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Research Update: Spanish Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo Outlook Revised To Negative; Ratings Affirmed Mar 08
Standard & Poors, March 2008
On March 6, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on Spain-based Caja de Ahorros del Mediterr-neo (CAM) to negative from stable. At the same time, we affirmed our 'A+/A-1' long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on the savings bank. The outlook revision reflects the potential negative impact on CAM's financial profile (notably on asset quality and profitability) of a tougher environment than originally anticipated, which results from the abrupt adjustment of the real estate development sector, our expectation of a meaningful slowdown in economic growth, and continuing scarce liquidity in the global capital markets. A negative outlook is not necessarily a precursor to a downgrade or a CreditWatch placement. It means that Standard & Poor's considers that...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo
Action: Outlook: Negative
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