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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
MARC has assigned a preliminary rating of AAIS to Fortune Premiere Sdn Bhd’s (Fortune Premiere) proposed RM3.0 billion Multi-Currency Islamic Medium-Term Notes Programme (Sukuk Murabahah). The outlook on the rating is stable. The assigned rating applies only to ringgit-denominated notes issued under the multi-currency sukuk. Wholly owned by IOI Properties Group Berhad (IOI Properties), For...

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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
MARC has affirmed its long-term and short-term financial institution ratings of AA- and MARC-1 on KAF Investment Bank Berhad (KAF IB). The outlook on the ratings is stable. The ratings reflect KAF IB’s key credit strengths that include strong capital ratios and liquidity levels, underpinned by a conservative investment strategy. The susceptibility of the bank’s performance to domestic ca...

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Friday, Oct 13, 2017
MARC has affirmed its rating of B-IS with a stable outlook on Talam Transform Berhad’s (Talam) outstanding RM52.1 million Settlement Bithaman Ajil Islamic Debt Securities (Settlement BaIDs). The affirmed rating continues to reflect Talam’s weak business and financial profile and its reliance on asset disposals to meet financial obligations. During the period under review, Talam’s asset...

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Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017
MARC has withdrawn its MARC-1IS/AAAIS ratings on Sime Darby Berhad’s (Sime Darby) Islamic Commercial Papers/Islamic Medium-Term Notes (ICP/IMTN) Programme with a combined limit of RM4.5 billion. The ratings carried a negative outlook. There were no outstanding issuances under the programme. The ratings withdrawal follows confirmation from the facility arranger, Maybank Investment Bank Berh...

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Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017
MARC has affirmed its AAAIS rating on special purpose vehicle Aman Sukuk Berhad’s (Aman) Islamic Medium-Term Notes (IMTN) programme of up to RM10.0 billion with a stable outlook. The affirmed rating is premised on the credit strength of the Malaysian government as the sole paymaster of the sublease rentals which are sufficient to meet the principal and profit payments under the IMTN progra...

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Monday, Oct 02, 2017
MARC has affirmed the State of Kuwait’s (Kuwait) foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA with a stable outlook based on its national rating scale. The rating is underpinned by Kuwait’s substantial proven crude oil reserves. One of the world’s richest countries, it has one of the Middle East’s oldest and most financially stable economic systems. Thanks to oil revenue, which continues...

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Friday, Sep 29, 2017
MARC has assigned long-term and short-term financial institution (FI) ratings of A+ and MARC-1 to Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (Kenanga) with a stable outlook. The ratings are mainly premised on Kenanga’s established track record in investment banking activities as well as its position as a medium-sized investment bank and moderate profitability metrics. Kenanga is primarily involved in ...

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Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
MARC has assigned a final rating of AA-IS to Quantum Solar Park (Semenanjung) Sdn Bhd’s (QSP Semenanjung) Green SRI Sukuk of up to RM1.0 billion. The outlook on the rating is stable. Upon review of the final documentation of the proposed issuance, MARC is satisfied that the terms and conditions of the Green SRI Sukuk have not changed in any material way from the draft documentation on whic...

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Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
MARC has affirmed its rating of AA-IS on Tanjung Bin O&M Berhad’s (Tanjung Bin O&M) RM470.0 million Islamic Securities (Sukuk Wakalah) with a stable outlook. The rating reflects the credit strength of parent company Malakoff Power Berhad (MPower) which has provided unconditional and irrevocable undertaking in the form of cash deficiency support to top up any shortfall in the finance servic...

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Monday, Sep 25, 2017
MARC has affirmed its rating of AAAIS(fg) on Antara Steel Mills Sdn Bhd’s (Antara) RM300.0 million Sukuk Mudharabah Programme with a stable outlook. The affirmed rating and outlook are based on the unconditional and irrevocable financial guarantee insurance provided by Danajamin Nasional Berhad (Danajamin) on which MARC has an insurer financial strength rating of AAA/stable and long-term counte...

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