Restructuring spree, even as defaults slow

Europe’s speculative grade companies remain vulnerable to refinancing risks and many will need to find new shareholders to repay debt, Standard & Poor’s said in a report this week.

  • 16 Apr 2010

The warning came even as S&P said that it expects the 12-month default rate among junk-rated borrowers to continue falling after shrinking from a record high of 14.2% at the end of September to 12.8% by the end of 2009.

"The figure [12.8%] is in line with expectations," Paul ...

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4 Barclays 4,040 11 6.87
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