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Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
MARC is releasing this update on its toll concessionaire-related ratings to highlight its actions following recent developments in the domestic toll road sector. Its last rating action on the toll road sector was on August 30, 2018 when the rating agency removed its MARCWatch Developing on the sector to reflect the substantial abatement of risk from any immediate resolution to the tolling issue. ...

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Friday, Apr 12, 2019
MARC has affirmed its long-term ratings of AAA, AA and A on Kinabalu Capital Sdn Bhd’s Issue 2 Medium-Term Notes (MTN) of RM130 million Class A, RM25 million Class B and RM15 million Class C. Concurrently, MARC also affirmed its MARC-1 rating on Kinabalu Capital’s issue of up to RM170 million Commercial Papers (CP). The outlook on all ratings is stable. The issuance of the rated MTN and/...

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Friday, Apr 12, 2019
MARC has affirmed its corporate credit rating on Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) at AAA and its sukuk rating on TNB’s RM2.0 billion Al-Bai’ Bithaman Ajil Bonds at AAAIS. The ratings outlook is stable. TNB’s ratings benefit from a two-notch uplift to reflect MARC's assessment of a high likelihood of government support premised on TNB’s standalone corporate credit rating of AA/Stable. The s...

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Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019
MARC has affirmed its MARC-1IS and AA-IS ratings on Northport (Malaysia) Bhd’s (Northport) Islamic Commercial Papers (ICP) Programme and Islamic Medium-Term Notes (IMTN) Programme. The outlook on the ratings is stable. The rated programmes have a combined limit of RM1.5 billion and the outstanding under the programmes was RM450 million as at end-January 2019. Northport is a port operator o...

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Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019
MARC has affirmed its financial institution (FI) rating of AAA on The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) and the issue rating of AAA on its Medium-Term Notes programme of RM1.0 billion. The FI and issue ratings are based on the domestic rating scale. The outlook on the ratings is stable. The FI rating on KEXIM is equalised to the Republic of Korea’s (South Korea) AAA/stable rating from MA...

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Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019
MARC has affirmed its investment manager rating (IMR) of IMR-2 on Kenanga Investors Berhad (KIB) and KIB’s wholly-owned subsidiary Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad (KIIB). The IMR rating on KIB reflects the fund management company’s well-established investment processes, sound risk management practices and strong operating track record. These factors are moderated by a modest assets und...

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Friday, Mar 29, 2019
MARC has issued this update on Kinabalu Capital Sdn Bhd following an increase in the existing issuance amount under Issue 1 from RM185 million under the Commercial Papers/Medium-Term Notes (CP/MTN) Programme to RM220 million. The proceeds of RM35 million from the increase on Issue 1 will be advanced to MRCB Quill-REIT (MQ REIT) as part of their central treasury management. Kinabalu Capital i...

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Friday, Mar 29, 2019
MARC has affirmed its MARC-1 rating but lowered its AA rating to AA- rating on Murud Capital Sdn Bhd’s Senior Commercial Papers/Medium-Term Notes (Senior CP/MTN) programme of up to RM290 million. The ratings outlook remains negative. The rating action assumes a reduction of RM35 million in the outstanding amount of RM279 million of Senior CP/MTN to RM244 million by end-March 2019 through a...

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Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
MARC has affirmed its rating of AAA on Inverfin Sdn Bhd’s outstanding RM160 million Tranche A notes under its RM200 million Medium-Term Notes (MTN) programme. The programme limit of the Tranche A notes has been streamlined to match the outstanding amount of RM160 million from RM185 million. Concurrently, the programme limit of the unrated Tranche B notes has been increased to RM40 million. The ...

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Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
MARC has affirmed its A+IS rating on toll concessionaire Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat Sdn Bhd’s (SPRINT) Al-Bai’ Bithaman Ajil Islamic Debt Securities (BaIDS). Concurrently, the rating outlook has been revised to developing. SPRINT is the toll concessionaire of the 26.5-km interlinked SPRINT highways comprising Damansara Link, Kerinchi Link and Penchala Link in Kuala Lumpur. The deve...

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