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S&P rating alert: Hung parliament can trigger a downgrade

Dec 12, 2013

S&P rating alert: Hung parliament can trigger a downgrade

India's sovereign rating may come under pressure if general elections due by May next year end up with a hung parliament or with a government unable to push through reforms, Standard & Poor's said on Wednesday. #S&P #India #Reforms #rating downgrade #Hung Parliament
Slowing economy may force Chidambaram to wield budget knife

Oct 03, 2013

Slowing economy may force Chidambaram to wield budget knife

The finance minister may have to slice at least Rs 20000 crore from government spending to prevent a budget blow-out, which could threaten to send the country's credit rating into "junk" status, two ministry officials said. #GDP #finance ministry #Chidambaram #budget cuts #rating downgrade
Govt taking reform measures, India won't be dowgraded: Rangarajan

Sep 13, 2013

Govt taking reform measures, India won't be dowgraded: Rangarajan

"The rating agencies have been talking about the reforms having been put on the back burner. But that is no longer true. Many important legislations were passed (recently) ... Therefore, I would think the rating agencies have no case for any downgrading," he said in reply to a query after release of the 'Economic Outlook 2013-14' report. #Economy #Rangarajan #WhoSaidWhat #rating downgrade #Reform measures
Only big-bang diesel hike can save India from a downgrade

Sep 03, 2013

Only big-bang diesel hike can save India from a downgrade

Any under-recovery leads to a higher expenditure for the central government and thus a higher fiscal deficit. A higher fiscal deficit needs to be controlled by increasing the price of diesel. #India #Diesel #Growth #Oil marketing companies #rating downgrade
After Fitch downgrade, Moody's lowers China outlook

Apr 16, 2013

After Fitch downgrade, Moody's lowers China outlook

Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday affirmed China's government's bond rating of Aa3 but cut the outlook to stable from positive, the second pessimistic revision by a foreign ratings agency this month. #Economy #China #Moody's #ExpertView #Fitch #Ratings Downgrade

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After Fitch downgrade, Moody's lowers China outlook

Aug 13, 2014

Forrester downgrades 2014 global IT spending forecast, citing weak first half

Forrester has cut its worldwide IT spending forecast for this year, saying growth will be 3.3 percent in U.S. dollars, rather than 6.2 percent. Total spending will be US$2.2 trillion. The analyst firm blamed a weak first half for its downgrade, but s...
After Fitch downgrade, Moody's lowers China outlook

Aug 05, 2014

Austria's Savings Banks Are On Their Own As Government Withdraws Support

The Austrian government's recent decision to overturn the guarantee provided by the State of Carinthia to holders of Hype Alpe Adria's subordinated debt has come back to haunt it. Citing reduced government support, inadequate capital and poor perform...
After Fitch downgrade, Moody's lowers China outlook

Aug 05, 2014

It's Been 3 Years Since S&P's U.S. Downgrade

It was three years ago that Standard & Poor's made the unprecedented move of downgrading the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+... #Standard & Poor's #Charles Brady