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  1. Democracy battle scares rating firms

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The struggle over democracy is sharpening concerns about the government's ability to reduce the budget deficit, credit rating agencies said yesterday. Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service said they were worried that pro-democracy parties might capitalise on growing public discontent to hinder the government as it tried to bring in unpopular ...

  2. Moody's downgrades Citic to junk investment

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Moody's Investors Service has re-assigned mainland conglomerate Citic Pacific a Ba1 corporate rating and withdrawn a Baa3 issuer rating, effectively downgrading ... and its financial health weakened. Moody's also placed the company one rank lower to five on a six-level scale of baseline credit assessment, with six representing the biggest credit risk. ...

  3. Moody's downgrades Citic Ka Wah rating

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Citic Ka Wah Bank's credit rating on worries that the lender will have to make a substantial provision for its HK$4.6 billion ... start of the year, which is Baa2.' She added that Moody's had upgraded the bank's credit rating in May on its improved risk management practices, potential cross-selling ...

  4. Moody's queries China Life's distance from poor policies

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu The parent may be tempted to use dividends as compensation for taking on load A report by Moody's Investors Service yesterday openly questioned China Life Insurance's ... warned. In the report on the mainland life insurance sector, Moody's said China Life remained 72.2 per cent owned by Clic and shared key management personnel. 'This majority shareholder ...

  5. Real estate, export sectors risky to banks

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Moody's Investors Service. China's non-performing loan ratio could rise 1 to 2 percentage points this year, said Christine Kuo, vice-president of Moody's financial institutions group. Local government financing vehicles, companies set up to borrow from banks on behalf of local governments, also continued to remain as lurking risks, Kuo said. Last week, Moody's downgraded ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... forestry company listed on Toronto's stock exchange and one of the stars of the current rumpus over corporate governance among private-sector mainland companies. Moody's has downgraded ... the bond was trading at US$101.688, collapsing to US$40 on June 22, though it has since recovered slightly to about US$50. The Moody's action comes a day after Fitch, another rating agency, ...

  7. Ratings firm wants a bright senior analyst

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... is needed at Moody's to monitor the credit profile for a portfolio of Asian companies and to assign new ratings to prospective first-time bond issuers. Entering at the rank of vice-president, ... a vice-president and senior analyst, adding that Moody's employed about 70 people in Hong Kong and 20 in Singapore. The successful candidate will have access to senior managers of large corporations ...

  8. Big Four banks 'ill-equipped to cope'

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Moody's says BOC and CCB lack adequate business models to defend against liberalisation of the sector Bank of China (BOC) and China Construction Bank (CCB) have yet to develop ... to cool economic overheating may further slow reform in the state banking sector. 'Overall, Moody's believes China's banking reform efforts have been positive and substantial,' ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issued by Golden Harvest for $20 million. The price is 22 cents per share and See Corp will take 90 million shares, or a 6.4 per cent stake. moody's upgrades DBS Moody's Investors Service has upgraded DBS Bank (HK)'s foreign currency subordinated debt rating to A1 from A2 and local currency long-term deposit rating to Aa3 from A1. Moody's said the upgrade ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour blasts George Osborne over Britain's loss of AAA credit rating

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Moody's stripped the country of its coveted triple-A debt rating. However, while analysts called the loss an embarrassment for Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and his handling ... eliminate the deficit and give growth a boost, Moody's rating agency cut Britain's grade by one notch to Aa1. Labour opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls tore into Osborne, saying ...




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