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BRIEF-Moody's Says Apple, Microsoft To Drive Robust Earnings Growth For Global Diversified Technology Sector In 2018

* MOODY'S SAYS APPLE, MICROSOFT TO DRIVE ROBUST EARNINGS GROWTH FOR GLOBAL DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGY SECTOR IN 2018

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BRIEF-Briggs & Stratton acquires commercial spreader and sprayer product line

* BRIGGS & STRATTON ACQUIRES COMMERCIAL SPREADER AND SPRAYER PRODUCT LINE

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It's not just spraying water: How the pros fight wildfires

As wildfires ravaged California this year, thousands of firefighters have taken on the massive task of containing and extinguishing flames over hundreds of thousands of acres.

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In Syria’s Skies, Close Calls With Russian Warplanes

American air commanders complain that the Russians are flouting their agreements aimed at avoiding midair collisions.

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture: Moody's

(Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture -Moody's

Dec 8 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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BRIEF-Moody's says CVS-Aetna merger would have negative implications for other health care companies‍​

* Moody's: CVS-Aetna merger would have negative implications for other health care companies‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2BzpKdY Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Moody's Says Pharma Manufacturers, Distributors Face Rising Risks Related To U.S. Opioid Crisis

* MOODY'S SAYS PHARMA MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS FACE RISING RISKS RELATED TO U.S. OPIOID CRISIS

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UPDATE 5-Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG , Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets.

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UPDATE 3-Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG , Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets.

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Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

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U.S. charges three Chinese with hacking Siemens, Trimble, Moody's

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury has indicted three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm on computer fraud charges, saying they hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moodys Analytics.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. charges 3 Chinese with hacking Siemens, Trimble, Moody's

Nov 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury has indicted three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm on computer fraud charges, saying they hacked into the networks of Siemens AG , Trimble Inc and Moodys Analytics.

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BRIEF-‍Moody's Says U.S. Airport Sector Outlook Remains Positive For 2018​

* ‍MOODY'S SAYS U.S. AIRPORT SECTOR OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE FOR 2018​

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Moody's withdraws RCom's credit rating after missed payment

MUMBAI, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Rating agency Moody's said on Friday it has withdrawn its credit rating on Reliance Communications, as it considers the Indian telecom operator to be in default for missing an interest payment on its bonds that was due last week.

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BRIEF-‍Moody's concludes review and downgrades Omantel to Baa3, outlook stable​

* ‍Moody's concludes review and downgrades Omantel to Baa3; outlook stable​

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UPDATE 6-Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

* Other global rating agencies unlikely to follow suit - economist (Adds finmin comments, upgrades for banks, graphic)

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BRIEF-Moody's upgrades issuer ratings of 5 Indian non-financial corporates following sovereign upgrade

* MOODY'S UPGRADES ISSUER RATINGS OF 5 INDIAN NON-FINANCIAL CORPORATES FOLLOWING SOVEREIGN UPGRADE

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UPDATE 5-Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

* Other global rating agencies unlikely to follow suit - economist (Adds other agencies' ratings, political reaction, markets)

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UPDATE 4-Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

* Indian markets rally on the rating change (Add details, context)

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Fire trucks to spray Indian capital amid deepening smog emergency

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that has triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend.

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India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to try to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to get worse over the weekend.

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Dazzling Northern Lights display illuminates Finnish skies

(Reuters) - A spectacular multicolored display of the Northern Lights danced across the sky over Finland this week.

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BRIEF-‍Moody's says ONGC's acquisition of HPCL will increase ONGC's leverage to upper limit of its Baa1 rating​

* Moody's says ONGC's acquisition of HPCL will increase ONGC's leverage to upper limit of its Baa1 rating​ Source text for Eikon:

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Gut skies out, Vonn makes slow start in Soelden

VIENNA (Reuters) - Lara Gut skied out of the course after only a few gates and Lindsey Vonn was too slow to qualify for the second leg at the women's giant slalom in Soelden, the first race of the World Cup season on Saturday.

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Mississippi court ruling is credit negative for schools: Moody's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said a recent ruling by Mississippi's highest court against a number of public school districts that sought increased funding is negative for the state's school districts' credit.

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California Today: California Today: The Push to Reclaim Starry Skies

Friday: The fight for dark skies, a National League pennant for the Dodgers, and a photo series from the Santa Rosa inferno.

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Charred ruins and sooty skies as California wildfires kill 31

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 31 people and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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BRIEF-‍Moody's upgrades Lloyds bank Plc's long-term deposit & senior unsecured debt ratings to Aa3​

* ‍Moody's upgrades Lloyds Bank Plc's long-term deposit and senior unsecured debt ratings to Aa3​

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Noxious substance sprayed on people in London

A number of people were injured after a group of males sprayed them with what appears to be "a noxious substance" near Stratford Shopping Centre, London Metropolitan Police said Saturday night.

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BRIEF-Moody's comments on traditional US TV companies in light of current consumer preference

* Moody's says time running out for traditional U.S. TV companies to come up with plan to "reconstruct" industry based on current consumer preferences‍​‍​

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BRIEF-Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc provides an update on Narcan nasal spray

* Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc provides an update on Narcan nasal spray

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UPDATE 1-Moody's cuts Bunge outlook to negative after IOI Loders deal

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service cut its outlook for Bunge Ltd on Wednesday and cautioned that without much improved earnings it could cut the U.S. agribusiness' credit rating to just a step above junk status.

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BRIEF-Moody's Analytics sees economic cost of Irma at $64-92 billion

* Says currently estimates the economic cost of hurricane Irma to be approximately $64-92 billion

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Planes Fill Florida Skies as Hurricane Irma Approaches

The Federal Aviation Administration expected “increased volume” at airports in South Florida as airlines raced to get flights off the ground.

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BRIEF-Moody's says downgrades Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation PJSC to B2

* Moody's downgrades Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation PJSC to B2; developing outlook

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Burning fuel sprays onto crowd, injuring a dozen

A car sprayed burning fuel on a crowd at a car race in Australia, which caught on fire and burned a dozen people. One man is in critical condition.

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U.S. send extra fighters to police Baltic skies during Russian exercise

SIAULIAI AIR BASE (Reuters) - The United States has sent a reinforced detachment of fighter planes to police the skies over NATO members Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia during a major Russian military exercise in the Baltic region next month.

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In Syrian skies, U.S. pilots learn how fast air war can morph

U.S. MILITARY FACILITY IN MIDDLE EAST (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force pilot Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Renken knew that whatever happened next might escalate the war in Syria.

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Meet Kim Jong-un, a Moody Young Man With a Nuclear Arsenal

Once dismissed as a figurehead, North Korea’s young leader has used purges and crafty moves to exert firm control over his country and its expanding nuclear arsenal.

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Golf: PGA Championship starts under sunny skies at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - The PGA Championship started on time under a cloudless sky at Quail Hollow on Thursday.

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Matter: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Mammals Took to the Skies

New fossil discoveries show that prehistoric “squirrels” glided through forests at least 160 million years ago, long before scientists had thought.

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BRIEF-Moody's assigns B2 CFR to Tesla, B3 to unsecured notes‍​

* Assigns B2 CFR to Tesla, B3 to unsecured notes; outlook is stable‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2vGB7RE) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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BRIEF-Moody's takes rating actions on 11 UK banks and building societies

* Moody's takes rating actions on 11 UK banks,building societies reflecting increased resilience to expected deterioration in uk operating environment

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Moody's gets licence to rate Saudi Arabia's corporates

DUBAI, July 31 (Reuters) - Moody's has obtained a licence to operate rating activities in Saudi Arabia, joining the two major foreign credit rating agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor's, as the country seeks to develop its corporate debt capital markets.

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BRIEF-Moody's says price hikes and cost cuts light a stable fire for European tobacco sector's outlook

* Moody's: price hikes and cost cuts light a stable fire for european tobacco sector's outlook

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BRIEF-Moody's comments on Australian banks following APRA's announcement of higher capital requirements

* Moody's comments on Australian banks following APRA's announcement of higher capital requirements

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BRIEF-Moody's says U.S. corporate cash pile grows to $1.84 tln

* US corporate cash pile grows to $1.84 trillion, led by tech sector

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Governors Give Chilly Reception to Health Bill Push

At an annual gathering of state executives, there appears to be broad discomfort with legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. The only question is how to express it.

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Hungarian hospital helps injured birds back into the skies

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A unique veterinary hospital in eastern Hungary is saving the lives of wild birds, including many who sustain severe injuries during their long migratory journey to Africa to escape the harsh winters of northern Europe.

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Illinois risks rating cut to junk even with budget: Moody's

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Even if Illinois' House of Representatives takes action to enact a new budget on Thursday, the state still risks a downgrade in its credit rating to junk, Moody's Investors Service warned on Wednesday.

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Asteroid Day: Monitoring the skies for the next strike

Friday is International Asteroid Day. A 24-hour live broadcast will include everything you've ever wanted to know about these rocky bits of space debris, the threats they may pose to Earth and what we can gain from studying them.

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BRIEF-Deere buys Italian sprayer manufacturer Mazzotti

* Has purchased Mazzotti, a privately-held sprayer manufacturer based in Ravenna, Italy.

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Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country.

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BRIEF-Moody's says inclusion of China shares in MSCI Index will attract global capital inflows into Chinese equity markets

* Moody's says first ever inclusion of china shares in MSCI Index will attract global capital inflows into Chinese equity markets

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BRIEF-Moody's downgraded baseline credit assessments, long-term ratings of 12 Australian banks

* Moody's - Downgraded baseline credit assessments, long-term ratings and counterparty risk assessments of 12 Australian banks and affiliates

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10 budget airlines changing Africa's skies

Traveling across Africa's huge distances can be expensive.

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China Development Bank says Moody's China ratings cut has "limited impact"

BEIJING, June 12 (Reuters) - China Development Bank Corp (CDB), one of the country's largest bond issuers, said Moody's Investors Service's downgrade of China's credit ratings has had "limited impact" on fundraising by Chinese companies overseas.

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NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A high-flying science experiment may color the skies above the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds on Sunday evening, as NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the top of Earth's atmosphere.

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Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.

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Moody's says will assess implications of UK election; Brexit and deficit key

LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - Rating agency Moody's will assess the implication of Britain's election, which failed to provide a clear winner on Friday, casting the country's approach to Brexit and the future path of its economic policy into doubt.

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UPDATE 1-Moody's says loses Hong Kong appeal over "red flags" report

HONG KONG, June 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's Court of Appeal found credit rating agency Moody's broke the rules when it published a report on Chinese companies in 2011, rejecting the company's attempt to appeal a tribunal ruling on the matter, Moody's said in a statement on Thursday.

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Hong Kong court upholds tribunal ruling on Moody's "red flags" report - Moody's

HONG KONG, June 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a tribunal decision that partly upheld regulatory action imposed on the Hong Kong unit of Moody's Investors Service for a report on Chinese companies, Moody's said in a statement on Thursday.

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Woman pepper-sprayed at UC Berkeley protest sues university, police

(Reuters) - A woman has sued the University of California at Berkeley for infringing on her First Amendment free speech rights after she said she was pepper-sprayed by protesters demonstrating against a planned appearance by a right-wing speaker in February.

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BRIEF-Moody's says downgraded RCom's Corporate Family Rating & Senior Secured Bond Rating to Ca

* Downgraded Reliance Communications Limited's (RCom) Corporate Family rating and Senior Secured Bond rating to Ca from Caa1‍​‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Dueling Frenchwomen Show Signs of a Thaw After a Chilly Match

After Caroline Garcia ended her doubles partnership with Kristina Mladenovic in March, a divide grew between Garcia and other players.

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BRIEF-Moody's Corp announces private offering of $1 bln senior unsecured notes

* Moody's corporation announces private offering of senior unsecured notes

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UPDATE 1-EU watchdog fines Moody's for credit ratings breaches

LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - The European Union's markets regulator has fined Moody's 1.24 million euros ($1.4 million) for failing to give investors sufficient information about how ratings on major institutions such as the EU were compiled.

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EU watchdog fines Moody's for credit ratings breaches

LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - The European Union's markets watchdog has fined Moody's 1.24 million euros ($1.39 million) for breaches of the bloc's credit ratings rules.

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China factories hum in shadow of debt risk, Moody's raises global outlook

(Reuters) - China's industrial engine cranked up again in May, reassuring investors worried about slowing growth in the world's second-biggest economy as it grappled with debt risks and tried to shake off a stinging ratings downgrade from Moody's Investors Service.

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With flights back in the skies, British Airways must now repair damaged reputation

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - British Airways must turn its attention to repairing its brand after a weekend of chaos and criticism caused by a major IT outage that grounded flights from London's two main airports.

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UPDATE 1-Moody's sees Glencore paying up to $6 billion in possible Bunge deal

* Glencore would be likely to keep Baa2 rating (Adds Moody's comments, details of a possible deal)

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Moody's sees Glencore paying up to $6 billion in possible deal with Bunge

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Miner and trader Glencore may have to pay up to $6 billion in cash in a possible tie-up with U.S. grains trader Bunge based on current valuations, Moody's ratings agency said on Friday, adding it did not expect an outright acquisition.

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Irritation with Moody's reflects China's sensitivity as it seeks foreign investors

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has tried to brush aside a rare cut to its credit rating by Moody's Investors Service as misinformed, but its reaction

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China's reforms not enough to arrest mounting debt: Moody's

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's structural reforms will slow the pace of its debt build-up but will not be enough to arrest it, and another credit rating cut for the country is possible down the road unless it gets its ballooning credit in check, officials at Moody's said.

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China's reforms not enough to arrest rising debt, another downgrade possible: Moody's

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's structural reforms will not be enough to arrest its rising debt, and another credit rating downgrade for the country is possible unless it gets its ballooning credit in check, two officials at Moody's ratings agency said on Friday.

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Moody's China downgrade 'illogical', overstates debt: People's Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The decision by Moody's Investors Service to downgrade China's credit rating is "illogical" and overstates the levels of government debt, a commerce ministry researcher said in an editorial in the official People's Daily newspaper on Thursday.

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U.S., Russia military increase communication in skies over Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Russia have increased communication to avoid warplane accidents in the skies over Syria as Islamic State militants lose territory and the air space becomes more crowded, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Wednesday.

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METALS-London copper slips after Moody's downgrades China

(Adds comment, detail; updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, May 24 (Reuters) - London copper fell on Wednesday after credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded China due to its massive debt, with muted trade expected ahead of the release later in the session of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting. "After a set of less-than-positive U.S. data, a debt (agency) downgrading China, Noble struggling ... and the banks reporting a 29-percent drop in commodities revenue, th

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Shanghai stocks, Aussie dollar down after Moody's downgrades China

TOKYO (Reuters) - China's main stock index fell one percent and the Australian dollar slipped on Wednesday after Moody's cut its sovereign credit rating on China.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shanghai stocks, Aussie dollar down after Moody's downgrades China

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) - China's main stock index fell one percent and the Australian dollar slipped on Wednesday after Moody's cut its sovereign credit rating on China.

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Moody’s Downgrades China Over Worries About Its Growing Debt

The ratings firm’s action underlines the difficulty Beijing faces in pushing economic growth while tackling problems in its financial system.

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Moody's downgrades China, warns of eroding financial strength as debt rises

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Services downgraded China's long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings on Wednesday, citing expectations that the financial strength of the world's second biggest economy would erode in the coming years.

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Asian shares, Aussie dollar, yuan down after Moody's downgrades China

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged lower in early trade on Wednesday, while the Australian dollar and the offshore Chinese yuan slipped after Moody's cut its sovereign credit rating on China.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, Aussie dollar, yuan down after Moody's downgrades China

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) - Asian shares edged lower in early trade on Wednesday, while the Australian dollar and the offshore Chinese yuan slipped after Moody's cut its sovereign credit rating on China.

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School defends pepper spray class project

An Ohio high school is defending its decision to pepper spray a group of 11th grade students. It says it was a lesson in law enforcement and consequences.

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BRIEF-Moody's say Australian bank performance steady, but latent risks rising in household sector

* Australian bank performance steady, but latent risks rising in household sector

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UPDATE 1-Moody's downgrades 6 Canadian banks on rising private-sector debt

May 10 (Reuters) - Moody's Investor Service on Wednesday downgraded the long-term ratings for six Canadian banks, citing a more challenging operating environment for banks in Canada for 2017 and beyond, could lead to a deterioration in the banks' asset quality, including increasing private-sector debt.

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Moody's downgrades six Canadian banks citing tough operating environment

May 10 (Reuters) - Moody's investor service on Wednesday downgraded the long-term ratings for six Canadian banks, citing a more challenging operating environment for Canadian banks for 2017 and beyond.

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Moody's sees liquidity risks abating for Brazilian companies

SAO PAULO, May 4 (Reuters) - A gradual economic recovery in Brazil coupled with higher commodities prices should help domestic firms generate more cash in coming months, reducing short-term liquidity risks, analysts at Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday.

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Illinois school districts pressured by payment delay -Moody's

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some Illinois school districts, including the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), are being squeezed by late payments due to the state's ongoing budget problems, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday.

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Mexico antitrust probe credit negative for banks -Moody's

MEXICO CITY, April 27 (Reuters) - A probe by Mexico's antitrust authority into alleged price manipulation in the market for government bonds is "credit negative" for banks, which are the biggest intermediaries of government paper, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday.

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Chasing 'dark skies' to focus on light pollution

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Two more Illinois universities at risk of junk ratings from Moody's

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' record-breaking stretch without a complete budget could push the credit ratings of two more state universities into the junk level.

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BRIEF-Pan Global Resources appoints Tim Moody as President & CEO

* Appoints Tim Moody as President & CEO and provides update on the Minera Aguila copper project in Spain Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BMO bundles uninsured Canada mortgages into securities -Moody's

April 17 (Reuters) - Bank of Montreal is bundling nearly C$2 billion ($1.50 billion) of prime Canadian mortgages into securities, said Moody's in a pre-sale report on Monday.

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Unfriendly Skies: How Much Would You Put Up With to Avoid United Airlines?

About 44 percent of survey respondents said they would rather fly with a competitor — even if the flight cost more and took twice as long.

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Painted Thai elephants spray tourists with water to banish bad luck

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - Colourfully painted elephants in the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya sprayed people with water on Tuesday in a water fight that has become tradition to mark the...

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Smoke bombs and pepper spray: latest twist in fight for China cement maker

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Shanshui Cement Group Ltd said its executives were attacked with pepper spray, smoke bombs and water guns and then held for two hours by associates of a former official when they tried to retake control of company property.

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Moody's pushes back South Africa credit rating decision

JOHANNESBURG, April 4 (Reuters) - Moody's said on Tuesday it will not issue a sovereign credit rating decision on South Africa this Friday, as previously planned, but will do so after a review that could take 30 to 90 days.

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BRIEF-Impax announces favorable ruling regarding patent validity for Zomig Nasal Spray

* Impax announces favorable ruling regarding patent validity for Zomig (zolmitriptan) Nasal Spray

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BRIEF-Moody's says dual-class shareholder proposal submitted to GM's board would be credit-negative for GM and units

* Moody's says dual-class shareholder proposal submitted to gm's board would be credit-negative for gm and subsidiaries Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Moody's says confirms Toshiba Corp's ratings outlook negative

* Moody's - Toshiba's potential filings for Chapter 11 by Westinghouse, if materializes, would be credit positive Source text - http://bit.ly/2mLhPao Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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Plateau in U.S. auto sales heightens risk for lenders: Moody's

DETROIT (Reuters) - As U.S. auto sales have peaked, competition to finance car loans is set to intensify and drive increased credit risk for auto lenders, Moody's Investors Service said in a report released on Monday.

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BRIEF-Moody's says UK insurers' asset management firms set to capitalize on pensions expertise

* UK insurers' asset management firms set to capitalize on pensions expertise

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BRIEF-Moody's says demonetization in India adds to short-term adjustment pressure on NBFC's

* Moody's: demonetization adds to short-term adjustment pressure on India's non-bank finance companies, but will not derail their growing franchise

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BRIEF-Moody's says potential Freddie, Fannie reforms likely to have wide-reaching implications

* Moody's: potential Freddie, Fannie reforms likely to have wide-reaching implications

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Moody's lauds Detroit's move to set aside cash for pensions

(Reuters) - The Detroit City Council's approval this month of a special fund to cover pension payments is a positive credit move, although concerns remain over the availability of money to cover retirement benefits, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.

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Republican healthcare bill would harm state finances: Moody's

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Republican-proposed bill to replace Obamacare would be a credit negative for U.S. states, according to Moody's Investors Service, because it would shift a greater share of the cost of Medicaid to the states.

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Moody's raises Brazil outlook to "stable" on brighter economic prospects

SAO PAULO, March 15 (Reuters) - Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded on Wednesday the outlook for Brazil's sovereign rating to "stable" from "negative," saying Latin America's largest economy is poised to exit its deepest recession on record.

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BRIEF-Moody's says potential U.S. tax policy reform could be credit negative for regulated utilities

* Moody's - potential us tax policy reform could be credit negative for regulated utilities Source text (http://bit.ly/2nssHGU) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Moody's says CEO's 2016 total compensation was $9 mln vs $9.1 mln in 2015

* CEO Raymond W. McDaniel 2016 total compensation was $9 million versus $9.1 million in 2015 - SEC filing Source text (http://bit.ly/2mZNtzG) Further company coverage:

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Seattle synagogue spray-painted with graffiti denying Holocaust

(Reuters) - Vandals scrawled graffiti claiming the Holocaust was "fake history" on an exterior wall of a Seattle synagogue, leading the rabbi to urge President Donald Trump to more forcefully denounce a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in recent months.

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Illinois budget impasse increasingly hurts universities: Moody's

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' record-breaking budget impasse, which has led to sporadic funding for higher education, is increasingly pressuring the finances and competitiveness of state universities, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday.

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A Chilly Walk Amid China’s Ice Art

Get a 360-degree view of the world’s largest ice and snow festival in northern China.

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Moody's whistleblower loses lawsuit, cannot share in $864 mln settlement

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit by a former Moody's Investors Service managing director and said he deserves none of the $863.8 million that Moody's agreed to pay to settle claims it inflated mortgage ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

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Moody's lowers outlook on U.S. telecom industry amid price war

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Moody's credit rating agency lowered its outlook for the U.S. telecommunications industry to negative from stable on Thursday amid growing price competition for wireless services.

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BRIEF-Mead Johnson acquires spray drying and finishing capabilities from Bega Cheese

* Mead Johnson acquires strategic capabilities and capacity in australia

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Red Carpet Watch: The Irresistible Style of Emma Stone

The actress, nominated for an Oscar for her starring role in “La La Land,” keeps it fun and fresh.

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BRIEF-Moody's says Bharti's acquisition of Telenor India is credit positive

* Moody's: Bharti's acquisition of Telenor India is credit positive

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BRIEF-Moody's acquires structured finance data and analytics business of SCDM

* Moody's acquires structured finance data and analytics business of SCDM

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The Checkup: Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

With reports of an increase in teenage depression, experts say parents should watch for major changes in their own children.

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France watches skies for Russian wargames, domestic drone threat

LYON-MONT VERDUN AIRBASE, France (Reuters) - From close-up encounters with Russian warplanes to the threat of attacks from lightweight drones, France's air force is on alert on two fronts as it confronts a return to Cold War shadow-boxing and heightened domestic security concerns.

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Index funds to surpass active fund assets in U.S. by 2024: Moody's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Index funds will grab more than half the assets in the investment-management business by 2024 "at the latest," Moody's Investors Service Inc said in a research note on Thursday.

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Index funds to surpass active fund assets in U.S. by 2024 -Moody's

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Index funds will grab more than half the assets in the investment-management business by 2024 "at the latest," Moody's Investors Service Inc said in a research note on...

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Fitch takes on Moody's over assessment of Chicago Public Schools

CHICAGO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Fitch Ratings took aim at its credit ratings competitor Moody's Investors Service in an unusual and blunt public notice on Wednesday with a report detailing disagreements...

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BRIEF-Moneta Money Bank says has investment grade rating from Moody's

PRAGUE, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Moneta Money Bank has received an investment grade rating from Moody's agency, the Czech lender said on Tuesday.

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Police pepper-spray protesters at airport

Police at Saettle-Tacoma International airport pepper-sprayed protesters after giving them a final order to disperse. The crowd was protesting President Trump's immigration ban from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Intesa takeover would be credit negative for Generali: Moody's

MILAN (Reuters) - A takeover by Italian biggest retail lender Intesa Sanpaolo would have a negative impact on the ratings of insurer Assicurazioni Generali , credit rating agency Moody's said on...

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Intesa takeover would be credit negative for Generali -Moody's

MILAN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A takeover by Italian biggest retail lender Intesa Sanpaolo would have a negative impact on the ratings of insurer Assicurazioni Generali , credit rating agency Moody's said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Moody's says Indonesia's new mining regulations credit negative for FCX

* Moody's says Indonesia's new mining regulations credit negative for FCX

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BRIEF-Moody's assigns AA2 to $103 mln Washington State COPS Series 2017A

* Moody's assigns AA2 to $103 mln Washington State COPS Series 2017A; Outlook stable Source text for Eikon:

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Moody's puts Novartis on notice over debt-funded buyback plan

ZURICH, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Moody's cut Novartis's debt rating outlook on Thursday to negative from stable, saying the Swiss drugmaker's borrowing capacity would be weakened by its debt-financed...

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BRIEF-Adapt Pharma says NARCAN nasal spray 2mg approved by U.S. FDA

* Says Adapt Pharma's NARCAN (naloxone HCL) nasal spray 2mg approved by U.S. FDA Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-Moody's downgrades Virgin Islands Matching Fund Revenue Bonds to CAA1 & CAA2

* Moody's downgrades Virgin Islands Matching Fund Revenue Bonds to CAA1 & CAA2 from B1 & B2; outlook negative

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BRIEF-Perrigo announces FDA approval of its first-to-file ab rated generic version of Topicort spray

* Perrigo announces fda approval of its first-to-file ab rated generic version of topicort spray, 0.25%

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BRIEF-Moody's - Pressure on Tunisian banks to remain amid significant asset risk and challenging operating conditions

* Moody's: Pressure on Tunisian banks to remain amid significant asset risk and challenging operating conditions

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BRIEF-Moody's - President Trump inherits modest deficit and healthy economy, but challenges loom

* President Trump inherits modest deficit and healthy economy, but challenges loom

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Moody's says unclear if UK will achieve desired Brexit deal

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Credit ratings agency Moody's said it was unclear if Prime Minister Theresa May would be able to achieve the broad-ranging trade deal with the European Union that she...

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BRIEF-Moody's says Singapore banks will weather through further weakening in asset quality

* Moody's: Singapore banks will weather through further weakening in asset quality

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BRIEF-Moody's - German corporate credit quality to remain stable in 2017

* Moody's: German corporate credit quality to remain stable in 2017

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BRIEF-Moody's: Stable outlook for Levant and North Africa sovereigns reflects reform momentum

* Moody's: Stable outlook for Levant and North Africa sovereigns reflects reform momentum

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BRIEF-Moody's and ICRA say Indian economy to remain strong in 2017, despite short-term impact of demonetization

* Moody's and ICRA: Indian economy to remain strong in 2017, despite short-term impact of demonetization

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Moody's pays $864 million to U.S., states over pre-crisis ratings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moody's Corp has agreed to pay nearly $864 million to settle with U.S. federal and state authorities over its ratings of risky mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Moody's reaches settlement with U.S. DOJ, 21 states and district of Columbia

* Moody's reaches settlement with U.S. Department of justice, 21 U.S. states and district of Columbia

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Exclusive: Moody's to pay over $850 million for pre-crisis ratings - source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moody's Corp has agreed to pay over $850 million to settle with U.S. federal and state authorities over its ratings of risky mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, one person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Moody's changes Moldova's rating outlook to stable from negative; B3 rating affirmed

* Moody's changes Moldova's rating outlook to stable from negative; B3 rating affirmed

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BRIEF-Assured Guaranty Corp requests that Moody's no longer rate AGC

* Requested that Moody's Investors Service, Inc. (Moody's) withdraw AGC's financial strength rating

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BRIEF-Moody's says Mexican corporates face increasing risks as growth slows, interest rates rise

* Moody's says Mexican corporates face increasing risks as growth slows and interest rates rise

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BRIEF-Moody's says unfunded pension liabilities will continue weighing on Chicago's credit profile

* Moody's - Unfunded pension liabilities will continue weighing on city of Chicago's (Ba1 negative) credit profile

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Hong Kong court hears Moody's appeal over "red flags" report

HONG KONG, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's Court of Appeal on Wednesday began hearing Moody's appeal against a tribunal decision that partly upheld regulatory action imposed on it for a report on Chinese firms, in what is considered a landmark case for the financial centre.

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BRIEF-Moody's says liquidity stress, low growth risk drive negative outlook for Sub-Saharan African sovereigns

* creditworthiness of sovereigns in Sub-Saharan Africa (ssa) has an overall negative outlook for 2017

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Erdogan adviser says Moody's statement doesn't fit reality of Turkish economy

ANKARA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The latest statement on Turkey by rating agency Moody's does not fit the reality of the Turkish economy or its banking sector, Bulent Gedikli, an adviser to President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Twitter on Monday.

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BRIEF-Moody's and ICRA say Indian banks' weak asset quality continues to pressure profitability and capitalization profile

* Moody's and ICRA: Indian banks' weak asset quality continues to pressure profitability and capitalization profile

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UK, China, South Africa downgrade calls loom for Moody's

LONDON (Reuters) - Moody's is likely to make key rating calls on Britain, China and South Africa among others this year as rising political risk and debt levels push the number of countries on a downgrade warning back to a record high.

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BRIEF-Moody's says ChemChina's rating unaffected by EU's extended anti-trust investigation into Syngenta acquisition

* Moody's: ChemChina's rating unaffected by EU's extended anti-trust investigation into Syngenta acquisition

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BRIEF-Moody's, ICRA say stable outlook for Indian corporates reflects sustained economic growth

* Moody's and ICRA: stable outlook for Indian corporates reflects sustained economic growth

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BRIEF-Moody's rates Italy's Banco BPM 'Ba2' with negative outlook

* Moody's rated bank's long-term senior debt 'Ba2' with negative outlook

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UPDATE 2-Smog returns, but Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

BEIJING, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday but city officials said the air quality was improving overall, citing data for last year.

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BRIEF-Moody's forecasts continued tepid prices for global oil and gas industry in 2017

* Global oil and gas industry to see continued tepid prices, belt-tightening in 2017

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UPDATE 1-Smog returns, but Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

BEIJING, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday but city officials said the air quality was improving overall, citing data for last year.

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As smog returns, Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

BEIJING, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday as city officials said the air quality was improving overall, citing data for the whole of last year.

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BRIEF-Moody's assigns Aa1 to $662 mln Washington GO bonds series 2017D, E, R-C and R-D

* Moody's - washington's rating outlook stable, reflecting economic gains that are boosting revenues, improved reserve position, budget balancing solutions

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UPDATE 1-Blue skies return to Beijing, but dangerous smog still blankets northern China

* Christmas forecast smoggy (Updates smog reports from other cities, weather forecast, president comments)

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Blue skies return to Beijing as wind clears dangerous pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Blue skies returned to Beijing on Thursday after overnight winds blew away the dangerously high levels of pollution that had blanketed the Chinese capital for five days prompting a pollution red alert.

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BRIEF-Moody's says recent split leaving Detroit Public Schools as entity devoted to pay debt service increases likelihood will meet $2.2 bln in obligations

* Moody's on Detroit Public Schools -credit risks persist, but legislative action points to the state's willingness to provide relief

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BRIEF-Moody'S says Tennessee 2014 pension reform will ease funding burden on state and its municipalities

* Moody'S says Tennessee 2014 pension reform will ease funding burden on state and its municipalities

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BRIEF-Moody's sets regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share

* Moody's Corp says a new dividend represents 3 percent increase from prior quarter of 37 cents per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Moody's assigns AAA to University Of Michigan's $500m general revenue bonds

* Moody's assigns AAA to University Of Michigan's $500m general revenue bonds, series 2017a; outlook stable Source text for Eikon: [ID:http://bit.ly/2hSXN7V]

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BRIEF-Moody's says global credit conditions will remain uneven in 2017,despite stabilization of growth worldwide

* Moody's says forecast G20 global growth of around 3.0% in 2017 versus an estimated 2.6% in 2016

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BRIEF-Moody's says Sri Lanka's commitment to fiscal consolidation faces downside implementation risks

* Moody's on Sri Lanka-significant fiscal tightening and higher inflation in response to the vat rate hike will dampen growth

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Moody's says Australia's budget update in line with Aaa ratings

SYDNEY, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Moody's rating agency endorsed Australia's budget update on Monday, saying it was in line with its triple-A ratings and stable outlook, although the government had forecast a A$10 billion deterioration in its cash deficit.

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70-year-old fights hate with spray can

Armed with a scraper, nail polish remover and a can of red spray paint, 70-year-old Irmela Schramm is fighting neo-Nazi propaganda on the streets of Berlin.

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BRIEF-Moody's says Macri's reforms set stage for Argentina's economic revival

* Moody's says Macri's reforms set stage for Argentina's economic revival, but imbalances persist

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BRIEF-Moody's says sluggish sales, disruptive technology drive negative 2017 outlook for global automakers

* Moody's says sluggish sales, disruptive technology drive negative 2017 outlook for global automakers

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BRIEF-Moody's says fed rate hike reflects economic strength

* Moody's: Fed rate hike reflects economic strength; U.S. interest burden to rise in long term Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-Moody's maintains a stable outlook on belgium's banking system

* Moody's maintains a stable outlook on Belgium's banking system

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BRIEF-moody's says Atlantic County, NJ, retains credit strength despite Atlantic City's weakness

* Moody's: Atlantic County, NJ, retains credit strength despite Atlantic City's weakness

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BRIEF-Balder receives investment grade rating from Moody's (baa3)

* Received an investment grade rating from Moody's of Baa3 with a stable outlook Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-Moody's on European banking outlook 2017, strong profitability for Nordic banks

* European banking outlook 2017; strong profitability for nordic banks but tail risks from property price appreciation rising

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BRIEF-Moody's says global financial linkages are sources of vulnerability for some Asia Pacific sovereigns

* high leverage, global financial linkages are sources of vulnerability for some asia pacific sovereigns

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BRIEF-Moody's downgrades Caterpillar ratings to A3/Prime-2

* Moody's downgrades Caterpillar ratings to A3/Prime-2; outlook is stable.

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BRIEF-Moody's changes outlook on Italian banking sector to negative due to increasing capital needs, weakening confidence

* Moody's changes outlook on Italian banking sector to negative from stable due to increasing capital needs and weakening confidence

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BRIEF-Moody's says pharmacy benefit managers face risk as rising drug prices are scrutinized

* Moody's says pharmacy benefit managers face risk as rising drug prices are scrutinized

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BRIEF-Moody's says Chinese banks face increasing risks in asset quality

* Chinese banks face increasing risks in asset quality and rising financial sector interconnectedness

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BRIEF-Moody's says China's SOE reform to continue at gradual pace credit implications vary across sectors

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Moody's on China's state owned enterprises:

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BRIEF-Moody's says 2017 outlook for banks in Asia Pacific negative amid asset quality and profitability challenges

* Moody's: 2017 outlook for banks in Asia Pacific negative, amid asset quality and profitability challenges

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BRIEF-Moody's says likely that Federal Reserve will raise benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points in December

* Moody's says "likely that the Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points in december 2016"

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BRIEF-Moody's says New Zealand's half-year budget shows strong public finances

* New zealand's half-year budget shows strong public finances, robust economic growth

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BRIEF-Moody's says global sovereigns to contend with weak growth, higher debt, political uncertainties

* Moody's says global sovereigns to contend with weak growth, higher debt, political uncertainties

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BRIEF-Moody's says U.S. steel industry outlook revised to stable from negative

* Moody's says U.S. steel industry outlook revised to stable from negative

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Critic's Notebook: After ‘Hairspray Live!’: 7 TV Musicals and 5 Lessons Learned

“Hairspray Live!” and its musical predecessors have shown us what works in these TV productions. And what doesn’t.

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Glencore's Rosneft investment is in line with its new-found caution-Moody's

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Glencore's decision to acquire a stake in Russian state oil giant Rosneft is not financially risky, Moody's credit ratings agency said, and does not mark any shift from the miner-trader's new policy of limiting its debt levels.

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BRIEF-Moody's says Trump's one-time tax cut will temporarily improve domestic liquidity

* Moody's - one-time tax cut proposed by Donald Trump on repatriation of non-financial US cos' offshore cash would temporarily improve domestic liquidity

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Review: ‘Hairspray Live!’ Had Power Voices but Still Lacked Power

The latest live musical from NBC sabotaged itself with distracting side business.

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BRIEF-Moody's says Canadian banks' 2017 negative outlook driven by reduced government support

* Moody's says Canadian banks' 2017 negative outlook driven by reduced government support, bail-in plans

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BRIEF-Moberg Pharma says agrees to acquire anesthetic spray DermoPlast

* Says issues shares, secures acquisition financing and acquires DermoPlast