This month, we note the following key points: Two defaults were recorded among global corporates rated by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services since the last report, making a total of 29 corporate defaults in 2006, affecting rated debt worth US$7.13 billion. The 12-month trailing global corporate speculative-grade bond default rate decreased to 1.09% in December from 1.19% in November. This has been below its long-term (1981-2006) average of 4.48% for 35 consecutive months. By region, speculative-grade default rates were recorded at 1.26% in the U.S., 2.07% in Europe, and 0.38% in the emerging markets. As of Jan. 11, 2007, 27 weakest links remained vulnerable to default on combined rated debt worth US$11.2 billion, the highest in 27 months. This is...
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- Fedders Corp.
- Pacific Lumber Co.
- Viskase Cos. Inc.
- Exide Technologies
- Victor Technologies Group Inc.
- Wolverine Tube Inc.
- Tembec Inc.
- Remy International Inc.
- Tekni-Plex Inc.
- Primus Telecommunications Group Inc.
- Duane Reade Inc.
- InSight Health Services Corp.
- Progressive Gaming International Corp.
- Interep National Radio Sales Inc.
- Luxfer Holdings PLC
- Motor Coach Industries International Inc.
- ASAT Holdings Ltd.
- Ziff Davis Media Inc.
- Port Townsend Paper Corp.
- Resorts International Hotel and Casino Inc.
- Calpine Construction Finance Co. L.P.
- Merisant Worldwide Inc.
- Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
- Lake at Las Vegas Joint Venture
- LLV-1, LLC
- Focus DIY (Finance) PLC
- National Coal Corp.