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Credit Trends: Credit Quality Benefits From Allure Of Higher Growth In Japan Oct 03
Standard & Poors, October 2003
(Editor's note: The tables in this article are designed for exporting in certain Standard & Poor's products; therefore, printing quality may vary. Changing your page orientation to landscape mode, reducing your page margins, and/or reducing the text size in your browser may improve the printed output.) Credit quality in Japan improved in the third quarter based on the proportion of downgrades to total rating actions, although the small sample size highlights the need for caution in drawing overly positive conclusions. As of Oct. 21, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services reviewed its ratings coverage to meet the needs of a wider range of investors. The review resulted in new ratings being assigned to 100 companies, outlooks being assigned to 107 ratings,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Canada,UFJ Bank Ltd.,Japan (Unsolicited Ratings),Aozora Bank Ltd.,Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc.,ORIX Corp.,Fujitsu Ltd.,Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. ,Nippon Oil Corp.,IHI Corp.,Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.,Resona Bank Ltd.
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Canada,UFJ Bank Ltd.,Japan (Unsolicited Ratings),Aozora Bank Ltd.,Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc.,ORIX Corp.,Fujitsu Ltd.,Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. ,Nippon Oil Corp.,IHI Corp.,Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.,Resona Bank Ltd.