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Utility EDP - Energias de Portugal 'A-/A-2' Ratings Affirmed On Expected Credit Metrics; Outlook Remains Negative Oct 10
Standard & Poors, October 2010
We believe that EDP's credit metrics will recover to levels we deem commensurate with its current ratings. We are affirming our 'A-/A-2' ratings on EDP, a Portuguese utility. Our negative outlook reflects our outlook on the Republic of Portugal, as well as economic conditions and uncertainty over the regulatory frameworks in EDP's core markets. PARIS (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 29, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it has affirmed its 'A-' long-term and 'A-2' short-term issuer credit ratings on Portuguese utility EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A. The outlook remains negative. "The affirmation reflects our expectation that EDP's credit metrics will recover shortly to levels we deem commensurate with a 'A-' rating," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst...
Companies mentioned in this report are: EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.,EDP Finance B.V.
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EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.,EDP Finance B.V.