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ESMA Will Inspect Ratings Companies Registered in European Union

October 04, 2011

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Steven Maijoor, chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority, said the agency will manage inspections at credit ratings companies registered in the region.

“We’re looking forward to starting our inspections; we can only start when they are registered,” he said at the European Parliament in Brussels today. The checks will include the way the companies conduct ratings of sovereign debt.

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