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Can The AES Corp. Turn the Corner? Feb 04
Standard & Poors, February 2004
On Feb. 5, 2004, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'B+' corporate credit rating on The AES Corp., and revised the company's outlook to stable from negative. The outlook revision reflects AES' success in addressing several of Standard & Poor's credit concerns over the past year, including execution of its asset sale program and related debt reduction, strengthening liquidity, reduction of near-term maturities, restructuring of its Brazilian businesses, and renewed access to the capital markets. AES' corporate credit rating incorporates its planned further debt reduction in 2004. The corporate credit rating on AES is based on the stand-alone creditworthiness of AES, which receives dividend streams from its equity investments in a diverse portfolio of energy assets. The rating is...
Companies mentioned in this report are: AES Corp. (The),AES Gener S.A.
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AES Corp. (The),AES Gener S.A.