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Default, Transition, and Recovery: Global Corporate Default Update (May 6 - 12, 2011) (Premium)
Standard & Poors, May 2011
Puerto Rico-based yellow pages publisher Caribe Media Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection this week, raising the 2011 global corporate default tally to 15. Ten of this year's defaults were based in the U.S., two were based in New Zealand, and one each was based in Canada, the Czech Republic, and Russia. By comparison, 35 global corporate issuers had defaulted by this time in 2010. Of these defaulters, 24 were based in the U.S., two in Europe, three in the emerging markets, and six in the other developed region (Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand). Six of this year's defaults were due to distressed exchanges and five were due to missed interest or principal payments--both among the top reasons for default...
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