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Research Update: CIMB Bank And CIMB Investment Bank Ratings Raised To 'A-' On Revised Criteria, CIMB Group Affirmed; Outlook Stable Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
Following a review under Standard & Poor's revised bank criteria (published on Nov. 9, 2011), we have raised our ratings on CIMB Bank Bhd. (CIMBB) to 'A-' from 'BBB+' and CIMB Investment Bank Bhd. (CIMBIB) to 'A-' from 'BBB'. We have also affirmed our rating on CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. (CIMBG) at 'BBB-'. The outlook on the long-term ratings is stable. Our rating on CIMBB reflects its 'bbb' anchor, "strong" business position, "moderate" capital and earnings, "adequate" risk position, "above-average" funding, and "strong" liquidity. The rating on CIMBB benefits from one notch of uplift for potential extraordinary government support in the event of financial distress. The rating on CIMBIB benefits from its status as the core member of the CIMB...
Companies mentioned in this report are: CIMB Bank Bhd.,CIMB Investment Bank Bhd.,CIMB Group Holding Bhd.
Action: Outlook: Stable
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CIMB Bank Bhd.,CIMB Investment Bank Bhd.,CIMB Group Holding Bhd.