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ARCHIVE | Criteria | Financial Institutions | Banks: Financial Institutions Bank Fundamental Strength Ratings Jul 05 Product Image

ARCHIVE | Criteria | Financial Institutions | Banks: Financial Institutions Bank Fundamental Strength Ratings Jul 05

  • Published: July 2005
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services will now indicate its opinion of the fundamental strength on selected rated banks and financial institutions headquartered in Asia-Pacific (including Japan, Australia, and New Zealand) through Bank Fundamental Strength Ratings (BFSRs). BFSRs will run on a nine-point rating scale--that is separate from Standard & Poor's traditional ratings scale--using the symbols 'A', 'B+', 'B', 'C+', 'C', 'D+', 'D', 'E+', and 'E'. BFSRs will be assigned on all banks in Asia-Pacific for which Standard & Poor's maintains Counterparty Credit Ratings, except for the following. Where the subsidiary: Is a small player in its domestic market. That is, in the event the bank subsidiary represents 5% or less of the domestic banking market as measured by total assets....

Companies mentioned in this report are: Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Japan (Unsolicited Ratings)

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Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Japan (Unsolicited Ratings)

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