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Moody’s affirms Iraq’s Caa1 ratings

By John Lee. Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Government of Iraq’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings at Caa1 and maintained the stable outlook. The decision to affirm Iraq’s Caa1 ratings reflects credit challenges posed by very weak institutions and governance that in Moody’s view, will continue to limit policy effectiveness, constrain the government’s […]

Iraq plans $2bn Bond Sale

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq expects to sell $2 billion in eurobonds in the last quarter of this year, when international aid starts coming in, helping lower its cost of borrowing. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari (pictured) told the news agency that Iraq expects to receive $600 million in September from the International Monetary […]

Moody’s Withdraws Credit Rating on Planned Iraqi Bonds

By John Lee. Moody’s Investors Service has today withdrawn its provisional rating of (P)Caa1 for Government of Iraq’s planned USD bond issuance. The issuance rating has been withdrawn following statements made by Iraq’s Deputy Finance Minister that the issuance plans have been put on hold. The last rating action was in September 2015 when Moody’s […]

Moody’s Rates Iraqi Govt Bonds

Moody’s Investors Service has today assigned a provisional rating of (P)Caa1 to Government of Iraq’s planned USD-bond issuance, with a stable outlook. The rating was initiated by Moody’s Investors Service and was not requested by the rated entity. It is being assigned ahead of planned issuance of USD-denominated debt by the Iraqi government in the […]

Moody’s Boosts Petronas Rating on Iraq Exposure

Energy Risk reports that Moody’s has raised its rating of Malaysian state-owned Petronas’s A1 senior unsecured debt from negative to stable, despite the group’s riskier business profile following a major acquisition of a large oil field in Iraq. “We expect the company’s $20 billion capital expenditure for the Iraqi fields to be spread out over […]