S&P Global Credit Markets Digest.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2003
Here is the current lineup of top articles and research from Standard & Poor's:
-- Bank Industry Risk Analysis: France
-- Banks' Exposure to Commercial Real Estate
-- Hurricane Isabel Slams U.S. East Coast Electric Utilities
-- S&P Global Bond Markets' Weakest Links & Monthly Default Rates
-- Standard & Poor's Response to the AICPA's Proposed Statement
of Position on Allowance for Credit Losses
-- Standard & Poor's Updates its HCLTV Default Loss Curve
-- With an Eye on Expansion, U.S. Student Loan ABS Issuers Turn
-- Credit Trends of Temasek-Linked Cos. and Implications of
Singapore's Temasek Charter
-- Singapore's Temasek-Linked Cos.: Is Government or Parent
Credit Support Reliable?
-- ONEOK Energy M&T Mitigates Risk in a Risky Business
-- Steel Industry Outlook and Tariff Implications
-- U.S. Electricity Commodity Report
-- Credit FAQ: EMI Group PLC
-- Credit FAQ: Eastman Kodak Co.
-- Peer Comparison: U.S. Craft Chains
-- Comparison Report: Global Packaging Companies
-- ROC Report October 2003
-- U.S. Media & Entertainment/Lodging & Gaming Industry Credit
Quality-Thurs., Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
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RESEARCH COMMENT & FEATURE ARTICLES
-- A Critical Eye on MCI's New Governance Practices
-- Industry Report Card Released on U.S. Electric, Gas, and Water
-- European Carmakers' Ratings Unaffected by Block Exemption
Regs, but Dealers' Credit May Slip
-- AWB Implements Ring-Fenced Structure for Wheat Export Business
-- Industry Report Card Released on U.S. Lodging & Gaming
-- Drug Reimportation Faces Obstacles
-- SAFECO Corp. and Subsidiaries Commented On
-- Report Examines Changes to Standard & Poor's Risk-Based
Capital Model for U.S. Insurers
-- Article Discusses Effect of Recent Sept. 11, 2001-Related
Court Ruling on Insurers
-- Global Reinsurer Downgrades Stem from Poor Profitability, Not
Lack of Capital
GLOBAL FIXED INCOME
-- Fallen Angels Invigorate European High-Yield Bond Market
-- Assessing the Likely Impact of the New EU Electricity Market
Directives on European Utilities
-- Use of Securitization by U.K. Health Care Providers Set to
-- European Public Sector Covered Bond Collateral Gains
Increasing International Exposure
-- Consensus for Reform Required to Stabilize Japan's Credit
-- Report Discusses Serious Challenges to Modernize Fiscal
Federalism in Russia
-- Criteria Published on Legal Aspects of Rating CMBS
-- Report Shows Major 'AAA' Rated Bond Insurers' Profits Rose in
2003 First Half
-- Report Published on Effect of Insolvency Jurisdictions for
European Corporate Securitizations
-- Mexico, the New Venue for Consumer Loan Securitization in
-- Rayovac Corp. Ratings Lowered After Completion of Remington
-- SFL's Outlook Cut to Neg, LT 'BBB' Rating Affirmed, ST Rating
Cut to 'A-3' Sophia on WatchNeg
FINANCIAL SERVICES RATINGS
-- Four HVB Group Subsidiaries Ratings Off Watch After Spin-Off;
Hypo International Assigned 'A-'
-- Ratings on Dominican Republic Lowered; Outlook Negative
-- Ratings on Mongolia Affirmed at 'B/B'; Outlook Stable
STRUCTURED FINANCE RATINGS
-- Ratings on Various GE Mortgage-Backed RMBS Deals Being
Evaluated Post Corporate Downgrade
-- RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc.
-- AES Gener S.A.
-- DaVita Inc.
-- Pactiv Corp.
-- Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.
-- HSBC Bank Australia Ltd.
-- Focus Wickes (Finance) PLC
-- Banque de Financement et de Tresorerie
LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS
-- Tasmania (State of)
-- Fysikhuset Stockholm KB
-- European Atomic Energy Community
-- New Issue: GSAMP Trust 2003-HE2