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# standard-and-poors - Friday 6 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about ground tests at the Tuam grave site, mayors and our improved credit rating.

Standard and Poor's has restored Ireland's A rating

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has welcomed today’s development.

# standard-and-poors - Thursday 17 October, 2013

How much did the government shutdown cost the US economy?

Hint: It’s nearly ten times Ireland’s budget adjustment.

# standard-and-poors - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules

Parliament voted in favour of the legislation today in a bid to improve the stability of financial markets.

# standard-and-poors - 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…

# standard-and-poors - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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.

# standard-and-poors - Monday 13 February, 2012

Two ratings agencies downgrade Spanish banks

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

# standard-and-poors - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

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

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

# standard-and-poors - Monday 16 January, 2012

Markets dip over eurozone worries after S&P downgrades

The ratings agency said it doesn’t believe European leaders are doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis.

# standard-and-poors - Friday 2 December, 2011

S&P downgrades Australia's four largest banks

Australia’s four largest banks – ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac – have all been downgraded by S&P.

# standard-and-poors - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

S&P downgrades major US banks

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

# standard-and-poors - Friday 25 November, 2011

More bad news for Belgium with credit rating downgrade

On top of its lack-of-a-government woes, Belgium’s credit rating has just been downgraded with a negative outlook…

# standard-and-poors - Friday 14 October, 2011

Spain's credit rating downgraded by Standard and Poor's

It cut its long-term rating to “AA-” from “AA.” The outlook on the rating is “negative.”

# standard-and-poors - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

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

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

# standard-and-poors - Monday 8 August, 2011

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history

The Dow Jones ends its day deep in the red, as the S&P loses 6.6 per cent and the NASDAQ sheds nearly 7 per cent of its value.

Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say

The US president has made his first public comments since S&P downgraded the United State’s credit rating on Friday.

S&P's "stunning lack of knowledge" shown in US downgrade

News of the weekend’s rating downgrade hasn’t gone down well with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…

# standard-and-poors - Friday 5 August, 2011

S&P upbeat about Ireland's return to bond markets

The ratings agency says its maintaining its debt ratings for Ireland and describes the country’s economic outlook as ‘stable’.

# standard-and-poors - Thursday 14 July, 2011

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

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

# standard-and-poors - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Greece's credit rating downgrade drags the price of US oil down with it

Oil prices slipped in the wake of concern about a weakening global economy. Analysts expect crude prices to fall over the next few months.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: the funeral of the late Brian Lenihan; Greece has lowest-rated credit in the world; and what women really want…

# standard-and-poors - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Poll: Have house prices REALLY hit rock bottom? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Have house prices REALLY hit rock bottom?

A report by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has good news and bad news about Irish property prices. But what do you think?

# standard-and-poors - Monday 18 April, 2011

US debt downgraded to 'negative'

Credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has downgraded its outlook for the US to negative on fears country may not be able to address long-term debt issues.

# standard-and-poors - Friday 1 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: April Fool's Day’s daily guide to what’s been going on for the last 24 hours: credit ratings, Cork visits and Kerry presidents?

Standard and Poor's downgrades Ireland's credit rating

The silver lining? We’ve been taken off S&P’s CreditWatch list.

# standard-and-poors - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the government unveils its 4 year plan, but Standard & Poor’s has already made up its mind; Taoiseach apologises to Burton after asking Gilmore to “rein her in” and Tayto Park opens.