About: credit ratings agencies

Euro & Finance 06-02-2012

Can we come off the rating agency habit?

Europe faces a difficult challenge of reducing its dependence on credit rating agencies, while there may be no immediate solution, there are some interesting avenues for reform, says Marie-France Baud.
Euro & Finance 14-01-2012

Rehn slams ‘inconsistent’ credit rating downgrades

France and Austria lost their top AAA credit ratings on Friday (13 January) as seven other eurozone countries were also downgraded by US-based ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P).
Euro & Finance 26-10-2011

Commission defends suspension of credit ratings

The Commission yesterday (25 October) defended proposals to suspend the activity of ratings agencies when necessary, attracting severe criticism from the industry over the issue.