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Industry Report Card: Latin America Metals & Mining Jul 02 Product Image

Industry Report Card: Latin America Metals & Mining Jul 02

  • ID: 2092368
  • July 2002
  • Region: America, Latin America
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ALCOA Aluminio S.A.
  • Chile (Republic of)
  • Hylsa S.A. de C.V.
  • Minera Escondida Ltda.
  • Nucor Corp.
  • Steel Dynamics Inc.
  • MORE

Abstract
The near-term outlook for credit quality in the base metals sector remains negative given the uncertain global economic outlook that will continue to suppress low aluminum, copper and nickel prices. Alternatively, the tariffs imposed by President Bush and the EU on imported steel will likely provide some stability to steel company ratings for the respective regions but the outlook for steel companies in Latin America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States remains murky (see "U.S. Steel Tariffs: Who Gains, Who Loses, And at What Price-", dated March 14, 2002, on RatingsDirect, Standard & Poor's Web-based credit analysis system). Among precious metals, gold is benefiting somewhat from a flight to safety and producers proposing to unwind hedge books. The recession...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Nucor Corp.
- ALCOA Aluminio S.A.
- Japan (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Chile (Republic of)
- Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Minera Mexico S.A. de C.V.
- Ispat Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
- Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros S.A.
- Industrias Penoles S.A.B. de READ MORE >

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- Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Nucor Corp.
- ALCOA Aluminio S.A.
- Japan (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Chile (Republic of)
- Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Minera Mexico S.A. de C.V.
- Ispat Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
- Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros S.A.
- Industrias Penoles S.A.B. de C.V.
- Steel Dynamics Inc.
- Hylsa S.A. de C.V.
- Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V.
- Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile
- Minera Escondida Ltda.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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