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Industry Report Card: South and Southeast Asian Corporates Oct 04 Product Image

Industry Report Card: South and Southeast Asian Corporates Oct 04

  • ID: 1781476
  • October 2004
  • Region: Asia
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ballarpur Industries Ltd.
  • Globe Telecom Inc.
  • NCL Corp. Ltd.
  • PSA Corp. Ltd.
  • PT XL Axiata Tbk.
  • Singapore Power Ltd.
  • MORE

Abstract
In the past six months, the operating environment for corporations in South and Southeast Asia was relatively stable and the overall credit quality improved modestly. Investor sentiment in the bond market weakened in the second quarter of 2004, due to a combination of high oil prices, government efforts to cool China's economy, and expectations of interest rate hikes. Investor appetite has returned since July, evident from the successful bond issues in August. More corporate bond issues are expected in the near term. Standard & Poor's coverage of rated corporations in the region has further expanded to 61eight more than the previous Report Card. Seven of the eight are rated below investment grade, as they operate in relatively high-risk countries or...

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- Petroliam Nasional Bhd.
- National Power Corp.
- BIL International Ltd.
- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.
- Telekom Malaysia Bhd.
- Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
- PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk.
- Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd.
- Reliance Industries Ltd.
- PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk.
- PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd.
- Tata Motors Ltd.
- Advanced Info Service Public Co. Ltd.
- PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada
- Genting Bhd.
- Tata Power Co. Ltd.
- Power Finance Corp. Ltd.
- Indian Railway Finance Corp.
- NTPC Ltd.
- Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
- Globe Telecom Inc.
- Manila Electric Co.
- Singapore Power Ltd.
- Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.
- GlobalFoundries Singapore Pte. Ltd.
- SMRT Corp. Ltd.
- MISC Bhd.
- PT Indosat Tbk.
- Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.
- PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk.
- PT Telekomunikasi Selular
- PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk
- Universal Robina Corp.
- Singapore Post Ltd.
- PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk.
- NHPC Ltd.
- ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.
- SP PowerAssets Ltd.
- San Miguel Corp.
- PT XL Axiata Tbk.
- NCL Corp. Ltd.
- Star Cruises Ltd.
- Ballarpur Industries Ltd.
- PT Kaltim Prima Coal
- PTT Public Co. Ltd.
- Total Access Communication Public Co. Ltd.
- Quezon Power (Philippines) Ltd. Co.
- Double A (1991) Public Co. Ltd.
- PSA Corp. Ltd.
- YTL Power International Bhd.
- PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.
- CapitaMall Trust
- PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk.
- Continental Chemical Holdings Ltd.
- Bharti Airtel Ltd.

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