S&P Global Credit Markets Digest.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2003
Here is the current lineup of top articles and research from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services:
-- Keys to Success in the Semiconductor Industry
-- Noble Energy Benefits From Overseas Investment
-- Credit FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) A group of commonly asked questions about a subject along with the answers. Vendors often display them on their Web sites for use as troubleshooting guidelines. : Keyspan Corp.
-- Adjusting for Off-Balance-Sheet Leases in Airline Credit
-- Credit FAQ: Duke Energy
-- Credit FAQ: Dow Chemical
-- Asia-Pacific Banking: Outlook for 2004
-- Asia-Pacific Banking: A Comparative Analysis of Industry Risk
-- Teleconference: Structured Finance - Trends in U.S.
Residential Mortgage Products: Second-Quarter 2003 LTV LTV
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-- Peer Comparison of Argentine Oil and Gas Companies Shows
Stability Despite Country's Economy
-- Industry Report Card: U.S. Telecommunications and Cable
-- Keys to Success for the Steel Industry
-- Peer Comparison Report Released on U.S. Speculative-Grade Pay
-- Industry Report Card Released on Japanese Insurers
-- The Unintended Consequences of Reinsurance The contract made between an insurance company and a third party to protect the insurance company from losses. The contract provides for the third party to pay for the loss sustained by the insurance company when the company makes a payment on the original contract. Collateralization In medicine, collateralization, also vessel collaterlization and blood vessel collateralization, is the growth of a blood vessel or several blood vessels that serve the same end organ or vascular bed as another blood vessel that cannot adequately supply that end organ
-- European Credit Card Indexes Show Continuing Growth in Stable
-- U.K. Electricity Sector Looks to Mothballed Plants for
Stability as Prices Continue to Rise
-- Ratings on AGL (programming) AGL - (Atelier de Genie Logiciel) French for IPSE. and NGC NGC New General Catalogue (of Nebulae and Star Clusters; astronomy)
NGC National Geographic Channel (TV)
NGC National Guideline Clearinghouse Affirmed and Removed from CreditWatch
-- Tesoro Petroleum Corp. 'BB-' Ratings Affirmed, Outlook Revised
-- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s Senior Unsecured Debt Rated
'AA-';Other Ratings Affirmed
FINANCIAL SERVICES RATINGS
-- Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan Ratings Raised to 'B+/B';
-- L-T Rating on Cook Islands Raised to 'B+' With Improved Fiscal
Management; Outlook Positive
STRUCTURED FINANCE RATINGS
-- ARMS Targets Broader Investor Base With Latest RMBS RMBS Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
RMBS Rambus, Inc. (NASDAQ stock symbol)
RMBS Russian Mortgage-Backed Securities Issue
-- Compal Electronics Inc.
-- Friends Provident Life and Pensions Ltd.
-- Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
-- Cook Islands
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