Tue, 02 Jun, 2020
The weight of opinion is building that the ECB will return to some sort of easing and cut rates as early as September, after the ECB was reported to be mulling changing its inflation target, and S&P Global Ratings projected some sort of stimulus, while a poll by Reuters suggested the central bank will cut the deposit rate.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2019
The days of Irish banks writing back large loan-loss provisions are coming to an end and it is “critical” for the lenders to hike fees and commissions to offset a squeeze on their profits, according to S&P Global Ratings.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
Turbulence in financial markets calmed after a knee-jerk selloff in stocks and rally in safe-haven assets as investors reassessed the effects of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the American presidential election.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) said a reduction in the amount of government debt held by banks would be a positive step towards protecting the European banking sector from future economic shocks but has warned against any excessive regulation to force the issue.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
Disappointing some expectations, S&P Global Ratings — the new name for Standard & Poor’s — left its ratings unchanged for Ireland yesterday, citing the potential washback on the Irish economy should the UK decide to leave the EU in the referendum that takes place in less than three weeks.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016