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S&P retains India's rating at 'BBB-' with stable outlook; says country's fiscal position remains precarious
Business

S&P retains India's rating at 'BBB-' with stable outlook; says country's fiscal position remains precarious

Global agency Standard and Poor's on Thursday retained India's sovereign ratings at 'BBB-' with stable outlook, saying the country's GDP is likely to gradually recover towards longer-term trend rates over the next two to three years

Sensex, Nifty end higher for 8th session on late buying; power, realty, infra shares gain
Business

Sensex, Nifty end higher for 8th session on late buying; power, realty, infra shares gain

Sensex opened a shade lower and stayed in the negative terrain for the most part of the day. But sudden buying in the last one hour of trade saw it close higher by 45.20 points, or 0.13 percent, at 33,724.44

India not receiving enough recognition from international agencies for the ease of doing business: Arun Jaitley
Business

India not receiving enough recognition from international agencies for the ease of doing business: Arun Jaitley

Talks about opening up of various sectors to foreign players, says that procedures have been simplified and government has eased the business environment

Brics meet in Goa: Can India call Pakistan’s bluff on aiding cross border terrorism?
Business

Brics meet in Goa: Can India call Pakistan’s bluff on aiding cross border terrorism?

The Brics meet this time assumes even more significance in the context of the growing threat of terrorism originating from Pakistan and its impact on rest of the world

Erdoğan declares state of emergency in Turkey for three months
World

Erdoğan declares state of emergency in Turkey for three months

Turkey has declared a state of emergency across the country for three months in the wake of last week's failed coup attempt

India's plan to grant new bank licences to companies poses risks: S&P
Finance

India's plan to grant new bank licences to companies poses risks: S&P

India's plan to grant new banking licences to companies could increase risks in the banking sector given the chance that new entrants could be lax about loan standards, S&P's said.

FinMin officials meet S&P team for rating review, vow to contain fiscal deficit
Economy

FinMin officials meet S&P team for rating review, vow to contain fiscal deficit

Armed with budget proposals to bring down the fiscal deficit, the Finance Ministry officials today met Standard and Poor's (S&P) representatives for the annual rating review.

Budget 2014: PM Modi faces scrutiny from markets, credit agencies
Politics

Budget 2014: PM Modi faces scrutiny from markets, credit agencies

PM Narendra Modi is under pressure to perform after a budget packed with ambitious targets met mild scepticism from investors and credit-rating agencies.

Currencies shed gains as investors digest US jobs data
World

Currencies shed gains as investors digest US jobs data

Emerging market currencies pared gains on Friday as traders reconsidered the impact of January's US payroll numbers on the Federal Reserve's plans to reduce its monetary stimulus program.

Fitch warns US of sovereign credit rating cut from AAA
Economy

Fitch warns US of sovereign credit rating cut from AAA

Fitch reiterated that the delay in increasing the borrowing capacity of the United States raises questions about the full faith and credit of the United States to honour its obligations.

S&P further downgrades Nokia after NSN purchase
News & Analysis

S&P further downgrades Nokia after NSN purchase

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's on Friday downgraded Nokia's credit rating..

Govt says 'nothing to worry' despite S&P's threat to downgrade India
Economy

Govt says 'nothing to worry' despite S&P's threat to downgrade India

While retaining India's sovereign rating at 'BBB-' with a negative outlook citing high fiscal and current account deficits, S&P said there is at least a one-in-three likelihood of a downgrade within the next 12 months.

Asian shares inch higher as Dow closes above 15,000
Investing

Asian shares inch higher as Dow closes above 15,000

Asian shares rose on Wednesday on another record high for US stocks and unexpectedly strong German industrial orders.

S&P's ratings downgrade: How it affects the eurozone
Economy

S&P's ratings downgrade: How it affects the eurozone

Late on Friday, ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) downgraded the credit ratings of nine European nations, including France and Austria, which lost their precious triple-A ratings. What are the implications?

The web of intrigue behind Deven Sharma's downfall
Politics

The web of intrigue behind Deven Sharma's downfall

Sharma's resignation as S&P's head may be linked to "smoking gun emails" that heighten suspicion that the rating agency was batting for bankers - and perhaps leaked news of its downgrade of US sovereign rating.