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Research Update: CIMB Group Ratings Off Watch Negative And Affirmed; Outlooks Stable Sep 08
Standard & Poors, September 2008
On Sept. 10, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed the counterparty credit ratings on Bumiputra-Commerce Holdings Bhd. (BBB-/A-3), CIMB Bank Bhd. (BBB+/A-2) and CIMB Investment Bank Bhd. (BBB/A-2). The outlooks on the ratings are stable. At the same time, Standard & Poor's removed the ratings from CreditWatch, where they were placed with negative implications on June 25, 2008. The removal from CreditWatch follows CIMB Bank's announcement that it will issue up to Malaysia ringgit (MYR) 2 billion of tier-one capital, and also issue about MYR700 million of perpetual preference shares to partially offset an intended redemption of MYR1.3 billion of redeemable preference shares. Standard & Poor's expects that these developments, together with other planned actions by the CIMB Group,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: CIMB Bank Bhd.,CIMB Investment Bank Bhd.,CIMB Group Holding Bhd.
Action: Outlook: Stable
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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CIMB Bank Bhd.,CIMB Investment Bank Bhd.,CIMB Group Holding Bhd.