrade
NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan says it opens Ireland up to a ‘new universe’ of investors.
# Your Say
Poll: Does it feel like we've 'turned the corner'?
We’ve had a number of ‘good news’ economic stories in the last few days, but how are things feeling on a day-to-day basis?
# Ireland
Moody’s rating upgrade “improves the Irish story”
Moody’s had said it expects that Ireland’s debt ratios will start to decline this year.
# A good rating
Moody’s restores Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade
The ratings agency says that strong growth potential and the bailout exit were two major factors in the decision.
# Credit Rating
No more junk? Moody's set to issue its verdict on Ireland's bailout exit
Moody’s has been the most negative ratings agency when it comes to the State’s financial outlook.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.
# Credit Rating
NTMA: 'Moody's rating of Ireland is side-lining Asian investors'
The head of the NTMA John Corrigan said Ireland will need to engage with the markets in 2014 to pre-fund for the following year.
# improvement
Moody's upgrades Ireland's sovereign rating from negative to stable
The National Treasury Management Agency said it is pleased with the upgrade.
# Moody's
Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years
Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.
# Promissory notes
Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal
Danske Bank Markets said it now expects rating agencies to upgrade Ireland’s status while businesses say the deal will improve consumer confidence.
# Downgrade
Eurozone's new bailout fund loses AAA credit rating
The European Stability Mechanism has been downgraded by Moody’s, following a similar drop for France.
# already?
Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative
Moody’s said that a ‘weakening in the political commitment’ among eurozone states towards the ESM would have negative implications.
# Spain
Spain set to release stress test results
The results will follow yesterday’s budget announcement of over €30 billion in cuts.
# Mortgage Arrears
One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013
County by county survey shows that there are still “substantial losses to be realised on irish residential mortgage loans”.
# Negative outlook
Moody's issues negative outlook warning for Germany
Ratings agency also revised stable outlooks for the Netherlands and Luxembourg to ‘negative’.
# Moody's
Moody's downgrades Italy by two notches
The credit rating agency has downgraded the third largest eurozone economy just hours ahead of its latest bond sale.
# Downgraded
Moody's downgrades 28 Spanish banks over debt concerns
Banks downgraded last night include one of the eurozone’s biggest – Banco Santander.
# Banks
Moody's downgrades 15 major banks
Moody’s said the mass downgrade reflected the banks’ ability repay their debts.
# Property
Moody's says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent
The ratings agency also says that the Irish economy will only grow by 0.2 per cent in 2012.
# Cyprus
Moody's drives Cyprus towards junk status with two-notch downgrade
The credit ratings agency has said that it has placed Cyprus’ rating on review for further possible downgrade.
# Spain
Downgraded: Moody's slashes Spain's credit rating
The downgrade comes on foot of an agreement reached at the weekend to bailout Spain’s troubled banking system.
# Commerzbank
Moody's downgrades six German and three Austrian banks
Moody’s says six major banks, including the country’s second-biggest Commerzbank, are at risk of eurozone turmoil.
# Debt Crisis
Moody's in mass downgrade of 16 Spanish banks
The ratings agency raised fears over the “creditworthiness” of the country and its ability to support its banks.
# Mama mia!
Moody's cuts ratings of 26 Italian banks
The banks include the country’s two largest banks, with one third of the market – while 10 banks are now ‘junk’.
# Netherlands
Dutch caretaker PM urges 'responsibility' over economic problems
Despite the fall of the country’s government over budget disagreements yesterday, the Netherlands raised €2 billion at a bond auction today.
# Explainer
After the global financial crisis, why are rating agencies still trusted?
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. investigates…
# Credit Ratings
Fitch downgrades UK outlook to negative
The nation has held onto its AAA rating but has been warned it could lose its top rating if cut-backs are eased.
# Second bailout
Moody's expects Ireland to require partial second bailout
The only ratings agency to rank Ireland at ‘junk’ status says Ireland will have difficulty getting back to the markets.
# State Assets
Moody's backs 'credit positive' sale of state assets
In its weekly credit outlook, Moody’s welcomes the plans to sell state assets – but that our position remains “challenging”.
# Downgrade
Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction
What downgrade? Italy flogs billions in 12-year bonds with interest rates falling dramatically on a similar bond last month.
# Credit Rating
Moody's downgrades six European countries - and warns of more to come
France and the UK were both warned that they could lose their coveted AAA credit rating.
# Moody's
Safe: Moody's says it will maintain France's AAA rating
It follows Standard & Poor’s downgrade of France and others on Friday.
# Review 2011
Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.