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Financial Definition of JCR
What It Is
The Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) is a credit rating agency in Japan.
How It Works
Similar to Moody's or Standard & Poor's in the United States, JCR rates debt securities and conducts market, industry and economic research.
Founded in 1985, JCR is headquartered in Tokyo and employs about 100 people. The company focuses on short- and long-term debt, medium-term notes, asset-backed securities and publication of research.
Why It Matters
JCR is a registered credit rating agency whose ratings are recognized by the SEC, the EU and the Basel Committee.
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