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# moodys - Saturday 14 January, 2017

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”.

# moodys - Saturday 17 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning! Here’s everything you need to know before you start your Saturday (including the weather forecast).

# moodys - Friday 16 May, 2014

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

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

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

# moodys - Sunday 19 January, 2014

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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?

# moodys - Saturday 18 January, 2014

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.

# moodys - Friday 17 January, 2014

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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

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.

# moodys - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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.

# moodys - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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.

# moodys - Saturday 21 September, 2013

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

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 have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# moodys - Friday 8 February, 2013

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.

# moodys - Saturday 1 December, 2012

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.

# moodys - Monday 8 October, 2012

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.

# moodys - Friday 28 September, 2012

Spain set to release stress test results

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

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

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

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

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

# moodys - Friday 22 June, 2012

Moody's downgrades 15 major banks

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

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

# moodys - Thursday 14 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

# moodys - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

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.

# moodys - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

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.

# moodys - Friday 18 May, 2012

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.

# moodys - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

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’.

# moodys - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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.

# moodys - Friday 6 April, 2012

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…

# moodys - Thursday 15 March, 2012

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.

# moodys - Monday 5 March, 2012

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.

# moodys - Monday 27 February, 2012

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”.

# moodys - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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.

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.

# moodys - Monday 16 January, 2012

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

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 This post contains images

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.

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