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  1. Moody's raises its outlook for residential property to stable

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito As concerns fade that the central government will soon introduce measures to tighten lending in the mainland property market, ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has ... environment has improved buying sentiment and reduced inventory, according to Moody's lead analyst Kaven Tsang. 'The operating environment for the Chinese real estate sector has improved ...

  2. HKMC faces possible downgrade by Moody's

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Hong Kong Mortgage Corp, the largest bond issuer in the city, is facing a possible downgrade of its rating under a review by Moody's Investors Service. Moody's ... long-term local-currency issuer rating. It expects to complete the review over the next few weeks. Moody's explained the review was due to the consideration that HKMC, 100 per cent owned ...

  3. Moody's paints negative outlook for HK banking sector

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Moody's Investors Service has issued a negative outlook for the city's banking sector for next year, citing further volatility in the global economy, aftershocks from the Lehman ... were unlikely to make unnecessary overseas acquisitions. Moody's stressed that Hong Kong banks did not suffer from a liquidity problem. Banks had exercised caution in safeguarding ...

  4. Moody's upgrades HK credit outlook

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong will probably find it cheaper to borrow money after Moody's Investors Service improved the outlook on the city's Aa2 government bond rating to positive from ... Moody's rating outlook denotes that the rating may be raised over the medium term. Hong Kong's Aa2 rating is just two notches below the top credit rating of Aaa. Moody's last upgraded ...

  5. Loan deal hits Lumena share price

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... 'Moody';s had previously expressed concerns over Lumena's untested financial discipline and corporate governance due to its short track record as a listed entity,' said Moody's Investors Service senior credit officer Elizabeth Allen. 'This recent transaction raises Moody's concerns over these issues.' Although the pledge of shares did not appear to have had ...

  6. Banks face less borrowing demand

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... to Moody's Investors Service. The ratings firm said it had a negative industry outlook on the banking systems in North Asia (ex-Japan) and was cautious on the region's prospects over the next 12 ... sheet expansion over recent years. 'The biggest losses of this crisis are yet to come,' said Deborah Schuler, a senior vice-president and group credit officer with Moody' ...

  7. Bondholders approve Greentown buy-back plan

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... 26, it said. Greentown shares rose 6.67 per cent to close at HK$5.76 yesterday. It has gained 20.25 per cent since Monday. Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investor Service have put ... it would be forced to repay the notes earlier than the 2013 due date. Despite the bondholders' support, Moody's yesterday said Greentown's negative ratings outlook as well ...

  8. HSBC puts three towers on sale to raise GBP2.7b

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service put a 'negative' outlook on the bank and questioned its plans for the proceeds of a rights issue. 'If this additional ... rating,' said Moody's analyst Elisabeth Rudman. ...

  9. Bond deal offers little relief for Neo-China

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... several times by ratings agencies, the most potentially damaging by Moody's Investors Service on January 29 this year when it cut the developer to Ca from Caa1 after the firm missed a January ... facing a contract breach for failing to make an overseas coupon payment. This rating, Moody's second-lowest, is assigned to firms considered at or near default. Neo-China denied Moody's ...

  10. Country Garden bonds net US$300m to fund projects

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of Scotland. The stock market has reacted negatively amid rising concerns over the central government's move to tighten monetary policy, Ng said. Moody's Investors Service yesterday assigned ... corporate family rating reflects its large size and extensive experience in suburban property development in Guangdong province,' said Peter Choy, a Moody's vice-president and senior ...




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