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Emerging market debt triples since 2005, posing threat

Developing countries have nearly tripled their external debt over the past decade, outpacing economic growth and increases in foreign exchange reserves - which could leave them open in the future to a "systemic crisis", ratings agency

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Moody's upgrades Emaar ratings, outlook stable

Moody's Investors Service has today (June 16) assigned a Baa3 long-term issuer rating to Dubai-based real estate developer Emaar Properties and confirmed a stable outlook on all ratings. Concurrently, Moody's has upgraded

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Moody’s changes UAE outlook to negative

Moody’s recently confirmed the UAE's Aa2 rating and changed the outlook from stable to negative reflecting the lack of clarity around the formulation and implementation of government policies to arrest and reverse the large deficits an

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NBK's capital increase ‘to support business growth’

National Bank of Kuwait’s decision to increase its capital by 6.5 per cent would be a positive as it will enhance the bank’s capital adequacy ratios ahead of a full implementation of the Central Bank of Kuwait’s Basel III cap

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Insurance CFOs ‘positive on increasing profitability’

More than half of the chief financial officers (CFOs) of 15 GCC insurers expect the growth in their company's operating profit to be moderate or high, said Moody's Investors Service in a new report. Although Moody's sh

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Electronic payments add $300bn to global GDP

Increased use of electronic payment products added $296 billion to the global GDP, while raising household consumption of goods and services by an average of 0.18 per cent per year between 2011 and 2015, a report said. The equival

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BisB implements new Moody’s risk analyst platform

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has implemented Moody’s Risk Analyst Platform, a credit risk management system to facilitate effective financial statement spreading and accurate credit risk decisions, it was announced in a report in the

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Moody's cuts China outlook to 'negative'

Moody's downgraded its outlook on Chinese government debt to "negative" from "stable" on Wednesday, citing uncertainty over authorities' capacity to implement economic reforms, rising government debt and falling reser

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Saudi cbank raises loan-to-deposit ratio

The Saudi Arabia Central Bank (Sama) recently raised banks’ maximum allowable loan-to deposit (LTD) ratio to 90 per cent from 85 per cent, which will allow banks to continue expanding credit while limiting price competition for deposits.

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Abu Dhabi GDP growth seen slowing down

Abu Dhabi's economic growth could come under pressure this year amid government spending cutbacks in response to lower oil prices, said Moody's Investors Service in a new report. Moody's estimates that the emirate'

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