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Power Sector Assets & Liabilities Management Corp. Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
Highly leveraged financial risk profile Exposure to exchange-rate fluctuations Uncertain regulatory environment Strong government support Favorable long-term outlook for electricity demand Positive industry reforms The rating on Philippines-based power utility Power Sector Assets & Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) reflects the sovereign rating on the Philippines (foreign currency BB/Positive/B; local currency BB+/Positive/B; axBBB+/axA-2). We believe that the Philippine government is almost certain to provide timely and sufficient extraordinary support to PSALM in the event of financial distress. In accordance with our criteria for government-related entities, our view of an "almost certain" likelihood of extraordinary government support is based on our assessment of the following PSALM characteristics: PSALM plays a "critical" role in implementing government reforms to restructure and liberalize the power...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Power Sector Assets & Liabilities Management Corp.,Philippines (Republic of the),National Power Corp.,Development Bank of the Philippines,Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
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Power Sector Assets & Liabilities Management Corp.,Philippines (Republic of the),National Power Corp.,Development Bank of the Philippines,Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas