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Research Update: Province of New Brunswick 'AA-' Ratings Affirmed On As-Expected Financial Performance; Outlook Negative Jun 11 Product Image

Research Update: Province of New Brunswick 'AA-' Ratings Affirmed On As-Expected Financial Performance; Outlook Negative Jun 11

  • Published: June 2011
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
We are affirming our ratings on the Province of New Brunswick, including our 'AA-' long-term issuer credit rating on New Brunswick and 'AA-' senior secured debt rating on New Brunswick (F-M) Project Co. Inc. The outlook is negative. The rating affirmation reflects our view of the province's weak budgetary performances and rising debt burden. The ratings also reflect the province's ample liquidity support from its large sinking funds. The negative outlook reflects our expectation that New Brunswick's budget plan will not be enough to return the province to a balanced budget position in the medium term. On June 3, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its ratings on the Province of New Brunswick, including its 'AA-' long-term issuer credit...

Companies mentioned in this report are: New Brunswick (Province of),New Brunswick (F-M) Project Co., Inc.
Action: Affirmed

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New Brunswick (Province of),New Brunswick (F-M) Project Co., Inc.

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