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Fitch & Standard & Poor’s Warn Sri Lanka on Its Weak External Position and the Risk to Sovereign Credit Rating

01st March 2012, www.ft.lk Fitch and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies yesterday warned Sri Lanka that its sovereign credit rating was at risk due to the country’s weak external position and the depletion of its foreign currency reserves to...
by InvestSriLanka on Mar 2, 2012

Large Sri Lanka Firms Strong Enough. New capital Expenditure Commitments to Slow Down in South Asia Except for Sri Lanka - Standard & Poor's

01st February 2012, www.island.lk Large companies in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are strong enough to withstand the effects of a slowdown in demand and a rise in input costs and country risks. Nevertheless, the credit quality of a large number of...
by InvestSriLanka on Feb 3, 2012

Babylon Burns While I Fish

I'm on a bit of a holiday this week, at a rental cottage up in the Muskokas. It's quiet, the air is clean and the loons are warbling as sun sets. Meanwhile the world seems to be going to hell in a hangbasket - what's up with that? Global stock marke...
by RedBedHead on Aug 9, 2011

Obama explains away the stock market selloff (pictorial review)

In a speech Monday meant to calm the international stock markets (Dow -350 when it began), President Obama gave us the reasons for our weak economy and for why the United States should never have been downgraded by Standard and Poor's (Dow -634 at th...
by The Political Commentator on Aug 9, 2011

How Will Dollar React to Downgrade?

Sparks are flying around the globe as markets are getting ready to open after the weekend. Following volatility of last week and the S&P downgrade of US debt rating, many are bracing for extreme conditions, perhaps even a repeat of 2008 panic. T...
by FX Madness on Aug 7, 2011

Bad to worse! Germany (EFSF) is bailing on the idea of bailing out Italy!

Just when you thought the news couldn't get any worse! After the S&P downgrade of United States debt from AAA to AA+, Germany says that Italy is too big for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) to bail out!Go to the bunkers for the op...
by The Political Commentator on Aug 7, 2011

Downgraded US Credit Rating and Turmoil in Europe Show EU and North American Union Won't Work

The headlines today were dominated by news that Standard and Poor's downgraded the United States Department of Treasury debt from the top 'AAA' rating to 'AA+'. This is the first time the United States has been downgraded since 1917 which includes t...
by The Royal Unionist on Aug 7, 2011

Look out below? USA AAA is gone and Germany is bailing on the idea of bailing out Italy!

Just when you thought the news couldn't get any worse! After the S&P downgrade of United States debt from AAA to AA+, Germany says that Italy is too big for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) to bail out!Go to the bunkers for the op...
by The Political Commentator on Aug 6, 2011

Agência de classificação rebaixa os Estados Unidos

A agência de avaliação de risco financeiro Standard and Poor's (S&P) reduziu a nota da dívida pública dos Estados Unidos.... . . . → Continue lendo : Agência de classificação rebaixa os Estados Unidos...
by Blog Carioca on Aug 6, 2011

US Debt Rating Cut.

Turned out that the emergency interest rates cut by the Swiss National was not the only big news of the week. The very next day, the Bank of Japan intervened to weaken the Yen. Results were about the same as during initial intervention in March - t...
by FX Madness on Aug 6, 2011

Why S&P cut the United States from a AAA rating to AA+ (Full text)

Despite calls from the White House to S&P, the typically reactive rating agency downgrades the United States from a AAA rating to AA+ anyway!Tim Geithner, April 2011 (ZeroHedge) Peter Barnes “Is there a risk that the United Sta...
by The Political Commentator on Aug 6, 2011

Another Historic First for Obama!

A credit downgrade for the first time in American history! How's that Hope and Change working out for you?Standard & Poor’s announced Friday night that it has downgraded the U.S. sterling credit rating for the first time...S&P decided to lo...
by Proof Positive on Aug 5, 2011

Sri Lanka Raises $ 1bn 10yr Sovereign Bond Riding on the Country’s Recovery Story and Positive Reviews by Rating Agencies

22nd July 2011, www.financeasia.com, By Denise WeeMarkets have hardly been conducive to new debt issues recently, but Sri Lanka took advantage of a brief calm early yesterday morning to successfully price a $1 billion 10-year global bond.Sri Lanka is...
by InvestSriLanka on Jul 23, 2011

U.S. debt cut to AA+ from AAA

Egan-Jones cuts the U.S. debt from AAA to AA+ citing factors that move beyond the current political debate over how the debt ceiling will ultimately be raised!Who is Egan-Jones and why should anyone care about what its analysts think? Aren't we waiti...
by The Political Commentator on Jul 20, 2011

S&P sends a very clear message to Washington

What S&P had to say about the state of the StatesShot sent across the bow of our leaders in Washington on Monday that says cut the crap, cut the spending, cut our budget deficits and get the country's fiscal house in order, or else!!!You want to...
by The Political Commentator on Apr 20, 2011

Late to The Party…Once Again (Peter Schiff)

By: Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital Monday, April 18, 2011 The only thing more ridiculous than S and P’s too little too late semi-downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt was the market’s severe reaction to the announcement. Has S and P really added...
by Vigilant Grandpa on Apr 19, 2011

S&P Says Sri Lanka at Lower Risk of Social Unrest due to Popular Govt, High Growth & Low Unemployment

08th March 2011, www.island.lkWith inflation pressures mounting in Asia, Sri Lanka is ranked among countries that have lower risks of social unrest because of popular governments, higher growth and lower unemployment mitigating such risks caused by r...
by InvestSriLanka on Mar 9, 2011

Standard and Poor's/Moody's Warn U.S. On Credit Rating

"No triple-A rating is forever" The Wall Street Journal by Mark Brown and Nathalie Boschat January 13, 2011 LONDON—Two leading credit rating agencies on Thursday cautioned the U.S. on its credit rating, expressing concern over a deteriorating fis...
by Vigilant Grandpa on Jan 13, 2011

U.S. CMBS defaults rising, losses approaching all time highs

Perfect Conditions Justifying the MeteoricLaunch of REITS Oct 25 (Reuters) By Karen Brettell Defaults by U.S. commercial mortgage debt that is bundled in securitizations are likely to climb at least until 2011, while losses from the deals are approa...
by Vigilant Grandpa on Oct 24, 2010


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