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Research Update: City of Vancouver Assigned 'A-1+' Short-Term And Commercial Paper Program Ratings; Other Ratings Affirmed Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
We are assigning our 'A-1+' short-term, 'A-1+' global scale commercial paper (CP), and 'A-1(High)' Canada scale CP ratings to the City of Vancouver. We are also affirming our 'AA' long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on the city. The affirmation reflects our view of Vancouver's progress in reducing the debt the city took on in 2009 for the Olympic Village, recovering local economy, strong liquidity support, solid operating surplus, and much-improved after-capital results in 2010. The city has repaid about C$200 million of the C$480 million of short-term debt issued in 2009 for the Olympic Village. The stable outlook reflects our expectations that the local economy will continue to grow, liquidity levels will remain close to 2009 and...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Vancouver (City of)
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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