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Is Britain About To Lose AAA Credit Rating?

PA | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

Britain's gold-plated triple AAA status came under pressure on Thursday after an influential credit ratings agency put it on negative watch. Standa...

Britain's AAA Credit Rating Safe, Says Agency

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

A key agency has affirmed Britain's gold-plated AAA credit rating in a boost to the coalition Government's belt-tightening austerity measures followin...

Markets Slip As Ratings Agency Punctures EU Summit Optimism

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Day two of a critical week for the euro saw markets turn negative after the rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) threatened the ratings of first the ...

Eurozone Crisis: Markets To React After Standard & Poor's Credit Warning

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

The eurozone debt crisis has deepened as Germany, France and 13 other members of the single currency faced having their credit ratings downgraded. ...

Standard And Poor's Under Fire After French 'Downgrade'

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

French regulators have been asked to investigate how an error at Standard & Poor's led to the rating agency reporting a downgrade of the country's deb...

No Reprieve as FTSE 100 Drops

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

Despite an early morning rally, the FTSE 100 has dropped by more than 3 per cent, following the turmoil of last week's financial crisis. The slump...

Credit Reference Agencies & what's gone wrong with them

Willard Foxton | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Politics
Willard Foxton

Exactly the same underlying conflicts of interest that damned the CDO market are present in their ratings of sovereign debt. The truth is, the global financial system hinges on the accuracy of the credit rating agencies.

China Suggests Time Is Right For New Global Reserve Currency

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK

China has said that the United States is placing the world economy at risk through its "addiction" to debt, and has called on the country to cut defen...