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- Notching Controversy Keeps Going. McGeer, Bonnie // Investment Dealers' Digest;11/17/2003, Vol. 69 Issue 44, p13
Reports on the controversy surrounding the notching practices of rating agencies in the United States. Response of rating agencies to the release of the National Economic Research Associates' study; Impact of the study on the structured finance market; Involvement of speculative-grade issues in...
- Staying Stable. Newman, Emily // Bond Buyer;8/07/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31694, p29
Reports on the rating of bonds in West Virginia by rating agency Standard & Poor's. Stability of the state's rating.
- Senate Panel to Vote on NRSRO Bill. Hume, Lynn // Bond Buyer;8/1/2006, Vol. 358 Issue 32435, p4
The article reports that the Senate Banking Committee intends to vote on a credit rating agency bill in the United States. Called the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006, the bill states that credit rating agencies that have issued ratings for at least three years would be able to register...
- Rating services lend captives legitimacy. Hofmann, Mark A. // Business Insurance;04/12/99, Vol. 33 Issue 15, p4
Discusses the significance of rating services for the operations of captive insurance companies. Credentials being provided by the rating services to captive insurers; Rating services' use of same criteria when rating captives and conventional insurers; Effect of the captive's relationship with...
- Comments. // Economia;Fall2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p71
The author presents a critique of a study on the behavior of credit rating agencies in assessing Mexico's subnational debts. According to the author, since the researchers ran one set of baseline regression and did not report results based on alternative specifications, it shows that the study...
- Should a triple-A rating come with a warning label? Pyburn, Allison // Asset Securitization Report;5/14/2007, Vol. 7 Issue 19, p6
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- Rating Agencies Remain Targets of Blame. P. M. // Asset Securitization Report;11/12/2007, Vol. 7 Issue 43, p16
The article discusses the issues faced the rating agencies in the U.S. Such issues have emerged after securities companies have accused the agencies with having lack of transparency in their methodology. According to Quincy Tang, the senior vice president of DBRS, the agencies have failed to...
- Panel Concerned About Bill Requiring Rating Agencies to Register With SEC. Hume, Lynne // Bond Buyer;9/28/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32227, p5
No abstract available.
- FinMin sees better ratings. // Slovak Spectator;10/22/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 40, p5
Reports that Slovak Finance Minister Brigita Schmognerova is expecting an investment ratings upgrade from international ratings agencies as of 2001. Barrier to any upgrade identified by agencies; Role of tax laws in ratings upgrade; Agencies that have assigned ratings for Slovakia.