JLR Woes: Moody’s changes Tata Motors’ outlook to negative from stable

Moody’s Investors Service has changed the outlook on Tata Motors Limited’s corporate family rating to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’, a day after it cut its rating on company’s UK unit by one notch. A negative outlook indicates that there is likelihood of a cut in the credit rating. The ratings firm, however, did not cut the […]

ICRA revises YES Bank’s outlook from ‘positive’ to ‘stable’ on RBI order on Rana Kapoor

ICRA, a part of Moody’s Investors Service, revised its outlook on YES Bank’s borrowings to ‘stable’ from ‘positive’ on the basis of the Reserve Bank of India’s direction last week cutting short the tenure of the company’s CEO Rana Kapoor. “The revision in outlook to stable from positive considers the recent direction from RBI whereby […]

Fitch Ratings changes JLR’s outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’

Fitch Ratings has revised Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc’s outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’, indicating a higher risk of a downgrade in its credit rating in the future. The move comes in the wake of higher investments by the company into research and development and rising depreciation of past investments, resulting in more cash burn […]

India Ratings gives AAA rating to Motherson Sumi

Credit rating agency India Ratings and Research has awarded its top AAA rating to Motherson Sumi Systems, the auto components manufacturer said. Ind-Ra, a unit of global rating agency Fitch, took into consideration the company’s strong trackrecord and diversified client-based to issue the rating. “MSSL’s diversified customer base and product profile, strong track record of […]

Fitch downgrades PNB’s Viability Rating by two notches

Fitch Ratings has downgraded the ‘viability rating’ of scam-hit Punjab National Bank by two notches to ‘b’ from ‘bb-‘, citing a sharp rise in loan defaults. However, the bank’s ‘default rating’ has been kept at BBB-, given the high probability that the government of India will lend support in case of such an eventuality. “The […]

ICRA downgrades Fortis Healthcare for missing loan repayment

Credit rating agency ICRA Ltd downgraded Fortis Healthcare’s outstanding debt obligations of Rs 1,170 cr after the company missed the repayment of a loan. The company’s long term rating for Rs 250 crore non-convertible debenture programme, Rs 105 crore fund-based limits, and Rs 195 crore term loans has been revised from  BBB- to C. It […]

Ind-AS to crimp public sector banks’ growth due to higher provisioning

Public sector banks would need to divert an estimated Rs 63,000 cr, or about 41% of the total money that the government has promised, to meet increased provisioning requirements for loans under the new Ind-AS accounting standard, India Ratings said, adding that this would ‘knock down’ their growth aspirations and hurt market share. Provisioning refers […]

RCom could sell assets to Reliance Jio, go virtual – Fitch

Reliance Communications could ink more spectrum selling and sharing agreements with Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Jio, Fitch Ratings said, adding that the Anil Ambani company would end up as a mobile virtual operator after its ongoing restructuring. Rcom “plans to monetise spectrum assets in the 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands by sharing and trading with […]

RCom ‘respectfully disagrees’ with Fitch and Moody’s on its credit rating

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications said it disagrees with the decision of agencies Moody’s and Fitch to downgrade the company’s credit rating based on its ‘standstill agreement’ with its lenders. Shares of RCom fell 4% to Rs 19.30 on the National Stock Exchange today as a result of the ratings action yesterday. “We respectfully disagree with […]

RCom says looking to refinance various payments till September

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications said it was in talks with its lenders and partners to put off some of the instalment payments that the company had to pay until the completion of its merger with Sistema Shyam Teleservices and Aircel Cellular by September this year. “RCom is presently engaged in discussions with its lenders […]