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S&P To Assess Impact Of Recently Announced Bank Rating Actions On U.S. Public Finance Ratings Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Dec. 14, 2011-Since Nov. 29, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has announced a number of rating changes as a result of applying its new rating criteria for banks (see "Banks: Rating Methodology And Assumptions," published Nov. 9, 2011). Several press releases have detailed the impact of the new criteria on bank ratings both globally and regionally (see links to noteworthy releases below). Additionally, there have been subsequent rating actions on several large European bank groups (see "Standard & Poor?s Places Several Large Bank Groups Across The Eurozone On CreditWatch Negative," published Dec. 7, 2011). Many of the affected banks provide various forms of credit and liquidity enhancement (letters of credit, standby bond purchase agreements, investment...
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