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Issuer Ranking: EMEA Metals And Mining Sector, Strongest To Weakest Mar 11 Product Image

Issuer Ranking: EMEA Metals And Mining Sector, Strongest To Weakest Mar 11

  • ID: 1711917
  • March 2011
  • Region: EMEA
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alrosa OJSC
  • Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd.
  • Gold Fields Ltd.
  • NLMK OJSC
  • OAO TMK
  • SSAB AB
  • MORE

Abstract
Credit quality in the metals and mining sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) should stay broadly stable throughout 2011, supported by an improved global economic environment, in Standard & Poor's Ratings Services view. Yet, this masks diverging operating and financial performance between mining companies and steel producers that we expect will continue throughout the year. While we anticipate that mining companies will generate strong earnings through 2011 on the back of growing emerging market demand, we believe steel producers' margins will be held back by only slowly recovering demand in the European market, on which they most depend. This broad outlook is reflected in the outlook distribution of the 27 companies that we rate in the sector....

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Research Type: Commentary
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- Rio Tinto PLC
- Norsk Hydro ASA
- SSAB AB
- Glencore International AG
- SGL Carbon SE
- Alrosa OJSC
- ArcelorMittal
- ThyssenKrupp AG
- Anglo American PLC
- Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd.
- Xstrata PLC
- OAO Severstal
- MMC Norilsk Nickel OJSC
- OAO TMK
- Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S.
- Kloeckner & Co. S.E.
- NLMK OJSC
- Evraz Group S.A.
- The New Reclamation Group Pty Ltd.
- Zlomrex S.A.
- New World Resources N.V.
- Gold Fields Ltd.
- Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. PLC
- Severstal Columbus LLC
- AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.
- OAO Koks
- Ferrexpo PLC

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