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  • Strong demand, rising vaccination rate drive positive outlook for Indian corporates: Moody's Nov 25, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Strong demand, rising vaccination rate drive positive outlook for Indian corporates: Moody's

    These trends, including high commodity prices, will propel significant growth in rated companies’ EBITDA over the next 12-18 months, Moody’s Analyst Sweta Patodia said.

  • Moody's upgrades Yes Bank's rating to B2 from B3, changes outlook to positive Nov 10, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Moody's upgrades Yes Bank's rating to B2 from B3, changes outlook to positive

    The ratings agency said it has has upgraded Yes Bank's issuer rating to B2 from B3 "because its funding and liquidity have substantially improved in the past year, which have strengthened depositor and credit confidence in the bank".

  • Moody’s upgrades Indian banking system’s outlook to stable from negative Oct 19, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Moody’s upgrades Indian banking system’s outlook to stable from negative

    Moody’s Investors Service has revised its outlook for the Indian banking system to stable from negative backed by stabilizing asset quality and improved capital levels.

  • Has Moody’s rated India fairly vis-à-vis peers? Oct 07, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Has Moody’s rated India fairly vis-à-vis peers?

    Even if calendar year growth of 8.8 percent and 8.3 percent are considered, India would still be the fastest-growing economy. India’s adequacy of foreign exchange reserves should be the least of the worries for credit rating agencies.

  • Will upgrade India's rating if growth potential rises, debt declines: Moody's Oct 06, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    Will upgrade India's rating if growth potential rises, debt declines: Moody's

    The US-based rating agency had on Tuesday raised India's sovereign rating outlook to 'stable', from 'negative', while affirming the 'Baa3' rating — which is the lowest investment grade, just a notch above junk status.

  • How India compares with some nations similarly rated by Moody's Oct 06, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    How India compares with some nations similarly rated by Moody's

    For this exercise, six nations have been taken, including India, whose long-term sovereign debt have been assigned the two lowest investment grade ratings by Moody’s: Baa2 and Baa3.

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Why investors should care about the aftereffects of disruption Oct 06, 2021 04:59 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Why investors should care about the aftereffects of disruption

    In today’s edition of Moneycontrol Pro Panorama: Moody’s change of mind, The NBFC worry line, ‘chemical’ reaction to China crisis, IT’s on a roll, Merck drug shows promise, what decides returns, and more

  • Moody's changes rating outlook of 9 Indian banks to stable from negative Oct 06, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Moody's changes rating outlook of 9 Indian banks to stable from negative

    This follows an upgrade of India's sovereign credit rating by Moody's to stable from negative on October 5

  • Explainer: Moody’s did what? Oct 06, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Explainer: Moody’s did what?

    The economy is doing better and banks have reined in their bad loans prompting Moody’s to change its rating outlook on India.

  • A Baa3 rating is not in sync with Moody's bullish assessment of India Oct 06, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    A Baa3 rating is not in sync with Moody's bullish assessment of India

    Despite brighter macroeconomic prospects, a string of policy reforms, and a fast recovering financial sector emerging from a rubble of bad loans, India’s credit rating still remains tantalisingly close to the ‘junk status’ 

  • Why did Moody’s improve its credit rating outlook from negative to stable? Oct 06, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Why did Moody’s improve its credit rating outlook from negative to stable?

    The repair of bank balance sheets has removed a key overhang from the economy and has lowered the risks of negative feedback from the financial to the real economy 

  • Banks, NBFCs pose much lesser risk to sovereign than anticipated earlier: Moody's Oct 05, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Banks, NBFCs pose much lesser risk to sovereign than anticipated earlier: Moody's

    While risks stemming from a high debt burden and weak debt affordability remain, Moody's expects that the economic environment will allow for a gradual reduction of the general government fiscal deficit over the next few years, preventing further deterioration of the sovereign credit profile.

  • Moody’s changes India's rating outlook to stable from negative Oct 05, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Moody’s changes India's rating outlook to stable from negative

    "The decision to change the outlook to stable reflects Moody's view that the downside risks from negative feedback between the real economy and financial system are receding," Moody's said in a report on October 5.

  • Reform package will sustain telcom companies' business, support 3+1 players structure: Moody's Sep 17, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Reform package will sustain telcom companies' business, support 3+1 players structure: Moody's

    The views come against the backdrop of a blockbuster relief package announced earlier this week for the telecom sector that includes a four-year break for companies from paying statutory dues, permission to share scarce airwaves, change in the definition of revenue on which levies are paid, and 100 per cent foreign investment through the automatic route.

  • Moody's assigns Ba3 rating to AGEL's proposed $ notes Aug 27, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Moody's assigns Ba3 rating to AGEL's proposed $ notes

    According to Moody's scale of ratings, obligations rated Ba are judged to be speculative and subject to substantial credit risk.

  • Second wave of COVID infections increased bank's asset quality risks: Moody's Aug 26, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    Second wave of COVID infections increased bank's asset quality risks: Moody's

    It said that the second wave of coronavirus infections in India has exacerbated stress among individuals and small businesses that were hit the hardest by the initial outbreak. Still, a number of factors will prevent sharp increases in problem loans, and banks have sufficient buffers to absorb anticipated loan losses.

  • Moody's upgrades Vedanta's senior unsecured notes; changes outlook to 'stable' from 'negative' Aug 24, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Moody's upgrades Vedanta's senior unsecured notes; changes outlook to 'stable' from 'negative'

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed holding company Vedanta Resources Ltd's (VRL) B2 corporate family rating.

  • Moody's cuts India growth forecast for 2021 to 9.6% Jun 23, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    Moody's cuts India growth forecast for 2021 to 9.6%

    In its report titled "Macroeconomics – India: Economic shocks from second COVID wave will not be as severe as last year's, Moody's said high-frequency economic indicators show that the second wave of COVID-19 infections hit India's economy in April and May. With states now easing restrictions, economic activity in May is likely to signify the trough.

  • Moody's pegs India GDP growth at 9.3% in FY22 Jun 01, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    Moody's pegs India GDP growth at 9.3% in FY22

    Moody's, which has a 'Baa3' rating on India with a negative outlook, said it expects a decline in economic activity in the June quarter due to reimposition of lockdown measures along with behavioural changes on fear of contagion.

  • Growth downgrades are just the beginning, further pruning likely May 14, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    Growth downgrades are just the beginning, further pruning likely

    The deterioration is likely to be more than foreseen

  • Will Moody’s GDP cut impact market sentiment? May 14, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Will Moody’s GDP cut impact market sentiment?

  • Taiwan, Moody’s cut in India GDP forecasts weigh on markets May 12, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    Taiwan, Moody’s cut in India GDP forecasts weigh on markets

    Asian markets are trading at two-month lows as the commodity price surge fuels inflation fears and an earlier than expected hike in US rates

  • Moody's cuts India FY22 GDP growth forecast sharply to 9.3% May 11, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Moody's cuts India FY22 GDP growth forecast sharply to 9.3%

    The ratings agency also ruled out an upgrade in India's sovereign ratings in the near future. Moody's has said India's credit profile remains constrained by obstacles to economic growth such as a high debt burden and a weak financial system.

  • COVID-19 2nd wave poses credit negative threat for India; containment measures, rapid vaccination can mitigate risks: Moody's Apr 13, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd wave poses credit negative threat for India; containment measures, rapid vaccination can mitigate risks: Moody's

    Moody's further predicted that the GDP was still likely to grow in the double digits in 2021, given the low level of activity in 2020.

  • Budget tilted towards supporting growth; FY22 fiscal deficit target of 6.8% realistic: Moody's Feb 25, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    Budget tilted towards supporting growth; FY22 fiscal deficit target of 6.8% realistic: Moody's

    It said the government's fiscal deficit for 2020-21 and 2021-22 should be lower than projected, supported by stronger revenue generation in ongoing March quarter and higher nominal GDP growth in the next fiscal year.

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