S&P Lifts Outlook on Rio Tinto plc (RIO) to Stable; Ratings Affirmed Aug 30, 2016 12:29PM

S&P Global Ratings said it has revised its outlook on global diversified mining company Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) to stable from negative.

At the same time, we affirmed our 'A-' long-term corporate credit rating on the company and raised the short-term rating to 'A-1' from 'A-2'.

The outlook change indicates that in our view Rio Tinto's supportive financial flexibility and some improvement in prices will allow the company to generate stronger positive DCF (free cash... (continue reading...)

Fitch Affirms Ratings, Outlook on Waste Management (WM); Says Leading Market Position Bolsters Confidence Aug 30, 2016 08:00AM

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Waste Management, Inc.'s (NYSE: WM) Issuer Default Rating (IDR), senior credit facility and senior unsecured notes at 'BBB'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The ratings cover approximately $9.5 billion of debt as of June 30, 2016. A full rating list is included at the end of this release.

KEY RATING DRIVERSWM's ratings are supported by its leading market position within the environmental services industry, stable credit metrics and consistent... (continue reading...)

Moody's Lowers Outlook Canadian Solar (CSIQ) to Negative; Ratings Affirmed Aug 30, 2016 07:51AM

Moody's Investors Service has changed to negative from stable the outlook for Canadian Solar Inc.'s (Nasdaq: CSIQ)(CSI) Ba2 corporate family rating.

At the same time, Moody's has affirmed CSI's Ba2 corporate family rating.


"The negative outlook reflects CSI's increased financial leverage and tightened liquidity resulting from the slower than expected monetization of its solar power project assets," says Gerwin Ho, a Moody's Vice President and Senior... (continue reading...)

S&P Places USG Corp. (USG) Ratings on CreditWatch Positive Aug 30, 2016 06:39AM

S&P Global Ratings said it placed its ratings, including the 'BB' corporate credit rating, on USG Corp. (NYSE: USG) on CreditWatch with positive implications.

The CreditWatch listing follows USG's announcement that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its building product distribution subsidiary, L&W Supply Corp., to building materials distributor ABC Supply Inc. for total cash consideration of $670 million. The company expects to complete the transaction... (continue reading...)

S&P Lifts Outlook on Vale S.A. (VALE) to Stable; Ratings Affirmed Aug 29, 2016 02:09PM

S&P Global revised its outlook on our global and national scale ratings on Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) to stable from negative. We also affirmed our 'BBB-' global scale corporate credit ratings and issue-level ratings on bonds issued through Vale Canada Ltd., Vale Overseas Ltd., and PT Vale Indonesia Tbk. At the same time, we affirmed our 'brAAA' Brazilian national scale ratings on Vale.

We have just revised upwards our price curve assumptions for iron ore, nickel, and gold... (continue reading...)

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