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# ratings-agency - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain
# Cyber Crime Bureau
# Cyber Crime Bureau

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain

Dec 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 10,737 Views 3 Comments

At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.

# ratings-agency - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’
# Thumbs Up
# Thumbs Up

Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’

Mar 21st 2014, 7:56 AM 5,491 Views 10 Comments

The ratings agency did however note Ryanair’s ‘reputation for providing less customer-friendly services than some of its peers’.

# ratings-agency - Friday 12 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jul 12th 2013, 8:49 AM 6,964 Views 2 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# ratings-agency - 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 6,050 Views 13 Comments

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

# ratings-agency - 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’.

# ratings-agency - Friday 27 April, 2012

Bad day for Spain: Record unemployment AND a credit downgrade
# Recession
# Recession

Bad day for Spain: Record unemployment AND a credit downgrade

Apr 27th 2012, 9:38 AM 1,995 Views 30 Comments

Almost one quarter of the workforce is unemployed, according to the latest figures out today.

# ratings-agency - 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.

# ratings-agency - 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 1,392 Views 7 Comments

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

# ratings-agency - 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.

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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.

# ratings-agency - 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.

# ratings-agency - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Irish semi-states moved from Standard and Poor's 'watch' list
# Ratings
# Ratings

Irish semi-states moved from Standard and Poor's 'watch' list

Jan 18th 2012, 9:58 AM 3,548 Views 19 Comments

Bord Gais, the DAA and the ESB are currently rated ‘negative’ by S&P.

# ratings-agency - Friday 13 January, 2012

S&P runs riot in the eurozone: France loses AAA rating as Portugal turns to junk
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

S&P runs riot in the eurozone: France loses AAA rating as Portugal turns to junk

Jan 13th 2012, 9:43 PM 7,894 Views 76 Comments

A French downgrade is bad news for us, too – because Europe’s bailout fund is also likely to be downgraded by S&P.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Jan 13th 2012, 4:52 PM 3,881 Views 12 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# ratings-agency - 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.

# ratings-agency - 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.

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Ireland's economic growth forecast to hit just 1 per cent next year
# Growth
# Growth

Ireland's economic growth forecast to hit just 1 per cent next year

Dec 13th 2011, 9:56 AM 1,992 Views 19 Comments

Moody’s says that the fragility of the state’s economic recovery coupled with recent eurozone pressures mean growth won’t hit the govt target for 2012.

# ratings-agency - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

S&P puts whole of European Union on notice of possible downgrade
# On Notice
# On Notice

S&P puts whole of European Union on notice of possible downgrade

Dec 7th 2011, 8:47 PM 2,913 Views 45 Comments

The rating agency’s latest move follows a similar measure imposed on most eurozone countries earlier this week.

# ratings-agency - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

S&P downgrades major US banks
# Banks
# Banks

S&P downgrades major US banks

Nov 30th 2011, 3:04 PM 1,514 Views 10 Comments

The agency’s latest credit ratings downgrades include Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase.

# ratings-agency - Monday 28 November, 2011

'The situation in the euro area is rapidly deteriorating,' says OECD
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

'The situation in the euro area is rapidly deteriorating,' says OECD

Nov 28th 2011, 7:12 PM 3,789 Views 68 Comments

Fresh warnings over health of the eurozone as the OECD and Moody’s voice concerns over continuing spread of debt contagion.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nov 28th 2011, 8:36 AM 4,813 Views 10 Comments

Nine things to know by 9am: More details on Budget 2012 pain, Archbishop denies media “anti-Catholic bias”, good news from BoI, and the end of Janet’s X Factor odyssey

# ratings-agency - Monday 14 November, 2011

Concern for France's AAA rating as 10-year bond yields rise
# France
# France

Concern for France's AAA rating as 10-year bond yields rise

Nov 14th 2011, 6:39 PM 487 Views 16 Comments

Investors are becoming increasingly concerned about France’s overall debt and deficit levels.

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Moody's warns on France's credit rating
# France
# France

Moody's warns on France's credit rating

Oct 18th 2011, 9:30 AM 476 Views 2 Comments

The agency says it may put France’s Aaa rating on negative outlook in the coming months over a weakening in the government’s financial position.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Oct 18th 2011, 8:29 AM 1,877 Views 3 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Italy's credit rating slashed by Standard and Poor's
# Italy
# Italy

Italy's credit rating slashed by Standard and Poor's

Sep 20th 2011, 7:32 AM 431 Views 6 Comments

The agency said a “weakening” economy and fragile government were putting the country at risk.

# ratings-agency - 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.

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis
# US Debt
# US Debt

Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis

Jul 26th 2011, 8:21 AM 158 Views 2 Comments

The US president has called for a “balanced approach” to the crisis, but the House Speaker says Obama cannot have a “blank cheque” for it.

# ratings-agency - 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.

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 10:33 AM 616 Views 10 Comments

If Ireland borrowed for two years, it would have to pay 18.6 per cent interest – 14 times what Germany would.

# ratings-agency - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

EU Commission criticises ratings agencies
# Beratings
# Beratings

EU Commission criticises ratings agencies

Jul 6th 2011, 2:17 PM 189 Views 4 Comments

Commission President Barroso suggests market “bias” against European countries because of agencies’ reports.

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Greece's credit rating now the lowest in the world
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

Greece's credit rating now the lowest in the world

Jun 14th 2011, 8:02 AM 630 Views 12 Comments

Standard & Poor’s drops Greece another three notches and says any restructure will be considered a sovereign default.

# ratings-agency - Thursday 5 May, 2011

House prices hit rock bottom - but they won't rise again anytime soon
# House Prices
# House Prices

House prices hit rock bottom - but they won't rise again anytime soon

May 5th 2011, 8:15 AM 1,454 Views 0 Comments

Standard & Poor’s said in a report that house prices in Ireland are currently at pre-2000 levels of affordability but it sees no sign of the market being active over the next couple of years.

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

US government bonds put on 'negative' watchlist by S&P
# Ratings
# Ratings

US government bonds put on 'negative' watchlist by S&P

Apr 19th 2011, 10:54 AM 204 Views 0 Comments

The very benchmark of government financial reliability – the US Treasury bond – is given a talking-to by Standard & Poor’s.

# ratings-agency - Friday 25 March, 2011

Portuguese bond yields soar after overnight debt downgrade
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Portuguese bond yields soar after overnight debt downgrade

Mar 25th 2011, 2:34 PM 258 Views 0 Comments

Portugal’s crisis is taking the shine off the EU summit in Brussels, where leaders have put the finishing touches to a “comprehensive package” in response to the financial crisis.

# ratings-agency - Monday 7 March, 2011

Moody's downgrades Greece again but says Irish ratings cut is not imminent
# Debt
From Business ETC
# Debt

Moody's downgrades Greece again but says Irish ratings cut is not imminent

Mar 7th 2011, 3:43 PM 318 Views 0 Comments

The ratings agency is closely monitoring Ireland’s attempt to negotiate better terms on the EU/IMF deal – but has said it did not have imminent plans to downgrade Ireland.

# ratings-agency - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Moody's warns of downgrade to Spanish debt
# Spanish Economy
# Spanish Economy

Moody's warns of downgrade to Spanish debt

Dec 15th 2010, 10:19 AM 152 Views 0 Comments

The ratings agency says it’s considering a downgrade for Spain – but the news doesn’t make a major impact on bond markets.

# ratings-agency - Saturday 27 November, 2010

Anglo Irish Bank credit rating downgraded to junk
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Anglo Irish Bank credit rating downgraded to junk

Nov 27th 2010, 4:18 PM 1,206 Views 0 Comments

More bad news for Irish banks with latest round of credit downgrades.

# ratings-agency - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

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.

# ratings-agency - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

At least the FT is entertained by our downgrade
# Financial Times
# Financial Times

At least the FT is entertained by our downgrade

Aug 25th 2010, 2:39 PM 205 Views 0 Comments

S&P downgrades Ireland’s rating. FT says: at least it’s kept us amused on a quiet day.

# ratings-agency - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Agency cuts Portugal's credit rating
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

Agency cuts Portugal's credit rating

Jul 13th 2010, 9:53 AM 137 Views 0 Comments