Moodys

'Has The Madness Got That Bad At Tesco?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Tesco's senior executives faced shareholders today in an ill-tempered encounter that saw them accused of "arrogance" and being "delusional" as the sup...

Every Little Hurts? Tesco Suffers More Awkward News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has suffered a new blow after having its credit rating downgraded by Moody's to its second lowest investment grade ...

Co-Op Defends Banking Operations After 'Disappointing' Downgrade

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

The Co-op has defended its banking business after a ratings agency said it may need "external support" to maintain regulatory capital levels. In a ...

Fitch Strips UK Of AAA Credit Rating

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK

Ratings agency Fitch has stripped the UK of its AAA rating due to its "weaker economic and fiscal outlook". The agency placed the UK on an AA+ rating,...

Moody's Cut's Britain's Credit Rating; UK Loses Coveted AAA Status

Sheldon Filger | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Sheldon Filger

The British economy, still struggling from the aftereffects of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis and financial disaster, now has received another boot in its ribcage. Moody's, one of the three major credit rating agencies, has cut its assessment of the UK's sovereign debt form AAA to Aa1.

George Osborne Insists Austerity Will Continue In Face Of Credit Rating Downgrade

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has insisted he will press ahead with austerity measures despite the UK losing its top-rated AAA credit rating. Dragged to the Commo...

Osborne To Continue With Austerity Programme Despite Credit Rate

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne insisted Britain would not "run away" from its problems and vowed to continue with his tough austerity programme after Moody's downgrad...

Bad News For Osborne As Britain Loses Its AAA Rating

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Britain has had its cherished credit status downgraded by US agency Moody's. In a major blow to George Osborne's economic strategy, the agency redu...

EU's Financial Outlook Downgraded To 'Negative' By Ratings Agency Moody's

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Rating agency Moody’s has changed the European Union’s financial outlook from 'stable' to 'negative', warning that the bloc's AAA rating could als...

Chris Wimpress

The Moody's Downgrade Is Just What Cameron Needed To Hear

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Politics

The vote on whether the inquiry into Libor should be a full-blown judge-led probe or a faster, more limited investigation by Parliament reaches a head...

Barclays' Credit Rating Outlook Downgraded

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

British banking giant Barclays today saw its credit rating outlook downgraded to negative to reflect concerns over the impact of Bob Diamond's shock r...

DOWNGRADED: Top Banks See Their Credit Ratings Cut

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Some of Britain's biggest banks were among 15 major financial institutions across the globe which suffered a downgrade in their credit ratings. Bar...

Sky: Moody's To Downgrade UK Banks

Sky.com | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Some of Britain's biggest banks are poised to have their credit ratings downgraded by Moody's as soon as Thursday night as part of a wider reassessmen...

Spain Borrowing Costs Rise To Crisis Level

PA/Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

Spain's borrowing costs have spiked to 7% - so-called bailout territory - as fresh crisis threatens to descend on the fourth biggest country in the eu...

German And Austrian Banks Downgraded Amid Eurozone Turmoil

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded the credit ratings of six German and three Austrian banks amid further turmoil in the eurozone, with official fi...

Are the Credit Ratings Agencies Out of Control?

Greg Secker | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK
Greg Secker

Make no mistake, Moody's decision to put the UK's prized AAA credit rating on negative outlook last month would have sent a sharp shock of panic through the trading floors of the city and of course Westminster.

What Would A Ratings Downgrade Mean For Britain?

PA | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Influential credit ratings agency Moody's has warned there is a risk that the UK's economy could lose its gold-plated status. But why has it done this...

Britain's AAA Credit Rating Under Threat

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Politics

The credit rating agency Moody's has put the UK economy on "negative outlook", raising the prospect that Britain could be stripped of its prestigious ...

Moody's Downgrades Spain's Credit Rating On 'Negative Outlook'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Spanish government bonds have been downgraded by the credit rating agency Moody's. Spain's credit rating was cut to A1 from Aa2 and carries a negat...

Osborne Defends UK Banks After Downgrade

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Chancellor George Osborne has backed the UK banks after Moody’s Investor Services downgraded 12 financial institutions on Friday, saying that the mo...

UK Government May Not Bail Out Banks, Moody's Says

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Moody’s has downgraded the senior debt and deposit ratings on 12 UK banks and financial institutions, a day after the Bank of England announced a £...

Moody's Credit Ratings Agency Downgrades 12 UK Banks And Building Societies

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

The Moody's credit rating agency has downgraded the senior debt and deposit ratings of 12 UK banks and building societies. Moody's says that the do...

Italy's Credit Rating Dowgraded

Posted 04.12.2011 | UK

Italy has had its credit rating downgraded by ratings agency Moody's from Aa2 to A2, with a negative outlook. "The negative outlook reflects ongoin...

French Bank Ratings Downgraded By Moody's

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK

Rating agency Moody's has downgraded two French banks whose share prices have dived on fears of their exposure to the eurozone debt crisis. ...

BBC News Moody's Cuts Japan's Debt Rating on Deficit Concerns

BBC | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

Rating agency Moody's has cut Japan's long-term sovereign debt rating, citing concerns about the size of the country's deficit and borrowing levels. ...