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#Moody's

# moodys - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Ratings agency Moody's to pay €812 million fine in reparation for the mortgage crisis
# Footing The Bill
# Footing The Bill

Ratings agency Moody's to pay €812 million fine in reparation for the mortgage crisis

Jan 14th 2017, 7:31 AM 11,766 Views 23 Comments

The US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has said that the credit crash “could not have happened without the rating agencies”.

# moodys - Saturday 17 May, 2014

# moodys - Friday 16 May, 2014

As expected, Moody's upgrades Ireland's debt for second time
# Bumped Up
# Bumped Up

As expected, Moody's upgrades Ireland's debt for second time

May 16th 2014, 10:54 PM 9,897 Views 30 Comments

The ratings agency gave Ireland its second ratings bump in a year.

# moodys - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Here's why Moody's looks likely to upgrade Ireland tomorrow
# Rating Bump
# Rating Bump

Here's why Moody's looks likely to upgrade Ireland tomorrow

May 15th 2014, 1:20 PM 12,826 Views 32 Comments

It would be the second upgrade in six months from the agency which has traditionally talked Ireland down.

# moodys - Monday 20 January, 2014

Markets react positively to Ireland's credit rating upgrade
# NTMA
# NTMA

Markets react positively to Ireland's credit rating upgrade

Jan 20th 2014, 9:58 AM 6,926 Views 35 Comments

NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan says it opens Ireland up to a ‘new universe’ of investors.

# moodys - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Poll: Does it feel like we've 'turned the corner'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does it feel like we've 'turned the corner'?

Jan 19th 2014, 9:36 AM 16,940 Views 89 Comments

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?

# moodys - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Moody’s rating upgrade “improves the Irish story”
# Ireland
# Ireland

Moody’s rating upgrade “improves the Irish story”

Jan 18th 2014, 1:06 PM 9,698 Views 27 Comments

Moody’s had said it expects that Ireland’s debt ratios will start to decline this year.

# moodys - Friday 17 January, 2014

Moody’s restores Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade
# A Good Rating
# A Good Rating

Moody’s restores Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade

Jan 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 16,714 Views 86 Comments

The ratings agency says that strong growth potential and the bailout exit were two major factors in the decision.

No more junk? Moody's set to issue its verdict on Ireland's bailout exit
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

No more junk? Moody's set to issue its verdict on Ireland's bailout exit

Jan 17th 2014, 7:58 AM 7,651 Views 27 Comments

Moody’s has been the most negative ratings agency when it comes to the State’s financial outlook.

# moodys - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Dec 18th 2013, 11:22 PM 22,735 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.

# moodys - Sunday 17 November, 2013

NTMA: 'Moody's rating of Ireland is side-lining Asian investors'
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

NTMA: 'Moody's rating of Ireland is side-lining Asian investors'

Nov 17th 2013, 3:29 PM 10,186 Views 31 Comments

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.

# moodys - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Moody's upgrades Ireland's sovereign rating from negative to stable
# Improvement
# Improvement

Moody's upgrades Ireland's sovereign rating from negative to stable

Sep 21st 2013, 9:12 AM 5,520 Views 103 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency said it is pleased with the upgrade.

# moodys - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years
# Moody's
# Moody's

Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years

Feb 23rd 2013, 10:15 AM 5,169 Views 21 Comments

Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.

# moodys - Friday 8 February, 2013

Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal

Feb 8th 2013, 8:19 AM 4,997 Views 59 Comments

Danske Bank Markets said it now expects rating agencies to upgrade Ireland’s status while businesses say the deal will improve consumer confidence.

# moodys - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Eurozone's new bailout fund loses AAA credit rating
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

Eurozone's new bailout fund loses AAA credit rating

Dec 1st 2012, 12:50 PM 4,368 Views 24 Comments

The European Stability Mechanism has been downgraded by Moody’s, following a similar drop for France.

# moodys - Monday 8 October, 2012

Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative
# Already?
# Already?

Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative

Oct 8th 2012, 10:40 PM 6,051 Views 13 Comments

Moody’s said that a ‘weakening in the political commitment’ among eurozone states towards the ESM would have negative implications.

# moodys - Friday 28 September, 2012

Spain set to release stress test results
# Spain
# Spain

Spain set to release stress test results

Sep 28th 2012, 10:07 AM 1,761 Views 3 Comments

The results will follow yesterday’s budget announcement of over €30 billion in cuts.

# moodys - Thursday 20 September, 2012

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013

Sep 20th 2012, 10:57 AM 9,041 Views 30 Comments

County by county survey shows that there are still “substantial losses to be realised on irish residential mortgage loans”.

# moodys - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Moody's issues negative outlook warning for Germany
# Negative Outlook
# Negative Outlook

Moody's issues negative outlook warning for Germany

Jul 24th 2012, 8:13 AM 2,731 Views 10 Comments

Ratings agency also revised stable outlooks for the Netherlands and Luxembourg to ‘negative’.

# moodys - 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 2,467 Views 11 Comments

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

# moodys - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Moody's downgrades 28 Spanish banks over debt concerns
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Moody's downgrades 28 Spanish banks over debt concerns

Jun 26th 2012, 9:49 AM 1,150 Views 0 Comments

Banks downgraded last night include one of the eurozone’s biggest – Banco Santander.

# moodys - Friday 22 June, 2012

Moody's downgrades 15 major banks
# Banks
# Banks

Moody's downgrades 15 major banks

Jun 22nd 2012, 9:39 AM 2,354 Views 7 Comments

Moody’s said the mass downgrade reflected the banks’ ability repay their debts.

# moodys - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Moody's says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent
# Property
# Property

Moody's says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent

Jun 16th 2012, 8:45 AM 6,327 Views 37 Comments

The ratings agency also says that the Irish economy will only grow by 0.2 per cent in 2012.

# moodys - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Moody's drives Cyprus towards junk status with two-notch downgrade
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Moody's drives Cyprus towards junk status with two-notch downgrade

Jun 14th 2012, 11:41 AM 1,365 Views 10 Comments

The credit ratings agency has said that it has placed Cyprus’ rating on review for further possible downgrade.

# moodys - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Downgraded: Moody's slashes Spain's credit rating
# Spain
# Spain

Downgraded: Moody's slashes Spain's credit rating

Jun 13th 2012, 10:01 PM 3,362 Views 22 Comments

The downgrade comes on foot of an agreement reached at the weekend to bailout Spain’s troubled banking system.

# moodys - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Moody's downgrades six German and three Austrian banks
# Commerzbank
# Commerzbank

Moody's downgrades six German and three Austrian banks

Jun 6th 2012, 10:23 AM 1,439 Views 15 Comments

Moody’s says six major banks, including the country’s second-biggest Commerzbank, are at risk of eurozone turmoil.

# moodys - Friday 18 May, 2012

Moody's in mass downgrade of 16 Spanish banks
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Moody's in mass downgrade of 16 Spanish banks

May 18th 2012, 7:51 AM 1,270 Views 12 Comments

The ratings agency raised fears over the “creditworthiness” of the country and its ability to support its banks.

# moodys - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Moody's cuts ratings of 26 Italian banks
# Mama Mia!
# Mama Mia!

Moody's cuts ratings of 26 Italian banks

May 15th 2012, 8:36 AM 850 Views 4 Comments

The banks include the country’s two largest banks, with one third of the market – while 10 banks are now ‘junk’.

# moodys - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Dutch caretaker PM urges 'responsibility' over economic problems
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch caretaker PM urges 'responsibility' over economic problems

Apr 24th 2012, 4:33 PM 1,286 Views 5 Comments

Despite the fall of the country’s government over budget disagreements yesterday, the Netherlands raised €2 billion at a bond auction today.

# moodys - 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 5,585 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…

# moodys - 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.

# moodys - Monday 5 March, 2012

Moody's expects Ireland to require partial second bailout
# Second Bailout
# Second Bailout

Moody's expects Ireland to require partial second bailout

Mar 5th 2012, 10:42 AM 2,355 Views 37 Comments

The only ratings agency to rank Ireland at ‘junk’ status says Ireland will have difficulty getting back to the markets.

# moodys - Monday 27 February, 2012

Moody's backs 'credit positive' sale of state assets
# State Assets
# State Assets

Moody's backs 'credit positive' sale of state assets

Feb 27th 2012, 9:49 AM 1,393 Views 7 Comments

In its weekly credit outlook, Moody’s welcomes the plans to sell state assets – but that our position remains “challenging”.

# moodys - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction

Feb 14th 2012, 3:28 PM 3,101 Views 19 Comments

What downgrade? Italy flogs billions in 12-year bonds with interest rates falling dramatically on a similar bond last month.

Moody's downgrades six European countries - and warns of more to come
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

Moody's downgrades six European countries - and warns of more to come

Feb 14th 2012, 7:39 AM 2,344 Views 15 Comments

France and the UK were both warned that they could lose their coveted AAA credit rating.

# moodys - Monday 16 January, 2012

Safe: Moody's says it will maintain France's AAA rating
# Moody's
# Moody's

Safe: Moody's says it will maintain France's AAA rating

Jan 16th 2012, 11:44 AM 1,219 Views 6 Comments

It follows Standard & Poor’s downgrade of France and others on Friday.

# moodys - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,444 Views 5 Comments

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.

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