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  1. Zendai Bund deal prompts Moody's review

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... on the Bund, a purchase that prompted Moody's to put some of its debt under review. Analysts said the deal raised the possibility that the developer might need to raise additional funds ... and commercial properties in China. The Bund site acquisition prompted Moody's Investors Service to put Shanghai Zendai Property's B2 corporate family and senior unsecured ratings on review ...

  2. Moody's upgrades display confidence in HK and mainland

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Rating agency Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the government bond ratings of Hong Kong and the mainland, signalling their ability to contain possible losses from ... Moody's said the decision to boost the mainland's credit rating followed the nation's efforts to tackle asset bubbles and avert bad loans arising from the lending spree last year. ...

  3. Moody's reviews CLP rating over new debt to fund big NSW deal

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough CLP Holdings was placed on review for a possible downgrade by ratings agency Moody's Investors Service yesterday after it said it would raise new debt to fund the purchase ... announced co-investment in the 6,000MW Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station,' Moody's analyst Jennifer Wong said. 'These transactions will weaken CLP's consolidated financial profile ...

  4. Moody's questions Lumena diversification

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... sectors. Chief executive Zhang Daming said the deal will see the company turn low-end thenardite costing around 250 yuan a tonne into PPS that fetches 73,000 yuan a tonne. But Moody's said ... Moody's credit analyst Zou Jiming. Talking to the South China Morning Post, Zhang conceded Lumena does not supply to Sino Polymer but supplies to third parties to process the mineral into sodium ...

  5. Hutchison credit rating may face downgrade on bond issuance plan

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Hutchison Whampoa's credit rating is under review for possible downgrade by Moody's Investors Service, which cited a plan by a Hutchison subsidiary to issue guaranteed ... effect on shareholders' equity. Moody's senior credit officer, Elizabeth Allen, yesterday said the agency expected to confirm Hutchison Whampoa's A3 ratings with a negative outlook ...

  6. Country Garden seeks tenders to buy back bonds

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... completed, would extend its average debt-maturity profile and help maintain the company's strong liquidity position, it said. However, Moody's Investors Service has assigned a senior unsecured rating of Ba3 to the proposed seven-year senior unsecured bonds. The outlook on the rating is negative, according to Moody';s. Moody's has also affirmed Country Garden's Ba2 ...

  7. CTI, i-Cable shares rise over free-to-air plans

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no media cross-ownership issues. There is no limit as to how many licences the Broadcasting Authority will grant. Moody's Investors Service wrote in a note that the announcement would not have ... Moody's expects CTI to exercise financial prudence with such opportunities. But any further aggressive debt-funded investments in this area may pressure its ratings,' said Moody's ...

  8. Strip ratings agencies of their special status

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Everyone else was mistaken, so why not the credit ratings agencies? That was effectively Warren Buffett's defence of Moody';s, Fitch, and Standard & Poor's over the role ... holding, Berkshire Hathaway, has a massive derivatives portfolio. Berkshire is also the largest investor in Moody';s, even though it has lightened its holdings since the agencies came under ...

  9. China plays its own ratings game

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... And although Dagong may not be up there with the big boys like Moody's Investors Service or Standard & Poor's, it is already getting top marks from Beijing. Its report evaluating 50 ... markedly from Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings, the statement said. Dagong's China rating is higher than Moody's A1 rating for China, which ...

  10. Transparency the key for any ratings agency

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the mainland company's reports to be taken seriously around the world. The ratings game was discredited by the part played by the big agencies Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor's ... That's not how the other agencies see it. While Dagong rates China's government debt AA-plus, Moody's determines it to be A1, which is four notches below Moody's Aaa US rating. ...




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