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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Standard and Poor's

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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.
How much did the government shutdown cost the US economy?
Hint: It’s nearly ten times Ireland’s budget adjustment.
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.
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…
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.
Two ratings agencies downgrade Spanish banks
Fitch cut the ratings on four of Spain’s financial institutions – while S&P downgraded 15.
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.
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.
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.
S&P downgrades major US banks
The agency’s latest credit ratings downgrades include Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase.
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…
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.”
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.
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…
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’.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.