Turkey’s First Privately Owned Bank’s MTN Receive Fitch Ratings

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Medium Term Notes blog update is courtesy of Reuters. The first privately owned investment and development bank in Turkey, Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi A.S.’s (TSKB) MTNs received Fitch Ratings of a BBB-. Below is an excerpt from Reuters.

Fitch Ratings has assigned Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi A.S.’s (TSKB) USD750m medium term note programme Long- and Short-term ratings of ‘BBB-‘ and ‘F3′ respectively. The ratings apply only to issuance of senior unsecured notes. The ratings are senior programme ratings and do not imply that the ratings will be assigned to all notes issued under the programme. Senior notes under the MTN programme will represent direct, unconditional, unsecured, and unsubordinated obligations of the bank. However, Fitch reserves the right to not rate certain instruments issued under the programme. The programme is to be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Notes issued may be in any currency or of any tenor. KEY RATING DRIVERS The programme’s ratings reflect the ratings that are expected to be assigned to senior notes issued under the programme, and are in line with TSKB’s Long- and Short-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) of ‘BBB-‘ and ‘F3′ respectively. The bank’s IDRs in turn reflect the policy role of TSKB and are based on a high probability of support, if required, from the Turkish government. TSKB is 50%-owned by Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S. (BBB-/Stable) and performs a public mission, as defined in its statutes, of attracting foreign capital investments to Turkey and participating in the development of the country’s capital markets. RATING SENSITIVITIES As the MTN programme is rated in line with TSKB’s foreign currency IDRs, the rating is primarily sensitive to changes to the IDRs. TSKB’s IDRs are sensitive to a change in Turkey’s sovereign ratings and also to a material reduction in the level of state-guaranteed debt or an erosion of its policy role, either of which Fitch would consider as a reduction in the state’s commitment to TSKB, and therefore potentially an indication of a reduced propensity to provide support, in case of need.

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Indonesia Based Finance Firm’s Euro Medium Term Notes Receive Fitch Rating BBB-

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Medium Term Notes blog update is courtesy of Reuters. Indonesia-based finance firm, PT Astra Sedaya Finance’s Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) program received a BBB- rating from Fitch ratings.

Fitch Ratings has assigned Indonesia-based PT Astra Sedaya Finance’s (ASF; BBB-/Stable) USD1bn senior unsecured euro medium-term note (EMTN) programme and USD300m three-year senior notes issued under the programme a final rating of ‘BBB-‘. This follows the completion of the note issue and the receipt of final documents conforming to information previously received. The final rating is same as the expected rating assigned on 19 March 2015. KEY RATING DRIVERS The notes are rated as the same level as ASF’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘BBB-‘ in accordance with Fitch criteria. ASF’s ratings reflect Fitch’s expectation of a high probability of support from its majority shareholder, PT Astra International Tbk (AI). Fitch considers ASF to be a strategically important subsidiary of AI because ASF accounts for a sizeable portion (around 30% in 2014) of the parent’s automobile credit sales. The support also reflects AI’s 86% effective ownership of ASF and the finance company’s strong synergies and integration with the parent.

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TMB Bank CNY 600m Three Year Notes Receive BBB- Fitch Rating

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Medium Term Notes blog update is a copy of a press release from Fitch Ratings and found on Reuters.

Fitch Ratings is one of the three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fitch Ratings’ long-term credit ratings are assigned on an alphabetic scale from ‘AAA’ to ‘D’.

Fitch Ratings has assigned TMB Bank Public Company Limited’s (TMB; BBB-/Stable) CNY600m three-year senior unsecured notes due March 2018 a final rating of ‘BBB-‘. The notes are issued under TMB’s USD3.0bn euro medium-term note (EMTN) programme, and are issued by the bank’s Cayman Islands branch. The EMTN programme has been rated ‘BBB-‘. The rating action follows the completion of the bond issue, as well as the receipt of final documents conforming to information previously received. The final rating is the same as the expected rating assigned on 2 March 2015. KEY RATING DRIVERS The notes are rated at the same level as Thailand-based TMB’s EMTN programme and Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘BBB-‘, as they represent unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the bank. TMB’s IDR reflects its stand-alone credit strength. TMB is Thailand’s seventh-largest commercial bank by assets as of December 2014, and its rating is supported by continued improvements in its financial performance. RATING SENSITIVITIES The rating on the senior unsecured notes would be directly impacted by any changes in TMB’s EMTN which, in turn, would be affected by changes in the bank’s IDR. TMB’s ratings could be hurt by a major deterioration in its financial performance, such as in a weaker economic environment, or from an increase in the bank’s risk appetite. Meanwhile, the bank’s ability to maintain or improve its financial performance and a clear strengthening of its domestic franchise would be positive to the ratings.

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