WASHINGTON - Fitch Ratings announced yesterday that it is withdrawing all of its outstanding ratings on MBIA Inc., Ambac Financial Group Inc., and their subsidiaries following requests from the two insurers to withdraw the ratings.

Fitch said in a statement that the companies stopped providing the non-public information needed to assign ratings and had discontinued dialogue with Fitch analysts. Ambac asked Fitch to withdraw its rating on June 18 and MBIA made a similar request in March.

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