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Urjit Patel resigns, Moody's puts Modi govt under scanner
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
The friction between the RBI and the Finance Ministry was attributed to the recalcitrance of Patel, who appeared keen to be seen as a defiant, independent-minded governor of high credibility by resisting the government's call for increased transparency on the central bank's reserves (just how much is necessary for stability operations) and for enhanced liquidity so that credit can be eased to money-strapped sectors especially MSMEs.
No near-term end seen for telecos long tunnel of pains: Report
Thu, Oct 25, 2018
The issues dogging the telcos are unlikely to subside near-term even though consolidation offers some consolation from a long term perspective, says a report.
Moody's upgrade for India positive, but short-term reality, risks remain
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
After more than a decade, India witnessed first upgrade by Moody's Investor service on its economic outlook. This is expected to be followed by another two major rating agencies.
Budget deficit may rise in FY18, but will improve in years
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
In an interview to PTI, Moody's Investors Service V-P (Sovereign Risk Group) William Foster said the agency believes that the government's commitment to fiscal consolidation remains and sustained growth would help it reduce debt burden.
Despite getting debt payment relief, Moody's keep "negative" outlook for RCom
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
On June 2, Anil Ambani led RCom, addressing a press conference, said that the company presented its debt payment plan to its lenders who approved it given the company time till December 2017 to pay the loans due.
Cash balance in Jan Dhan accounts at its lowest since October
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Data show that although from October to November 2016 saw an over Rs 30,000 crore rise in deposits in Jan Dhan accounts, withdrawals are slowly inching up,
RBI data show that Indians are rushing to withdraw cash as demonetisation pain eases
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
HDFC Bank in one of its report said, “With the surge in deposits growth from 9.8% in 1H-FY17 to around 13% in 2H-FY17, commercial banks in India are at the moment flush with liquidity. After a spurt in deposits post-demonetisation, there is now a trend-reversal underway.”
Demonetisation likely to be credit positive for India, Moody's says
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
Progress on the pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 2017 budget speech to parliament both underscore the government's commitment to reform in the wake of demonetisation.
Bharti Airtel-Telenor acquisition: Is it a fair deal?
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Though, the deal will still be credit positive, but, any unexpected adverse regulatory developments in any of Bharti's key markets will be negative for the rating.
ONGC's $11.5 billion Andhra investment may put cash flows under pressure: Moody's
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
On January 27, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh Government.
Moody's downgrade Lodha Developers rating to B2
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Saranga Ranasinghe a Moody's Assitant Vice President and analysts said, “The downgrades reflects our expectation that the operating environment for the Indian real estate sector will continue to remain weak post the demonetisation exercise that tool place in November 2016. Weak operating conditions will continue to pressure LDPL's sales performance over the next 12-18 months.”
Credit outlook under pressure if RCom doesn't reduce debt soon: Moody's
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Annalisa Di Chiara a Moody's Vice President and Senior Credit Officer said,”The downgrade primarily reflects our expectation that RCom's leverage, as measured by consolidated debt/EBITDA (including Moody's adjustment for spectrum liabilities) will remain above 7x over the next 6-9 months while the company pursues regulatory, shareholder and debt holder approvals for its announced restructuring, including the de-merger of its wireless business and sale of its tower assets.”
Moody's reaches $864 million settlement over subprime ratings
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
The authorities accused the credit rating agency of overvaluing the ratings of securities backed by subprime mortgages or at-risk loans at the center of the country`s worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Reforms in India to boost medium term growth: Moody's
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
In a statement, Moody`s Investors Service said the capacity of governments to implement measures and the effectiveness of policies in achieving the respective governments` objectives would shape the sovereigns` credit profiles over the coming year.
Stable outlook of Indian corporates will bring sustained economic growth further: Moody's
Wed, Jan 04, 2017
Laura Acres, Managing Director in Moody's Corporate Finance Group said, Strong GDP growth, capacity additions and stabilizing commodity prices will support EBITDA growth of 6%-12% over the next 12-18 months,"
How India lobbied Moody's for ratings upgrade, but failed
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Since storming to power in 2014, Modi has unveiled measures to boost investment, cool inflation and narrow the fiscal and current account deficits, but his policies have not been rewarded with a ratings upgrade from any of the "big three" global ratings agencies, who say more is needed.
Reliance Communications ratings under review for downgrade despite Brookfield deal, Moody's; shares flat
Thu, Dec 22, 2016
Moody feels there is still lack of clarity on the cash flow generating capabilities of some of Rcom's remaining businesses, as the resulting leverage or cash flow positions following its restructuring can only be estimated within wide bounds.
M&A activity to fuel growth for India's pharma sector
Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Kaustubh Chaubal, a Moody's Vice President and Senior Analyst said, "The drive for overseas expansion comes amid the consolidation of the global pharmaceutical industry, as drug companies look to boost their product and pipeline diversity, scale and pricing power."
Board fights will have no impact on Tata Group, Moody's says
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Kaustubh Chaubal, a Moody's Vice President and Senior Analyst said, "We expect that Tata Sons can continue to extend support to its key operating companies, should the need arise, owing to its substantial cash holdings and the significant value of its listed equity investments, and despite an ongoing boardroom reshuffle."
Moody's maintains India's Baa3 credit ratings with a positive outlook
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Moody's welcomes the economic and institutional reforms introduced since the positive outlook was assigned, but refrained from giving India a higher credit rating as the effect of this has yet to reflected.