Probe into credit rating agencies continues

Baker, Carol
June 2004
Credit Control;2004, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p4
Trade Publication
Comments on the review of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of credit rating agencies. Interest of regulators on the operations of credit rating agencies after the scandals of several companies in the country; Defense of the agencies of their reputations; Issuance of possible reforms for these agencies by SEC.


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