• The Standard and Poor's building is seen in New York

    Italy Takes Aim At Credit Agencies

    Two employees at Paris-based Fitch Ratings and five at New York-headquartered Standard & Poor’s are being accused of market manipulation and abuse of privileged information by the public magistrate in the southern Italian town of Trani.
  • S&P hits back at Italian investigators

    Ratings agency Standard & Poors hit back at Italian prosecutors on Thursday after sources said its offices in Milan were visited by tax police pursuing a probe into the impact of S&P's reports on Italian share prices.