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2007's Top 5 Credit Factors For Corporate Credit Quality In Chile Feb 07
Standard & Poors, February 2007
Chile's solid economic performance, stable indicators, and reliable institutional framework have shaped the country's corporate sector during the past decade. The fate of most major corporations is tied to the changes in the global economy, especially the evolution of commodities in general and copper, in particular. Nevertheless, prudent financial policies and cash management as well as good access to credit have allowed most players to grow and withstand external shocks, while maintaining their strong creditworthiness through the cycle. These characteristics are, of course, reflected in the rating profile of Chilean corporations. Of the 32 corporates in Chile that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services rates, 84% are rated at the investment-grade level ('BBB-' and above) and 89% have stable outlooks. This...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A.,Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile
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Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A.,Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile