Rely less on foreign credit ratings: Chinese officialDecember 26th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China’s central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan has called on the country’s major financial institutions to enhance their own judgment in making choices and reduce dependence on credit ratings provided by overseas agencies.
Major financial institutions are also urged to clear up certain regulations and policies that are reliant on credit ratings from foreign agencies, said Zhou, who is governor of the People’s Bank of China.
“Large financial institutions are different from small ones or retail investors. They should strive to make choices on the basis of their own judgment,” Zhou said at an economic forum held Sunday in Beijing.
Xinhua quoted Zhou as saying that the country should support the development of home-grown rating agencies. However, it’s a process that will need the accumulation of talents, information, and experiences.
Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd., the first domestic rating agency in China, unveiled the country’s first sovereign credit rating report in July 2010 that evaluated 50 countries.
It also became the first non-Western rating agency to assess the world’s sovereign credit and risks.
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