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          Monday, October 7, 2013, Vol. 16, No. 198


                            Headlines


A U S T R A L I A

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
HOUSE OF LINDNER: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
MIRABELA NICKEL: Moody's Cuts CFR & Sr. Debt Ratings to Caa3
MURRAWEE FARMS: In Receivership as Buyers Stay Clear
NINE ENTERTAINMENT: Moody's Puts 'Ba2' Rating on US$ Term Loan

NUFARM LTD: S&P Revises Outlook on 'BB' CCR to Negative
RELIANCE RAIL: Moody's Raises Senior Secured Rating to 'B2'
REVIC PTY: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
RWS GROUP: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
WALTON CONSTRUCTION: In Administration; 30 Jobs Axed

* Moody's: Prime Residential Mortgage Arrears Improved in July


C H I N A

CHINA PROPERTIES: S&P Places 'B-' Rating on US$-Denominated Notes
SINOCOKING COAL: Friedman LLP Raises Going Concern Doubt


I N D I A

AHIMSA INDUSTRIES: CARE Assigns 'BB' Rating to INR12.54cr Loans
AKANKSHA AUTOMOBILES: ICRA Reaffirms 'BB' Rating on INR3cr Loan
ALBA ASIA: CARE Revises Rating on INR34.56cr Loans to 'BB-'
BIR STEELS: ICRA Suspends 'B+' Rating on INR3.17cr Loans
ESSAR STEEL: CARE Cuts Ratings on INR31,500cr Loans to 'D'

JSL LIFESTYLE: CARE Revises Rating on INR10cr Bank Loan to 'BB'
M&M CHOCOLATES: ICRA Upgrades Rating on INR13.6cr Loans to 'B'
MANAV BIO-CHEM: ICRA Assigns 'BB-' Rating to INR1cr Loan
MSM STEELS: CARE Revises Rating on INR67.71cr Loans to 'B+'
NIKI AGRO: CARE Rates INR11.70cr LT Bank Loans at 'BB'

PANDA TECHNOLOGIES: ICRA Assigns 'BB' Ratings to INR8.4cr Loans
RAJENDRA ENGINEERING: CARE Rates INR5.45cr LT Bank Loans at 'BB-'
SUNIL HEALTHCARE: ICRA Reaffirms 'BB+' Rating on INR7.8cr Loans
TUTICORIN COAL: CARE Revises Rating on INR281cr Loans to 'BB-'
VANITA AGROCHEM: ICRA Revises Ratings on INR15.97cr Loans to BB+

VIDHYA PHARMACHEM: ICRA Suspends 'BB' Rating on INR54cr Loans
WEST QUAY: CARE Revises Rating on INR116.5cr Loans to 'BB-'


J A P A N

HN TRUST: Fitch Affirms 'BB' Rating on Class A3 Senior BIs
* Moody's Says Japanese RMBS Default Rose Slightly in July


N E W  Z E A L A N D

SOLID ENERGY: Annual Loss Grows to NZ$335 Million


P H I L I P P I N E S

NATIONAL POWER: Moody's Hikes Senior Unsecured Rating From Ba1
POWER SECTOR ASSETS: Moody's Ups Sr. Unsec. Bond Rating From Ba1
RURAL BANK OF HAGONOY: PDIC to Pay Depositors Starting Oct. 10
RURAL BANK OF STO. TOMAS: PDIC to Pay Depositors Starting Oct. 9
* Moody's Hikes Ratings on 4 Philippine Banks to Investment Grade

* PHILIPPINES: Moody's Hikes Rating From 'Ba1'


S I N G A P O R E

FIRST SHIP: S&P Keeps 'B' CCR on CreditWatch Negative
GLOBAL A&T: S&P Assigns 'B' Rating to US$502.257MM Notes


T A I W A N

E.SUN COMMERCIAL: Moody's Affirms 'D+' Bank Fin. Strength Rating


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DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
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Timothy Clifton and Mark Hall of Clifton Hall were appointed as
Joint and Several Liquidators of Development Management
(Australia) Pty. Ltd. on Sept. 30, 2013.


HOUSE OF LINDNER: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
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Timothy Clifton and Mark Hall of Clifton Hall were appointed as
Joint and Several Liquidators of House of Lindner Proprietary
Limited on Sept. 27, 2013.


MIRABELA NICKEL: Moody's Cuts CFR & Sr. Debt Ratings to Caa3
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Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Mirabela Nickel Limited's
Corporate Family Rating and Senior Unsecured debt ratings to Caa3
from Caa1. The outlook on the ratings is negative. The downgrade
reflects heightened likelihood of default on Mirabela's rated
senior unsecured notes.

The downgrade follows the announcement by the company that the
potential termination of the sales agreement with Votorantim
Metais Niquel S.A. (Votorantim) may constitute an event of default
under its subsidiaries' bank facility in place with Banco Bradesco
S.A (Bradesco). The downgrade concludes the review for downgrade
initiated on 27 September 2013 when Mirabela announced that it had
received notification from one of its two customers, Votorantim,
that it intends to close its smelting facilities from November
2013 and considers that the concentrate sales agreement in place
with Mirabela will terminate at the end of November 2013.

Through its subsidiary Mirabela Mineraco do Brasil Ltda, Mirabela
has a USD50 million facility with Bradesco, which is secured by
the Company's contract with Votorantim.

Ratings Rationale

"The downgrade reflects the heightened probability of default
following the company's announcement and increased expected loss
for the company's creditors in the near term", says Matt Moore a
Moody's Vice President and Senior Analyst. " In the event that
Bradesco chooses to enforce its rights by accelerating repayment
of the facility, Moody's believes this would trigger the cross
default provisions under Mirabela's USD395 million senior
unsecured notes", adds Moore who is also Lead Analyst for the
company.

"The Caa3 rating captures Mirabela's reliance upon successful
negotiations with Banco Bradesco to avert a potential default
under Moody's definitions. The rating downgrade also reflects our
opinion that, even should the company be successful in avoiding
acceleration of the facility and cross default on the senior
unsecured notes, the company will still have inadequate liquidity
to meet its debt repayment obligations and capital expenditure
requirements in FY14", says Moore.

At current nickel prices, Moody's expects the company will
generate negative operating cash flow and this combined with the
company's capital expenditure requirements and debt repayment
obligations over the next 6 to 9 months will lead to negative free
cash flow in excess of the company's current cash balances. The
company's cash position has deteriorated to around USD80 million
as of the end of August 2013, down from USD108 million at June 30,
2013.

Mirabela is scheduled to repay the USD50 million Bradesco facility
within 2014. Payments are scheduled to be made in 3 equal
installments payable in January, July and December. In addition,
the company has announced that it believes capital expenditure
requirements in 2014 could be materially higher than the USD35 to
USD45 million expected for the year ended
December 31, 2013.

The negative outlook reflects the imminent potential for
acceleration of the Bradesco Facility and subsequent likelihood of
cross default on the company's senior unsecured notes.

Mirabela Nickel Ltd based in Perth, Western Australia, is a single
asset nickel producer. Mirabela's principal asset is the Santa
Rita Project in Bahia State, Brazil.


MURRAWEE FARMS: In Receivership as Buyers Stay Clear
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Bridget Carter at The Australian reports that the Murrawee Farms,
one of Australia's largest orchard properties, which has been
owned by a family in regional Victoria for two decades, has
collapsed into the hands of receivers after a recent marketing
campaign failed to result in a sale.

Real estate firm CBRE had the property on the market via an
expressions of interest campaign in June but the financier,
believed to be the National Australia Bank, called in the loans
last month and the real estate firm would now sell the property on
behalf of receiver Sellers Muldoon Benton, according to The
Australian.  The report relates that previously the land was
thought to be worth about US$15 million.

The Australian notes that in recent marketing material, CBRE said
the operation included about 150ha planted with several stone
fruit and table grape varieties and had contract processing
capabilities of up to six million kilograms of fruit nationally.

The property was owned by Tony Tripodi and his wife Gaye, who has
been the Victoria Farmers Federated stone fruit president.

The report recalls that during an inquiry into the Swan Hill
farming community two years ago, Ms. Tripodi said profitability in
horticulture had been, and would continue to be, "very tough" and
that Murrawee Farms had been affected by drought during the past
decade.

Ms. Tripodi also blamed pricing control by the supermarkets on the
difficulties, saying "we are price takers, purely and simply," the
report relates.

The report notes that properties on sale throughout Australia
include several big dairy farms such as Tasmania's Van Diemen's
Land Company.

The report relates that sources said last month the property was
being circled by the China Investment Corporation and Fonterra,
but CIC has since walked away from a potential deal.

The Murrawee Farms property, 336km northwest of Melbourne,
includes four irrigated horticultural properties across 217.3ha in
Victoria's renowned Swan Hill stone fruit region.


NINE ENTERTAINMENT: Moody's Puts 'Ba2' Rating on US$ Term Loan
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Moody's Investors Service has assigned a definitive Ba2 senior
secured rating to a US$ Term Loan Facility (equivalent to around
AUD198.7 million) entered into by Nine Entertainment Group Pty Ltd
and Nine Entertainment (Delaware) Corporation, 100% owned and
guaranteed subsidiaries of Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Limited
("NEC"). The facility was originally assigned a provisional (P)Ba2
rating on September 5, 2013; the assignment of the definitive Ba2
rating follows review of the final Term Loans documentation.

The loan rated is a US$185 million Senior Secured Facility due
February 2020.

The loan is guaranteed by NEC and certain of its subsidiaries. The
loan is secured on a first-priority basis by substantially all the
material-owned assets of NEC and guarantors.

Ratings Rationale

"The acquisition of WIN Perth, which will be largely debt-funded
via this issuance, can be accommodated within the tolerance levels
set for the rating but reduces headroom to accommodate any
material deterioration in operating performance," says Maurice
O'Connell, a Moody's Vice President -- Senior Analyst. "

"NEC's appetite for debt-funded acquisitions has raised the level
of uncertainty built into the company's rating and diminishes
Moody's expectation of an ongoing stable business profile. Further
largely debt funded acquisitions could place material pressure on
the company's rating and/or outlook and would raise the likelihood
of a negative rating action," said Mr. O'Connell.

NEC's Ba2 rating reflects its strong operating profile combined
with a moderately conservative financial profile post
implementation of a Scheme of Arrangement completed in January
2013. The company's strong operating profile is driven by its
national scale operations which provide it with a good ability to
withstand and absorb localised weak operating conditions or
sporadic market disruptions, across its entire network.

At the same time, NEC has a solid track record of strong audience
and revenue share as well as a good degree of diversification
across different advertising channels. Nevertheless we consider
that NEC faces strong competition from other Free to Air networks
which could impact on margins depending on the success of future
content.

With no plans for dividends in the near term and manageable capex,
the leverage ratio should gradually improve. Also driving the
rating is NEC's liquidity profile which Moody's considers to be
strong.

The rating considers the earnings diversification provided by
NEC's Events and Digital operations. Finally, the rating also
considers a degree of uncertainty around the future capital
structure due to the complex shareholder structure and the
potential for the capital structure to change following a possible
IPO in the short to medium term.

The stable rating outlook reflects the solid liquidity and our
expectation that NEC will continue its focus on maintaining
sufficient financial leverage to cushion any adverse industry
developments.

Ratings could be downgraded if debt-to-EBITDA ratios are sustained
above 4.25x (including Moody's standard adjustments) which could
be due to operating weakness, acquisitions or cash distributions
to shareholders. Failure to maintain good liquidity including a
comfortable cushion to financial covenants to absorb a cyclical
downturn in revenue could also result in a downgrade. Further
largely debt funded acquisitions would likely reduce headroom
within the rating and raise the potential for negative rating
action.


NUFARM LTD: S&P Revises Outlook on 'BB' CCR to Negative
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it has revised the
outlook on its 'BB' long-term corporate credit rating on
Australia-based Nufarm Ltd. to negative from stable.  At the same
time, S&P has affirmed the 'BB' corporate credit rating, issue
ratings, and related recovery ratings.

"The outlook revision to negative reflects Nufarm's weaker cash
flows and higher debt in year ended July 31, 2013 because of a
build-up of inventories that adversely affected its working
capital management," Standard & Poor's credit analyst Brenda
Wardlaw said.  "While there are early signs of positive demand in
some markets, there remains the risk that Nufarm may find it
challenging to restore its financial metrics during fiscal 2014."

Competitive market dynamics, such as those in Australia, may limit
recovery of margins.  In addition, the company has decided to
increase its dividends by 33.3%.  S&P views the dividend increase,
while not material in cash terms, reflects Nufarm's expectations
of an improvement in financial performance, which may not be fully
achieved given its exposure to competitive markets and
unpredictable weather conditions.

In fiscal 2013, Nufarm's EBITDA from Australia and New Zealand was
19%, North America 18%, Europe 28%, South America 15%, and Asia 8%
(excluding seeds 12%).  Strategic alliances with its largest
shareholder Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (23% interest, not rated)
are beneficial to Nufarm.  The loss of distribution arrangements
with Monsanto Co. from August 2013 and a subsidiary of BASF SE
from March 2014 will contribute to a more competitive market
dynamic in the Australian market.

Nufarm's cash flow protection metrics in fiscal 2013 were weak for
S&P's assessment of a "significant" financial profile.  S&P views
restoration of these metrics will be a key determinant of Nufarm's
credit quality in the short term.  The significant deterioration
in free cash flow generation was of particular concern from a
credit perspective.  Working capital management also remains a key
consideration for the rating.  Nufarm's financial results evidence
the significant seasonality of the business, with its strong bias
to second-half earnings.

Ms. Wardlaw added: "The negative outlook reflects our view that
Nufarm may face challenges in restoring its metrics to those
comfortably in line with our expectations for the 'BB' rating.  If
the company is unable to restore its adjusted debt to EBITDA to
about 3.5x and generate meaningful positive free operating cash
flow metrics, or its liquidity deteriorates during the next 12
months, we may lower the rating to 'BB-'."

S&P may revise the outlook to stable if Nufarm were to restore its
metrics and demonstrate its commitment to sustaining its metrics
in line with S&P's expectations for the rating.  A stable outlook
would assume that Nufarm's appetite for acquisitions remained
modest and focused predominantly on small bolt-on opportunities.
A significant improvement in working capital management to
mitigate its exposure to the volatile agribusiness sector would be
evidenced by adjusted debt to EBITDA about 3.5x, and a return to
generating meaningful positive free operating cash flow.


RELIANCE RAIL: Moody's Raises Senior Secured Rating to 'B2'
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Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the senior secured rating
of Reliance Rail Finance Pty Ltd (RRF) to B2 from B3. Moody's has
also upgraded RRF's subordinated debt rating to Caa1 from Caa2.

The ratings outlook is positive.

Ratings Rationale

"The ratings upgrade reflects Reliance Rail's improved funding
position, following the final scheduled drawdown under its bank
facilities to fund the completion of the Waratah trains project,
which is being delivered under a public private partnerships (PPP)
framework." says Spencer Ng, a Moody's Assistant Vice President
and Analyst.

RRF is the funding vehicle for Reliance Rail, which in turn is the
consortium appointed to manufacture and maintain 78 new trains for
Sydney Trains, whose obligations under the project are backed by
the State of New South Wales (Aaa stable).

"Reliance Rail's bank facilities, totaling AUD357 million, have
been an important source of funding for the train project. The
previous rating incorporated concerns that Reliance Rail may not
be able to draw down the facility after the banks issued a
reservation of rights notice in 2011. Now that the company has
progressively drawn down under the facilities in full, it has the
necessary funds to complete its manufacturing obligations," adds
Ng.

The positive outlook reflects the increased likelihood that
Reliance Rail can successfully complete the remaining 23 trains
(as of end September) and start transitioning into the full
operations phase over the next nine months.

"Reliance Rail has established consistent train production over
the last year, averaging approximately three trains per month. Its
production track record so far supports its ability to deliver the
remaining trains within the revised completion target of the
middle of next year," says Ng.

After completion of the trains, Reliance Rail's rating would be
driven by the performance of its fleet in service and its
refinancing risk when AUD1.15 million (maturing in 2018 and 2019)
is due to be refinanced. If the trains are delivered on time based
on current schedule, Reliance Rail's refinancing task would
benefit from its experience in operating the trains that would
already be in service. Having said that, operational challenges
could emerge, at least during the initial period of operations,
given the logistical challenge of managing a larger fleet of 78
trains.

Moody's will also take into consideration the project's
refinancing exposure leading up to 2018. If Reliance Rail could
secure the vital AUD175 million conditional equity injection from
the State of New South Wales, as previously agreed, then that
would alleviate refinancing risk. Nevertheless, the project is
still exposed to deterioration in debt market conditions, which
would affect both its ability to secure the required funds as well
as its ability to meet the pre-conditions for the State capital
injection.

The B2 rating could be upgraded upon completion of the final
train.

On the other hand, the rating could experience downward pressure
if: 1) there are further delays in the completion of the remaining
trains, 2) the operating performance of the completed trains
deteriorates substantially from current levels, or 3) there is a
significant deterioration in capital market conditions leading up
to 2018.

Reliance Rail Finance Pty Ltd is the funding vehicle for the
Reliance Rail Group, which in turn was the successful consortium
appointed by Sydney Trains in 2006 to deliver the NSW Rolling
Stock public private partnership project.

Reliance Rail is in the process of completing its manufacture of
78, eight-car Waratah trains for the Sydney suburban rail network
and has completed an associated maintenance facility.

The consortium will also maintain the trains and the maintenance
facility from completion until 2043.


REVIC PTY: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
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Timothy Clifton and Mark Hall of Clifton Hall were appointed as
Joint and Several Liquidators of Revic Pty Ltd on Sept. 30, 2013.

A meeting of creditors will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 11,
2013, in the offices of Clifton Hall, Level 1, 12 Gilles Street,
in Adelaide.


RWS GROUP: Clifton Hall Appointed as Liquidators
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Timothy Clifton and Mark Hall of Clifton Hall were appointed as
Joint and Several Liquidators of RWS Group Pty Ltd on Sept. 25,
2013.


WALTON CONSTRUCTION: In Administration; 30 Jobs Axed
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Eli Greenblat at The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Walton
Construction, the construction company that worked on the
AUD103 million refurbishment of department store David Jones store
in Melbourne, has collapsed with the expected loss of 30 jobs.

After 20 years and more than AUD2 billion worth of projects in
four states, the Walton Construction company has been placed in
administration, SMH discloses.

According to the report, founder and managing director of Walton,
Craig Walton said it was the toughest day of his life.

"It is also the saddest day because of the impact on our employees
and their families who have been so loyal and outstandingly
professional over the whole journey," the report quotes Mr. Walton
as saying.

SMH relates that Mr. Walton said the two companies in the Walton
group had been engulfed by the downturn in the construction
industry since the global financial crisis and some poor results
on projects in New South Wales.

At its peak, Walton had 340 employees and turned over
AUD360 million a year, SMH notes. Key projects included the
AUD103 million David Jones refurbishment in Melbourne.


* Moody's: Prime Residential Mortgage Arrears Improved in July
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Moody's Investors Service says that delinquencies in excess of 30
days in the Australian prime residential mortgage market measured
1.40% in July, down from 1.52% in June, and an improvement from
1.50% in July last year.

"Looking ahead, we expect the performance trends witnessed to date
in 2013 to continue with stable delinquencies, underpinned by
expected GDP growth of 2.0% to 3.0%, the current low interest rate
environment, and a steady unemployment rate of 5.0% to 6.0%," says
Jennifer Wu, a Moody's Vice President and Senior Credit Officer.

Ms. Wu was speaking on a just-released Moody's report, titled
"Global Structured Finance Collateral Performance Review."

Moody's report says Australian prime 60-day-plus arrears in July,
of 0.81% also compare favorably to all economies covered in the
report, except for Japan's 0.28%.



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CHINA PROPERTIES: S&P Places 'B-' Rating on US$-Denominated Notes
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B-' long-term
issue rating and 'cnB' long-term Greater China regional scale
rating to a proposed issue of U.S. dollar-denominated senior
unsecured notes by China Properties Group Ltd.
(B-/Stable/--; cnB/--).  The Chinese property developer intends to
use the issuance proceeds for expansion, refinancing debt, and for
general working capital purposes.  The rating on the notes is
subject to S&P's review of the final issuance documentation.

S&P do not notch down the issue rating from the corporate credit
rating on China Properties because it expects the company to
maintain its priority debt at less than 15% of total assets over
the next 12 months.  The ratio was below this threshold for
speculative-grade companies in 2012.

In S&P's view, the refinancing risk could be high for China
Properties' US$137 million offshore loan due in December 2013.
This is because the company's cash holding is low as a result of
weak sales execution.  Nevertheless, S&P expects China Properties
to be able to borrow from onshore banks, thanks to its land
reserves at prime locations.  The company also has a record of
shareholder financing support in the past several years.

The rating on China Properties reflects S&P's view of the
company's very limited number of projects, significant execution
risks, and "weak" liquidity, as S&P's criteria define the term.
China Properties' fully-paid and low-cost land bank, and support
from its largest shareholder temper these weaknesses.  S&P assess
the company's business risk profile as "vulnerable" and its
financial risk profile as "highly leveraged."

The stable outlook on the corporate credit rating reflects S&P's
expectation that China Properties will improve its property sales
over the next 12 months.  S&P anticipates that the largest
shareholder will continue to support the company, while its
financial performance remains weak.


SINOCOKING COAL: Friedman LLP Raises Going Concern Doubt
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SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc., filed with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 30, 2013, its
annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30,
2013.

Friedman LLP, in New York, N.Y., said that the Company has a
working capital deficiency which raises substantial doubt on the
Company's ability to continue as a going concern.

The Company reported net income of $1.0 million on $66.7 million
of revenue in fiscal 2013, compared with net income of
$12.5 million on $78.9 million of revenue in fiscal 2012.

"Our revenue in fiscal 2013 decreased by approximately 15.49% from
a year ago as sales of most products slowed.  59% of the revenue
was derived from coke products as compared to 51% in fiscal 2012,
and 41% from coal products as compared to 49% in fiscal 2012."

The Company's balance sheet at June 30, 2013, showed
$201.3 million in total assets, $68.5 million in total
liabilities, and equity of $132.8 million.

A copy of the Form 10-K is available at http://is.gd/DXA2EX

Headquartered in Pingdingshan, Henan Province, in the People's
Republic of China, SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries,
Inc., was organized on September 30, 1996, under the laws of the
State of Florida.

The Company is a vertically-integrated coal and coke producer
based in the People's Republic of China.  All of the Company's
business operations are conducted by a variable interest entity,
Henan Pingdingshan Hongli Coal & Coking Co., Ltd., which is
controlled by Top Favour's wholly-owned subsidiary, Pingdingshan
Hongyuan Energy Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd.,
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AHIMSA INDUSTRIES: CARE Assigns 'BB' Rating to INR12.54cr Loans
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CARE assigns 'CARE BB' and 'CARE A4' ratings to the bank
facilities of Ahimsa Industries Private Limited.

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)   Ratings
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   Long-term Bank Facilities      12.54      CARE BB Assigned
   Short-term Bank Facilities      5.50      CARE A4 Assigned

Rating Rationale

The ratings assigned to the bank facilities of Ahimsa Industries
Private Limited are primarily constrained on account of the
limited track record of its manufacturing operations, high
degree of supplier concentration, modest scale of operations with
a low net-worth base, working capital intensive operations and
susceptibility of its profit margins to volatility in raw material
prices and foreign exchange rates. The ratings, however, favorably
take into account the vast experience of the promoters, favorable
outlook for the packaging industry and moderate solvency and debt
coverage indicators.

The ability of AIPL to increase its scale of operations and
improve its profitability along with the effective management of
its working capital requirements will be the key rating
sensitivity.

Ahmedabad-based AIPL was incorporated in 1996 by Mr Ashutosh
Gandhi and his wife, Ms Sneha Gandhi, to undertake the trading of
confectionery machinery and injection and blow-molding
moulds as well as for executing turnkey projects as a merchant
exporter. From January 2012, AIPL also started manufacturing of
"Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) preforms" at Piplaj near
Ahmedabad. The capacity of the plant is 3,600 metric tonnes per
annum (MTPA). Besides AIPL, the promoter group also manages
"General Additive Private Limited" which manufactures flavours
and fragrances. AIPL has its registered brand name "Greenpet"
under which it sells PET preforms.

During FY13 (refers to the period April 1 to March 31), AIPL
reported a PAT of INR1.48 crore on a Total Operating Income (TOI)
of INR15.01 crore as against a PAT of INR0.28 crore on a TOI of
INR6.86 crore in FY12.


AKANKSHA AUTOMOBILES: ICRA Reaffirms 'BB' Rating on INR3cr Loan
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ICRA has reaffirmed the long term rating at [ICRA]BB for the
INR3.0 Cr fund based limits of Akanksha Automobiles (Private)
Limited. ICRA has also reaffirmed the short term rating at
[ICRA]A4 for the INR12.0 Cr short-term, fund based facilities of
the company. The outlook on the long-term rating is reaffirmed at
'stable'.

                        Amount
   Facilities         (INR crore)   Ratings
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   Cash Credit            3.0       [ICRA]BB (Stable) reaffirmed

   Short Term Fund       11.0       [ICRA]A4 reaffirmed
   Based Limits

   Unallocated            1.0       [ICRA]A4 reaffirmed

The ratings reaffirmation takes into account AAPL's healthy market
position by virtue of being the sole MSIL dealer in the areas
assigned territories and an established track record of
operations. The rating also takes comfort because of continuous
expansion as the company is constantly opening up of new service
and sale outlet. The ratings continue to be constrained by the
company's moderate scale of operations, weak profitability and
limited financial flexibility on account of weak cash flows and
high gearing. Going forward, the ratings will remain sensitive to
the company's ability to manage its working capital.

Akanksha Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. was started in 1997 by Singhal
Family with one showroom at Moradabad dealing into automobile
dealership of Maruti. However the same has been sold to existing
promoter i.e. Agrawal Family and Goel Family from April 2003. Mr.
Puneet Agrawal and Mr. Amit Goel are currently handling the entire
operations of the company and have expanded the operations to four
showrooms in Moradabad, Rampur, Amroha and Chandausi. While the
showroom at Moradabad operates since 1997, the showroom at Rampur
was recently started in 2008. The company added the sales outlets
in Amroha and Chandausi in late FY12.


ALBA ASIA: CARE Revises Rating on INR34.56cr Loans to 'BB-'
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CARE revises the long-term ratings and reaffirms the short-term
ratings assigned to the bank facilities of Alba Asia Private
Limited [erstwhile ABG LDA Bulk Handling Pvt Ltd.], West Quay
Multiport Private Limited & Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private
Limited.

Alba Asia Private Limited

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)  Ratings
   -----------                 -----------  -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities     34.56      CARE BB- Revised from
                                            CARE BB

   Long-term/Short-term          20.00      CARE BB-/CARE A4
   Bank Facilities                          Revised from
                                            CARE BB/CARE A4

Based on the unconditional and irrevocable Corporate Guarantee
provided by AAPL to its group companies WQMPL & TCTPL, CARE has
assigned the following ratings to the bank facilities of
WQMPL & TCTPL.

1. West Quay Multiport Private Limited

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)  Ratings
   -----------                 -----------  -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      116.50    CARE BB-(SO) Revised
                                            from CARE BB(SO)

   Short-term Bank Facilities      25.00    CARE A4(SO)
                                            Reaffirmed

2. Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private Limited

                                Amount
   Facilities                 (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                -----------   -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      281       CARE BB-(SO) Revised
                                            from CARE BB(SO)

   Short-term Bank Facilities      47       CARE A4(SO) Reaffirmed

Rating Rationale

The revision in the ratings factors the deterioration in the
operational and financial performance of the company during FY13.
The ratings continued to be constrained by the company's stressed
debt coverage indicators, the issuance of substantial amount of
the corporate guarantee towards its group companies and equity
commitment towards the green-field port projects being executed by
the group companies.

The ratings, however, continue to derive strength from the
financial support received from the promoter, the experience of
Alba Asia Private Limited's (AAPL) promoters in handling port
operations and the favourable long-term growth prospects for the
bulk cargo handling business in India.

The ability of the company to gainfully deploy its idle assets and
the timely receipt of funds for meeting its equity commitments and
debt obligations remain the key rating sensitivities.

Furthermore, the successful completion of the various projects in
its group companies would also augment the financial profile of
the company.

Alba Asia Private Limited (erstwhile ABG LDA Bulk Handling Private
Limited ) is a Joint Venture between ABG Infralogistics Limited
(ABG Infra) through its wholly owned subsidiary, ABG Ports Pvt.
Ltd and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), France, holding 51% and 49%
equity stake respectively in AAPL.

The promoters ABG Infra as well as LDA have extensive experience
in handling port operations.

AAPL owns, operates, maintains and rents cranes of various types
and capacity, which are deployed for different applications,
mainly to the companies from the ports sector. At present, the
company operates at the Vishakhapatnam Port and New Mangalore
Port.

AAPL was awarded two contracts for the development of port
terminals for which the company had formed Special Purpose
Vehicles (SPVs) to execute the same.

For FY13 (Provisional), AAPL reported a total operating income of
INR24.26 crore and a PAT of INR0.17 crore as compared to a total
operating income of INR29.41 crore and a net loss of INR2.35
crore during FY12.


BIR STEELS: ICRA Suspends 'B+' Rating on INR3.17cr Loans
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ICRA has suspended the '[ICRA]B+' and '[ICRA]A4' ratings assigned
to the INR3.17 crore fund based and non fund based facilities of
Bir Steels Pvt Limited. The suspension follows ICRA's inability to
carry out a rating surveillance in the absence of the requisite
information from the company. According to its suspension policy,
ICRA may suspend any rating outstanding if in its opinion there is
insufficient information to assess such rating during the
surveillance exercise.


ESSAR STEEL: CARE Cuts Ratings on INR31,500cr Loans to 'D'
----------------------------------------------------------
CARE revises the ratings assigned to the facilities and
instruments and withdraws the rating assigned to CP/STD of Essar
Steel India Limited.

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)  Ratings
   -----------                 -----------  -------
   Long-term/Short-term Bank      31,500    'CARE D' Revised from
   Facilities                                CARE BBB-/CARE A3

Rating Rationale

The ratings reflect the ongoing delays in servicing of debt
obligations by the company on account of its weakened liquidity
position as a result of continuing net losses.

Incorporated in 1976, Essar Steel India Ltd. is a part of the
Essar Group and is having integrated steel manufacturing
facilities at Hazira, Gujarat and iron ore beneficiation and
pelletisation facilities in Odisha. The Essar group has global
footprint in the steel industry with manufacturing facilities
located in Canada, USA, Middle East as well as Asia. Through its
recent completion of expansion at its plant located at Hazira
(Gujarat), the company has added capacities to manufacture steel
through three major routes viz Blast furnace, Direct Reduced Iron
(DRI) and Corex, taking the total steel-making capacity at the
location to 10 mmtpa. ESIL has manufacturing capabilities across
the steel value chain including ore processing, intermediate as
well as value-added steel.

During FY13 (refers to the period from April 1, 2012 to March 31,
2013), ESIL incurred a net loss of INR2,785 crore on a total
income of INR19,190 crore as against a net loss of INR1,252 crore
on a total income of INR18,551 crore during FY12 (refers to the
period from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012).


JSL LIFESTYLE: CARE Revises Rating on INR10cr Bank Loan to 'BB'
---------------------------------------------------------------
CARE revises/reaffirms rating assigned to the bank facilities of
JSL Lifestyle Ltd.

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                 -----------   -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      10.00      CARE BB Revised from
                                             CARE BB-

   Long/Short-term Bank            1.25      CARE A4 Reaffirmed
   Facilities

Rating Rationale

The revision in the long-term rating takes into account the
healthy growth in JSL Lifestyle Ltd's (JLL) total operating income
and improvement in the company's capital structure as well as debt
coverage indicators. The ratings continue to derive strengths from
the established track record of the promoter group and its
continued support to JLL both in terms of assured raw material
supplies as well as funding support in the form of unsecured
loans.

The ratings however, continue to remain constrained by small scale
of operations of JLL, the company's working-capital intensive
nature of business operations and high accumulated losses leading
to leveraged capital structure. The ratings also factor in the
company's exposure to risks related to high customer concentration
and foreign exchange fluctuations.

Going forward, the ability of JLL to profitably scale up
operations while effectively managing its working capital cycle
and further improve its capital structure shall remain the key
rating sensitivities.

JLL (formerly Austenitic Creations Pvt Ltd) was incorporated in
2003 as a division of Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL, rated CARE
C/CARE A4) with the objective of manufacturing of stainless
steel lifestyle products. The division became the subsidiary of
JSL in 2006 and is primarily engaged in the manufacturing and
retailing of stainless steel lifestyle products and accessories
under the brand name 'Artd'inox'. It offers various lifestyle
products categorized under tableware, serving ware, gift items,
home accessories and office accessories made of steel, glass and
ceramic. The company also operates as an Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) for Whirlpool in the export market, whereas in
domestic market it sells its products through distributors and
retails stores. It sources raw material viz. stainless steel sheet
from its parent JSL. The manufacturing facility of JLL is situated
at Jhajjar, Haryana with an installed capacity of 4,800 Metric
Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2013.

During FY13 (refers to the period April 01 to March 31), JLL
registered PBILDT and PAT of INR9.06 crore and INR3.26 crore,
respectively, on a total operating income of INR85.67 crore.


M&M CHOCOLATES: ICRA Upgrades Rating on INR13.6cr Loans to 'B'
--------------------------------------------------------------
ICRA has upgraded the rating for INR13.60 crore fund based
facilities of M&M Chocolates from '[ICRA]B-' to '[ICRA]B'.

                         Amount
   Facilities          (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------         -----------   -------
   Fund based limits      13.60      Upgraded to [ICRA]B from
                                     [ICRA]B-

The rating upgrade primarily takes into account the improved
capacity utilization of the plant owing to increase in off take
from its customers resulting in a significant increase in the
operating income and the profitability of the firm and a
consequent improvement in its debt and interest coverage
indicators. Despite the increase in offtake, ICRA notes that, the
installed capacity of 12000 Tons per Annum (TPA) continues to
remain under-utilized with an average capacity utilisation of 30-
35% per annum in H1FY2013-14. However the recent agreement with
CIL for manufacturing of chocolate of 6000 TPA on job work basis
is expected to substantially improve the capacity utilization of
the plant resulting in further improvement in MMC's cash accruals.
The rating also draws comfort from the established track record of
the promoter in the chocolate industry resulting in acquisition
and retention of reputed customers. Further, ICRA continues to
favourably factor in the synergies derived from Group Company, M&M
Cocoa Products Pvt Ltd, and the several tax benefits enjoyed by
the company due to the location of its plant.

The rating however continues to be constrained by the
vulnerability of MMC's profitability to adverse movements in raw
material prices, high customer concentration with top 2 customers
contributing to about 60% of the total revenue and risks
pertaining to withdrawal of capital and limited ability to raise
external capital owing to its constitution as a partnership firm.
This apart, the rating continues to be adversely impacted by the
relatively weak financial profile of the firm primarily on account
of debt funded under-utilised capacity and high working capital
intensity.

M&M Chocolates was initially started as a proprietary concern by
Mr. Durga Prasad in FY2009. In November 2009, it got converted
into a partnership firm. The firm is engaged in manufacturing of
bulk chocolates (confectionary) which are primarily marketed to
industrial clients. M&M has set up a 12000 tonnes per annum (TPA)
chocolate/confectionery manufacturing plant in Baddi, Himachal
Pradesh (HP). The said location makes the firm eligible for tax
benefits provided by the state of HP.

Recent Results

MMC recorded INR39.49 crore of operating income and a profit after
tax of INR1.32 crore in FY13 as against an OI of INR18.93 crore
and net loss of INR1.57 crore in FY12.


MANAV BIO-CHEM: ICRA Assigns 'BB-' Rating to INR1cr Loan
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ICRA has assigned a long-term rating of [ICRA]BB- and a short-term
rating of [ICRA]A4 to the fund-based and non-fund based limits of
Manav Bio-Chem Impex Pvt. Ltd. aggregating to INR8.00 Cr.  The
long-term rating has a stable outlook.

                            Amount
   Facilities             (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------            -----------   -------
   Fund Based Limit-Bill     1.00      [ICRA]A4 assigned
   discounting

   Fund based limit-         1.00      [ICRA]BB-(stable) assigned
   Cash credit

   Non-fund based limits-    7.00      [ICRA]A4 assigned
   Letter of Credit

The ratings are constrained by the company's small scale of
operations in chemical trading business segment as well as its
weak financial risk profile as indicated by low profitability
margins and modest coverage indicators. ICRA notes that the
company's profitability margins remain exposed to the adverse
fluctuations in prices of chemicals. The ratings are further
constrained by the company's high supplier concentration as a
result of high dependence on a single supplier and intense
competitive pressures from both organized and unorganized
segments.

The ratings, however, consider favorably the long and established
track record of the company's promoter in the chemical industry,
healthy growth in operating revenues, company's reputed customer
base and established relationships as authorized agent with its
key suppliers which manufacture Carbon di-sulphide.

Incorporated in 2005 in Mumbai, Manav Bio-Chem Impex Pvt. Ltd. is
a private limited company promoted by Mr. Mukesh Shah and is
engaged in trading of chemicals, solvents and bulk drug
intermediaries. Besides Carbon Di-Sulphide, the company also deals
in other chemicals including Acetic acid, Acetone, Chloroform,
Glycerine and many other chemicals, albeit on a smaller scale. The
company is an authorized agent for carbon di-sulphide for Century
Rayon and also an authorized dealer of CS2 for its two major
customers.

For FY 2012, the company reported Profit after Tax (PAT) of
INR0.20 Cr. on an operating income of INR44.84 Cr. For FY 2013,
the company has reported profit before tax of INR0.47 Cr. on an
operating income of INR57.40 Cr. (provisional)


MSM STEELS: CARE Revises Rating on INR67.71cr Loans to 'B+'
-----------------------------------------------------------
CARE revises/reaffirms the rating assigned to the bank facilities
of MSM Steels Private Limited.

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                 -----------   -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities       67.71     CARE B+ revised from
                                             CARE B

   Short-term Bank Facilities       6.80     CARE A4 Reaffirmed

Rating Rationale

The revision in the long-term rating factors in the successful
completion and commencement of production from billet
manufacturing facility coupled with the moderately stable solvency
position of MSM Steels Private Limited.

The ratings continue to be constrained by MSMPL's short track
record of operations, susceptibility of margins to volatility in
raw material prices along with its presence in the highly
fragmented and competitive TMT bar industry.

The ratings continue to draw strength from the experienced and
resourceful promoters, partially integrated nature of its
manufacturing facility and favorable demand outlook for TMT bars.
The ability of the company to improve its profit margins and
manage volatility in raw material prices along with the overall
improvement in the capital structure remain the key rating
sensitivities.!

MSM Steels Private Limited was initially incorporated as a
partnership firm and its constitution was subsequently changed to
private limited in 2010. Based in the Latur district of
Maharashtra, MSMPL is a part of the Malang group primarily engaged
in the real estate industry. MSMPL has set up a steel re-rolling
mill at Latur with an installed capacity of 54,000 Metric Tonne
Per Anum (MTPA) for manufacturing thermo-mechanically treated
(TMT) steel bars with FY13 (refers to the period April 1 to
March 31) being the first full year of operations. The TMT bars
are sold under the brand name as Gajraj 500 TMX bars. In FY13, as
a part of the backward integration strategy MSMPL setup its billet
manufacturing plant in Latur with a capacity of 105,000 MTPA.

In FY13, MSMPL registered a PAT of INR2.30 crore against the total
operating income of INR134.87 crore.


NIKI AGRO: CARE Rates INR11.70cr LT Bank Loans at 'BB'
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CARE assigns 'CARE BB' rating to the bank facilities of
Niki Agro Products Private Limited.

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                 -----------   -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      11.70      CARE BB Assigned

Rating Rationale

The rating assigned to the bank facility of Niki Agro Products
Private Limited (NAPPL) is constrained on account of its weak
financial risk profile marked by thin profitability margins high
overall gearing and stretched liquidity position, its presence in
a highly fragmented industry with susceptibility to fluctuation in
raw material prices and high dependence on government policies
and foreign exchange fluctuation risk.

The above constraints outweigh the strengths derived from the
experienced promoters and long track record of operations along
with established relations with customers and suppliers and a
reputed customer base.

The ability of the company to improve profitability margins and
capital structure is the key rating sensitivity.

Incorporated in 2001, Niki Agro Products Private Limited, the
Jalgaon-based company, was promoted by Mr Kantilal Jain and Mr
Deepak Jain. The company is engaged in the processing and
trading of pulses comprising of Toor dal, Moong dal, Urad dal,
Masoor dal, Lobia, Chana, Rajma, dried peas etc. During FY13
(refers to the period April 1 to March 31), NAPPL has generated
85% of its revenues from processing of pulses and 15% from the
trading of pulses. NAPPL has four processing units located at
Jalgaon, Maharashtra with an aggregate processing capacity of
21,000 Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA). The company supplies its
products directly as well as through agents and brokers under the
brand names of "Deep", "Peacock", "Manik Panna" and "Dil".

In FY13 (refers to the period April 1 to March 31), NAPPL
registered a PAT of INR0.18 crore on total operating income of
INR51.93 crore as against PAT of INR0.17 crore on total operating
income of INR42.94 crore in FY12.


PANDA TECHNOLOGIES: ICRA Assigns 'BB' Ratings to INR8.4cr Loans
---------------------------------------------------------------
ICRA has reaffirmed [ICRA]BB rating for the enhanced INR8.40 Crore
(enhanced from INR4.90 Crores) long term fund based facilities
bank facilities of Panda Technologies India Private Limited. ICRA
has also reaffirmed [ICRA] A4+ rating to the INR2.60 Crore
(enhanced from INR1.40 Crores) non fund based facilities of PTPL.
The outlook on the long term rating is reaffirmed at 'Stable'. The
ratings assigned to bank facilities of PTPL were earlier suspended
by ICRA in July 2013.

                          Amount
   Facilities           (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------          ----------    -------
   Term Loan                0.4       [ICRA]BB (Stable)
                                      reaffirmed/assigned

   Fund Based Facilities    8.0       [ICRA]BB(Stable)
                                      reaffirmed/assigned

   Non Fund Based           2.6       [ICRA]A4+
   Facilities                         reaffirmed/assigned

The rating reaffirmation takes into account the company's trading
operations across various product lines such as construction
equipments, industrial motors, pumps and valves as well as recent
entry into EPC contracts business besides healthy growth in
operations and profitability. The ratings are, however,
constrained by the company's modest scale of operations as well as
moderate financial risk profile characterised by average debt
coverage indicators. PTPL's ability to manage its financial risk
profile as well as increase its scale of operations would be the
key rating sensitivities going forward.

Panda Technologies India Private Limited was incorporated in 1987
and was reconstituted as Private Limited in 2000. The company
started as a dealer for premium industrial valves division of
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. It diversified to related field such as
pumps, motors, compressors etc by starting Dealerships of
Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Crompton & Greaves for industrial
pumps and motors. Later, it entered into construction equipment
business with dealership of Terex Corporation (2004) and
Dealership of Ace cranes. In the year 2009, the company leveraged
its experience in pumps, valves and construction equipment, and
started gaining EPC contract business for pumping stations and
water supply, cooling water, firefighting system etc.


RAJENDRA ENGINEERING: CARE Rates INR5.45cr LT Bank Loans at 'BB-'
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CARE assigns 'CARE BB-/CARE A4' ratings to the bank facilities of
Rajendra Engineering Udyog Pvt Ltd.

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                 -----------   -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities       5.45      CARE BB- Assigned
   Short-term Bank Facilities      0.50      CARE A4 Assigned

Rating Rationale

The ratings assigned to the bank facilities of Rajendra
Engineering Udyog Pvt Ltd are primarily constrained by its small
scale of operations coupled with working capital intensive nature
of operations and susceptibility of its margins to fluctuation in
raw material prices. The ratings are further constrained by highly
competitive and fragmented nature of the industry.

The ratings, however, draw comfort from experienced promoters,
moderate capital structure and coverage indicators.

Going forward, the ability of REUPL to scale up its operations
while maintaining profitability margins and effective working
capital management shall be key rating sensitivities.

Rajendra Engineering Udyog Pvt Ltd was incorporated in April 1988.
The company was taken over by the present management viz Mr
Gulshan Kumar Luthra and Mr Kshitij Luthra in 2001. REUPL is
engaged in dyeing and colouring of fabrics and its processing
facility is located at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The company also
does the same on job-work basis. As on March 31, 2013, the
installed capacity of the plant is 30,000 Tonnes Per Annum (TPA)
of fabrics. REUPL procures raw materials consisting of both cotton
and synthetics fabrics domestically and sells its products mainly
in Northern India through agents and distributors to garments
manufacturers.

During FY12 (refers to the period April 1 to March 31), REUPL
reported a PAT of INR0.22 crore on a total operating income of
INR22.85 crore. REUPL has achieved a total operating income of
INR26.50 crore during FY13 (based on unaudited results).


SUNIL HEALTHCARE: ICRA Reaffirms 'BB+' Rating on INR7.8cr Loans
---------------------------------------------------------------
ICRA has reaffirmed "[ICRA]BB+" rating outstanding for the
INR18.64 crore bank facilities of Sunil Healthcare Limited. The
outlook on the long-term rating is reaffirmed as "Stable". ICRA
has also reaffirmed "[ICRA]A4+" rating for the INR24.34 crore bank
facilities of the company. The total rated limits are INR26.64
crore (of which INR10.84 crore of bank limits have been rated on
both long term and short term scales and INR5.50 crore are the sub
limit of WCDL limits).

                          Amount
   Facilities          (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------         -----------   -------
   Term Loans            7.17        [ICRA]BB+ (Stable)
                                     reaffirmed

   Cash Credit/WCDL     10.84        [ICRA] BB+ (Stable)/
                                     [ICRA]A4+ reaffirmed

   PCFC/PSFC/PCL        (5.50)       [ICRA]A4+ reaffirmed

   Letter of Credit      7.90        [ICRA]A4+ reaffirmed

   Bank Guarantee        0.10        [ICRA]A4+ reaffirmed

   Unallocated           0.63        [ICRA]BB+ (Stable)
                                     reaffirmed

The rating reaffirmation takes into account SHL's long standing
presence in the capsule manufacturing and diversified customer
base including established players such as Pfizer Limited and
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Limited among others. The assigned
rating also takes into account the company's plans to market other
high margin pharmaceutical products thereby expanding its product
portfolio. The company makes empty hard gelatin capsule (EHGC)
shells, which is characterized by high competitive intensity and
limited pricing power with price negotiation with major customers
on an annual basis. The ratings are also constrained by the high
working capital intensity and vulnerability to foreign exchange
fluctuations of the business that would impact the overall
profitability. Further, there has been pressure on credit metrics
in light of ongoing capex plan for new products, a segment where
the company has limited track record. Going forward, the ratings
will remain sensitive to the company's ability to maintain its
financial profile as it continues to incur high capex for capacity
enhancement.

Sunil Healthcare Limited is a manufacturer of Empty Hard Gelatin
Capsule Shells and commenced operations in 1973 by the name of
Sunil Synchem Ltd. with installed capacity of 200 million shells.
The capsule shells are sold across India as well as exported to
over 20 countries in Africa, Middle East, South America and Asia,
Thailand, Malaysia and Latin America. In 2004, the company was
renamed to Sunil Healthcare Limited.

The company's manufacturing facility is situated in Alwar and is
spread across 3.5 acres. The facility is equipped with machinery
and utilities to manufacture 7 billion Empty hard gelatin capsules
per annum. The company is certified by WHO-GMP and is also
accredited with DMF IV registration by United States Food and Drug
Administration (US FDA).

Recent Results

In 2012-13, SHL reported Net Sales of INR46.1 Crore, Profit before
Depreciation, Interest and Tax (PBDIT) of INR7.3 Crore and Profit
after Tax (PAT) of INR2.2 Crore.


TUTICORIN COAL: CARE Revises Rating on INR281cr Loans to 'BB-'
--------------------------------------------------------------
CARE revises the long-term ratings and reaffirms the short-term
ratings assigned to the bank facilities of Alba Asia Private
Limited [erstwhile ABG LDA Bulk Handling Pvt Ltd.], West Quay
Multiport Private Limited & Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private
Limited.

Alba Asia Private Limited

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)  Ratings
   -----------                 -----------  -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities     34.56      CARE BB- Revised from
                                            CARE BB

   Long-term/Short-term          20.00      CARE BB-/CARE A4
   Bank Facilities                          Revised from
                                            CARE BB/CARE A4

Based on the unconditional and irrevocable Corporate Guarantee
provided by AAPL to its group companies WQMPL & TCTPL, CARE has
assigned the following ratings to the bank facilities of
WQMPL & TCTPL.

1. West Quay Multiport Private Limited

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)  Ratings
   -----------                 -----------  -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      116.50    CARE BB-(SO) Revised
                                            from CARE BB(SO)

   Short-term Bank Facilities      25.00    CARE A4(SO)
                                            Reaffirmed

2. Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private Limited

                                Amount
   Facilities                 (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                -----------   -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      281       CARE BB-(SO) Revised
                                            from CARE BB(SO)

   Short-term Bank Facilities      47       CARE A4(SO)
                                            Reaffirmed

Rating Rationale

The revision in the ratings factors the deterioration in the
operational and financial performance of the company during FY13.
The ratings continued to be constrained by the company's stressed
debt coverage indicators, the issuance of substantial amount of
the corporate guarantee towards its group companies and equity
commitment towards the green-field port projects being executed by
the group companies.

The ratings, however, continue to derive strength from the
financial support received from the promoter, the experience of
Alba Asia Private Limited's promoters in handling port operations
and the favorable long-term growth prospects for the bulk cargo
handling business in India.

The ability of the company to gainfully deploy its idle assets and
the timely receipt of funds for meeting its equity commitments and
debt obligations remain the key rating sensitivities.

Furthermore, the successful completion of the various projects in
its group companies would also augment the financial profile of
the company.

Alba Asia Private Limited (erstwhile ABG LDA Bulk Handling Private
Limited ) is a Joint Venture between ABG Infralogistics Limited
(ABG Infra) through its wholly owned subsidiary, ABG Ports
Pvt. Ltd and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), France, holding 51%
and 49% equity stake respectively in AAPL.

The promoters ABG Infra as well as LDA have extensive experience
in handling port operations.

AAPL owns, operates, maintains and rents cranes of various types
and capacity, which are deployed for different applications,
mainly to the companies from the ports sector. At present, the
company operates at the Vishakhapatnam Port and New Mangalore
Port.

AAPL was awarded two contracts for the development of port
terminals for which the company had formed Special Purpose
Vehicles (SPVs) to execute the same.

For FY13 (Provisional), AAPL reported a total operating income of
INR24.26 crore and a PAT of INR0.17 crore as compared to a total
operating income of INR29.41 crore and a net loss of INR2.35
crore during FY12.


VANITA AGROCHEM: ICRA Revises Ratings on INR15.97cr Loans to BB+
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ICRA has revised the rating assigned to the INR15.97 crore
(enhanced from INR13.61 crore) long term fund based facilities of
Vanita Agrochem (India) Private Limited from [ICRA]BB to
[ICRA]BB+. The outlook on the long term rating is stable. ICRA has
also revised the rating assigned to the INR0.03 crore short term
non-fund based facilities of VAPL from [ICRA]A4 to [ICRA]A4+.

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                 -----------   -------
   Long term, fund based          3.97       Revised to [ICRA]BB+
   Limits-Term Loan                          (Stable) from
                                             [ICRA]BB (stable)

   Long term, fund based         12.00       Revised to [ICRA]BB+
   limits-Cash Credit                        (Stable) from
                                             [ICRA]BB (stable)

   Short term, non-fund           0.03       Revised to [ICRA]A4+
   based limits-BG                           from [ICRA]A4

The rating revision takes into consideration strengthening of the
financial profile owing to higher than expected revenue growth and
margins on the back of improved realizations. The water soluble
segment of the fertiliser industry continues to be supported by
the state government's initiatives to support drip irrigation and
is expected to grow strongly over the medium term. The ratings
continue to derive strength from the long standing experience of
the promoters in the agro chemical industry and the wide product
portfolio coupled with strong distribution network in Maharashtra.
Expansion of the marketing network into the adjoining states is
likely to stem the near term growth of the company.

The ratings, however, are constrained by modest scale of
operations with high concentration of revenues towards
Maharashtra. The growth and profitability remain susceptible to
agro climatic conditions, regulatory changes and foreign exchange
fluctuations given the company's requirement of imported
chemicals. ICRA also takes note of the increasing degree of
competition with the entry of established players in the water
soluble segment of the industry.

Incorporated in the year 2003 Vanita Agrochem (India) Private
Limited is primarily engaged in manufacture of Agro inputs (Water
soluble fertilisers and micro nutrients). The promoter initially
carried out trading of textile chemicals in 1995 and later of
chemicals required for jaggery production and water treatment
chemicals as a consignment stockist for Nalco chemicals USA. The
company provides a wide range of branded agro inputs in the form
of Water Soluble fertilisers, Micro Nutrients and Plant Growth
Regulators. It has a manufacturing at Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur.


VIDHYA PHARMACHEM: ICRA Suspends 'BB' Rating on INR54cr Loans
-------------------------------------------------------------
ICRA has suspended [ICRA]BB (Stable)/[ICRA]A4 rating assigned to
the INR54.00 crore, bank guarantee facilities of Vidhya Pharmachem
Private Limited.  The suspension follows ICRA's inability to carry
out a rating surveillance in the absence of the requisite
information from the company.


WEST QUAY: CARE Revises Rating on INR116.5cr Loans to 'BB-'
-----------------------------------------------------------
CARE revises the long-term ratings and reaffirms the short-term
ratings assigned to the bank facilities of Alba Asia Private
Limited [erstwhile ABG LDA Bulk Handling Pvt Ltd.], West Quay
Multiport Private Limited & Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private
Limited.

Alba Asia Private Limited

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)  Ratings
   -----------                 -----------  -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities     34.56      CARE BB- Revised from
                                            CARE BB

   Long-term/Short-term          20.00      CARE BB-/CARE A4
   Bank Facilities                          Revised from
                                            CARE BB/CARE A4

Based on the unconditional and irrevocable Corporate Guarantee
provided by AAPL to its group companies WQMPL & TCTPL, CARE has
assigned the following ratings to the bank facilities of
WQMPL & TCTPL.

1. West Quay Multiport Private Limited

                                 Amount
   Facilities                  (INR crore)  Ratings
   -----------                 -----------  -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      116.50    CARE BB-(SO) Revised
                                            from CARE BB(SO)

   Short-term Bank Facilities      25.00    CARE A4(SO)
                                            Reaffirmed

2. Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private Limited

                                Amount
   Facilities                 (INR crore)   Ratings
   -----------                -----------   -------
   Long-term Bank Facilities      281       CARE BB-(SO) Revised
                                            from CARE BB(SO)

   Short-term Bank Facilities      47       CARE A4(SO)
                                            Reaffirmed

Rating Rationale

The revision in the ratings factors the deterioration in the
operational and financial performance of the company during FY13.
The ratings continued to be constrained by the company's stressed
debt coverage indicators, the issuance of substantial amount of
the corporate guarantee towards its group companies and equity
commitment towards the green-field port projects being executed by
the group companies.

The ratings, however, continue to derive strength from the
financial support received from the promoter, the experience of
Alba Asia Private Limited's (AAPL) promoters in handling port
operations and the favourable long-term growth prospects for the
bulk cargo handling business in India.

The ability of the company to gainfully deploy its idle assets and
the timely receipt of funds for meeting its equity commitments and
debt obligations remain the key rating sensitivities.

Furthermore, the successful completion of the various projects in
its group companies would also augment the financial profile of
the company.

Alba Asia Private Limited (erstwhile ABG LDA Bulk Handling Private
Limited ) is a Joint Venture between ABG Infralogistics Limited
(ABG Infra) through its wholly owned subsidiary, ABG Ports
Pvt. Ltd and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), France, holding 51%
and 49% equity stake respectively in AAPL.

The promoters ABG Infra as well as LDA have extensive experience
in handling port operations.

AAPL owns, operates, maintains and rents cranes of various types
and capacity, which are deployed for different applications,
mainly to the companies from the ports sector. At present, the
company operates at the Vishakhapatnam Port and New Mangalore
Port.

AAPL was awarded two contracts for the development of port
terminals for which the company had formed Special Purpose
Vehicles (SPVs) to execute the same.

For FY13 (Provisional), AAPL reported a total operating income of
INR24.26 crore and a PAT of INR0.17 crore as compared to a total
operating income of INR29.41 crore and a net loss of INR2.35
crore during FY12.



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HN TRUST: Fitch Affirms 'BB' Rating on Class A3 Senior BIs
----------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has upgraded one and affirmed four senior beneficial
interests (BIs) from HN Trust. The rating actions are listed
below:

JPY140m Class A1 senior BIs affirmed at 'AA+sf'; Outlook Stable;

JPY60m Class A2 senior BIs affirmed at 'BBBsf'; Outlook Stable;

JPY20m Class A3 senior BIs affirmed at 'BBsf'; Outlook Stable;

JPY600m Class B1 senior BIs affirmed at 'AA+sf'; Outlook Stable;
and

JPY447.7m Class B2 senior BIs upgraded to 'A+sf' from 'Asf';
Outlook Stable.

All balances as of 2 October 2013

The transaction is a re-securitisation of two junior BIs issued
prior to the issuance of these senior BIs, and is ultimately
backed by multiple residential mortgage loan pools.

Key Rating Drivers

The upgrades of the class B2 senior BIs reflect the growth in
credit enhancement (CE) levels benefiting from the excess spread
in the underlying transaction.

The affirmations of other rated classes reflect Fitch's view that
the available CE levels are sufficient to support the current
ratings.

The overall transaction performance remains within the agency's
expectations.

The ratings of the class A1 and B1 senior BIs are constrained by
the exposure to the account bank, which does not satisfy the
agency's counterparty criteria to support higher ratings.

Rating Sensitivities

An unexpected material increase in delinquencies, defaults and
loss severities from defaulted loans in the underlying pools may
lead to negative rating actions. In addition, the ratings of the
class A1-A3 senior BIs may be affected by the prepayment
performance of the underlying mortgage pools.


* Moody's Says Japanese RMBS Default Rose Slightly in July
----------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Japan K.K. says that performance for Japanese CMBS and
auto loan ABS continued to improve in August and July 2013, while
the default rate for RMBS rose slightly in July 2013.

For CMBS, the default rate -- expressed as the outstanding
defaulted loan amount compared to the total loan amount -- fell to
17.6% in August 2013 from 21.8% in July 2013, and from 33.1% a
year ago.

For RMBS and auto loan ABS, their most recent data is for July
2013.

For RMBS, the annualized default rate rose to 0.16% in July 2013
from 0.12% in June 2013. In recent years, the rate has averaged
around 0.15%, and ranged between 0.08% and 0.30%.

For auto loans ABS, the annualized default rate fell to 0.66% in
July 2013 from 0.75% in June 2013.

Looking ahead, Moody's expects the performance trends for RMBS and
auto loan ABS to remain stable because of the relatively high job
security of most borrowers.

The data was contained in Moody's just-released Global Structured
Finance Collateral Performance Review.



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SOLID ENERGY: Annual Loss Grows to NZ$335 Million
-------------------------------------------------
Adam Bennett at The New Zealand Herald reports that troubled
state-owned coal miner Solid Energy's losses ballooned to
NZ$335 million.

The company said in its latest financial results released
October 4, a deterioration from its NZ$40 million loss last year
was largely down to asset write downs of NZ$215.3 million and
NZ$102.2 million in one off restructuring, redundancy and closure
costs, according to the Herald.

Underlying earnings dropped fell 78 per cent NZ$22.2 million which
chairman Mark Ford said was "a less than satisfactory trading
performance" even given the weak global coal market, the Herald
relays.

"But we do believe that Solid Energy has a good operating future
now that we have focused the business on cash generation, and
reduced and contained costs," the report quotes Mr. Ford as
saying.  "The carrying values of our coal assets are likely to
remain low for some time as we expect that international export
prices will remain depressed in the short to medium term."

The Herald relates that Mr. Ford said the write-downs "draw a line
under those parts of the business that no longer form part of our
future and acknowledge that any future improvement in value will
come from our core coal mining activities.

Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd is New Zealand's largest coal mining
company and an investor in research and commercialisation of
sustainable forms of energy that use coal, coal seam gas, biomass,
biodiesel and solar. Solid Energy's core mining business
includes hard coking coal, primarily for export to steel mills
throughout Asia, and thermal coal for the Huntly power station
and other domestic customers in the steel, dairy and cement
industries.



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NATIONAL POWER: Moody's Hikes Senior Unsecured Rating From Ba1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Baa3 from Ba1, the
senior unsecured rating of National Power Corporation (NPC).

The rating outlook is positive.

The rating action follows Moody's decision to upgrade the
Philippine government's long-term foreign-currency and local-
currency ratings to Baa3 with a positive outlook on October 3,
2013.

This concludes the review of NPC's rating for upgrade on July 26,
2013, following Moody's decision to place the government's ratings
on review for upgrade.

Ratings Rationale

"The Baa3 senior unsecured bond rating reflects the Philippine
government's unconditional and irrevocable guarantee for NPC's
rated long-term bonds," says Mic Kang, a Moody's Vice President
and Senior Analyst.

NPC has transferred 99.9% of its rated US dollar bonds to Power
Sector Assets & Liabilities Management Corporation -- which was
also upgraded to Baa3 with a positive outlook as a result of the
sovereign rating upgrade -- including $300 million due in 2028 and
$160 million due in 2016.

The positive outlook is in line with that of the sovereign's,
reflecting the government's guarantee on the bond.

An upgrade of the sovereign rating could result in an upgrade of
NPC's bond rating.

Similarly, a downgrade in the sovereign rating could also trigger
a rating downgrade for NPC's bond.

NPC is wholly owned by the government. It primarily operates and
manages the power facilities that have been transferred to PSALM.


POWER SECTOR ASSETS: Moody's Ups Sr. Unsec. Bond Rating From Ba1
----------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Baa3 from Ba1 the senior
unsecured bond rating of Power Sector Assets & Liabilities
Management Corporation (PSALM).

Moody's has also assigned PSALM a Baa3 issuer rating and has
withdrawn its Ba1 corporate family rating.

The ratings outlook is positive.

These rating actions follow Moody's decision to upgrade the
Philippine government's long-term foreign-currency and local-
currency ratings to Baa3 with a positive outlook on 3 October
2013.

This concludes the review of PSALM's ratings for upgrade, which
began on 26 July 2013, following Moody's decision to place the
government's ratings on review for upgrade.

RATINGS RATIONALE

"PSALM's ratings are underpinned by its distinct policy role and
its close integration with the government," says Mic Kang, a
Moody's Vice President and Senior Analyst.

Its policy role is to restructure and reform the Philippine power
sector. In addition, the government is obligated to assume any
remaining assets and liabilities at the end of PSALM's corporate
life.

"The government has provided unconditional and irrevocable
guarantees for debt issued by PSALM and transferred from National
Power Corporation," adds Kang.

National Power Corporation (NPC) -- whose senior unsecured rating
was also upgraded to Baa3 with a positive outlook as a result of
the sovereign rating upgrade -- has transferred to PSALM more than
99% of its rated US dollar bonds, including $300 million due in
2028 and $160 million due in 2016.

The positive outlook is in line with that of the sovereign's,
reflecting PSALM's close linkage with the government.

An upgrade of the sovereign rating could result in an upgrade of
PSALM's ratings.

Similarly, a downgrade in the sovereign rating could also trigger
a rating downgrade for PSALM.

Furthermore, any change in PSALM's policy role - a scenario we
consider unlikely - could exert pressure on the ratings.

Power Sector Asset & Liabilities Corporation, wholly owned and
controlled by the Philippine government, was established in 2001
to take ownership of, and manage, all generation-related assets,
liabilities, contracts with independent power producers, real
estate and other disposable assets of NPC, including National
Transmission Corporation, and to privatize and sell these assets
to liquidate NPC's financial obligations.


RURAL BANK OF HAGONOY: PDIC to Pay Depositors Starting Oct. 10
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) will service
the deposit insurance claims of depositors of the closed Rural
Bank of Hagonoy (Davao del Sur), Inc. on October 10, 11 and 14,
2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Servicing of claims will be
conducted at the bank's premises located in Guihing, Hagonoy,
Davao del Sur.

Depositors whose accounts have balances of more than PHP15,000 and
who have outstanding obligations with the Rural Bank of Hagonoy
regardless of type of account are required to file their deposit
insurance claims. The announcement on the claims settlement
operations of Rural Bank of Hagonoy is posted at the bank's
premises and on the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph.

On October 2, 2013, PDIC started dispatching total payments
amounting to PHP0.670 million in the form of postal money orders
(PMOs), through the Philippine Postal Corporation, to depositors
who are not required to file deposit insurance claims. These are
depositors who have account balances of PHP15,000 and below, who
have no outstanding obligations with the Rural Bank of Hagonoy,
and who have complete and updated addresses in the bank's records
or have updated their addresses using the PDIC Mailing Address
Update Form.

When filing deposit insurance claims, depositors are advised to
personally present their duly accomplished Claim Form, original
evidence of deposit, and two (2) original valid photo-bearing IDs
with signature of the depositor. Depositors may also file their
claims through mail and enclose the same set of document
requirements.

Depositors who are below 18 years old should submit either a
photocopy of their Birth Certificate issued by the National
Statistics Office (NSO) or a duly certified copy issued by the
Local Civil Registrar as an additional requirement. Claimants who
are not the signatories in the bank records are required to submit
an original copy of a notarized Special Power of Attorney of the
depositor or parent of a minor depositor.

The procedures and requirements for the filing of deposit
insurance claims are posted in the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph.
The Claim Form and format of the Special Power of Attorney may
also be downloaded from the PDIC website.

Depositors who are not able to file their claims during the claims
settlement operations period may submit their claims either
through mail to PDIC or personally at the PDIC Office, 4th Floor,
SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino Street, Makati
City starting on October 23, 2013.

In accordance with the provisions of the PDIC Charter, the last
day for filing deposit insurance claims in the closed Rural Bank
of Hagonoy is on September 21, 2015. After this date, PDIC as
Deposit Insurer, shall no longer accept any deposit insurance
claim.

The PDIC said that all valid claims will be paid. For deposits to
be considered valid, it must be recorded in the bank's records and
must have evidence of inflow of funds, based on the results of
PDIC examination. PDIC, as Receiver, has the authority to adjust
the insurance rate on the unpaid interest offered by a bank if
this is deemed unreasonable.


RURAL BANK OF STO. TOMAS: PDIC to Pay Depositors Starting Oct. 9
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) will start
servicing the deposit insurance claims of depositors of the closed
Rural Bank of Sto. Tomas (Davao del Norte), Inc. on October 9,
2013.

Servicing of claims for accounts maintained at the bank's Head
Office will be conducted at the bank's premises along R. Magsaysay
Avenue, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte until October 14, 2013.
Meanwhile, claims of depositors of the bank's Braulio Dujali
Branch will be serviced at its premises located in Poblacion
Dujali, Braulio E. Dujali, Davao del Norte until October 11.
Claims of depositors of the Asuncion Branch will be serviced at
its premises at E. Aguinaldo cor. A. Mabini St., Poblacion,
Asuncion, Davao del Norte, also until October 11.

Depositors whose accounts have balances of more than PHP15,000 and
who have outstanding obligations with Rural Bank of Sto. Tomas
regardless of type of account are required to file their deposit
insurance claims. The announcement on the claims settlement
operations of Rural Bank of Sto. Tomas is posted at the bank's
premises and on the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph.

On September 30, 2013, PDIC started dispatching total payments
amounting to PHP6.7 million in the form of postal money orders
(PMOs), through the Philippine Postal Corporation, to depositors
who are not required to file deposit insurance claims. These are
depositors who have account balances of PHP15,000 and below, who
have no outstanding obligations with Rural Bank of Sto. Tomas, and
who have complete and updated addresses in the bank's records or
have updated their addresses using the PDIC Mailing Address Update
Form.

When filing deposit insurance claims, depositors are advised to
personally present their duly accomplished Claim Form, original
evidence of deposit, and two (2) original valid photo-bearing IDs
with signature of the depositor. Depositors may also file their
claims through mail and enclose the same set of document
requirements.

Depositors who are below 18 years old should submit either a
photocopy of their Birth Certificate issued by the National
Statistics Office (NSO) or a duly certified copy issued by the
Local Civil Registrar as an additional requirement. Claimants who
are not the signatories in the bank records are required to submit
an original copy of a notarized Special Power of Attorney of the
depositor or parent of a minor depositor.

The procedures and requirements for the filing of deposit
insurance claims are posted in the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph.
The Claim Form and format of the Special Power of Attorney may
also be downloaded from the PDIC website.

Depositors who are not able to file their claims during the claims
settlement operations period may submit their claims either
through mail to PDIC or personally at the PDIC Office, 4th Floor,
SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino Street, Makati
City starting on October 24, 2013.

In accordance with the provisions of the PDIC Charter, the last
day for filing deposit insurance claims in the closed Rural Bank
of Sto. Tomas is on September 16, 2015. After this date, PDIC as
Deposit Insurer, shall no longer accept any deposit insurance
claim.

The PDIC said that all valid claims will be paid. For deposits to
be considered valid, it must be recorded in the bank's records and
must have evidence of inflow of funds, based on the results of
PDIC examination. PDIC, as Receiver, has the authority to adjust
the insurance rate on the unpaid interest offered by a bank if
this is deemed unreasonable.


* Moody's Hikes Ratings on 4 Philippine Banks to Investment Grade
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Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the deposit ratings of four
Philippine banks to Baa3/Prime-3 from Ba1/Not Prime, which means
they are now investment grade, following the rating upgrade of the
Government of the Philippines' debt ratings to Baa3 from Ba1.

The rating action concludes the review for upgrade announced on
July 25, 2013.

At the same time, Moody's also raised the banks' baseline credit
assessment (BCA) of three of these banks to reflect improvements
in their standalone credit profiles, including two that reached
investment grade on a standalone basis.

The banks whose deposit ratings are affected are BDO Unibank, Inc.
(BDO), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Land Bank of the
Philippines (LBP) and Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (MBT).

The credit strength of the government is an important input in our
assessment of the government's capacity to provide support in
times of stress, and we believe that due to their systemic
importance these four banks are more likely to fully benefit from
the higher rating of the government. Also, the rating outlook on
these banks' deposit ratings is positive, in line with the
positive outlook of the sovereign bond rating.

More specifically, for BDO, the bank's senior unsecured debt
rating was upgraded to Baa3 from Ba1 along with its deposit
rating; as well as its bank financial strength rating (BFSR) to D+
from D, which maps to a BCA of ba1.

In addition, Moody's raised BPI's and MBT's baseline credit
assessment (BCA) to baa3 from ba1.

As a result, the following ratings of MBT which are notched off
the bank's adjusted BCA are also upgraded: local currency
subordinated debt rating upgraded to Ba1 from Ba2; foreign
currency subordinated debt rating upgraded to Ba2 (hyb) from Ba3
(hyb); foreign currency preferred stock rating upgraded to Ba3
(hyb) from B1 (hyb).

Ratings Rationale

The rating actions are in line with the upgrade of the Philippines
sovereign's bond ratings to Baa3 from Ba1. The sovereign rating
action on the Philippines is discussed in greater detail in
Moody's press release of October 3, 2013.

There are two main drivers of the rating actions.

First, some of the positive drivers of the sovereign rating action
are reflected in an improved operating environment for the
Philippine banking system, particularly its major banks. They
include the robust growth performance of the Philippine economy
despite slowing global external demand; the strong domestic
consumption that has been supported by steady remittance inflows,
and in turn, contributed to the banks' healthy credit growth and
profitability; well-anchored inflation and no strong signs of
overheating in asset markets, which underpin the banking system's
improved asset quality. All of these positive dynamics of the
operating environment have resulted in the upward revisions of the
BCAs of BPI, MBT and BDO.

Second, the improved creditworthiness of the Philippine government
also results in its stronger capacity to support the banks. This
has resulted in the upgrades to Baa3 of BDO's and LBP's deposit
ratings. Moreover, the outlooks on all four banks' deposit ratings
are positive, reflecting Moody's expectation that further upward
pressure on the Philippine Government's rating would likely result
in upward movements on these four bank ratings given Moody's
support assumptions.

BCA OF BPI & MBT REVISED TO baa3

The revision of BPI's and MBT's BCA to baa3 from ba1 considers the
banks' track record of above-industry average risk-adjusted
profitability and their dominant presence in the domestic
corporate and consumer segments. It also takes into account the
banks' consistently robust capital and liquidity profiles, which
in our view, reflects the banks' discipline and prudence in
business growth. Overall, Moody's view the credit profiles of BPI
and MBT to be among the most defensive and best positioned to
withstand a cyclical downturn among Moody's rated banks in the
Philippines. Overall, the two banks have credit metrics that
compare well with other baa3 banks in the region.

BCA OF BDO REVISED TO ba1

The revision of BDO's BFSR/BCA to D+/ba1 from D/ba2 reflects the
bank's improving risk-adjusted profitability and asset quality,
and importantly, its enhanced loss-absorption buffers driven by
the higher levels of capitalization and loan loss provisioning.
The BCA also reflects the bank's leading market shares in the
Philippines, and its weaker metrics particularly higher credit
concentration in large borrowers and lower cost efficiency
relative to peer banks.

DEPOSIT RATINGS OF BPI, MBT, BDO & LBP UPGRADED TO Baa3

The Baa3 deposit ratings of BPI and MBT takes into account Moody's
expectation of a very high probability of systemic support from
the Philippine government, but the ratings do not benefit from any
support uplift from the banks' baa3 BCA. The ratings are
positioned at the same level as the sovereign rating of the
Philippines of Baa3, to reflect the high correlation of banking
and sovereign credit risk in the Philippines, attributed to (i)
the banks' domestically-focused businesses that do not benefit
from any meaningful cross-border diversification, and (ii) their
high level of direct government debt exposure.

BDO's Baa3 deposit rating and senior unsecured debt rating are
underpinned by its ba1 BCA, and one notch of uplift resulting from
Moody's expectation of very high systemic support for the banks in
times of need. Moody's view of systemic support for the bank stem
from the bank's entrenched market position, reflected primarily by
its leading market share of system loans and deposits.

LBP's Baa3 deposit rating benefits from three notches of uplift
from the bank's ba3 BCA. Moody's assess the probability of
systemic support for LBP to be very high, due to its sizable
deposit and loan market shares domestically, its 100% ownership by
the Philippine government, and importantly, its unique public
policy role of financing the country's priority sectors which
include small farmers and fishermen, agri-business, and micro-,
small- and medium-sized enterprises.

WHAT COULD CHANGE THE RATING UP/DOWN

BPI and MBT

Given the positive outlook on the banks' deposit ratings, the
upgrade of the sovereign rating would likely lead to an upgrade of
the banks' deposit ratings, assuming the banks' credit metrics
remain robust.

It is unlikely for BPI and MBT to be rated above the sovereign as
we view the correlation between the banks and the sovereign to be
high.

In the event that the sovereign is upgraded, the following factors
could result in an upgrade of the banks' BCA: [1] reduction of its
non-performing assets (non-performing loans (NPL) and foreclosed
assets) to below 15% of equity and loan loss reserves; [2]
continued maintenance of net income at more than 2.5% of average
risk-weighted assets; and/or [3] high level of loss absorption
capacity reflected by Tier 1 ratio of above 12%.

MBT's subordinated debt ratings are linked to its BCA, and could
be upgraded when the BCA is upgraded.

The banks' BCAs could be downgraded or the positive outlook on the
banks' deposit ratings could be revised to stable if: [1]
aggressive organic expansion or acquisitions result in a
significant increase in the banks' risk profile; and/or [2] the
operating environment weakens significantly or underwriting
practices become loose, resulting in resulting in the non-
performing assets increasing to more than 20% of equity and loan
loss reserves; and/or [3] there is a material decline in the
banks' capital buffer, such that Tier 1 ratio falls below 10%.

BDO

The following factors could result in an upward revision of BDO's
BCA: [1] reduction of its non-performing assets to below 20% of
equity and loan loss reserves while continuing to rein in credit
costs; [2] evidence that it can continue to rein in credit costs
and improve its risk-adjusted profitability, reflected by net
income of above 2.5% of average risk-weighted assets; and/or [3]
high level of loss absorption capacity reflected by its continuing
to maintain its Tier 1 ratio above 12%.

The bank's ratings could be downgraded or the positive outlook on
the bank's deposit and debt ratings could be revised to stable if:
[1] aggressive organic expansion or acquisitions result in a
significant increase in its risk profile; and/or [2] the operating
environment weakens significantly or underwriting practices become
loose, resulting in the non-performing assets increasing to more
than 25% of equity and loan loss reserves ; and/or [3] a material
decline in its capital buffer, such that Tier 1 ratio falls below
10%.

LBP

Given the positive outlook on the bank's deposit ratings, the
upgrade of the sovereign rating would likely lead to an upgrade of
the bank's deposit ratings, assuming the bank's credit metrics
remain robust.

It is unlikely for LBP to be rated above the sovereign as we view
the correlation between the banks and the sovereign to be high.

The following factors could result in upward pressure on LBP's
BCA: [1] significant diversification of its funding sources that
reduces its reliance on government-related funding and exposure to
policy risks; and/or [2] improvement in the timeliness and
transparency of financial reporting; and/or [3] significant
reductions in credit risk concentrations in individual borrower
and industry groups.

The bank's BCA could be downgraded or the positive outlook on the
bank's deposit ratings could be revised to stable if [1] the
operating environment weakens significantly or underwriting
practices become loose, resulting in the non-performing loan (NPL)
ratio exceeding 5%; and/or [2] a rise in NPLs without a
corresponding increase in loan loss provisions, resulting in the
NPL coverage falling below 80%; and/or [3] its capital buffer
declines materially, such that Tier 1 capital ratio falls below
10%; and/or [4] its funding profile showing signs of weakening for
prolonged periods beyond two quarters, which could be reflected by
a loans-to-deposits ratio of above 70%.

The ratings of the four banks are as listed below.

BDO Unibank, Inc

  Bank Financial Strength Rating (BFSR) of D+, which maps to ba1
  baseline credit assessment (BCA)

  Local and foreign currency deposits rated Baa3/Prime-3

  Foreign currency senior unsecured debt rated Baa3

  The outlook of its long term deposit rating and foreign currency
  senior unsecured debt rating is revised to positive from stable.
  All other ratings have a stable outlook.

Bank of the Philippine Islands

  BFSR of D+, which maps to a baa3 BCA

  Local and foreign currency deposits rated Baa3/Prime-3

  The outlook of its long term deposit ratings is revised to
  positive from stable. All other ratings have a stable outlook.

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company

  BFSR of D+, which maps to a baa3 BCA

  Local and foreign currency deposits rated Baa3/Prime-3

  Local currency subordinated debt rated Ba1

  Foreign currency subordinated debt rated Ba2(hyb)

  Foreign currency preferred stock rated Ba3(hyb)

  The outlook of its long term deposit ratings is revised to
  positive from stable. All other ratings have a stable outlook.

Land Bank of the Philippines

  BFSR of D-, which maps to a ba3 BCA

  Local and foreign currency deposits rated Baa3/Prime-3

  The outlook of its long term deposit ratings is revised to
  positive from stable. All other ratings have a stable outlook.

All four banks are headquartered in Manila and reported total
assets as follows.

BDO Unibank, Inc: PHP1.3 trillion ($31 billion) as at June 30,
2013.

Bank of the Philippine Islands: PHP1.0 trillion ($24 billion) as
at June 30, 2013.

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company: PHP1.2 billion ($28 billion) as
at June 30, 2013.

Land Bank of the Philippines: PHP737 billion ($18 billion) as at
March 31, 2013.


* PHILIPPINES: Moody's Hikes Rating From 'Ba1'
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Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the rating of the
Government of the Philippines by one notch to Baa3 from Ba1.

At the same time, Moody's has assigned a positive outlook to the
rating.

The rating action concludes the review for upgrade announced on
July 25, 2013.

The factors that prompted the review remain intact, namely the
sustainability of the country's (1) robust economic performance;
(2) ongoing fiscal and debt consolidation; and (3) political
stability and improved governance.

In addition, the stability of the Philippines' funding conditions
-- during the recent bout of market volatility in emerging markets
-- points to the country's relative lack of vulnerability to
external financial shocks, such as those arising from anticipated
tapering by the US Federal Reserve of its quantitative easing
policy.

In a related rating action, Moody's has upgraded the government's
foreign currency shelf rating to (P)Baa3 and the ratings for the
liabilities of the country's central bank, Bangko Sentral ng
Pilipinas (BSP), to Baa3. These have also been assigned a positive
outlook.

RATINGS RATIONALE

Rationale for the Upgrade

The Philippines' economic performance has entered a structural
shift to higher growth, accompanied by low inflation. Real GDP
expanded by 6.8% in 2012 and 7.6% year-on-year in the first half
of 2013. These levels are among the fastest rates of growth in
Asia-Pacific and across emerging markets globally. At the same
time, CPI inflation remains well anchored and is currently below
the central bank's target range.

The new growth path is being reinforced in part by improved fiscal
management. Revenue growth has accommodated sizeable increases in
infrastructure and social spending, although revenue generation
remains weak when compared with investment-grade countries
overall.

Nevertheless, since 2008, the Philippine government has regularly
recorded fiscal deficits that are narrower than the Baa3-rated
median. Primary surpluses recorded in eight of the past 10 years
will likely continue over the five-year medium-term horizon,
allowing for further consolidation of the government's debt
burden. Yet, government debt as measured against GDP will remain
higher than most similarly rated peers.

Over the past few months, the prospects of Fed tapering had only a
muted effect on funding conditions for the Philippines. An
underlying shift in the government's funding profile has
contributed to the country's resilience to such external financial
shocks. Although the Philippine government is the largest
sovereign issuer of US dollar-denominated securities in the Asia-
Pacific based on total debt outstanding, it is now much more
reliant on domestic sources of financing. The government's
improved ability to fund itself onshore reflects both the
country's healthy external payments position and the ample
liquidity in its banking system, which is also the only system
worldwide deemed by Moody's to have a positive outlook.

In addition, the Aquino administration has maintained its
popularity among voters, which in turn supports the further
institutionalization of reforms for good governance. This
situation has in turn been reflected in improving third-party
assessments of institutional quality and international
competitiveness.

The Philippines will maintain a current account surplus, which has
been bolstered by remittance inflows from overseas Filipinos and
services exports, particularly from the business process
outsourcing sector. These flows are likely to remain strong, if
not strengthen, over the outlook horizon. The Philippines'
external strengths are reflected in the falling external debt to
GDP ratio and the ample stock of gross international reserves,
which now exceeds the country's total external debt.

Moody's has also raised the Philippines' long-term foreign
currency (FC) bond ceiling to Baa1 from Baa2 as well as its long-
term FC deposit ceiling to Baa3 from Ba1.

In addition, Moody's has raised the short-term FC bond ceiling to
P-2 from P-3, while changing the short-term FC deposit ceiling to
P-3 from "Not Prime." These ceilings act as a cap on the ratings
that can be assigned to the FC obligations of other entities
domiciled in the country.

The Philippines' local currency (LC) bond and deposit ceilings
remain unchanged at A2.

Rationale for the Positive Outlook

The positive outlook for the Baa3 rating reflects the expectation
of continued economic outperformance by the Philippines relative
to peers, which, in turn, would further support debt consolidation
and associated improvements in debt affordability and
sustainability. Moreover, sustained political stability points to
better prospects for reform over the second half of the current
presidential administration.

What Could Change The Rating Up/Down

Continued improvements in the country's main debt metrics and
growth dynamics will support further upgrades.

In view of the currently positive outlook on the Philippines'
sovereign rating, a downward rating movement is unlikely over the
short term.

However, the emergence of macroeconomic instability -- which leads
to a substantial deterioration in fiscal/debt metrics, a rise in
debt-servicing costs, and/or an erosion of the country's external
payments position -- could exert downward pressure on the rating.

GDP per capita (PPP basis, US$): 4,412 (2012 Actual) (also known
as Per Capita Income)

Real GDP growth (% change): 6.8% (2012 Actual) (also known as GDP
Growth)

Inflation Rate (CPI, % change Dec/Dec): 2.9% (2012 Actual)

Gen. Gov. Financial Balance/GDP: -2.4% (2012 Actual) (also known
as Fiscal Balance)

Current Account Balance/GDP: 2.9% (2012 Actual) (also known as
External Balance)

External debt/GDP: 32.3% (2012 Actual)

Level of economic development: Moderate level of economic
resilience

Default history: At least one default event (on bonds and/or
loans) has been recorded since 1983.

On October 1, 2013, a rating committee was called to discuss the
rating of the Philippines, Government of. The main points raised
during the discussion were: The issuer's economic fundamentals,
including its economic strength, have materially increased. The
issuer's institutional strength/framework has materially
strengthened. The issuer's fiscal or financial strength, including
its debt profile, has materially strengthened. The systemic risk
in which the issuer operates has not materially changed. The
issuer's susceptibility to event risks has not materially changed.
An analysis of this issuer, relative to its peers, indicates that
a repositioning of its rating would be appropriate.



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FIRST SHIP: S&P Keeps 'B' CCR on CreditWatch Negative
-----------------------------------------------------
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services kept its 'B' long-term
corporate credit rating and its 'axB+' long-term ASEAN regional
scale rating on Singapore-based First Ship Lease Trust (FSL) on
CreditWatch, where they were placed with negative implications on
July 4, 2013.

"We kept the ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications
because we are uncertain about FSL's compliance with its covenants
beyond Dec. 31, 2013, when the current covenant waiver expires,"
said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Katsuyuki Nakai.  "The
company's debt servicing capacity has also weakened because of its
deteriorating cash flow."

FSL's lender banks have extended the relaxation on the covenants
until December 2013.  However, S&P believes the company will not
fulfill covenants relating to the minimum debt service coverage
and security value-to-loan ratio unless the banks further extend
the relaxation.  As a result, S&P still assess FSL's liquidity as
"less than adequate," as its criteria define the term.  However,
S&P believes that the breach of covenants will not lead to an
acceleration of loan repayment.

FSL's headroom to make principal payments on its amortizing loan
has reduced, in S&P's view.  Over the past one to two years,
several FSL vessel charter contracts have been terminated or
renegotiated because the counterparties faced financial
difficulties.  The company is therefore more exposed to market
volatility while redeploying vessels.  S&P expects FSL's funds
from operations to be about US$41 million in 2013, lower than its
annual amortizing principal (US$44 million).  The company's cash
holdings are therefore likely to decline further toward the end of
this year.

"We expect to resolve the CreditWatch before the end of December
2013, after we have more clarity on FSL's treatment of its bank
loan covenants or any changes in the terms and conditions of the
bank loan," said Mr. Nakai.  "We will also review FSL's debt
service capacity and cash flow resilience in 2014 on the basis of
the company's business operations and the strategy of its new
management."


GLOBAL A&T: S&P Assigns 'B' Rating to US$502.257MM Notes
--------------------------------------------------------
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B' long-term
issue rating to the additional US$502.257 million senior secured
notes issued by Global A&T Electronics Ltd. (GATE: B/Stable/--;
axBB-/--).

S&P do not assign a recovery rating to the notes because GATE has
been gradually diversifying outside Singapore, into markets and
jurisdictions where Standard & Poor's does not assign recovery
ratings.

GATE exchanged its second-lien notes due 2015 for the additional
senior secured notes.  S&P believes the company's decision to
exchange the notes was based on opportunity and not distress.
S&P's view is based on the following:

   -- Noteholders' security has improved as the additional notes
      rank equally with the 'B' rated US$625 million senior
      secured notes, sharing the same maturity and indenture; and

   -- The exchange price at 92.5% of the principal amount is not
      at a discount to the market price of the existing senior
      secured notes, which currently trade at about 70% of the
      principal amount.

S&P believes the early refinancing of the second-lien notes is
positive for GATE's overall debt maturity profile.  The company's
leverage will largely remain unaffected.

The rating on GATE, however, continues to be constrained by the
financial sponsors' ownership in the company and the competitive
nature of the cyclical semiconductor industry. GATE's business
risk profile is "weak" and its financial risk profile is "highly
leveraged."



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E.SUN COMMERCIAL: Moody's Affirms 'D+' Bank Fin. Strength Rating
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Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the ratings of E.Sun
Commercial Bank, Ltd. (E.Sun Bank).

The affected ratings are E.Sun Bank's standalone bank financial
strength rating of D+, which is equivalent to a baseline credit
assessment (BCA) of baa3 on the long-term scale, its Baa1 long-
term foreign currency bank deposit rating, and its Prime-2 short-
term foreign currency bank deposit ratings.

At the same time, Moody's has affirmed the Baa2 long-term local
currency and foreign currency issuer ratings, and the Prime-2
short-term local currency issuer rating of E.Sun Financial Holding
Company Limited (E.Sun Financial).

The rating outlook of all ratings is stable.

RATINGS RATIONALE

E.SUN BANK

"The affirmation of E.Sun Bank's BCA reflects our view that the
bank continues to show the standalone credit characteristics of a
bank rated at baa3," says Ginger Kao, a Moody's Analyst.

"The affirmation of its BCA reflects the bank's latest
improvements in its profitability and capitalization, supplemented
by its persistent asset quality resilience and well-diversified
loan mix," adds Ms. Kao.

The deposit ratings also factor in Moody's assessment that the
probability of support for the bank from the Taiwanese government
(Aa3 stable) remains high, given the bank's good market position
and our assessment that the Taiwanese government has history and a
high willingness to support the banking industry given its
importance to the economy. Consequently, the Baa1 rating includes
an uplift of two notches from the bank's baa3 BCA.

The standalone baa3 BCA considers the bank's well-known and
growing franchise and a prudent risk culture that has resulted in
stable asset quality. Its sound liquidity, strong asset quality,
and adequate capitalization also underpin the BCA with a loan-to-
deposit ratio of 74.0%, an impaired loan ratio of 0.57% and a Tier
1 capital ratio of 8.5% at end-June 2013.

The bank's earnings have improved and we expect further gradual
improvement, driven by a slight widening in its net interest
margin, higher fee-based income and falling credit costs,
continuing the trend of improvement seen between 2009 and 2012.

But, despite the improvement, its profitability is still
relatively weak to its global peers, given the market's fragmented
state, low interest rates and excessive liquidity.

In addition, E.Sun Bank's capitalization has more than recovered
from its 2008 drop and hit new highs in 2011 and 2012, mainly
through capital injections and earnings retention. Moody's
believes that its improved capitalization has created a better
loss absorption cushion, which helps it to withstand potential
asset pressure. This is particularly important in the context of
the bank's relatively weak profitability by global standards.

Nevertheless, the bank's Tier 1 capital ratio fell to 8.5% at end-
June 2013, mainly reflecting the impact of a strong year-over-year
loan growth of 13% in 1H 2013 versus the industry average of 4%,
in addition to Taiwan's implementation of Basel III and
international financial reporting standards (IFRS) in 2013.

Finally, like other Taiwanese peers, its rather high single-
borrower concentration by global standards could pose a risk
during economic down cycles.

While maintaining its asset quality at current levels, Moody's
could upgrade the BCA if E.Sun Bank: (1) consistently improves its
profitability, such that net income exceeds 1.3% of average risk
weighted assets (RWA); (2) significantly reduces the concentration
of its top 20 borrowers to below 750% of pre-provision income, and
below 100% of Tier 1 capital; and/or (3) consistently maintains
its Tier 1 capital ratio above 9%.

On the other hand, Moody's could lower the bank's BCA if it
demonstrates: (1) an overly aggressive growth strategy, either
through acquisitions or organic growth, that pressures its
financial fundamentals and management resources; (2) a significant
deterioration in profitability, with net income/average RWA below
0.6%; and/or (3) a reduction in its common equity Tier 1 capital
ratio to below 7.5%.

E.SUN FINANCIAL

The affirmation of E.Sun Financial's Baa2 long-term and Prime-2
short-term issuer ratings reflect the good credit profile of the
company's banking subsidiary, E.Sun Bank, and the group's modest
financial fundamentals.

E.Sun Financial's ratings also incorporate Moody's expectation
that the Taiwanese government will support financial holding
groups, if needed, particularly those that are heavily engaged in
the banking sector, which in turn is vital to the economy.

However, the ratings also take into account its limited business
diversification outside the highly competitive banking sector of
Taiwan.

E.Sun Bank accounted for 99% of the group's total assets and
contributed 93% of net profits for 1H 2013. E.Sun Financial's
ratings therefore largely reflect E.Sun Bank's overall
performance.

Moody's would upgrade the rating following an upgrade of E.Sun
Bank's ratings and/or enhanced franchise value and improved income
diversity.

On the other hand, Moody's could downgrade the rating if (1) a
deterioration in the financial metrics of E.Sun Bank and other
operating subsidiaries occurred, and/or (2) substantial increases
occurred in financial leverage -- for instance with double
leverage in excess of 120% -- as a result of acquisitions or a
more aggressive financial policy.

List of Ratings

The following ratings all have a stable outlook.

E.Sun Bank:

- BFSR/BCA: D+/baa3

- Long-term foreign currency bank deposit ratings: Baa1

- Short-term foreign currency bank deposit ratings: P-2

E.Sun Financial:

- Long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer rating:
   Baa2

- Short-term local currency issuer rating: P-2

E.Sun Bank and E.Sun Financial are both headquartered in Taipei.
As of June 30, 2013, E. Sun Bank reported assets of TWD1.32
trillion, while E.Sun Financial reported consolidated assets of
TWD1.33 trillion.



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