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Research Update: S&P Assigns 'BBB-/A-3' Ratings To First Financial Holding Co. Ltd.; Outlook Stable Aug 11
Standard & Poors, August 2011
The overall credit profile of Taiwan-based First FHC resembles the credit profile of its core entity, First Commercial Bank (FCB), which benefits from a good market position and liquidity, supported by adequate capitalization. We are assigning our 'BBB-' long-term and 'A-3' short-term counterparty credit ratings to First FHC and our 'cnA-/cnA-2' Greater China credit scale ratings. The outlook on the long-term rating is stable to reflect the stable outlook on FCB. On Aug. 31, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'BBB-' long-term and 'A-3' short-term counterparty credit ratings to First Financial Holding Co. Ltd. (First FHC). The outlook on the long-term rating is stable. At the same time, we assigned our 'cnA-/cnA-2' Greater China credit scale ratings. The...
Companies mentioned in this report are: First Financial Holding Co. Ltd.,First Commercial Bank Ltd.
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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First Financial Holding Co. Ltd.,First Commercial Bank Ltd.