MTRC gets prime rating

MOODY'S Investors Service has assigned a Prime-1 rating to the Mass Transit Railway Corp's (MTRC) Samurai commercial paper programme.

Wednesday, 30 March, 1994, 12:00am

A touch of unreality in the ratings game

THE relationship between Hong Kong and Moody's Investors Service is becoming strained.

One of the few governments in the world which does not owe gigantic sums of money which it has no intention of ever fully repaying, Hong Kong has to sit still and shut up while Moody's warns the world about the ability of the Government and local corporations to pay back what they owe.

11 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Moody's predicts strong growth in Asian derivatives

MOODY'S expects the market for derivative instruments in Asia to grow, creating a demand for more credit ratings on these new types of liabilities.

The rating agency's vice-president, financial institutions, John Kriz, said: ''Derivatives are management risk tools that are a reality.

''They are here to stay and will probably proliferate.

18 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Moody's gives fair grade to PBC loan

MOODY'S has given a Baa1 rating to a $120 million long-term loan issued by the People's Construction Bank (PCB), but the rating agency said it was concerned that some of the projects to which the bank had granted loans might not be sound enough to repay their debts.

26 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Bottom line means Carole must bare all

RESTAURATEUR Carole Allen is a watched woman.

She is on the verge of doing something indecent, and people in the food industry know it.

It all started when business at her Admiralty Centre eatery, the Godown, was good in the lead-up to the recent Rugby Sevens.

25 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Singer wins the ratings game

THE assignment of a Baa2 rating by Moody's Investors Service to the New York-listed Singer group must have brought a few smiles to the faces of the Semi-Tech management team when the decision was first flashed through.

10 Mar 1993 - 12:00am