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The Borneo Post
The week at a glance 6 September 2015East Malaysian market an important avenue for 11street Tapping into the growin
The week at a glance 6 September 2015
The Borneo Post / Posted 9 minutes ago
East Malaysian market an important avenue for 11street Tapping into the growing mobility of online shoppers in Malaysia, 11street sees Sabah and Sarawak as major markets to tap into as it strives to expand its operations. According to 11street chief... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Moody’s affirms Sime Darby’s ratings, negative outlook Published: 5 September 2015 8:25 PM Moody's Investors Service has affirmed t
Moody’s affirms Sime Darby’s ratings, negative outlook
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 3 hours ago
Published: 5 September 2015 8:25 PM Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the A3 issuer and A3 senior unsecured debt ratings assigned to Sime Darby Bhd's sukuk, as well as its (P)A3 senior... Read more
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The Star
Moody’s downgrades Sime Darby’s sukuk and notesKUALA LUMPUR: Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the outlook for Sime Dar
Moody’s downgrades Sime Darby’s sukuk and notes
The Star / Posted 14 hours ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the outlook for Sime Darby Bhd’s sukuk and medium-term note (MTN) programme to “negative” as the diversified conglomerate – which is involved in plantations, property and motors – had been... Read more
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The Star
Chinese bank eyes stake in AMMB?A CHINESE financial institution is eyeing a stake in AMMB Holdings Bhd, whose m
Chinese bank eyes stake in AMMB?
The Star / Posted 16 hours ago
A CHINESE financial institution is eyeing a stake in AMMB Holdings Bhd, whose major shareholders are said to be open to divesting their stakes. However, talks on the matter may be preliminary, as banking mergers and acquisitions (M&As) need the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Moody’s Puts Syngenta Under Review for Downgrade(Bloomberg) -- Moody’s Investors Service said it may downgrade Syngenta AG afte
Moody’s Puts Syngenta Under Review for Downgrade
Swissinfo / Posted 22 hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Moody’s Investors Service said it may downgrade Syngenta AG after the Swiss agrochemicals maker announced it would sell its vegetable and flower seeds businesses and return cash to shareholders. Syngenta, which fended off a $47... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Investors find refuge in Canadian bank bonds even as stocks diveThe bond market still considers Canada’s financial sector one of the safest hav
Investors find refuge in Canadian bank bonds even as stocks dive
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
The bond market still considers Canada’s financial sector one of the safest havens from turmoil even as bank stocks face their worst losses in 16 years. Financial debt is among Canada’s best-performing high-grade bond sectors in a year when plunging... Read more
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The Star
Moody's affirms Sime Darby's ratings at A3, outlook revised to negativeKUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Sime Darby Bhd's A3 issuer
Moody's affirms Sime Darby's ratings at A3, outlook revised to negative
The Star / Posted yesterday
KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Sime Darby Bhd's A3 issuer rating and A3 senior unsecured debt rating on the Sukuk issued by Sime Darby Global Bhd, a unit of Sime Darby. It said on Friday Sime Darby Global's (P)A3 senior... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Hopatcong bond credit rating is upgradedBy DAVID DANZIS ddanzis@njherald.com HOPATCONG — Moody’s Investors Service —
Hopatcong bond credit rating is upgraded
New Jersey Herald / Posted yesterday
By DAVID DANZIS ddanzis@njherald.com HOPATCONG — Moody’s Investors Service — one of the three largest bond credit rating agencies — recently upgraded the borough’s credit rating from Aa3 to Aa2 for its outstanding general obligation debt, which is... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Ringgit gets no reprieve as it slides with oil on slowing China Published: 4 September 2015 11:10 AM The ringgit has hit its longest stretch
Ringgit gets no reprieve as it slides with oil on slowing China
The Malaysian Insider / Posted yesterday
Published: 4 September 2015 11:10 AM The ringgit has hit its longest stretch of losses since 1993. – Reuters pic, September 4, 2015.The ringgit fell for an 11th week in its longest... Read more
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Business Wire
CBRE Group, Inc. Closes New $400 Million Term Loan FacilityLOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that
CBRE Group, Inc. Closes New $400 Million Term Loan Facility
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has closed on a new $400 million term-loan facility. The new facility includes a $270 million term loan that matures in five years and has an initial interest rate of... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
IRS Inaction Affects Pension Plans in 2016Our daily roundup of retirement news your clients may be thinking about. The I
IRS Inaction Affects Pension Plans in 2016
Financial Planning.com / Posted yesterday
Our daily roundup of retirement news your clients may be thinking about. The Internal Revenue Service has not yet adopted the updated assumptions on American's average life span, allowing companies with defined-benefit pension plans to incur at... Read more
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Accounting Today
IRS Decision May Save Pension Plans $18 BillionThe Internal Revenue Service's decision not to update mortality assumptions to
IRS Decision May Save Pension Plans $18 Billion
Accounting Today / Posted yesterday
The Internal Revenue Service's decision not to update mortality assumptions to reflect today's higher life expectancy could help corporate pension plan sponsors save at least $18 billion in 2016 as they continue to calculate minimum funding... Read more
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ABC Newspapers
Commodities: No ReliefCommodities tend to run in long cycles. The huge run-up in their prices, which
Commodities: No Relief
ABC Newspapers / Posted 2 days ago
Commodities tend to run in long cycles. The huge run-up in their prices, which peaked in 2011, has now degenerated into a rout. People who think that this situation will stabilize and turn around anytime soon are kidding themselves. China’s... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Treasury On Moody's Affirmation of South Africa's RatingsMoody's affirms South Africa's ratings, maintains stable outlook Government ha
Treasury On Moody's Affirmation of South Africa's Ratings
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Moody's affirms South Africa's ratings, maintains stable outlook Government has noted Moody's Investors Service' (Moody's) decision today to affirm South Africa's sovereign ratings and maintain a stable outlook on the rating. Moody's affirmed the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Moody’s: SA rating ‘at the right level’REUTERSSouth Africa's economy contracted for the first time in more than a year
Moody’s: SA rating ‘at the right level’
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
REUTERSSouth Africa's economy contracted for the first time in more than a year in the second quarter as power shortages, falling metal prices and subdued global demand curbed output. File picture: Ronen Zvulun Johannesburg - South Africa’s credit... Read more
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Business Insurance
Older IRS mortality tables predicted to save sponsors $18 billion next yearThe IRS’ decision to stick with 15-year-old mortality assumptions will save cor
Older IRS mortality tables predicted to save sponsors $18 billion next year
Business Insurance / Posted 2 days ago
The IRS’ decision to stick with 15-year-old mortality assumptions will save corporate defined benefit plan sponsors at least $18 billion in contributions in 2016 and be a credit positive for them, said a report from Moody’s Investors... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Vodka billionaire bank bonds at risk on Russia consumer distressRustam Tariko, who built his fortune importing Martini into post-Communist Russ
Vodka billionaire bank bonds at risk on Russia consumer distress
Brisbane Times / Posted 2 days ago
Rustam Tariko, who built his fortune importing Martini into post-Communist Russia, started his Russian Standard vodka in 1998. Deepening distress among Russian borrowers risks triggering the first major writedowns for bank bondholders since the... Read more
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The Age
Vodka billionaire bank bonds at risk on Russia consumer distressRustam Tariko, who built his fortune importing Martini into post-Communist Russ
Vodka billionaire bank bonds at risk on Russia consumer distress
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
Rustam Tariko, who built his fortune importing Martini into post-Communist Russia, started his Russian Standard vodka in 1998. Deepening distress among Russian borrowers risks triggering the first major writedowns for bank bondholders since the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Credit Enhancement for Accelerated Infrastructure InvestmentBy Russell Duke and Michael Tichareva Credit and Liquidity Support Investors,
Credit Enhancement for Accelerated Infrastructure Investment
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
By Russell Duke and Michael Tichareva Credit and Liquidity Support Investors, bond buyers and lenders typically look for highly rated investment grade (BBB-/Baa3) cash generating assets to reduce the chances of losing money. A common funding model... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Madigan, Rauner face showdown day over major labor billA significant showdown in state government's political stalemate is expected to
Madigan, Rauner face showdown day over major labor bill
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
A significant showdown in state government's political stalemate is expected to unfold at the Capitol on Wednesday when Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan attempt to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a major labor bill. The... Read more
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GlobeSt.com
E-Commerce: Shaping Retail ‘For the Better’Consolo: "Retail is becoming more conveniennt and smarter every day." NEW YORK
E-Commerce: Shaping Retail ‘For the Better’
GlobeSt.com / Posted 3 days ago
Consolo: "Retail is becoming more conveniennt and smarter every day." NEW YORK CITY�As part of our ongoing 15th-anniversary celebration, GlobeSt.com this week has been sounding out members of our editorial advisory board for their views on events,... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
DePasquale targets budget stalemate costsHARRISBURG — The state’s fiscal watchdog plans to tally up the costs to taxpaye
DePasquale targets budget stalemate costs
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
HARRISBURG — The state’s fiscal watchdog plans to tally up the costs to taxpayers of the state budget stalemate as he conducts audits of school districts this fall. Auditor General Gene DePasquale said Tuesday he instructed auditors to calculate how... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Moody’s and Fitch warn of credit negative factors Published: 2 September 2015 9:43 AM | Updated: 2 September 2015 9:49 AM Mood
Moody’s and Fitch warn of credit negative factors
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 3 days ago
Published: 2 September 2015 9:43 AM | Updated: 2 September 2015 9:49 AM Moody’s and Fitch Ratings said that political uncertainties could erode economic fundamentals. – Reuters pic, September 2,... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Fitch warns of downgrade risk in Malaysia’s rating outlookMalaysia’s deteriorating currency position – reflected in the ringgit’s sharp d
Fitch warns of downgrade risk in Malaysia’s rating outlook
The Borneo Post / Posted 3 days ago
Malaysia’s deteriorating currency position – reflected in the ringgit’s sharp depreciation, falling foreign exchange reserves and shrinking current account surplus – could force Fitch Ratings to restore the negative outlook attached to the country’s... Read more
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The Star
Reforms continue to be salient factor in Fitch’s credit view of M’sia PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s economic outlook remains in the balance as sentimen
Reforms continue to be salient factor in Fitch’s credit view of M’sia
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s economic outlook remains in the balance as sentiments reflecting the political uncertainties, including the Bersih rally over the weekend, continue to... Read more
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Daily News
ICRA assigns [SL]BBB- rating to Sanasa BankICRA Lanka Limited, a group company of Moody’s Investors Service has assigned t
ICRA assigns [SL]BBB- rating to Sanasa Bank
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
ICRA Lanka Limited, a group company of Moody’s Investors Service has assigned the Issuer rating of [SL]BBB- (pronounced SL triple B minus) with a Positive outlook to Sanasa Development Bank. The rating factors in SDB’s established position,... Read more
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The Hindu
Real Estate: 'Weak sales, stagnant prices pose challenge’Solid economic growth will give some support to housing sales, while gradual ea
Real Estate: 'Weak sales, stagnant prices pose challenge’
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
Solid economic growth will give some support to housing sales, while gradual easing of lending rates will boost investment activity, says the ratings agency Moody’s. Weak housing sales and stagnant prices will pose challenge to big real estate... Read more
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Grand Haven Tribune
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Mich. school districtsFalling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades at the 43 districts,
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Mich. school districts
Grand Haven Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Falling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades at the 43 districts, The Detroit News reported Monday. Credit downgrades can raise the cost of borrowing money. Among the districts receiving downgrades are Detroit Schools, Lenawee... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impactCHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bru
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impact
WGEM Quincy / Posted 4 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late September because it's linked to other massive financial problems. Moody's Investors Service said Monday that the stalemate... Read more
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New Kerala
Indian realty faces flat sales, stagnant prices next year: Moody's India's largest realty firms will continue to experience a challenging operat
Indian realty faces flat sales, stagnant prices next year: Moody's
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
India's largest realty firms will continue to experience a challenging operating environment over the next year characterised by weak cash flows, flat sales and stagnant prices,... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Fitch warns of downgrade risk in Malaysia’s rating outlook Published: 1 September 2015 3:06 PM | Updated: 1 September 2015 3:14 PM Fitc
Fitch warns of downgrade risk in Malaysia’s rating outlook
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 4 days ago
Published: 1 September 2015 3:06 PM | Updated: 1 September 2015 3:14 PM Fitch Ratings says it could be forced to restore the negative outlook attached to the Malaysia’s credit rating due to... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. bonds trump Alberta as tides change with oil slumpBritish Columbians have always gloated about their temperate weather, Pacific s
B.C. bonds trump Alberta as tides change with oil slump
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
British Columbians have always gloated about their temperate weather, Pacific shoreline and vineyards to their oil-rich neighbours in Alberta. Thanks to plunging crude prices, they now have bragging rights over bonds, too. While the energy rout is... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois' $5 Billion Budget HoleDecatur – It’s been two months since the state entered a new fiscal year withou
Illinois' $5 Billion Budget Hole
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 4 days ago
Decatur – It’s been two months since the state entered a new fiscal year without a budget. Two months and no progress. “It’s nonsensical,” State Representative Bill Mitchell, (R) Forsyth, told WAND’s Doug Wolfe. “Every side needs to sit down,... Read more
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Business Insurance
Illinois standoff highlights growing benefit costs(Reuters) — Illinois’ ability to manage growing retiree benefit costs will dete
Illinois standoff highlights growing benefit costs
Business Insurance / Posted 4 days ago
(Reuters) — Illinois’ ability to manage growing retiree benefit costs will determine future action on the state’s relatively low A3 credit rating, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday. The state, which on Tuesday begins a third month without an... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Moody's Warns Lawmakers of Budget Stalemate ImpactA major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to re
Moody's Warns Lawmakers of Budget Stalemate Impact
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late September because it's linked to other massive financial problems. Moody's Investors Service said Monday that the stalemate underscores... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impactCHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bru
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impact
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 4 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late September because it's linked to other massive financial problems. Moody's Investors Service said Monday that the stalemate... Read more
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Market Watch
Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from state of IllinoisIllinois Lottery Danny Chasteen hit the jackpot but will have to wait to get h
Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from state of Illinois
Market Watch / Posted 4 days ago
Illinois Lottery Danny Chasteen hit the jackpot but will have to wait to get his money till Illinois resolves a budget impasse. Winning the lottery is typically cause for jubilation. Not so for Danny Chasteen — who, instead of a big payoff, got an... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impactCHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bru
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impact
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 4 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late September because it's linked to other massive financial problems. Moody's Investors Service said Monday that the stalemate... Read more
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Reuters
Chicago mayor tries to build support for harsh cuts at budget forumsChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media after a campaign stop on electio
Chicago mayor tries to build support for harsh cuts at budget forums
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media after a campaign stop on election day in Chicago, Illinois, February 24, 2015. CHICAGO Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a rare public forum on Monday as he tries to build support for likely tax... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impactCHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bru
Moody's warns Illinois lawmakers of budget stalemate impact
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 4 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A major credit rating agency is warning legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a budget agreement by late September because it's linked to other massive financial problems. Moody's Investors Service said Monday that the stalemate... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratin
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districts
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratings of more than three dozen Michigan school districts this year. Falling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades at the 43 districts, The Detroit News reported... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Moody's downgrades ratings for 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than three dozen Michigan school districts have seen
Moody's downgrades ratings for 43 Michigan school districts
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than three dozen Michigan school districts have seen their credit ratings downgraded this year by Moody's Investors Service. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1Jw2RqU ) Monday that falling revenue and rising costs... Read more
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News 10 WILX
Moody's Downgrades Ratings for 43 Michigan School DistrictsLANSING, Mich. (AP) -- More than three dozen Michigan school districts have see
Moody's Downgrades Ratings for 43 Michigan School Districts
News 10 WILX / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- More than three dozen Michigan school districts have seen their credit ratings downgraded this year by Moody's Investors Service. The Detroit News reports Monday that falling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) - Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratin
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districts
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratings of more than three dozen Michigan school districts this year. Falling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades at the 43 districts, The Detroit News reported... Read more
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The Alpena News
Moody's downgrades ratings for 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than three dozen Michigan school districts have seen
Moody's downgrades ratings for 43 Michigan school districts
The Alpena News / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than three dozen Michigan school districts have seen their credit ratings downgraded this year by Moody's Investors Service. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1Jw2RqU ) Monday that falling revenue and rising costs... Read more
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The Alpena News
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratin
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districts
The Alpena News / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratings of more than three dozen Michigan school districts this year. Falling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades at the 43 districts, The Detroit News reported... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
Muni Market Slows as Summer Nears EndMunicipal volume is forecast to plunge to the lowest in six months as end-of-su
Muni Market Slows as Summer Nears End
Financial Planning.com / Posted 5 days ago
Municipal volume is forecast to plunge to the lowest in six months as end-of-summer holidays approach. There are only four deals greater than $100 million on the calendar for the week of Aug. 31, three of them negotiated deals. The estimated volume... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratin
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districts
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratings of more than three dozen Michigan school districts this year. Falling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades at the 43 districts, The Detroit News reported... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Moody's downgrades ratings for 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than three dozen Michigan school districts have seen
Moody's downgrades ratings for 43 Michigan school districts
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than three dozen Michigan school districts have seen their credit ratings downgraded this year by Moody's Investors Service. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1Jw2RqU ) Monday that falling revenue and rising costs... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districtsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratin
Moody's downgrades ratings of 43 Michigan school districts
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit ratings of more than three dozen Michigan school districts this year. Falling revenue and rising costs are behind the downgrades at the 43 districts, The Detroit News reported... Read more
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