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Risk-to-Price Commentary: The R2P Fixed-Income Barometer: Sept. 30, 2011 Oct 11

  • ID: 1928954
  • October 2011
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Abengoa S.A.
  • Breitburn Energy Partners
  • EDP Finance B.V.
  • HeidelbergCement AG
  • PVR Partners L.P.
  • The Mosaic Co.
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European officials are scrambling to avoid an abrupt Greek bankruptcy, which would damage the balance sheets of many European banks, jeopardize the future of the single currency, and potentially plunge the world into a new global financial crisis. Inspectors from the International Monetary Fund, European Union, and European Central Bank, known as the troika, are in Athens scouring the country's books to decide whether to approve a loan tranche. Without that installment, Greece would run out of cash as soon as this month. In the U.S., figures show economic activity slowing down, with income slipping 0.1% in August and consumer spending slowing to an annual 0.7% in the second quarter, compared with 2.1% in first-quarter 2011. In the fixed-income markets,...

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- Hertz Corp.
- Verizon New York Inc.
- Rite Aid Corp.
- Frontier Oil Corp.
- Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L.M.)
- SunGard Data Systems Inc.
- Allbritton Communications Co.
- Revlon Consumer Products Corp.
- Boyd Gaming Corp.
- Casino Guichard - Perrachon & Cie S.A.
- Xerox Business Services LLC
- Iron Mountain Inc.
- UPM-Kymmene Corp.
- Range Resources Corp.
- Sealy Mattress Co.
- Portugal Telecom International Finance B.V.
- EarthLink Inc.
- EDP Finance B.V.
- HeidelbergCement AG
- Klepierre S.A.
- BRISA Auto-Estradas de Portugal S.A.
- Elisa Corp.
- Alstom S.A.
- Wendel
- Headwaters Inc.
- Next PLC
- The Mosaic Co.
- Chaparral Energy Inc.
- Windstream Services LLC
- Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc.
- Campofrio Food Group S.A.
- Cegedim S.A.
- PVR Partners L.P.
- Breitburn Energy Partners
- Abengoa S.A.
- Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe S.A
- Hanger Inc.
- Accellent Inc.
- Aircastle Ltd.

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