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Japan's Utility Companies Power On Despite Downward Pressure Mar 10
Standard & Poors, March 2010
Despite the dual pressures of slumped demand and heavy investment burdens, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that Japan's major electric power companies (EPCOs) and gas companies will be able to maintain relatively stable financial performance amid the severe economic climate. Although we do not see the credit quality of the domestic EPCOs and gas companies changing substantially, the ratings on the companies are subject to constraints imposed by the credit rating of the sovereign. As such, we revised to negative from stable the outlooks on the long-term corporate credit ratings on five Japanese EPCOs and two gas utility companies, following our revision to negative from stable of the outlook on the long-term rating on Japan (AA/Negative/A-1+) on Jan. 26,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc.,Osaka Gas Co. Ltd.,Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc.,Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc.,Shikoku Electric Power Co. Inc.,Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd.,Electric Power Development Co. Ltd.,Okinawa Electric Power Co. Inc.
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Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc.,Osaka Gas Co. Ltd.,Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc.,Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc.,Shikoku Electric Power Co. Inc.,Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd.,Electric Power Development Co. Ltd.,Okinawa Electric Power Co. Inc.