bond rating

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Noun1.bond rating - an evaluation by a rating company of the probability that a particular bond issue will default; "the bonds of highest quality are said to have bond ratings of AAA"
rating, valuation, evaluation - an appraisal of the value of something; "he set a high valuation on friendship"
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The 2012-13 Cypriot financial crisis involved the exposure of Cypriot banks to overleveraged local real estate companies, the Greek government-debt crisis, the downgrading of the Cypriot government's bond credit rating to junk status by international credit rating agencies, the consequential inability to refund its state expenses from the international markets and the reluctance of the government to restructure the troubled Cypriot financial sector.
According to the bond credit rating scale, a Caa3 rating means that "the obligor is currently vulnerable, and is dependent upon favourable business, financial, and economic conditions to meet its financial commitments," while a B3 rating means that "the obligor is less vulnerable in the near term than other lower-rated obligors.
Economic growth, combined with increasing confidence and the ongoing real estate market recovery, will support credit growth of seven to 10 per cent in 2014, said Moody's, the bond credit rating business of Moody's Corporation.
Moody's, the bond credit rating business of New York City-based Moody's Corporation, declared that a variety of outside pressures continue to restrict growth of hospitals, including federal cuts to medical spending and limited reimbursement increases from insurers.
The euro was briefly sold against the dollar and the yen amid rumors that the French bond credit rating would be downgraded, but the single currency was bought back later in the day after the rumor was denied, they said.