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agência de notação de crédito



credit rating agency


Definitions of credit rating agency

an organization which collects and stores information about companies' (but not individuals') credit ratings (=calculation of a company's ability to pay back money borrowed) and provides it to banks, finance companies etc

With so much power in the hands of credit rating agencies, it's vital they don't make mistakes.