My Week If there was any justice in the financial world, the people who run the big debt rating agencies would be hanging from lamp-posts along with the investment bankers for the way in which their activities contributed to the 2008 financial crash. But they emerged pretty well unscathed, barring a few uncomfortable sessions before congressional committees. Politicians threatened all sorts of legislative nasties at the time, but it turned out to be all sound and fury signifying not very much.
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Thursday 16 December 2010
As European leaders prepared for a crucial summit, markets and credit agencies piled the pressure on Spain and the euro once again yesterday – with a turbulent end to a dramatic year in prospect.
James Moody: Revered jazz saxophonist and flautist who formed a charismatic partnership with Dizzy Gillespie
Saturday 11 December 2010
Although he counts as a Bebop pioneer, James Moody's work had the elements of basic jazz at its root.
Wednesday 24 November 2010
The US economy expanded at a faster pace than previously estimated during the third quarter, official figures showed yesterday, but recovery hopes were tempered by evidence that the housing market remains hamstrung by tight credit conditions.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Like a man who turned up expecting to be centre stage only to be left stuck in the wings Andrew Sheridan found England's sweeping, guns-blazing 35-18 victory over Australia on Saturday as much a shock as a memorable occasion.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
New Zealand today confirmed they will fight "to the death" against the four-week ban handed down to hooker Keven Mealamu for an apparent headbutt on England's Lewis Moody.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Saturday 23 October 2010
It's the end of the era at Sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the first question at its annual general meeting has come from a Bristol City supporter disappointed about the lack of coverage of his team on Sky's football channels.
Thursday 21 October 2010
Lewis Moody is on track to captain England against New Zealand on November 6 after making a rapid recovery from an eye injury which initially left him fearing for his sight.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
England captain Lewis Moody faces a race against time to be fit for the autumn Test opener against New Zealand at Twickenham.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Ireland's standing in the credit markets could take another hit, the ratings agency Moody's warned, as it placed the country on review for a possible downgrade yesterday.
Wednesday 22 September 2010
The gaping hole in the public finances was laid bare yesterday after borrowing grew to a record level in August as interest payments on sovereign debt jumped in line with higher inflation.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
One of the world's premier rating agencies yesterday backed the UK's economy by maintaining its top credit rating, despite fears that the Government's cuts could send the country into a double-dip recession.
Thursday 26 August 2010
The colossal expense of rescuing Ireland's troubled banking sector has hit the republic's international credit rating once again.
Saturday 24 July 2010
Ratings agencies may downgrade Hungary's sovereign debt after it snubbed the International Monetary Fund and rejected austerity measures in favour of a pro-growth policy to woo voters ahead of municipal elections in October.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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