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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Moody's Lowers Bond Insurers Outlook

by Calculated Risk on 12/15/2007 12:17:00 AM

From Bloomberg: Moody's May Lower FGIC, XL Ratings; MBIA Outlook

FGIC Corp. and XL Capital Assurance Inc., two bond insurers, may lose their Aaa credit ratings at Moody's Investors Service after a slump in the value of the debt they guarantee.

MBIA Inc., the largest bond insurer, and CIFG Guaranty had their outlooks lowered to ``negative'' by the New York-based ratings company today. The Aaa rankings of Ambac Financial Group Inc., Assured Guaranty Corp., and Financial Security Assurance Inc. were all affirmed, signaling no plans to change them, Moody's said. Radian Group Inc. was also affirmed.
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