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an evaluation by a rating company of the probability that a particular bond issue will default

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The bond ratings were issued for last week's bond sale of $5.635 million General Obligation State Institution Bonds to construct and equip a student fitness and wellness center at Clemson University, as well as for $4.290 million General Obligation State Institution Refunding Bonds on behalf of the University of South Carolina.
Concurrently, Moody's has downgraded to Ba3 from Ba2 the senior unsecured bond rating of Hazine Mustesarligi Varlik Kiralama AS, a special purpose vehicle wholly owned by Turkey from which the Turkish Treasury issues sukuk lease certificates, and changed its rating outlook to negative.
Greek covered bond ratings have demonstrated greater volatility, mirroring movements in the sovereign IDR and Country Ceiling and there remains uncertainty although Fitch expects them to be exempt from any bail-in.
This study also extends a broad literature that has attempted to explain bond ratings at the state level.
-- 16 March 2011 : Moody's downgrades Egypt's foreign and local currency government bond ratings by one notch to Ba3 from Ba2.
By maintaining its bond ratings, the city is expected to save an estimated $2.5 million over the life of the refunding bonds, according to city Treasurer and Tax Collector Mariann Castelli Hier.
Analysts believe that the biggest banks in China would benefit from better Basel III bond ratings than some overseas peers because of support from the state.
Today's action follows the weakening of Slovenia government's creditworthiness, as captured by Moody's downgrade of Slovenia's government bond ratings on 30 April 2013.
* "Does It Matter Who Pays for Bond Ratings? Historical Evidence" by John Jiang, Mary Stanford, and Yuan Xie.
Moody's reassessment of the sovereign capacity to support the banking system reflects a weakening in the strength of the country's balance sheet, as indicated by the two-notch downgrade of Cyprus's government bond ratings to Baa3 from Baa1 on November 4.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-October 17, 2011--Fitch cuts Totta, maintains Banco Popular Portugal covered bond ratings on "negative" watch(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 17, 2011--Fitch cuts Totta, maintains Banco Popular Portugal covered bond ratings on "negative" watch(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Without a tax base, charter schools do not usually have very high bond ratings, says Sen.
Dandapani and Lawrence (2007) indicate that an investor uses bond ratings to measure the relative credit risk of bonds.