France's Noyer: new rules for ratings agencies

Christian Noyer, the governor of the Banque de France, highlighted three areas in which the regulation of rating agencies needs to improve in the wake of the credit crunch.

The three areas are:

· the degree of transparency in rating methods and the overall role of rating agencies in the securitisation process;

· whether to change the metric used for rating bonds and structured products and;

· introducing a specific rating for liquidity risk.

Continuing as before, with only a few minor

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