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Electric Power in Asia: Pace of Reform Crucial as Demand and Profits Weaken Mar 99
Standard & Poors, March 1999
Fallout from the Asian financial crisis has weakened electricity demand throughout the region. Declining growth in power sales, combined with insufficient tariff increases, has taken a toll on profitability. With many electric utilities still implementing ambitious capacity expansions to meet previously strong growth projections, the possibility of oversupply could lead to further deterioration of credit quality. However, the Asian financial crisis has not uniformly affected utilities across the region. In Australia and New Zealand, credit trends reflect industry reform and privatization rather than fallout from the recession in Asia. Throughout the region, the drive to introduce reforms is expected to affect the credit quality of industry participants in various ways, depending on business function, financial position, and industry structure. Throughout...
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