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English definition of “ratings agency”

ratings agency

noun [C] (also rating agency) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
an organization that calculates the risk that a share, bond, etc. will not be paid back, using a system of letters to show the level of risk: The company's debt is rated AA by major ratings agencies.
(Definition of ratings agency noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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