Standard & Poor’s has purchased a majority stake of its affiliate, EA-Ratings, the first independent Russian credit rating firm. With the EA-Ratings purchase, Standard & Poor’s has also launched an entirely new service, Standard & Poor’s Russia National Credit Ratings. Tailored to meet the specific needs of local and foreign participants in Russia’s capital and money markets, a new scale – Standard & Poor’s Russia National Credit Rating Scale – offers much finer distinctions in credit quality than have previously existed in Russia.
UK firms investment in training and development will increase, on average, by a fifth in the next year, claims Robert Half recruitment after interviewing 100 financial services (FS) executives.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.