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Summary: Empresas Copec S.A. (E-Copec) Sep 05
Standard & Poors, September 2005
The ratings on Empresas Copec S.A. (E-COPEC) reflect the group's leading market position in several key sectors of the Chilean economy, including forest products, fuel and gas distribution, and fishery. The ratings also reflect the world-class cost position of the pulp business of E-COPEC's forest products subsidiary, Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A. (Arauco; BBB+/Stable/--), and adequate financial flexibility. These factors are somewhat offset by the volatility of the forest products sector and a relatively low diversification across domestic and export-oriented businesses. In mid-August 2005, Arauco resumed the operations of its pulp mill in the city of Valdivia after being affected by controversies related to environmental issues. Arauco's decision to temporarily shut down the plant since early June 2005 has affected...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Empresas Copec S.A.,Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A.
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Empresas Copec S.A.,Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A.