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Scott Morrison said the Moody’s affirmation was a ‘welcome boost’. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Australia’s AAA rating affirmed by Moody’s

Moody's has reaffirmed Australia's AAA credit rating, as Malcolm Turnbull seeks to put pressure on Labor and crossbenchers to pass measures to help repair the budget.
Credit rating agencies often elicit criticism when they downgrade countries. EPA/Justine Lane

Q&A: why credit rating agencies matter for developing countries

Credit rating agencies have come in for a lot of flack. But the bottom line is that to attract investors with deep pockets countries can't avoid having a credit rating. And a good one at that.
Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in hormones, others aren’t. Petras Gagilas/flickr

Chemical messengers: how hormones affect our mood

In recent times, we have learnt more about the connections between the “reproductive” or gonadal hormones and the brain, and how they affect not only women but men as well.
What is the future of small colleges? Seth Sawyers

What can we learn from Sweet Briar’s near-death?

With one year to effect a turnaround, Sweet Briar College faces considerable challenges. But in this near-death are lessons for many other colleges and universities.
Investors around the world use ratings from agencies like S&P, Moody and Fitch to make investment decisions. But if all goes wrong, are the agencies to blame? EPA/Ian Langsdon

Viewpoints: should ratings agencies be responsible for inaccurate ratings?

One of the world’s largest ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s, is back in court appealing the Federal Court’s landmark decision that it was responsible for the losses incurred by 13 New South Wales…
Demonstrators in front of Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency offices in Paris 15 January 2012. AAP

Why we should be wary of ratings agencies

For decades, credit ratings agencies were largely ignored by the masses, but in recent months they have continued to hit the headlines again and again. The big three (Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and…

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