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          Wednesday, October 14, 2009, Vol. 10, No. 203

                            Headlines

A U S T R I A

AROG TRANSPORT: Claims Filing Deadline is October 29
EVRO SOUND: Claims Filing Deadline is October 28
GERHARD DALLINGER: Claims Filing Deadline is October 29
U.E.H. HANDEL: Claims Filing Deadline is October 29


B U L G A R I A

KREMIKOVTZI AD: Bulgaria to Investigate Causes of Bankruptcy


G E R M A N Y

EDSCHA GROUP: Creditors Back Sale of Body Components Business
EUROHOME MORTGAGES: Moody's Reviews Ratings on 2007-1 Notes
FORCE 2005-1: Moody's Lowers Rating on Class A Notes to 'B1'
GENERAL MOTORS: May Sign on Opel Deal With Magna This Week
HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG: To Sell EUR1 Bln of Bonds to Refinance Debt

HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG: Moody's Assigns Initial 'B3' Rating on Bonds
HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG: Fitch Puts 'B' Rating on Positive Watch
TALISMAN-7 FINANCE: Fitch Cuts Rating on Class F Notes to 'B-'
VAC HOLDING: S&P Downgrades Corporate Credit Rating to 'SD'


I C E L A N D

EXISTA HF: Deloitte Probed Over Role in Bakkvor Stake Sale


I T A L Y

ALITALIA SPA: Nears Attitech Sale Deal, Ansa Says
CORDUSIO RMBS: Fitch Downgrades Rating on Class E Notes to 'B'
EUROHOME MORTGAGES: Moody's Reviews Ratings on 2007-1 Notes


K A Z A K H S T A N

ABAT IT: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
ALATAU BUSINESS: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
ALFA ESTATE: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
KK COMPANY: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
OIL SYNTEZ: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21

ROST HOLDING: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
SARY ARKA: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
SELF LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
SOUTH VENTURES: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
VIT SAN: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21


K Y R G Y Z S T A N

STROY MASTER: Creditors Must File Claims by October 28
URAN GEO BUR: Creditors Must File Claims by October 28


N E T H E R L A N D S

DSB BANK: Placed Under Dutch Central Bank's Control
GROSVENOR PLACE: Moody's Cuts Rating on Class E Notes to 'Caa3'
JUBILEE CDO: Moody's Cuts Rating on Class E Notes to 'Caa3'
VIKING DRILLING: Files Plan to Avert Chapter 7 Conversion


R U S S I A

AVTOVAZ OAO: Net Loss Widens to RUR19.5 Bln in First Half 2009
INTER-STROY LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18
POLYMETAL OAO: Fitch Assigns Issuer Default Rating at 'B'
TEKH-PROM LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18
ULYANOSKIY AMMUNITION: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18

VERKHNEKAMSK-LES: Kirovskaya Bankruptcy Hearing Set October 22
ZAPADNO-SIBIRSKAYA: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18
ZIMINSKIY BRICK: Kemerovskaya Bankruptcy Hearing Set October 22


S P A I N

DOGI INTERNATIONAL: Posts EUR25.6 Million Loss in First Half 2009


S W I T Z E R L A N D

CIRRUS SWISS: Claims Filing Deadline is December 2
DECO 15: Fitch Junks Ratings on Two Classes of Notes
EXELL TRAINING: Claims Filing Deadline is October 30
GASTRO WIPKINGER: Claims Filing Deadline is November 9
GJR GERMAN: Claims Filing Deadline is November 30

KLOPFSTEIN HOLDING: Claims Filing Deadline is November 2
SAG ALUTRADING: Claims Filing Deadline is November 2
SPOERRI TRANSPORTE: Claims Filing Deadline is October 21
TAURUS CMBS: Fitch Downgrades Rating on Class D Notes to 'B'
TEAK-HOUSE: Claims Filing Deadline is November 16

WALDMEIER HOLDING: Claims Filing Deadline is November 10
XAGX RAPPERSWIL: Claims Filing Deadline is November 27


U K R A I N E

BUDISCHE FURNITURE: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
CLIMATE ENGINEERING: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
GELENA SIM: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
MINKO LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
NAKRATORG LTD: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17

OLIMPIC CASINO: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17


U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

AER LINGUS: May Face Insolvency if Pension Scheme Changes Rejected
CATTLES PLC: FSA Conducts Probe Over Provisions for Bad Loans
CORE: Tenon Recovery Appointed as Administrators
GENERAL MOTORS: Magna Won't Make Compulsory Job Cuts at Vauxhall
INCA TECHNOLOGY: In Administration; Leonard Curtis on Board

ITV PLC: Sir Michael Bishop Drops Out of Chairman Race
JJB SPORTS: To Push Through with GBP100 Million Fundraising
LADBROKES PLC: Fitch Affirms Issuer Default Rating to 'BB+'
LINK LENDING: Placed Into Administration; PwC on Board
NEWGATE FUNDING: Moody's Cuts Ratings on Two Classes of Notes to C

TOOTSIES RESTAURANTS: Placed Into Administration
URSUS 2: Moody's Cuts Rating on GBP27.2 Mln Class F Notes to 'Ba2'

* UK: PwC Survey Finds Survival of Companies Getting Easier


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AROG TRANSPORT: Claims Filing Deadline is October 29
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Creditors of Arog Transport GmbH have until October 29, 2009, to
file their proofs of claim.

A court hearing for examination of the claims has been scheduled
for November 12, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

For further information, contact the company's administrator:

         Dr. Peter Zens
         Esteplatz 5/5
         1030 Vienna
         Austria
         Tel: 534 90
         Fax: 534 90-50
         E-mail: office@schopf-zens.at


EVRO SOUND: Claims Filing Deadline is October 28
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Creditors of Evro Sound GmbH have until October 28, 2009, to file
their proofs of claim.

A court hearing for examination of the claims has been scheduled
for November 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.

For further information, contact the company's administrator:

         Mag. Norbert Abel
         Franz-Josefs-Kai 49/19
         1010 Vienna
         Austria
         Tel: 533 52 72
         Fax: DW 15
         E-mail: office@abel-abel.at


GERHARD DALLINGER: Claims Filing Deadline is October 29
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Creditors of Gerhard Dallinger GmbH have until October 29, 2009,
to file their proofs of claim.

A court hearing for examination of the claims has been scheduled
for November 12, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

For further information, contact the company's administrator:

         Dr. Ute Toifl
         Habsburgergasse 6-8/17
         1010 Vienna
         Austria
         Tel: 535 46 11
         Fax: 535 46 11 - 11
         E-mail: office@toifl.com


U.E.H. HANDEL: Claims Filing Deadline is October 29
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Creditors of U.E.H. Handel GmbH have until October 29, 2009, to
file their proofs of claim.

A court hearing for examination of the claims has been scheduled
for November 12, 2009 at 10:15 a.m.

For further information, contact the company's administrator:

         Mag. Andrea Eisner
         Weyrgasse 8/7
         1030 Vienna
         Austria
         Tel: 712 04 77
         Fax: 712 04 77-12
         E-mail: office@ra-eisner.at


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KREMIKOVTZI AD: Bulgaria to Investigate Causes of Bankruptcy
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Steel Guru, citing novinite.com, reports that Totyu Mladenov,
Bulgaria's Labor minister, said the country's Ministry of Economy,
Energy, and Tourism is going to start investigating the causes of
Kremikovtzi AD's bankruptcy.  The Company was declared bankrupt in
September 2008,

Steel Guru relates Mr. Mladenov also made it clear the talks about
the fate of the steel maker would continue.

Separately, Steel Guru, citing Dnevnik, reports that a rescue plan
for Kremikovtzi could be contested in court by minority
shareholders and any other stakeholder over violation of rights
guaranteed by the Public Offering of Securities Act.  The
legislation, Steel Guru discloses, does not permit the proposed
capital increase at the public company as it deprives minority
shareholders of their rights to participate in the procedure in
accordance with their holdings and on an even playing field.

Steel Guru recalls in the summer of 2009, Kremikovtzi's court-
appointed receiver, Tsvetan Bankov, came up with a proposal to
convert into shares the creditors' claims worth around BGN944
million.  According to Steel Guru, if the plan is implemented, the
company's capital will be augmented from the current BGN18.5
million into BGN963 million, with bondholders controlling more
than 81%.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe, Bloomberg
News, citing Tsvetan Bankov, Kremikovtzi's receiver, said the
company's assets aren't enough to cover its liabilities.
Bloomberg disclosed Mr. Bankov said the plant has assets worth
BGN840 million (US$612.5 million) and liabilities of BGN1.9
billion, 42% of which are owed to state-run power and gas
utilities, the State Railways and tax authorities.

                         About Kremikovtzi

Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, Kremikovtzi AD --
http://www.kremikovtzi.com/-- is a company principally engaged in
the steel industry.  Its production capacity includes a complete
steel production cycle, from ore mining to finished products, such
as hot rolled and cold rolled products (coils, slabs, plates,
blooms and billets), different thickness wire rods and tubes.  The
Company's product range also includes coke and chemical products,
ferro-alloys and metallurgical lime.  The Company operates through
a number of subsidiaries, including Kremikovtzi Trans EOOD,
Nezavisima laboratoriya za analizi EOOD, Kremikovtzi rudodobiv AD,
Ferosplaven zavod EOOD, Global Trade Trans and Kremi Logistics
EOOD, among others.  The Company has undergone the insolvency
process since August 6, 2008.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Aug. 8,
2008, the Sofia City Court commenced insolvency proceedings
against Kremikovtzi AD after declaring it bankrupt.  The court
appointed a temporary bankruptcy administrator for the steelmaker.
The court also ruled that Kremikovtzi's insolvency started on
Dec. 31, 2005.


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EDSCHA GROUP: Creditors Back Sale of Body Components Business
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The insolvency administrator of the Edscha Group, legal
representative Dr. Joerg Nerlich at the law firm GOERG, received
approval, without dissenting vote, for the sale of the Body
Components Business Unit to the Spanish automotive supplier
Gestamp Automocion at the meeting of the Creditors' Committee on
Oct. 9.

During the past weeks, together with the mandated investment bank
UBS, the M&A consultant Ralf Schmitz from Ziems + Partner, and
contract expert Dr. Wolfgang Koenig from the law firm GOERG, he
negotiated ready-to-be-signed contracts of sale with several
bidders which were put to the vote Oct. 9 in the Creditors'
Committee.  Gestamp Automocion now has received the nod because
its offer found the broadest acceptance.  It was agreed to
maintain silence concerning the contents of the negotiated
agreement, which will be notarized in the coming week.

Worldwide about 4,100 people are employed in the Edscha Body
Components Business Unit, 1,400 of them at three locations in
Germany.  The business unit generated around two thirds of the
revenues of the Edscha Group in financial year 2007/2008, which
totaled more than a billion euros.

The takeover of Edscha's Convertible Roof Systems Business Unit by
Webasto AG is still subject to the usual provisos of the cartel
authorities.  In the convertible unit Edscha employs around 1,200
people, including 800 in Germany.

On Feb. 2, 2009, the board of Edscha AG initiated insolvency
proceedings for the European sites of the Edscha Group.
Mr. Nerlich was appointed as the temporary insolvency
administrator.  He already succeeded in stabilizing business
operations during the preliminary insolvency proceedings.  This
was an essential precondition for continuing company business
together with the Management Board of Edscha AG.  The reasons for
filing for insolvency were the massive declining trends in the
global automobile market in combination with clearly deteriorating
access to financing in the capital markets.

                      About the Edscha Group

The Edscha Group --  http://www.edscha.com/--  manufactures door
hinges, convertible roofs and driver controls for major carmakers.
It currently has a staff of 5,300.


EUROHOME MORTGAGES: Moody's Reviews Ratings on 2007-1 Notes
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Moody's Investors Service has placed on review for possible
downgrade all the rated notes issued by Eurohome Mortgages 2007-1
plc:

  -- Class A, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Aa1

  -- Class B, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to A2

  -- Class C, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Baa3

  -- Class D, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to B3

  -- Class E, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Ca

  -- Class X, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Ca

The ratings of the German Mortgage Early Repayment Certificates
and the Italian Mortgage Early Repayment Certificates are not
affected by this rating action.

The review for possible downgrade was prompted by the worse-than-
expected collateral performance of the underlying portfolio.  This
may lead to an increase in portfolio loss expectations resulting
from higher-than-expected delinquency and default levels in the
transaction.

Since the last review on January 30, 2009, delinquencies and
defaults have increased steeply in the transaction.  Both sub-
pools have experienced far higher delinquencies than Moody's
initial assumptions.  Terminated loans in the German sub-pool rose
to 12.8% from 8.4% of current balance between November 2008 and
October 9.  In the Italian sub-pool, cumulative defaults increased
to 6.67% of original balance from 2.17% during the same time
frame.  Outstanding defaults were 7.73% of current balance on the
latest payment date (August 2009).  While 90+ delinquencies in the
German sub-pool seem to be stabilizing at 1.2% of current balance,
they have increased to 15.51% from 7.66% in the Italian sub-pool,
resulting in a 9.1% delinquency level of the combined pool, which
is almost double the 5.0% reached in November 2008.

Moody's notes that the transaction has used all of its reserve
fund.  As of the last payment date, Class E and Class X had unpaid
interest of EUR41,108 and EUR49,699, respectively.  Class E has an
unpaid principal deficiency ledger of EUR1,694,041, while Class X
has an unpaid PDL of EUR4,200,000.  The provisioning mechanism for
loans in the Italian sub-pool that are in arrears by 12 monthly
installments led to reserve fund drawings on the interest payment
dates between August 2008 and February 2009.  By this mechanism,
the equivalent of the loan amount of loans in arrears by 12
monthly installments is credited to the PDL and leads to trapping
of available excess spread and, if excess spread is insufficient,
to drawings on the reserve fund.  Based on the amount of
delinquent Italian loans and the amount of already terminated
German loans, Moody's expects significant additional amounts to be
credited to the PDL on future interest payment dates.

As part of Moody's detailed transaction review, Moody's will
reassess the lifetime loss expectation for the portfolio,
reflecting the collateral performance to date as well as the
future macro-economic environment.  Moody's will also request,
whenever not already available, updated loan-by-loan information
to revise its MILAN Aaa credit enhancement.  Loan-by-loan
information will also permit Moody's to validate its assumptions
with regards to which loans have a higher default propensity.  The
lifetime loss and the MILAN Aaa credit enhancement are the key
parameters used by Moody's to calibrate its loss distribution
curve, which is one of the core inputs in the cash-flow model.

The transaction is backed by mortgage loans originated by Deutsche
Bank in Germany and Italy and was closed and initially rated in
July 2007.  During the review, Moody's will also assess the
ability of the German and Italian servicers to reduce
delinquencies and new defaults and to increase the net present
value of recoveries on defaulted assets.

Moody's ratings address the expected loss posed to investors by
the legal final maturity of the notes.  Moody's ratings address
only the credit risks associated with the transaction.  Other non-
credit risks have not been addressed, but may have a significant
effect on yield to investors.

Moody's will continue to monitor the performance of this RMBS
transaction closely.


FORCE 2005-1: Moody's Lowers Rating on Class A Notes to 'B1'
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Moody's Investors Service has taken these rating actions on notes
issued by Force 2005-1 Limited Partnership.

Issuer: Eirles Two Limited Series 298 (Repack Force Equity)

  -- EUR14.8M Class A, Downgraded to B1 and Remains On Review for
     Possible Downgrade; previously on Mar 25, 2009 Ba2 Placed
     Under Review for Possible Downgrade

Moodys retains Series 298 under review for possible downgrade
until it has finalized its review of the stresses pertaining to
loss participation features in relation to the assets, as further
detailed below.

The series 298 is a repack of a slice of Class E1 of Force 2005-1.
The EUR14.8 million of series 298 amounts to approx.  31.7% of the
EUR46.7 million Class E1 note.  Force 2005-1 is a static mezzanine
finance CLO referencing a portfolio of German 'Genussrechte'
loans.  Some of the 'Genussrechte' obligations in the portfolio
have certain features of equity including subordination and
linkage of payments to financial performance of the obligor such
as interest deferral features and contingent coupon components.
These obligations can be written down depending on financial
performance of the obligor and may extend redemption beyond the
legal final maturity of the transaction which is 4 years after its
scheduled maturity date.  Obligations which have not redeemed at
par plus accrued interest by the legal maturity of the transaction
will expire and lead to a loss for Force 2005-1.

According to Moody's, the rating actions taken on the notes are
the result of credit deterioration of the underlying portfolio.
This is observed through a decline in the average credit rating as
measured through the portfolio weighted average rating factor
'WARF' (currently 1271).  Since closing the portfolio has
experienced 10.5% of defaults and early terminations at a partial
loss.  The recoveries from these events were used in addition to
excess spread proceeds to pay down the Principal Deficiency
Ledger, which has been reduced to approx.  EUR7.4 million by the
repayment of Class A notes according to the August 2009 investor
report.

Approximately 5.7% of the portfolio is currently flagged in the
investor report as under special care, indicating substantial
likelihood of default, and approximately 11.6% of the portfolio
are currently flagged as under special attention, indicating
increased likelihood of default.  Moody's has incorporated this
forward looking information in its analysis by means of
alternative stress runs to the ratings of those obligors.
Additional stress scenarios were also run in order to capture the
risk related to the non-granularity of the portfolio.  These
stress scenarios include notching the ratings of a portion of the
largest exposures in the portfolio.

The rating actions also reflect Moody's revised assumptions with
respect to default probability and correlation as described in the
press release dated February 4, 2009, titled "Moody's updates key
assumptions for rating CLOs." The revised default probability
assumptions have been applied to all assets in the underlying
portfolio by notching the ratings to levels consistent with the
revised assumptions.  Correlation levels between the assets have
been increased to reflect Moody's revised correlation assumptions.
Moody's also notes that the collateral pool consists entirely of
debt obligations issued by obligors whose credit quality has been
assessed through IKB's internal ratings.  These ratings were
mapped to Moody's rating scale via a mapping.

Moody's has previously used a rating-migration-based model to
capture the specific features of these assets.  Moody's has
updated its model from a migration-based framework to a one based
on simulation of impairments (covering defaults, deferrals and
write downs affecting the assets), in order to capture the
additional risk associated with these hybrid instruments more
adequately.  While Moody's reviews the levels of stress to be
applied to cover deferrals and write downs, it will retain the
classes under review for possible downgrade, as the revision of
such stresses may adversely affect the ratings.

In addition to the quantitative factors that are explicitly
modeled, qualitative factors are part of the rating committee
considerations.  These qualitative factors include the structural
protections in each transaction, the recent deal performance in
the current market environment, the legal environment, specific
documentation features and the potential for selection bias in the
portfolio.  All information available to rating committees,
including macroeconomic forecasts, input from other Moody's
analytical groups, market factors, and judgments regarding the
nature and severity of credit stress on the transactions, may
influence the final rating decision.


GENERAL MOTORS: May Sign on Opel Deal With Magna This Week
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Chris Reiter at Bloomberg reports that General Motors Co. may sign
a deal this week to sell a majority stake in Adam Opel GmbH to a
group led by Magna International Inc., ceding control of its cash-
strapped European arm after 80 years.

Contracts are being completed as the parties work through
outstanding details, GM Chief Executive Officer Fritz Henderson
Said, according to Bloomberg.  GM, which won't receive cash,
agreed on Sept. 10 to sell 55 percent of Ruesselsheim, Germany-
based Opel to Magna and Russian partner OAO Sberbank.

"It's quite possible that these documents will be signed this
week," Henderson told reporters in Shanghai October 13.

The EUR5 billion transaction is backed by Germany, which has been
pushing for Opel's sale to Magna since May.  Chancellor Angela
Merkel's government has offered 4.5 billion euros in loan
guarantees to finance the reorganization of the unprofitable
division, which employs about half of its 50,000-strong workforce
in Germany.

                       About General Motors

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, General Motors Corp.
(NYSE: GM) -- http://www.gm.com/-- as founded in 1908.  GM
employs about 266,000 people around the world and manufactures
cars and trucks in 35 countries.  In 2007, nearly 9.37 million GM
cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands:
Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel,
Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling.  GM's OnStar
subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and
information services.

GM Europe is based in Zurich, Switzerland, while General Motors
Latin America, Africa and Middle East is headquartered in Miramar,
Florida.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter, GM reported net loss
of US$6.0 billion, including special items, in the first quarter
of 2009.  This compares with a reported net loss of US$3.3 billion
in the year-ago quarter.  As of March 31, 2009, GM had
US$82.2 billion in total assets and US$172.8 billion in total
liabilities, resulting in US$90.5 billion in stockholders'
deficit.

General Motors Corporation and three of its affiliates filed for
Chapter 11 protection on June 1, 2009 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Lead Case
No. 09-50026).  General Motors changed its name to Motors
Liquidation Co. following the sale of its key assets to a company
60.8% owned by the U.S. Government.

The Honorable Robert E. Gerber presides over the Chapter 11 cases.
Harvey R. Miller, Esq., Stephen Karotkin, Esq., and Joseph H.
Smolinsky, Esq., at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, assist the Debtors
in their restructuring efforts.  Al Koch at AP Services, LLC, an
affiliate of AlixPartners, LLP, serves as the Chief Executive
Officer for Motors Liquidation Company.  GM is also represented by
Jenner & Block LLP and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as
counsel.  Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP is providing legal advice
to the GM Board of Directors.  GM's financial advisors are Morgan
Stanley, Evercore Partners and the Blackstone Group LLP.

Bankruptcy Creditors' Service, Inc., publishes General Motors
Bankruptcy News.  The newsletter tracks the Chapter 11 proceeding
undertaken by General Motors Corp. and its various affiliates.
(http://bankrupt.com/newsstand/or 215/945-7000).


HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG: To Sell EUR1 Bln of Bonds to Refinance Debt
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John Glover at Bloomberg News reports that HeidelbergCement AG
plans to sell at least EUR1 billion (US$1.47 billion) of five- and
seven-year bonds to refinance borrowing.

Bloomberg relates the company said in a statement on its Web site
each portion of the high-yield, or junk, bonds will be at least
EUR500 million, with the final amounts and terms dependent on
investor demand.  According to the statement, the notes will be
guaranteed by Hanson Ltd., the company's wholly owned U.K. unit.

Citing a banker familiar with the transaction, who declined to be
identified, Bloomberg discloses the five-year notes may have a
coupon of about 8 percent to 8.5 percent, while the seven-year
securities may be priced at about 50 basis points more.

The sale five- and seven-year bonds is being managed by Deutsche
Bank AG and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and helped by Bank of
America Merrill Lynch and Commerzbank AG, Bloomberg notes.

                      About HeidelbergCement

Based in Heidelberg, Germany, HeidelbergCement AG (FRA:HEI) --
http://www.heidelbergcement.com/-- is a global producer of
cement, concrete and building materials.  The Company's core
activities include the production and distribution of cement and
aggregates, the two raw materials for concrete.  It is also
engaged in in the provision of such products as ready-mixed
concrete, as well as concrete products and elements.  It divides
its activities into four group areas: Europe-Central Asia, North
America, Asia-Australia-Africa-Mediterranean and Group Services.
It divides its products into three lines: cement, aggregates and
concrete and building products.  Its products include sand,
gravel, crushed stone, white cement, trass cement, masonry cement,
aquament and portland cement for hydraulic engineering, as well as
light, heavy and aerated concrete building blocks, pavers,
prefabricated ceilings and walls, prefabricated cellar units and
prefabricated sewage works units, among others.  In 2007, the
Company took over Hanson Group.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Sept. 28,
2009, Moody's Investors Service changed the outlook on
HeidelbergCement AG's B1 corporate family rating and B3 instrument
ratings to positive from negative.  The rating action was prompted
by HeidelbergCement's announcement of a successful rights issue
for 62.5 million new shares on September 22, 2009.


HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG: Moody's Assigns Initial 'B3' Rating on Bonds
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Moody's has assigned a provisional (P)B3 rating with LGD5 (81%) to
HeidelbergCement's intended bond issue of an unsecured high yield
bond.  The rating assignment, which is two notches below the B1
corporate family rating, reflects the subordinated position of
this bond vis-a-vis the secured bank debt.  At the same time, the
B1 corporate family rating with a positive outlook remains
unchanged.

HeidelbergCement has a reasonably diversified geographical
footprint with solid market positions, though Moody's notes a
relative preponderance of activities in markets which are heavily
affected by the economic downturn, such as the US, the UK, and
Eastern Europe while the areas which are still holding up to some
extent are less represented, such as India and Northern Africa.
This profile could lead to overall weaker results than reported by
its peers with activities in more positive markets, such as
Lafarge or Holcim, despite a successful reduction in the company's
cost base.  The B1 CFR further reflects the company's high debt
load which was put in place with the acquisition of Hanson in 2007
and was recently alleviated by the EUR2.25 billion rights issue.
The proposed bond issue is designed to partially rebalance
HeidelbergCement's uneven debt maturity profile, with major debt
maturities towards the end of 2011/beginning of 2012.  However,
there still remains a relatively high amount to be refinanced in
two years from now.

The positive outlook continues to incorporate the expectation that
(i) HC will in the intermediate term successfully further extend
its debt maturity profile, (ii) HC will generate positive free
cash flows in the next years which would be applied to debt
reduction and (iii) the operating performance in 2010 will improve
based on the expectation that volumes and prices remain roughly
flat or slightly positive coupled with implemented cost reductions
which should lead over time to improved profitability and cash
flows generated, and hence further improved leverage ratios.

Moody's would consider an upgrade of HC's ratings if there is
sufficient visibility that HC will be able (i) to generate
positive free cash flows in 2010 to further repay its debt, (ii)
to improve further the debt maturity profile with an extension of
debt coming due in 2011 and 2012 with additional measures such as
the issuance of bonds, or by the repayment of the debt, and (iii)
if the visibility is sufficient to assume that the company's
leverage ratios will improve further to levels closer to a
debt/EBITDA of 4.0x (per end of June 2009: 5.9x, proforma for the
rights issue 4.9x) and RCF/net debt above the mid teens (per end
of June 2009: 9.9%, proforma for the rights issue 10.6%) during
the course of 2010.

Given the continued weak construction markets in which HC is
active, such as the US and the UK, Moody's would also be looking
for a better visibility regarding the expected development in
these markets.

Moody's has ranked HeidelbergCement's debt, trade payables and
pension liabilities into two categories: the secured bank debt as
well as the unsecured debt at operating level, the trade payables
and pension liabilities are ranking structurally ahead of HC's
capital market instruments given their position which is closer to
the cash generating entities.  The unsecured debt at holding
company level ranks behind the secured bank debt and the other
liabilities at operating level.

According to HC's loan agreement, 100% of the proceeds of capital
market instruments need to be applied to the repayment of the
company's syndicated bank facility and therefore reduce the total
amount of secured debt in the company's liability structure
accordingly.

However, despite the reduction of secured debt, this is not
sufficient to lower the notching between the corporate family
rating and the bond rating according to Moody's loss given default
methodology though further reductions in priority debt associated
with the positive migration of the CFR could have a positive
impact on the rating of unsecured debt.

Moody's last rating action on HeidelbergCement on September 24,
2009, was to change the outlook of the company's B1 corporate
family rating to positive.

HeidelbergCement AG is the world's third-largest cement producer.
HC generated sales of EUR5.4 billion in the first six months of
fiscal year 2009.  With the acquisition of UK building materials
producer Hanson plc in mid-2007, HC is now the world's largest
producer of aggregates with an annual output in 2007 of 334 mt,
and the second-largest producer of ready-mixed concrete with an
output of 46 million cubic meters, behind Cemex.


HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG: Fitch Puts 'B' Rating on Positive Watch
------------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has placed Germany-based HeidelbergCement AG's Long-
term Issuer Default rating of 'B' on Rating Watch Positive.  HC's
and subsidiary Hanson Ltd's senior unsecured 'CCC' have also been
placed on RWP.  This follows HC's announcement that it plans to
issue a minimum of EUR1 billion in bonds, divided into two equal
tranches with maturities of five and seven years.  Fitch has also
assigned expected senior unsecured ratings of 'CCC' to the planned
issues and has placed the ratings on RWP.  The final ratings on
the bonds are contingent on Fitch's receipt of final documents
conforming to information already received.

In addition, HC's Short-term IDR has been affirmed at 'B'.  The
Recovery Rating on the senior unsecured debt is 'RR6'.

"A successful bond issue of at least the target amount would pave
the way for further refinancing of the existing secured bank
facility, allowing for a progressive reduction in the December
2011 refinancing risk -- a factor that has been weighing on
HeidelbergCement's ratings," said Elisabetta Zorzi, Senior
Director in Fitch's Corporates group.

This would follow the EUR2.25 billion partial repayment made in
October of the EUR8.7 billion secured syndicated loan facility.
The first partial repayment was made with proceeds from a capital
increase which diluted the group's major shareholder -- the
Merckle family -- to 24.4% from over 70% and increased free float
to 75.6% from 21.2%.

Fitch expects to resolve the rating watch following the completion
of the bond issue, which is expected in the coming weeks.  Should
the issuance be successful HC's IDR could be upgraded by up to two
notches, while the Recovery Rating on the senior unsecured debt
could be revised to 'RR5', due to still material secured debt
present in the issuer's capital structure.  As per Fitch's
Criteria Report "Issuer Default and Recovery Ratings --
Frequently Asked Questions", published on 11 September 2006 and
available at www.fitchratings.com, material secured debt is
defined for industrials companies as 2x the current level of pre-
tax, pre-interest cash flow.  Conversely, should HC fail to issue
the targeted amount of bonds, the ratings could be affirmed at
their current level.

Fitch's latest forecasts for HC include a mid-teen percentage
point decline in revenue in 2009 and a flat performance in 2010,
as well as deteriorating EBITDA margins in 2009 before a slight
recovery in 2010.  Under this scenario, expected lower cash flow
from operations is likely to result in only slightly positive free
cash flow compared to a five-year average of 4% free cash
flow/revenue.  Net leverage is forecast to be below 3.8x by FYE11.


TALISMAN-7 FINANCE: Fitch Cuts Rating on Class F Notes to 'B-'
--------------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has downgraded TALISMAN-7 Finance Ltd's EUR1,047.9
million commercial mortgage-backed floating-rate notes, due 2017,:

  -- EUR611.2 million  class A: downgraded to 'AA' from 'AAA';
     Outlook Stable
  -- EUR0.1 million class X: affirmed at 'AAA';
     Outlook Stable

  -- EUR88.1 million class B: downgraded to 'A' from 'AA';
     Outlook Stable

  -- EUR85 million class C: downgraded to 'BBB' from 'A';
     Outlook Negative

  -- EUR67.1 million class D: downgraded to 'BB' from 'A';
     Outlook Negative

  -- EUR47.6 million class E: downgraded to 'B' from 'BBB';
     Outlook Negative

  -- EUR69.5 million class F: downgraded to 'B-' from 'BBB';
     Outlook Negative

The rating downgrades reflect deteriorating European property
market conditions, and especially the impact on loans secured by
assets of a secondary nature.  This is evidenced in the weighted
average Fitch loan-to-value ratio of 93%, as compared to a WA
reported LTV of 61%, which implies a market value decline of 35%.
The majority of the assets in the portfolio were last valued in
December 2006, at the peak of the market, although some assets
have been re-valued more recently.  The loans are secured by a
combination of office, retail, light industrial and multifamily
properties located across Germany with an aggregate market value
of EUR1,470 million.

Fitch's criteria for European CMBS surveillance and criteria for
European multifamily loans were used to analyse the quality of the
underlying commercial loans.

The transaction has significant exposure to the Mozart loan, which
alone accounts for 57% of the pool and is secured by a portfolio
of 105 mixed properties.  The loan's collateral assets are, on
average 30% reversionary, although most of this reversion is due
to the high level of vacancies in the pool which are 25% by
estimated rental value, down 3% since closing.  The portfolio has
a WA lease length of 3.3 years, compared to an unexpired loan term
of 2.4years.  A strength of the loan income is its granularity,
with the rent roll comprising over 1,000 tenants and the largest
tenant accounting for no more than 5% of passing rent.

On August 28, 2008, a default notice over the Bruckner loan was
issued by the servicer after loan sponsor Level One Holdings
entered administration, although the loan has not yet been
enforced.  The flow of funds from tenants to the borrower
collections accounts is not currently in accordance with the
facility agreement, with only debt service being paid to the
borrower.  This issue could have an impact on the amount of cash
available to service debt and pay down the loan.

Fitch will continue to monitor the performance of the transaction.


VAC HOLDING: S&P Downgrades Corporate Credit Rating to 'SD'
-----------------------------------------------------------
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it lowered its long- and
short-term corporate credit ratings on Germany-based magnetic-
materials manufacturer VAC Holding GmbH to 'SD' from 'CC/C'.  S&P
also lowered the issue rating on the EUR135 million senior secured
notes issued by VAC Finanzierung GmbH due 2016 to 'D' (default)
from 'CC'.  The recovery rating remains at '4'.  The 'CCC' issue
ratings on the senior secured debt issued by VAC KG are unchanged.
The recovery ratings on this debt remain '1'.

On Oct. 2, 2009, VAC's sponsor One Equity Partners announced the
results of a deeply discounted cash offer on VAC Finanzierung's
senior secured notes, for which S&P understand that noteholders
were paid 40% of the face value on EUR32.7 million of notes.  The
company has launched a tender offer for up to EUR45 million.  S&P
understand that upon completion of the offer, VAC's equity sponsor
OEP will hold about EUR80 million of the EUR135 million
outstanding notes.

"Our criteria on distressed exchange offers applies if a related
party makes an offer clearly below par, which S&P considers to be
the case in this instance," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst
Anna Stegert.

S&P understands that VAC is still in negotiations with its lenders
following its announcement on Sept. 16, 2009, that it is in
default under a senior credit facilities agreement with a
consortium of banks.  S&P understand that should the lenders
accelerate the SFA as a result of declaring the event of default,
the entire VAC group could potentially be made insolvent.  "The
uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the negotiations with its
banking group is limiting the potential post-exchange corporate
credit rating," said Ms. Stegert.  "S&P therefore expect to raise
the rating on VAC to no higher than 'CC' in the coming days."


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EXISTA HF: Deloitte Probed Over Role in Bakkvor Stake Sale
----------------------------------------------------------
Rowena Mason at The Daily Telegraph reports that Deloitte is being
investigated in Iceland over its advisory role in the sale of a
major stake in Bakkavor, one of the U.K.'s biggest supermarket
suppliers.

According to the Daily Telegraph, investigators are looking at
whether Bakkavor's founders, two London-based millionaire brothers
Lydur and Agust Gudmundsson, paid a fair price when they bought a
39% stake at the height of the Icelandic bank crisis a year ago.

The Daily Telegraph recalls the Gudmundsson brothers, who control
the food company with 5,000 staff in the UK, purchased the stake
from their investment company, Exista.

Creditors of the heavily-indebted Exista, including Icelandic,
British and German banks, are understood to think the price paid
for the profitable asset was too low, the Daily Telegraph
discloses.  The Daily Telegraph relates sources close to one major
creditor said it was concerned by the fact that Exista put up the
money to finance the sale to the brothers.

Headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, Exista hf --
http://www.exista.is/-- is engaged in the areas of insurance and
asset leasing.  It is a parent company within the Exista Group,
which provides financial and investment services through its
subsidiaries and associates.  It operates the Icelandic non-life
insurance company VIS, the life insurance company Lifis, the
financing company Lysing, and others.  Exista is also a
shareholder in Kaupthing Bank, Sampo Group, Bakkavor Group and
Iceland Telecom, and has other short-term and long-term
investments in a diversified portfolio.


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ALITALIA SPA: Nears Attitech Sale Deal, Ansa Says
-------------------------------------------------
Flavia Krause-Jackson at Bloomberg News, citing Ansa, reports that
Alitalia SpA is close to selling Atitech SpA, its heavy-
maintenance unit, to a group led by Meridie, an investment company
owned by businessman Gianni Lettieri.

Based in Rome, Alitalia S.p.A. -- http://www.alitalia.it/--
provides air travel services for passengers and air transport of
cargo on national, international and inter-continental routes,
including United States, Canada, Japan and Argentina.  The Italian
government owns 49.9% of Alitalia.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on November 7,
2008, Alitalia S.p.A. filed for Chapter 15 protection with the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York.
Italy's national airline experienced financial difficulties for a
number of years caused, in large measure, by a combination of
competition from low-cost air carriers, poor management and
onerous union obligations, according to papers filed with the
court.

Despite a EUR1.4 billion state-backed restructuring in 1997,
Alitalia posted net losses of EUR256 million and EUR907 million in
2000 and 2001 respectively.  Alitalia posted EUR93 million in net
profits in 2002 after a EUR1.4 billion capital injection.  The
carrier booked annual net losses of EUR520 million in 2003,
EUR813 million in 2004, EUR168 million in 2005, EUR625.6 million
in 2006, and EUR494.64 million in 2007.

In the petition filed October 29, 2008, Prof. Augusto Fantozzi,
the appointed administrator, said the airline's financial
difficulties have been and exacerbated by spiralling fuel prices.

On August 29, 2008, Alitalia declared insolvency and filed for
commencement of extraordinary administration procedure at the
Tribunal of Rome.  Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
appointed Mr. Fantozzi as extraordinary commissioner.
Under the Bankruptcy Bill, the Administrator has supplanted the
directors and other management of Alitalia.


CORDUSIO RMBS: Fitch Downgrades Rating on Class E Notes to 'B'
--------------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has downgraded one and affirmed five tranches of
Cordusio RMBS Securitisation S.r.l. - Series 2007 (Cordusio 4).
The agency has simultaneously removed the class D and E notes from
Rating Watch Negative and assigned Negative Outlooks, amid other
rating actions.  Cordusio 4 is backed by loans originated by
UniCredit Banca SpA issued in May 2007.  A full rating breakdown
is provided below.

  -- Class A2 (IT0004231236): affirmed at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
     assigned Loss Severity (LS) Rating of LS-1

  -- Class A3 (IT0004231244): affirmed at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;
     assigned LS-1

  -- Class B (IT0004231285): affirmed at 'AA'; Outlook Stable;
     assigned LS-2

  -- Class C (IT0004231293): affirmed at 'A'; Outlook Stable;
     assigned LS-2

  -- Class D (IT0004231301): affirmed at 'BBB'; removed from RWN;
     assigned a Negative Outlook; assigned LS-1

  -- Class E (IT0004231319): downgraded to 'B' from 'BB'; removed
     from RWN; assigned a Negative Outlook; assigned LS-3

The negative rating actions taken on classes D and E reflect the
higher-than-expected defaults in the transaction.  New defaults of
0.20%, 0.43% and 0.34% as of the December 2008, June 2009, and
September 2009 investor payment dates, respectively, have been
above the excess spread.  This has resulted in consecutive reserve
fund draws.  The RF presently stands at 29.52% of its required
value.

In September 2009, new defaults of EUR9.23 million caused the RF
to be drawn down to EUR1.85 million from EUR2.26 million on the
previous IPD.  In June 2009 the RF was diminished to EUR2.26
million from the target level of EUR6.25 million, the draw was
caused by EUR12.25 million of loans defaulting in the quarter.
The RF drew for the first time in December 2008, resulting in
Fitch placing the class D and E tranches on RWN at that time.
Although it was fully replenished on the March 2009 IPD, due to
almost no defaults on the IPD, the RF has showed an overall
declining trend since the first draw in December last year.  As
delinquencies are increasing, Fitch expects that in the following
18 months, defaults will in general be above the excess spread.
Therefore the RF will continue being used and could be fully
depleted.  The class D and E notes have thus been assigned
Negative Outlooks as a declining RF has a larger impact on the
junior tranches.

The transaction benefits from a conservative provisioning
mechanism, as all loans are written off as delinquent at between
six and 12 months according to the transaction documentation.
This mechanism was put in place to reduce the carry cost of
defaulted loans until they are foreclosed.  This in turn enables
an efficient use of the excess spread.  Cumulative defaults are
1.27% of the current balance and recoveries on these written-off
loans will flow through the payment waterfall when foreclosures
are finalized, benefiting the transaction.

Fitch used its EMEA RMBS surveillance criteria, employing its
credit cover multiple methodology, in reviewing the transaction to
assess the level of credit support available to each class of
notes.


EUROHOME MORTGAGES: Moody's Reviews Ratings on 2007-1 Notes
-----------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has placed on review for possible
downgrade all the rated notes issued by Eurohome Mortgages 2007-1
plc:

  -- Class A, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Aa1

  -- Class B, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to A2

  -- Class C, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Baa3

  -- Class D, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to B3

  -- Class E, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Ca

  -- Class X, Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade;
     previously on January 30, 2009 Downgraded to Ca

The ratings of the German Mortgage Early Repayment Certificates
and the Italian Mortgage Early Repayment Certificates are not
affected by this rating action.

The review for possible downgrade was prompted by the worse-than-
expected collateral performance of the underlying portfolio.  This
may lead to an increase in portfolio loss expectations resulting
from higher-than-expected delinquency and default levels in the
transaction.

Since the last review on January 30, 2009, delinquencies and
defaults have increased steeply in the transaction.  Both sub-
pools have experienced far higher delinquencies than Moody's
initial assumptions.  Terminated loans in the German sub-pool rose
to 12.8% from 8.4% of current balance between November 2008 and
October 9.  In the Italian sub-pool, cumulative defaults increased
to 6.67% of original balance from 2.17% during the same time
frame.  Outstanding defaults were 7.73% of current balance on the
latest payment date (August 2009).  While 90+ delinquencies in the
German sub-pool seem to be stabilizing at 1.2% of current balance,
they have increased to 15.51% from 7.66% in the Italian sub-pool,
resulting in a 9.1% delinquency level of the combined pool, which
is almost double the 5.0% reached in November 2008.

Moody's notes that the transaction has used all of its reserve
fund.  As of the last payment date, Class E and Class X had unpaid
interest of EUR41,108 and EUR49,699, respectively.  Class E has an
unpaid principal deficiency ledger of EUR1,694,041, while Class X
has an unpaid PDL of EUR4,200,000.  The provisioning mechanism for
loans in the Italian sub-pool that are in arrears by 12 monthly
installments led to reserve fund drawings on the interest payment
dates between August 2008 and February 2009.  By this mechanism,
the equivalent of the loan amount of loans in arrears by 12
monthly installments is credited to the PDL and leads to trapping
of available excess spread and, if excess spread is insufficient,
to drawings on the reserve fund.  Based on the amount of
delinquent Italian loans and the amount of already terminated
German loans, Moody's expects significant additional amounts to be
credited to the PDL on future interest payment dates.

As part of Moody's detailed transaction review, Moody's will
reassess the lifetime loss expectation for the portfolio,
reflecting the collateral performance to date as well as the
future macro-economic environment.  Moody's will also request,
whenever not already available, updated loan-by-loan information
to revise its MILAN Aaa credit enhancement.  Loan-by-loan
information will also permit Moody's to validate its assumptions
with regards to which loans have a higher default propensity.  The
lifetime loss and the MILAN Aaa credit enhancement are the key
parameters used by Moody's to calibrate its loss distribution
curve, which is one of the core inputs in the cash-flow model.

The transaction is backed by mortgage loans originated by Deutsche
Bank in Germany and Italy and was closed and initially rated in
July 2007.  During the review, Moody's will also assess the
ability of the German and Italian servicers to reduce
delinquencies and new defaults and to increase the net present
value of recoveries on defaulted assets.

Moody's ratings address the expected loss posed to investors by
the legal final maturity of the notes.  Moody's ratings address
only the credit risks associated with the transaction.  Other non-
credit risks have not been addressed, but may have a significant
effect on yield to investors.

Moody's will continue to monitor the performance of this RMBS
transaction closely.


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K A Z A K H S T A N
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ABAT IT: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
-------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP Abat It have until October 21, 2009, to submit
proofs of claim to:

         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of Almaty
         Baizakov Str. 273b
         Almaty
         Kazakhstan

The court commenced bankruptcy proceedings against the company on
July 31, 2009.


ALATAU BUSINESS: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
---------------------------------------------------------
LLP Alatau Business Group is currently undergoing liquidation.
Creditors have until October 21, 2009, to submit proofs of claim
to:

          Dostyk Ave. 87v
          Almaty
          Kazakhstan


ALFA ESTATE: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
-----------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP Alfa Estate have until October 21, 2009, to
submit proofs of claim to:

         Jambyl Str. 9
         Karaganda
         Kazakhstan

The Specialized Inter-Regional Economic Court of Karaganda
commenced bankruptcy proceedings against the company on July 14,
2009, after finding it insolvent.

The Court is located at:
         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of Karaganda
         Alalykin Str. 9
         Karaganda
         Kazakhstan


KK COMPANY: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
----------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP KK Company have until October 21, 2009, to submit
proofs of claim to:

         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of Almaty
         Baizakov Str. 273b
         Almaty
         Kazakhstan

The court commenced bankruptcy proceedings against the company on
August 3, 2009.


OIL SYNTEZ: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
----------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP Oil Syntez Atyrau have until October 21, 2009, to
submit proofs of claim to:

         Abai Str. 10a
         Atyrau
         Kazakhstan

The Specialized Inter-Regional Economic Court of Atyrau commenced
bankruptcy proceedings against the company on June 2, 2009, after
finding it insolvent.

The Court is located at:

         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of Atyrau
         Satpaev Str. 3
         Atyrau
         Kazakhstan


ROST HOLDING: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
------------------------------------------------------
LLP Rost Holding is currently undergoing liquidation.  Creditors
have until October 21, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to:

         Transportnaya Str. 17
         Pavlodar
         Kazakhstan


SARY ARKA: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
---------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP Sary Arka SW have until October 21, 2009, to
submit proofs of claim to:

         Jambyl Str. 9
         Karaganda
         Kazakhstan

The Specialized Inter-Regional Economic Court of Karaganda
commenced bankruptcy proceedings against the company on July 14,
2009, after finding it insolvent.

The Court is located at:

         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of Karaganda
         Alalykin Str. 9
         Karaganda
         Kazakhstan


SELF LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
--------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP Self have until October 21, 2009, to submit
proofs of claim to:

         Kassin Str. 2/2
         Mamyr
         050052 Almaty
         Kazakhstan

The Specialized Inter-Regional Economic Court of Almaty commenced
bankruptcy proceedings against the company on July 14, 2009, after
finding it insolvent.

The Court is located at:

         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of Almaty
         Baizakov Str. 273b
         Almaty
         Kazakhstan


SOUTH VENTURES: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
--------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP South Ventures have until October 21, 2009, to
submit proofs of claim to:

         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of South Kazakhstan
         Tynybaev Str. 42
         Shymkent
         Kazakhstan

The court commenced bankruptcy proceedings against the company on
July 7, 2009.


VIT SAN: Creditors Must File Claims by October 21
-------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLP Vit San have until October 21, 2009, to submit
proofs of claim to:

         Myzy Str. 1
         Ust-Kamenogorsk
         East Kazakhstan
         Kazakhstan

The Specialized Inter-Regional Economic Court of East Kazakhstan
commenced bankruptcy proceedings against the company on May 26,
2009, after finding it insolvent.

The Court is located at:

         The Specialized Inter-Regional
         Economic Court of East Kazakhstan
         Bajov Str. 2
         Ust-Kamenogorsk
         East Kazakhstan
         Kazakhstan


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STROY MASTER: Creditors Must File Claims by October 28
------------------------------------------------------
LLC Stroy Master is currently undergoing liquidation.  Creditors
have until October 28, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to:

         Baitik Baatyr Str. 36
         Bishkek
         Kyrgyzstan


URAN GEO BUR: Creditors Must File Claims by October 28
------------------------------------------------------
LLC Uran Geo Bur is currently undergoing liquidation.  Creditors
have until October 28, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to:

         Shopokov Str. 121/1
         Room 513
         Bishkek
         Kyrgyzstan
         Tel: (+996 312) 30-61-10, (0-775) 98-72-49


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DSB BANK: Placed Under Dutch Central Bank's Control
---------------------------------------------------
Jurjen van de Pol and Martijn van der Starre at Bloomberg News
report that DSB Bank NV was placed under the control of the
central bank.

According to Bloomberg, the Amsterdam-based central bank said
Monday DSB Bank's solvency is under "great pressure".

Bloomberg recalls Pieter Lakeman, chairman of a foundation that
represents customers who seek compensation after being overcharged
for their mortgages, called for deposit withdrawals at DSB on
Dutch public television Oct. 1.  Dutch Central Bank President Nout
Wellink, as cited by Bloomberg, said capital outflows at DSB
amounted to EUR600 million (US$888 million) from that day and the
bank currently has about EUR3.5 billion in deposits.

Bloomberg relates the central bank said the sale of DSB Bank to a
group of five banks including ING Groep NV, ABN Amro Holding NV,
Rabobank Groep NV, Fortis Bank Nederland and SNS Reaal NV failed
because there was uncertainty about possible claims on DSB for
lending too much, failing to meet its responsibilities to clients
and possible losses on credits.

"The risks were too big and the request for the emergency
procedure proved inevitable," Bloomberg quoted the central bank as
saying.

Bloomberg notes the central bank said the emergency procedure,
which places DSB Bank under the control of the central bank,
prevents clients from accessing their accounts.  According to
Bloomberg, the central bank said the court appointed two
administrators for DSB Bank and is in the process of naming
administrators for DSB's insurance units.

DSB Bank -- http://www.dsbbank.com/-- is a fully licensed bank in
the Netherlands, providing mortgages, consumer loans, savings and
insurance products to retail clients.  The bank has a leading
market share in the Dutch market for consumer loans.  DSB Bank
also has operations in Belgium and Germany.  DSB Bank, established
in 1975, is privately owned by Dirk Scheringa, currently CEO of
DSB Bank, Chairman of the Executive Management Board.
Mr. Scheringa is also 100% owner of AZ Alkmaar football club,
which plays in the Dutch Premier League and president of the
Scheringa Museum for Magic Realism, an international collection of
more than 500 works of art.


GROSVENOR PLACE: Moody's Cuts Rating on Class E Notes to 'Caa3'
---------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has taken these rating actions on notes
issued by Grosvenor Place CLO II B.V.

  -- EUR128M Class A-1a Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2023,
     Downgraded to Aa3; previously on March 12, 2007 Assigned Aaa

  -- EUR32M Class A-1b Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2023,
     Downgraded to Aa3; previously on March 4, 2009 Aaa Placed
     Under Review for Possible Downgrade

  -- GBP24.3M Class A-2 Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2023,
     Downgraded to Aa3; previously on March 12, 2007 Assigned Aaa

  -- EUR80M Class A-3a Senior Revolving Floating Rate Notes due
     2023, Downgraded to Aa3; previously on March 12, 2007
     Assigned Aaa

  -- EUR4M Class A-3b Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2023,
     Downgraded to Aa3; previously on March 4, 2009 Aa1 Placed
     Under Review for Possible Downgrade

  -- EUR10M Class A-4 Senior Secured Zero Coupon Accreting Notes
     due 2023, Downgraded to Aa3; previously on March 12, 2007
     Assigned Aaa

  -- EUR33.5M Class B Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2023,
     Downgraded to Ba1; previously on March 4, 2009 Aa2 Placed
     Under Review for Possible Downgrade

  -- EUR22M Class C Deferrable Interest Floating Rate Notes due
     2023, Downgraded to Ba3; previously on Mar 18, 2009
     Downgraded to Baa3 and Remained On Review for Possible
     Downgrade

  -- EUR25M Class D Deferrable Interest Floating Rate Notes due
     2023, Downgraded to Caa2; previously on Mar 18, 2009
     Downgraded to B1 and Remained On Review for Possible
     Downgrade

  -- EUR14M Class E Deferrable Interest Floating Rate Notes due
     2023, Downgraded to Caa3; previously on Mar 18, 2009
     Downgraded to Caa1 and Remained On Review for Possible
     Downgrade

  -- EUR4M Class Q Combination Notes due 2023, Downgraded to Caa3;
     previously on March 4, 2009 Ba3 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

  -- EUR10M Class R Combination Notes due 2023, Downgraded to B3;
     previously on March 4, 2009 Baa2 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

This transaction is a managed cash leveraged loan collateralized
loan obligation with exposure to predominantly European senior
secured loans, as well as 12.9% exposure to mezzanine loans.

The rating actions reflect Moody's revised assumptions with
respect to default probability and the calculation of the
diversity score as described in the press release dated
February 4, 2009, titled "Moody's updates key assumptions for
rating CLOs."  These revised assumptions have been applied to all
corporate credits in the underlying portfolio, the revised
assumptions for the treatment of ratings on "Review for Possible
Downgrade", "Review for Possible Upgrade", or with a "Negative
Outlook" being applied to those corporate credits that are
publicly rated.

Moody's also notes that a material proportion of the collateral
pool consists of debt obligations whose credit quality has been
assessed through Moody's credit estimates.  As credit estimates do
not carry credit indicators such as ratings reviews and outlooks,
a stress of a quarter notch-equivalent assumed downgrade was
applied to each of these estimates.

According to Moody's, the rating actions taken on the notes are
also a result of credit deterioration of the underlying portfolio.
This is observed through a decline in the average credit rating as
measured through the portfolio weighted average rating factor
'WARF' (currently 2666), an increase in the amount of defaulted
securities (currently 3.7% of the portfolio), an increase in the
proportion of securities from issuers rated Caa1 and below
(currently 6.9% of the portfolio), a failure of the Class E par
value test, a low diversity score (currently 30) and low
collateralization level especially at class B level compare to
other similar transactions.  These measures were taken or derived
from the recent trustee report dated 16 September 2009.  Moody's
also performed a number of sensitivity analyses, including
consideration of a further decline in portfolio WARF quality.  Due
to the impact of all the aforementioned stresses, key model inputs
used by Moody's in its analysis, such as par, weighted average
rating factor, and weighted average recovery rate, may be
different from trustee's reported numbers.

In addition to the quantitative factors that are explicitly
modelled, qualitative factors are part of the rating committee
considerations.  These qualitative factors include the structural
protections in each transaction, the recent deal performance in
the current market environment, the legal environment, specific
documentation features, the collateral manager's track record, and
the potential for selection bias in the portfolio.  All
information available to rating committees, including
macroeconomic forecasts, input from other Moody's analytical
groups, market factors, and judgments regarding the nature and
severity of credit stress on the transactions, may influence the
final rating decision.


JUBILEE CDO: Moody's Cuts Rating on Class E Notes to 'Caa3'
-----------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has taken these rating actions on notes
issued by Jubilee CDO I-R B.V.

  -- EUR594M Class A Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2024,
     Downgraded to Aa1; previously on May 9, 2007 Assigned Aaa

  -- EUR74.25M Class B Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due
     2024, Downgraded to Baa1; previously on March 4, 2009 Aa2
     Placed Under Review for Possible Downgrade

  -- EUR72M Class C Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate Notes
     due 2024, Downgraded to Ba2; previously on March 17, 2009
     Downgraded to Ba1 and Remained On Review for Possible
     Downgrade

  -- EUR43.2M Class D Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate
     Notes due 2024, Downgraded to B3; previously on March 17,
     2009 Downgraded to B1 and Remained On Review for Possible
     Downgrade

  -- EUR33.75M Class E Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate
     Notes due 2024, Downgraded to Caa3; previously on March 17,
     2009 Downgraded to Caa1 and Remained On Review for Possible
     Downgrade

  -- EUR5M Class P Combination Notes due 2024, Downgraded to Baa1;
     previously on March 4, 2009 Aa2 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

  -- EUR8M Class Q Combination Notes due 2024, Downgraded to Ba2;
     previously on March 4, 2009 A3 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

  -- EUR5M Class R Combination Notes due 2024, Downgraded to Ba2;
     previously on March 4, 2009 A3 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

This transaction is a managed cash leveraged loan collateralized
loan obligation with exposure to predominantly European senior
secured loans, as well as approximately 23% mezzanine loan
exposure.

The rating actions reflect Moody's revised assumptions with
respect to default probability and the calculation of the
diversity score as described in the press release dated
February 4, 2009, titled "Moody's updates key assumptions for
rating CLOs."  These revised assumptions have been applied to all
corporate credits in the underlying portfolio, the revised
assumptions for the treatment of ratings on "Review for Possible
Downgrade," "Review for Possible Upgrade," or with a "Negative
Outlook" being applied to those corporate credits that are
publicly rated.

Moody's also notes that a material proportion of the collateral
pool consists of debt obligations whose credit quality has been
assessed through Moody's credit estimates.  As credit estimates do
not carry credit indicators such as ratings reviews and outlooks,
a stress of a quarter notch-equivalent assumed downgrade was
applied to each of these estimates.

According to Moody's, the rating actions taken on the notes are
also a result of credit deterioration of the underlying portfolio.
This is observed through a decline in the average credit rating as
measured through the portfolio weighted average rating factor
'WARF' (currently 2822), an increase in the amount of defaulted
securities (currently 5% of the portfolio), an increase in the
proportion of securities from issuers rated Caa1 and below
(currently 6.9% of the portfolio).  These measures were taken from
the recent trustee report dated 10 September 2009.  Moody's also
performed a number of sensitivity analyses, including
consideration of a further decline in portfolio WARF quality.  Due
to the impact of all the aforementioned stresses, key model inputs
used by Moody's in its analysis, such as par, weighted average
rating factor, and weighted average recovery rate, may be
different from trustee's reported numbers.

In addition to the quantitative factors that are explicitly
modelled, qualitative factors are part of the rating committee
considerations.  These qualitative factors include the structural
protections in each transaction, the recent deal performance in
the current market environment, the legal environment, specific
documentation features, the collateral manager's track record, and
the potential for selection bias in the portfolio.  All
information available to rating committees, including
macroeconomic forecasts, input from other Moody's analytical
groups, market factors, and judgments regarding the nature and
severity of credit stress on the transactions, may influence the
final rating decision.


VIKING DRILLING: Files Plan to Avert Chapter 7 Conversion
---------------------------------------------------------
Viking Drilling ASA and its units, including Offshore (USA) Inc.,
filed a proposed liquidating plan and explanatory disclosure
statement where its three semi-submersible offshore drilling rigs
will be transferred to a liquidating trust for sale after
confirmation, Bill Rochelle at Bloomberg News reported.

The Company has been unable to find buyers for the rigs since
filing under Chapter 11 in February 2008.

The proposed disclosure statement lists the liquidation value of
the three vessels at US$2 million to US$7 million. The appraiser,
RS Platou, said that two of the rigs may be worth nothing.  A
separate appraisal said that miscellaneous equipment purchased for
US$19.1 million has an estimated liquidation value of US$9.2
million.

The Plan, according to Mr. Rochelle, calls for the liquidation
trust to sell the property and distribute the proceeds in
accordance with priorities under bankruptcy law.  The disclosure
statement says that the recovery by first- and second-lien debt
holders will be less than 50 percent.  Unsecured creditors won't
see more than 1 percent, according to the disclosure statement.

United States Debt Recovery LLC, a buyer of a US$2 million claim,
has filed a motion to convert the bankruptcy case to a liquidation
in Chapter 7.

The conversion motion was pushed back and will be heard together
with the hearing for approval of the disclosure statement on
Nov. 3.

                         About Viking Drilling

Viking Drilling ASA -- http://www.vikingdrilling.com/-- provides
offshore drilling.  Viking Offshore provides controlled services
for each of the rig-owning entities under a managed service
agreement.  Viking Offshore currently has five employees at its
offices in Houston.  The Viking Drilling Group, comprised of
Viking Drilling ASA and its subsidiaries, owns three out-of-
service bare deck semi-submersibles: SS Viking Producer, SS Viking
Century, and SS Viking Prospector.

Viking Producer, Inc. and Viking Century, Inc. are Liberian
corporations fully owned by Viking Drilling ASA.  Viking
Prospector, Inc. is a Marshall Islands corporation and is also
fully owned by Viking Drilling ASA.

In February 2008, Oslo, Norway-based Viking Drilling ASA sent its
U.S. unit to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S., citing that the
reactivation project of three rigs of SS Viking Producer will
result in a major cost overrun.  It explained that completing the
reactivation project would require significant additional
financing requirement.

Viking Offshore (USA) Inc., and its affiliates filed for Chapter
11 protection on February 29, 2008 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Case No. 08-
3121).  John P. Melko, Esq. at Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP
represents the Debtors.  When they filed for protection from their
creditors, the companies listed assets and debts both between
US$100 million to US$500 million.

Debt includes $86 million of bonds sold in September 2006 and a
$60 million second-lien loan from February 2007. Viking also
entered into another second-lien loan in December 2007 for $125
million.


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AVTOVAZ OAO: Net Loss Widens to RUR19.5 Bln in First Half 2009
--------------------------------------------------------------
Anastasia Ustinova at Bloomberg News reports that OAO AvtoVAZ's
net loss widened to RUR19.5 billion (US$659 million) from RUR2.15
billion in the first half of 2009 from RUR2.15 billion a year
earlier.

According to Bloomberg, the carmaker's sales declined 46% to
RUR53.1 billion.

"The crisis in the financial sector of the Russian economy has
negatively affected the automotive market," Bloomberg quoted
AvtoVAZ as saying.  Without continuing state aid this year and
next, market conditions "create a material uncertainty that gives
rise to significant doubt about the group’s ability to continue as
a going concern."

AvtoVAZ, Bloomberg discloses, is relying on the Russian government
to help restructure RUR58.2 billion of short-term debt as of
June 30.  The state has already spent RUR25 billion to support
AvtoVAZ, Bloomberg notes.

Separately, Bloomberg reports Renault SA and AvtoVaz agreed to
build cars together starting in 2012, part of the French
automaker's effort to satisfy Russian government demands for aid
to forestall dilution of the company’s stake.

Bloomberg relates AvtoVAZ President Igor Komarov told reporters
Friday at the company's main plant in Togliatti, Russia, the
venture would make 300,000 vehicles a year by 2015.  Mr. Komarov,
as cited by Bloomberg, said AvtoVAZ will provide 25% of the
funding, with the remainder coming from Renault’s alliance with
Nissan Motor Co.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Oct. 6,
2009, the FT said Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin gave
Renault an ultimatum to either help fund Avtovaz or see its 25%
stake in the carmaker reduced.

Based in Tolyatti, Russia, AVTOVAZ OAO (AVTOVAZ JSC) --
http://www.lada-auto.ru/-- is engaged in the manufacture of
passenger cars.  The Company's main brands are LADA PRIORA, LADA
Kalina, LADA Samara, LADA 110 and others.  The Company is also
involved in the manufacture of automobile components, distribution
of automobiles and spare parts and operation of automobile service
centers.  The Company is also active in a variety of other
sectors, such as power supply, transportation, utilities,
construction, insurance, banking and finance.  AVTOVAZ OAO sells
its products on the domestic market, as well as exports them to
Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Egypt, Syria, Greece,
Belarus, Uruguay, Cyprus, Germany and others.  It operates through
one representative office located in Moscow, several subsidiaries
and affiliated companies.


INTER-STROY LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18
---------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Inter-Stroy (TIN 2312117914, PSRN 1052307172719)
(Construction) have until October 18, 2009, to submit proofs of
claims to:

         N. Pavlenko
         Temporary Insolvency Manager
         Post User Box 294
         420141 Kazan
         Russia

The Arbitration Court of Krasnodarskiy will convene at 11:00 a.m.
on February 25, 2010, to hear bankruptcy supervision procedure.
The case is docketed under Case No. ?32–13447/2009–14/355B.

The Court is located at at:

         The Arbitration Court of Krasnodarskiy
         Courtroom 64
         Krasnaya Str. 6
         Krasnodar
         Russia


POLYMETAL OAO: Fitch Assigns Issuer Default Rating at 'B'
---------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has assigned Russia-based gold and silver producer
OAO Polymetal Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default
Ratings of 'B' and Short-term foreign and local currency IDRs of
'B' respectively.  Fitch has also assigned the company a National
Long-term rating of 'BBB(rus)'.  The Outlooks on all the Long-term
ratings are Negative.

The ratings reflect Polymetal's extensive gold and silver reserve
base, which is expected to support a lifespan of gold and silver
mining of more than 15 years.  Polymetal is working on significant
new projects which, if developed, will enable the company to
increase production volumes over the next five years by more than
100%.  The company is cost-competitive among global peers, with an
average cash cost of US$472/oz in 2008 (versus US$380/oz-US$600/oz
and above for other gold companies in 2008) and US$442/oz in H109.
Although the company has benefited from the devaluation of the
Russian rouble, as the majority of its operating expenses are
rouble-denominated, Fitch does not consider this benefit as
sustainable.

The ratings are constrained by Polymetal's exposure to gold and
silver prices, gold and silver yield grades at mines, exchange
rate fluctuations and cost inflation.  Most of these factors are
outside of the company's control.  Fitch also notes certain
execution risks inherent in the development of new mining
projects, including creation of gold processing hubs.

Unlike many large market leading mining companies, such as Rio
Tinto ('BBB+'/'F2'/Rating Watch Evolving) and Anglo American
('BBB+'/'F2'/Stable), which have wide product diversification, all
of Polymetal's operations are in gold and silver production.
Fitch also notes that the level of the company's volume, revenue
and EBITDAR is small in comparison to other gold mining peers
rated by the agency, which limits Polymetal's financial
flexibility and ability to attract new financing and/or
renegotiate existing debt.

Polymetal's creditworthiness is also constrained by its limited
geographical reach, as the company's strategy is to continue as a
regional player in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
This renders the company vulnerable to volatile economic and
political conditions in CIS countries.

In Fitch's view, Polymetal's performance in FY08 and H109 was
underpinned by favourable gold and silver industry trends, with
prices substantially exceeding the 30-year historical average
(US$550/oz for gold and US$7/oz per silver) Using Fitch's
modelling assumptions of an average gold price of US$900/oz and an
average silver price of US$13/oz in 2009, the agency estimates
Polymetal's 2009 revenue will grow 0.5%-1.5% y-o-y and its EBITDAR
margin will be 38%-45%.

As of end-H109, the company had total debt of US$448 million, of
which US$423 million was short-term.  All the debt was unsecured.
The company is looking to refinance its existing short-term debt
and extend the maturity of its debt portfolio through issuing RUB
bonds for a total of RUB5bn.  Fitch estimates Polymetal's FY09
gross leverage (gross debt/EBITDAR) at 1.7x-1.9x and net leverage
(net debt/EBITDAR) at 1x-1.2x.

Fitch considers the company's short-term liquidity as adequate.
For H209 Fitch forecasts a cash inflow of US$290 million-US$320
million from free cash flow generation and proceeds from rouble
bond issuance and new equity, compared with a cash outflow of
US$180 million-US$220 million for debt repayment.

The Negative Outlook reflects Fitch's concerns about the company's
liquidity in 2011, due to a potential peak of debt repayment,
estimated by Fitch at US$250 million-US$350 million, as a result
of a possible exercise of a put option of Polymetal's rouble bonds
and maturing debt.  Given Polymetal's expected free cash flow of
US$30 million-60 million in 2011, the agency believes the company
may face significant liquidity risks should it be unable to raise
new debt and/or renegotiate its existing debt.


TEKH-PROM LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18
-------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Tekh-Prom-Stroy (TIN 6229054053, PSRN
1066229060149) (Construction) have until October 18, 2009, to
submit proofs of claims to:

         Yu.Artemova
         Insolvency Manager
         Michurina Str. 11
         Ramzay
         Mokmanskiy
         442395 Penzenskaya
         Russia

The Arbitration Court of Ryazanskaya commenced bankruptcy
proceedings against the company after finding it insolvent.  The
case is docketed under Case No. ?54–330/2009.

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Tekh-Prom-Stroy
         Molodezhnaya Str. 25A
         390010 Ryazan
         Russia


ULYANOSKIY AMMUNITION: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18
---------------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Ulyanovskiy Ammunition Factory (TIN 7328511961,
PSRN 1077328065616) have until October 18, 2009, to submit proofs
of claims to:

         Yu.Ovchinnikov
         Temporary Insolvency Manager
         Fedoseenko Str. 17-104
         Saransk
         430001 Mordovia
         Russia

The Arbitration Court of Ulyanovskaya will convene on January 14,
2010, to hear bankruptcy supervision procedure.  The case is
docketed under Case No. ?72–12060/2009.

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Ulyanovskiy Ammunition Factory
         Shoferov Str. 1
         432007 Ulyanovsk
         Russia


VERKHNEKAMSK-LES: Kirovskaya Bankruptcy Hearing Set October 22
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Kirovskaya will convene at 9:30 a.m. on
October 22, 2009, to hear bankruptcy supervision procedure on OJSC
Verkhnekamsk-Les (TIN 4305000475, PSRN 1024300572010)(Forestry).
The case is docketed under Case No. ?28–4510/2009–108/6.

The Temporary Insolvency Manager is:

         OJSC Verkhnekamsk-Les
         Moskovskaya Str. 40
         Sadakovskiy
         610913 Kirov
         Russia

The Debtor can be reached at:

         OJSC Verkhnekamsk-Les
         Oktyabrskaya Str. 1
         Kirs
         612820 Kirovskaya
         Russia


ZAPADNO-SIBIRSKAYA: Creditors Must File Claims by October 18
------------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Zapadno-Sibirskaya Drilling Company (TIN
8601031907, PSRN 1078601001896) have until October 18, 2009, to
submit proofs of claims to:

         V. Yarkova
         Temporary Insolvency Manager
         Internatsionalnaya Str. 18-184
         Nizhnevartovsk
         628600 Khanty-Mansiysk
         Russia

The Arbitration Court of Khanty-Mansiysk will convene at 09:00
a.m. on February 1, 2010, to hear bankruptcy supervision
procedure. The case is docketed under Case No. ?75-7123/2009.

The Court is located at:

         The Arbitration Court of Khanty-Mansiysk
         Courtroom 317
         Lenina Str. 54/1
         Khanty-Mansiysk
         Russia

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Zapadno-Sibirskaya Drilling Company
         Stroiteley Str. 12
         628405 Khanty-Mansiysk
         Russia


ZIMINSKIY BRICK: Kemerovskaya Bankruptcy Hearing Set October 22
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Arbitration Court of Kemerovskaya will convene at 11:00 a.m.
on October 22, 2009, to hear bankruptcy supervision procedure on
LLC Ziminskiy Brick Plant.  The case is docketed under Case
No. ?27–7322/2009.

The Temporary Insolvency Manager is:

         A. Samokhin
         40 let Oktyabrya Str. 30
         Prokopyevsk
         653013 Kemerovskaya
         Russia

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Ziminskiy Brick Plant
         40 let Oktyabrya Str. 30
         Prokopyevsk
         653013 Kemerovskaya
         Russia


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DOGI INTERNATIONAL: Posts EUR25.6 Million Loss in First Half 2009
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Ivan Castano Freeman at just-style reports that bankrupt Spanish
stretch fibers firm Dogi International Fabric posted a EUR25.6
million (US$37.7 million) loss in the first half of 2009, up from
EUR6.6 million in the same 2008 period.

According to just-style, the company's first-half results were
hurt by restructuring costs and plunging sales.


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CIRRUS SWISS: Claims Filing Deadline is December 2
--------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Cirrus Swiss Personal GmbH are requested to file
their proofs of claim by December 2, 2009, to:

         Trigema AG
         Zentralstrasse 3
         8003 Zurich
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Zurich.  The
decision about liquidation was accepted at an extraordinary
shareholders' meeting held on August 5, 2009.


DECO 15: Fitch Junks Ratings on Two Classes of Notes
----------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has downgraded six classes of DECO 15 - Pan Europe 6
Ltd and affirmed the class A1 tranche.  The rating actions are:

  -- EUR660.6 million class A1 due July 2014 (XS0307398841)
     affirmed at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

  -- EUR296.8 million class A2 due July 2014 (XS0307400258)
     downgraded to 'AA' from 'AAA'; Outlook Negative

  -- EUR148.4 million class A3 due July 2014 (XS0307400506)
     downgraded to 'A' from 'AAA'; Outlook Negative

  -- EUR87 million class B due July 2014 (XS0307401140) downgraded
     to 'BBB-' from 'AA'; Outlook Negative EUR88.5 million class C
     due July 2014 (XS0307405133) downgraded to 'B' from 'A';
     Outlook Negative

  -- EUR57.2 million class D due July 2014 (XS0307405729)
     downgraded to 'CCC' from 'BBB+'; assigned Recovery Rating
     'RR5'

  -- EUR21.6 million class E due July 2014 (XS0307406453)
     downgraded to 'CC' from 'BBB'; assigned Recovery Rating 'RR6'

The downgrade reflects the impact on the 10 remaining loans in the
portfolio of the downturn in the European commercial real estate
market.  The total loan portfolio had a reported weighted-average
loan-to-value ratio of 73.2% at the July 2009 interest payment
date.  This compares to a Fitch WA LTV of 96.7%, reflecting an
overall market value decline of 26.5%.  Fitch's criteria for
European CMBS surveillance were used to analyze the quality of the
underlying commercial loans.

The portfolio is highly leveraged; five of the 10 loans have LTV
ratios in excess of 80%, with three of the loans pushing closer to
90% as reported by the servicer.  The presence of B-notes in four
of the loans further increases overall leverage at these loans and
could complicate re-financings of the affected loans.  Despite
this, the portfolio currently benefits from above average
coverage.  The WA interest coverage ratio on the total portfolio
has improved to 1.5x on the securitized portion of the portfolio,
while the whole loan ICR increased to 1.4x.  This compares to a
securitized ICR of 1.4x and a whole loan ICR of 1.3x at closing.

CentrO, the largest loan in the portfolio accounting for 55.4% of
the outstanding debt balance, is secured by a super-regional
shopping centre located in Oberhausen.  The large concentration
within the portfolio is mitigated by the high quality of this
asset.  The senior loan benefits from soft amortization of 75% of
all excess cash flow, resulting in a projected balloon Fitch LTV
of 94.7%, compared to a current Fitch LTV of 101.1%.  The WA
remaining lease term at the centre is currently 4.2 years (versus
a remaining loan term of 4.7 years.) Approximately 25% of current
rental income will expire in 2011; however, there is an interest
shortfall reserve of EUR5.2 million to mitigate the tenant
rollover.  This reserve can be used to meet re-letting costs
expenses primarily attributed to the leases scheduled to expire in
2010 and 2011.

The second largest loan in the portfolio, Mansford OBI Large
(10.7%) predominantly let on long leases to OBI, a large German
DIY retailer, has also performed well since closing.  The loan
benefits from a long unexpired lease term of 12.4 years compared
with the loan maturity falling in July 2012..

The euro-funded transaction contains two loans denominated in
Swiss francs (Habas and Fishman Coop III loans, 7.7% of pool
balance).  Issuer-level currency hedging means that the
probability of a loss being suffered by the issuer is determined
by the respective borrowers' ability to pay, and not by currency
fluctuations; however, should a loss be suffered on these loans,
noteholders' exposure could be compounded by an appreciation of
the Swiss Franc relative to the euro.  Fitch has reflected this
risk in its credit analysis.

Fitch will continue to monitor the performance of the transaction.


EXELL TRAINING: Claims Filing Deadline is October 30
----------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Exell Training AG are requested to file their proofs
of claim by October 30, 2009, to:

         Peter Boermann
         Wartenbergstrasse 25
         4103 Bottmingen
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Bottmingen.
The decision about liquidation was accepted at an extraordinary
general meeting held on August 19, 2006.


GASTRO WIPKINGER: Claims Filing Deadline is November 9
------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Gastro wipkinger GmbH are requested to file their
proofs of claim by November 9, 2009, to:

         Saribas Riza
         Liquidator
         Schwammendingenstrasse 24
         8050 Zurich
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Zurich.  The
decision about liquidation was accepted at a shareholders' meeting
held on January 22, 2009.


GJR GERMAN: Claims Filing Deadline is November 30
-------------------------------------------------
Creditors of GJR German Private Equity Partners AG are requested
to file their proofs of claim by November 30, 2009, to:

         Mattig-Suter und Partner
         Industriestr. 22
         6302 Zug
         6318 Walchwil
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Zug.  The
decision about liquidation was accepted at an extraordinary
general meeting held on June 29, 2009.


KLOPFSTEIN HOLDING: Claims Filing Deadline is November 2
--------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Klopfstein Holding AG are requested to file their
proofs of claim by November 2, 2009, to:

         Fritz Klopfstein
         Liquidator
         Neueneggstrasse 10
         3177 Laupen
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Laupen.  The
decision about liquidation was accepted at an extraordinary
general meeting held on August 14, 2009.


SAG ALUTRADING: Claims Filing Deadline is November 2
----------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Sag Alutrading AG are requested to file their proofs
of claim by November 2, 2009, to:

         Sag Alutrading AG
         Grossmatt 3
         6052 Hergiswil
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Hergiswil NW.
The decision about liquidation was accepted at an extraordinary
general meeting held on August 20, 2009.


SPOERRI TRANSPORTE: Claims Filing Deadline is October 21
---------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Spoerri Transporte GmbH are requested to file their
proofs of claim by October 21, 2009, to:

         Spoerri Transporte GmbH
         Dorfstrasse 22
         5417 Untersiggenthal
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in
Untersiggenthal.  The decision about liquidation was accepted at
an extraordinary shareholders' meeting held on December 3, 2008.


TAURUS CMBS: Fitch Downgrades Rating on Class D Notes to 'B'
------------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Taurus CMBS (Pan Europe) 2006-3 PLC's
class A to D notes.  All classes of notes have Negative Outlooks.
The rating actions are:

  -- EUR281.5 million class A due May 2015 (XS0274566420)
     downgraded to 'AA' from 'AAA'; Outlook Negative

  -- EUR62.6 million class B due May 2015 (XS0274569523)
     downgraded to 'BBB' from 'AA'; Outlook Negative

  -- EUR22.3 million class C due May 2015 (XS0274570372)
     downgraded to 'BB' from 'A'; Outlook Negative

  -- EUR10.9 million class D due May 2015 (XS0274570703)
     downgraded to 'B' from 'BBB'; Outlook Negative

The rating actions reflect uncertainty over the refinancing of the
collateral loans, particularly given their relatively short terms
to maturity, the constrained property lending environment and the
prevailing negative sentiment in European property markets.
Fitch's criteria for European CMBS surveillance was used to
analyze the quality of the underlying commercial loans.

Taurus CMBS (Pan Europe) 2006-3 PLC is a securitization currently
comprising six commercial mortgage loans originated by
subsidiaries of Merrill Lynch & Co. ('A+'/'F1+'/Outlook Stable),
which closed in November 2006.  In September 2009 the Dubendorf
Loan was fully repaid, and the Epic Loan partially prepaid,
leaving the loan pool with a current balance of EUR312 million,
redemption proceeds will be applied to the notes in accordance
with the documents on the November 2009 interest payment date.  Of
the remaining loans, three are scheduled to mature in 2010, one in
2011 and two in 2013.  While all are currently performing, Fitch
estimates the weighted average loan-to-value ratio for the
remaining securitised portfolio to be 92%, compared to a current
reported LTV of 67.3% based on valuations conducted in December
2008 and February 2009 for the Epic and Triumph loans and prior to
closing for the other loans, implying a WA market value decline of
27% since the latest valuations.

The Epic loan remains the largest exposure in the portfolio with a
current outstanding balance of CHF164.2m and is the A note of a
larger whole loan.  It is now secured by three Swiss regional
shopping centres, all anchored by COOP and/or Migros.  Fitch
estimates the current LTV of the A note to be 90%, implying an MVD
of 27% versus the reported valuation as at December 2008.  The
loan is scheduled to mature in January 2011.

The K-Berg Loan has a current outstanding balance of CHF38.4
million and is the A note of a larger whole loan.  It is secured
by a campus of industrial and office properties, fully let to
Soudronic AG on a lease with over 11 years remaining, and located
20km outside Zurich.  If the current tenant experiences financial
difficulties it may be difficult to find a replacement tenant for
the property.  The current Fitch LTV of the loan is 138%, implying
an MVD of 49% versus the reported valuation as at February 2006.
The loan is scheduled to mature in April 2013.

The Trafalgar Loan has a current outstanding balance of CHF93.9
million and is the A note of a larger whole loan.  It is secured
by a single office property located in a secondary office district
of Zurich and fully let to the University of Zurich on a lease
with 6.3 years remaining.  Fitch estimates the asset's value to
have fallen since closing.  The agency estimates the current LTV
to be 93%, implying an MVD of 21% versus the reported valuation as
at October 2005.  The loan is scheduled to mature in October 2010.

Fitch will continue to monitor the performance of the transaction,
particularly those loans that are approaching their maturity
dates.


TEAK-HOUSE: Claims Filing Deadline is November 16
-------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Teak-House GmbH are requested to file their proofs of
claim by November 16, 2009, to:

         Myrta Ting
         Seckistrasse 17
         Mail box:68
         6318 Walchwil
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Walchwil.  The
decision about liquidation was accepted at an extraordinary
shareholderd' meeting held on August 14, 2009.


WALDMEIER HOLDING: Claims Filing Deadline is November 10
-------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Waldmeier Holding AG are requested to file their
proofs of claim by November 10, 2009, to:

         Dr. R. Sigg and K. Schneiter
         Zihlackerstrasse 8
         4153 Reinach
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Reinach BL.
The decision about liquidation was accepted at an extraordinary
general meeting held on August 14, 2009.


XAGX RAPPERSWIL: Claims Filing Deadline is November 27
------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of Xagx Rapperswil AG are requested to file their proofs
of claim by November 27, 2009, to:

         Hans-Rudolf Meier
         Liquidator
         Hinterfeld 3b
         8852 Altendorf
         Switzerland

The company is currently undergoing liquidation in Rapperswil-Jona
SG.  The decision about liquidation was accepted at an
extraordinary general meeting held on July 10, 2009.


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BUDISCHE FURNITURE: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
------------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of CJSC Budische Furniture Plant (code EDRPOU 22797358)
have until October 17, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to:

         N. Zanko
         Insolvency Manager
         Office 409
         Heroes of Dniepr Str. 81
         18021 Cherkassy
         Ukraine

The Economic Court of Cherkassy commenced bankruptcy proceedings
against the company on September 9, 2009.  The case is docketed
under Case No. 01/1685.

The Court is located at:

         The Economic Court of Cherkassy
         Shevchenko Blvd. 307
         18004 Cherkassy
         Ukraine

The Debtor can be reached at:

         CJSC Budische Furniture Plant
         Shevchenko Str. 3
         Budische
         Cherkassy
         Ukraine


CLIMATE ENGINEERING: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
-------------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Climate Engineering Ukraine (code EDRPOU
35661026) have until October 17, 2009, to submit proofs of claim
to:

         LLC Masterplan
         Insolvency Manager
         Melnikov Str. 12
         04050 Kiev
         Ukraine

The Economic Court of Kiev commenced bankruptcy proceedings
against the company on September 1, 2009.  The case is docketed
under Case No. 44/471-B.

The Court is located at:

         The Economic Court of Kiev
         B. Hmelnitskiy Str. 44-b
         01030 Kiev
         Ukraine

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Climate Engineering Ukraine
         Office 123
         Gaydar Str. 27a
         01001 Kiev
         Ukraine


GELENA SIM: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
----------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Gelena Sim (code EDRPOU 33225832) have until
October 17, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to A. Olefirenko, the
company's insolvency manager.

The Economic Court of Kiev commenced bankruptcy proceedings
against the company on September 7, 2009.  The case is docketed
under Case No. 44/548-B.

The Court is located at:

         The Economic Court of Kiev
         B. Hmelnitskiy Str. 44-b
         01030 Kiev
         Ukraine

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Gelena Sim
         Office 514
         Krasnozvezdny Ave. 119
         03039 Kiev
         Ukraine


MINKO LLC: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
---------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Minko (code EDRPOU 25523070) have until
October 17, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to:

         J. Talan
         Insolvency Manager
         Post Office Box 1221
         Krivoy Rog
         50027 Dnepropetrovsk
         Ukraine

The Economic Court of Dnepropetrovsk commenced bankruptcy
proceedings against the company on September 21, 2009.  The case
is docketed under Case No. B24/370-08.

The Court is located at:

         The Economic Court of Dnepropetrovsk
         Kujbishev Str. 1a
         49600 Dnepropetrovsk
         Ukraine

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Minko
         Televizionnaya Str. 2
         Krivoy Rog
         50086 Dnepropetrovsk
         Ukraine


NAKRATORG LTD: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
-------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Nakratorg Ltd. (code EDRPOU 36304225) have until
October 17, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to A. Olefirenko, the
company's insolvency manager.

The Economic Court of Kiev commenced bankruptcy proceedings
against the company on September 7, 2009.  The case is docketed
under Case No 44/549-B.

The Court is located at:

         The Economic Court of Kiev
         B. Hmelnitskiy Str. 44-b
         01030 Kiev
         Ukraine

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Nakratorg Ltd.
         Kikvidze Str. 12
         01103 Kiev
         Ukraine


OLIMPIC CASINO: Creditors Must File Claims by October 17
--------------------------------------------------------
Creditors of LLC Olimpic Casino Ukraine (code EDRPOU 329962970)
have until October 17, 2009, to submit proofs of claim to:

         S. Donkov
         Insolvency Manager
         Office 6
         Gorky Str. 10
         01004 Kiev
         Ukraine

The Economic Court of Kiev commenced bankruptcy proceedings
against the company on September 7, 2009.  The case is docketed
under Case No. 44/516-B.

The Court is located at:

         The Economic Court of Kiev
         B. Hmelnitskiy Str. 44-b
         01030 Kiev
         Ukraine

The Debtor can be reached at:

         LLC Olimpic Casino Ukraine
         Office 514
         Khreschatik Str. 16
         01001 Kiev
         Ukraine


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AER LINGUS: May Face Insolvency if Pension Scheme Changes Rejected
------------------------------------------------------------------
David Clerkin at The Sunday Business Post Online reports that
Aer Lingus Group plc could face insolvency if the airline's staff
does not agree to radical changes to its main employee pension
scheme and the airline is forced to take on the scheme's EUR460
million deficit.

The Post.ie relates the airline told pension scheme trustees
recently that it could not address the deficit in existing schemes
through higher contributions, as this could trigger a change to
the schemes, accounting treatment.  According to the Post.ie, such
changes could include forcing the airline to recognize some or all
of the deficits on its balance sheet, creating a new liability
that could trigger its insolvency.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Oct. 9,
2009, The Financial Times said Aer Lingus plans to cut a fifth of
its workforce in a EUR97 million (GBP90 million) cost-cutting
program.  The FT disclosed the company, which has been hit by
falling fares and higher fuel bills, is launching a two-stage
"transformational restructuring plan" in an effort to restore
profitability.  According to the FT, the FT plan, involves 676
redundancies, including 489 among pilots, cabin crew and ground
staff, and 187, or 40% of its back-office staff.

Aer Lingus Group Plc and its subsidiaries --
http://www.aerlingus.com/-- operates as a low fares Irish airline
primarily providing passenger and cargo transportation services
from Ireland to the United Kingdom and Europe (short haul) and
also to the United states (long haul).  The Company is primarily
organized into two segments: passenger, which includes revenues
and costs relating to the carriage of passengers, and cargo, which
relates to the revenues and costs from the transportation of
cargo. During the year ended December 31, 2008, three group
companies (Seres Limited, Duneast Limited and Crodley Limited)
were put into liquidation and dissolved.


CATTLES PLC: FSA Conducts Probe Over Provisions for Bad Loans
-------------------------------------------------------------
Sharlene Goff and Brooke Masters at The Financial Times report
that Cattles plc is being investigated by the Financial Services
Authority over how it accounted for bad loans.

According to the FT, people familiar with the investigation said
the FSA was looking at whether Cattles and its executives lived up
to their obligations to make timely and accurate announcements
about the company's increasingly dire financial situation.  The FT
says one area of focus is likely to be the successful GBP200
million rights issue it launched in April 2008.

The regulator is also expected to investigate whether the company
moved quickly enough to tell the market of the problems it
discovered with its impairment provisions earlier this year, the
FT notes.

The FT recalls Cattles has admitted to a breakdown in internal
controls, which resulted in its impairment policies being
incorrectly applied.  The company said it may have to take up to a
further GBP850 million (US$1.3 billion) of impairment provisions,
the FT relates.

                            Standstill

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Sept. 18,
2009, Cattles said it is progressing with its discussions to agree
a standstill agreement with representatives of its key financial
creditors.  A draft of the heads of terms for a standstill
agreement is now being considered by the key financial creditors
and by the board of Cattles and relevant subsidiaries.
The company said it is not certain that these financial creditors
will approve the heads of terms or that a standstill agreement
will be successfully concluded.

Cattles plc -- http://www.cattles.co.uk/-- is a financial
services company specializing in providing consumer credit to non-
standard customers in United Kingdom.  The Company also provides
debt recovery services to external clients and its consumer credit
business, and working capital finance for small- and medium-sized
businesses.  It also has a car retail operation, which is an
introducer of hire purchase customers to its consumer credit
business.  Its business divisions include Welcome Financial
Services, The Lewis Group and Cattles Invoice Finance.  Welcome
Financial Services consists of three businesses: Welcome Finance,
Shopacheck and Welcome Car Finance.  Shopacheck provides short-
term home collected loans to some 260,000 customers through 52
branches.  The Lewis Group provides debt recovery and
investigation services, serving both external clients and Welcome
Financial Services.  In September 2007, it announced the
acquisition of a debt portfolio of United Kingdom credit card,
loan and overdraft receivables.


CORE: Tenon Recovery Appointed as Administrators
------------------------------------------------
Further to the announcement made on September 25, the Board of
Core has agreed to appoint Tenon Recovery as Administrators under
the Insolvency Act 1986.

A further announcement will be made when possible regarding the
Administrators proposals to restructure the Company.

The Core Business was established in May 2004 by Stirling Murray
to create, develop, launch and distribute personal care and beauty
brands.  It also provides consultancy and brand management
services.  The Company was listed on AIM in March 2006 under the
ticker 'CORE.'


GENERAL MOTORS: Magna Won't Make Compulsory Job Cuts at Vauxhall
----------------------------------------------------------------
Beth Mellor at Bloomberg News reports that Britain's Unite union
said Magna International Inc., which is concluding a deal to buy
General Motors Co.'s Opel unit, agreed not to make compulsory job
cuts at the division's U.K. plants employing more than 5,000
people.

Bloomberg relates Unite said in a statement Magna pledged to raise
production at the Vauxhall brand's Ellesmere Port factory to
147,500 cars a year by 2011 and guaranteed manufacturing at its
Luton site, saving 600 jobs that would otherwise have been lost.

Magna, which has called for EUR1.2 billion (US$1.8 billion) of
cost cuts at Opel, confirmed that an agreement had been reached at
Vauxhall while declining to give details, Bloomberg notes.

                               Spain

Citing Chema Fernando, a labor representative, Bloomberg discloses
Magna failed to reach a settlement in Madrid yesterday after
resubmitting an earlier business plan for Opel's plant in
Figueruelas, Spain, during a meeting with unions and government
officials.  According to Bloomberg, an Industry Ministry official
said yesterday in a phone interview Magna later provided the
government with a new plan for the Figueruelas factory that would
sustain its operations for a minimum five to 10 years.  The
Spanish union said the parties plan to meet again today, Oct. 14.

                       About General Motors

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, General Motors Corp.
(NYSE: GM) -- http://www.gm.com/-- as founded in 1908.  GM
employs about 266,000 people around the world and manufactures
cars and trucks in 35 countries.  In 2007, nearly 9.37 million GM
cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands:
Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel,
Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling.  GM's OnStar
subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and
information services.

GM Europe is based in Zurich, Switzerland, while General Motors
Latin America, Africa and Middle East is headquartered in Miramar,
Florida.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter, GM reported net loss
of US$6.0 billion, including special items, in the first quarter
of 2009.  This compares with a reported net loss of US$3.3 billion
in the year-ago quarter.  As of March 31, 2009, GM had
US$82.2 billion in total assets and US$172.8 billion in total
liabilities, resulting in US$90.5 billion in stockholders'
deficit.

General Motors Corporation and three of its affiliates filed for
Chapter 11 protection on June 1, 2009 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Lead Case
No. 09-50026).  General Motors changed its name to Motors
Liquidation Co. following the sale of its key assets to a company
60.8% owned by the U.S. Government.

The Honorable Robert E. Gerber presides over the Chapter 11 cases.
Harvey R. Miller, Esq., Stephen Karotkin, Esq., and Joseph H.
Smolinsky, Esq., at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, assist the Debtors
in their restructuring efforts.  Al Koch at AP Services, LLC, an
affiliate of AlixPartners, LLP, serves as the Chief Executive
Officer for Motors Liquidation Company.  GM is also represented by
Jenner & Block LLP and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as
counsel.  Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP is providing legal advice
to the GM Board of Directors.  GM's financial advisors are Morgan
Stanley, Evercore Partners and the Blackstone Group LLP.

Bankruptcy Creditors' Service, Inc., publishes General Motors
Bankruptcy News.  The newsletter tracks the Chapter 11 proceeding
undertaken by General Motors Corp. and its various affiliates.
(http://bankrupt.com/newsstand/or 215/945-7000).


INCA TECHNOLOGY: In Administration; Leonard Curtis on Board
-----------------------------------------------------------
Further to the announcement on September 25, 2009, the Company
announced that N. A. Bennett and M. C. Healy at Leonard Curtis of
One Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch London W1H 7LW, were
appointed as administrators to Inca Technology International
Limited on October 8, 2009 under the Insolvency Act 1986.

The administrators are currently negotiating the sale of certain
assets of Inca Technology and a further announcement will be made
in due course.  This process does not affect any other company
within the Avisen group.

Louis Peacock, a director of Avisen, is also a director of Inca
Technology.


ITV PLC: Sir Michael Bishop Drops Out of Chairman Race
------------------------------------------------------
Ben Fenton, Salamander Davoudi and Philip Stafford at The
Financial Times report that Sir Michael Bishop -- the airline
entrepreneur behind BMI and the board's preferred candidate for
chairman -- pulled out of talks to take the post following
consultations with major investors including its largest
shareholder and business rival, British Sky Broadcasting.

Citing people with knowledge of the discussions, the FT discloses
Mr. Bishop told the board of his decision after his conversations
with ITV's main investors convinced him that the chairman's job
was too complex for him to manage in the time he could devote to
it.

The FT relates a spokesman for Mr. Bishop said that he took the
decision "after conducting a thorough review of the position and
its responsibilities".

                           About ITV plc

ITV plc -- http://www.itvplc.com/-- is a United Kingdom-based
advertising funded broadcaster.  The Company also operates as an
advertising funded media owner in the United Kingdom across all
media, including television, radio, press, cinema, outdoor and the
Internet.  As a producer, ITV makes hours of network television.
Its digital channels include ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and Citv.  ITV also
makes programs for the BBC, Channel 4, five, Sky and other
broadcasters.  ITV produces programs watched on screens from San
Francisco to Sydney.  In addition, it produces a range of products
related to ITV programs, such as digital video disks (DVDs) and
computer games.  Its online properties include itv.com,
itvlocal.com and Friends Reunited

                           *     *     *

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Sept. 18,
2009, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it has lowered
its long-term corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings
on U.K. private TV broadcaster ITV PLC to 'B+' from 'BB-'.  S&P
said the outlook is negative.  At the same time, S&P affirmed its
'B' short-term corporate credit rating on ITV.


JJB SPORTS: To Push Through with GBP100 Million Fundraising
-----------------------------------------------------------
Kiran Stacey at The Financial Times reports that JJB Sports plc
will pursue its GBP100 million fundraising after investors were
persuaded that allegations surrounding the financial dealings of
its chairman were false.

According to the FT, JJB intends to issue a firm placing and a
placing and open offer, priced at 25p each, underwritten by
Panmure Gordon and Numis Securities.

The fundraising will be put to a shareholder vote on October 29,
the FT discloses.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Oct. 13,
2009, the FT said JJB was forced to delay the share placing on
Friday after shareholders asked for clarification on the repayment
of a loan received by Sir David Jones, its chairman, from Mike
Ashley, owner of Sports Direct.  In an Oct. 9 report, FT disclosed
analysts warned the company might face financial problems if it
did not complete the fundraising.  According to the FT, JJB needs
the cash to give it breathing space after its losses soared to
GBP42.9 million in the first six months of the year.

John Taylor at The Daily Telegraph reports David Herro, chief
investment officer at Harris Associates, which holds a 14.5% stake
in JJB, has called on the Financial Services Authority should
bring criminal charges against those responsible for circulating
rumors about the personal financial affairs of Mr. Jones.

Mr. Herro, as cited by the Daily Telegraph, said the rumors were
part of a "planned, concerted attempt to destabilize" the company.
"Anyone who is caught manipulating a capital raising using false
data should be prosecuted," the Daily Telegraph quoted the JJB
shareholder as saying.

                          About JJB Sports

Headquartered in Wigan, England, JJB Sports plc --
http://www.jjbcorporate.co.uk/-- is engaged in the retailing of
sportswear and sporting equipment.  The company also operates a
chain of fitness clubs, which has a smaller number of indoor
soccer centers attached to them.  It also operates a television
broadcasting and marketing business, which specializes in the
marketing of golf products and fitness equipment through Sky
Television.


LADBROKES PLC: Fitch Affirms Issuer Default Rating to 'BB+'
-----------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has affirmed UK-based betting operator Ladbrokes
PLC's Long-term Issuer Default and senior unsecured ratings at
'BB+' respectively and Short-term IDR at 'B'.  The Outlook on the
Long-term IDR is Negative.

"Despite the remedial actions taken by management with its rights
issue, its cut to the 2009 final dividend and further cost
reductions, Fitch remains concerned about the continuing
deterioration in Ladbrokes's trading performance and the risk of a
potentially compressed post-dividend free cash flow in the longer
term," said Giulio Lombardi, Senior Director in Fitch's European
Retail, Leisure and Consumer Products Group.

The deeply discounted, fully underwritten GBP275 million equity
issue is expected to reduce pro-forma LTM end-September 2009 net
lease-adjusted leverage by approximately 1x to under 4x, a level
that remains compatible with the current 'BB+' ratings.  Fitch
notes, however, that without the rights issue, this measure would
have risen above 4.5x and led to a downgrade.

FY10 free cash flow will benefit from an expected cash saving of
approximately GBP50 million on FY09 dividends, proceeds from the
potential sale of its loss-making Italian operations, and cost-
cutting measures.  However, Fitch cautions that in the absence of
a strong recovery of trading performance, future FCF generation
will be eroded by a resumption of normal dividend payments.

After a difficult H109 in which operating profit fell 26%, trading
in Q309 worsened further, with a 58% decline over a year ago,
though in large part due, according to the company, to an
unusually low profit margin from football betting in the period.
From Q409, given the low comparison base of last year, UK betting
spending could improve as the economy bottoms out.  However, the
European betting industry continues to face stiff competition
among leading players.

Equity issuance proceeds are expected to pay down drawings on
Ladbrokes's bank facilities.  Although the majority of these
facilities only come up for renewal between 2012 and 2013, the
rights issue and a new financial policy targeting Net Debt /
EBITDA below 3.0x are intended to put the company in a more
favourable position, particularly insofar as industry conditions
remain challenging, in the wake of potentially more stringent
lending requirements.  These could include the possible tightening
of Ladbrokes's net debt / EBITDA covenant of currently 4.25x to
the 3.5x level of another industry peer.


LINK LENDING: Placed Into Administration; PwC on Board
------------------------------------------------------
Joe McGrath at FT Adviser reports that Link Lending has gone into
administration.

FT Adviser, citing Money Management, says PricewaterhouseCoopers
were appointed as administrators on Oct. 8 and that staff is in
the process of informing brokers of arrangements for pipeline
business.

According to FT Adviser, sister company Link Loans was continuing
to trade normally Monday with a separate funding line, believed to
be supplied from American financial group AIG.

Link Lending had offered bridging loans to residential properties
of up to 60% loan-to-value (LTV) at rates between 1.25% and 1.5% a
month, FT Adviser discloses.


NEWGATE FUNDING: Moody's Cuts Ratings on Two Classes of Notes to C
------------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the ratings of 15 classes
of notes and has confirmed the ratings of 4 classes of notes
issued by Newgate Funding Plc.  The 19 affected tranches, listed
below, had been placed on review for possible downgrade on 26 June
2009 due to worse-than-expected collateral performance.  The
rating actions conclude the review and take into account the
increased loss expectations for the three mortgage portfolios
backing Newgate Funding Series 2006-1, Newgate Funding Series
2006-2 and Newgate Funding Series 2006-3.

Newgate Funding Series 2006-1closed in March 2006 and the current
pool factor is approximately 32%.  The assets supporting the notes
are "near prime", sub-prime and non-conforming mortgage loans
secured by residential properties located in England, Wales,
Scotland and Northern Ireland, with approximately 56% of the
outstanding portfolio represented by interest-only loans.  The
original weighted average LTV at closing was approximately 79%
while the current weighted average indexed LTV has increased to
approximately 84%.  As a result of the house price depreciation
after closing, approximately 20% of the outstanding portfolio is
currently characterized by an indexed LTV higher than 100%.

The cumulative losses realized since closing in Newgate Funding
Series 2006-1 amount to 1.30% of the original portfolio balance,
with an average loss severity of 18%.  The reserve fund, fully
funded at closing, was first drawn in June 2008 and is currently
45% of the required reserve fund amount.

Newgate Funding Series 2006-2 closed in June 2006 and the current
pool factor is approximately 49%.  The assets supporting the notes
are "near prime", sub-prime and non-conforming mortgage loans
secured by residential properties located in England, Wales,
Scotland and Northern Ireland, with approximately 55% of the
outstanding portfolio represented by interest-only loans.  The
original weighted average LTV at closing was approximately equal
to 80% while the current weighted average indexed LTV has
increased to approximately 87%.  As a result of the house price
depreciation after closing, approximately 26% of the outstanding
portfolio is currently characterized by an indexed LTV higher than
100%.

The cumulative losses realized since closing in Newgate Funding
Series 2006-2 amount to 1.31% of the original portfolio balance,
with an average loss severity of 19.5%.  The reserve fund, fully
funded at closing, was first drawn in July 2008 and is currently
7.7% of the required reserve fund amount.

Newgate Funding Series 2006-3 closed in November 2006 and the
current pool factor is approximately 63%.  The assets supporting
the notes are "near prime", sub-prime and non-conforming mortgage
loans secured by residential properties located in England, Wales,
Scotland and Northern Ireland, with approximately 66% of the
outstanding portfolio represented by interest-only loans.  The
original weighted average LTV at closing was approximately equal
to 80% while the current weighted average indexed LTV has
increased to approximately 94%.  As a result of the house price
depreciation after closing, approximately 44% of the outstanding
portfolio is currently characterized by an indexed LTV higher than
100%.

The cumulative losses realized since closing in Newgate Funding
Series 2006-3 amount to 1.31% of the original portfolio balance,
with an average loss severity of 23%.  The reserve fund, fully
funded at closing, was first drawn in August 2008 and is currently
41% of the required reserve fund amount.

According to the latest investor reports, 90+ days delinquencies
(including outstanding repossessions) have increased in the last
quarter to 32.9% of the outstanding balance of the portfolio in
Newgate Funding Series 2006-1, 31.2% in Newgate Funding Series
2006-2 and 32.9% in Newgate Funding Series 2007-3.  These levels
of 90+ arrears are partially overstated by the common practice of
computing the number of months in arrears by dividing the arrears
amount by the last monthly installment.

In the last quarter, the loans in arrears which have not made any
payment have been approximately equal to 18.0% of the current
portfolio balance in Newgate Funding Series 2006-1, 17.8% in
Newgate Funding Series 2006-2 and 18.1% in Newgate Funding Series
2006-3.  Over the same period of time, the borrowers in arrears
who have paid at least their contractual monthly installment
amount to 19.7% of the current portfolio balance in Newgate
Funding Series 2006-1, 19.2% in Newgate Funding Series 2006-2 and
20.7% in Newgate Funding Series 2006-3.  The ability of these
delinquent borrowers to partially cure their arrears may be also
linked to the current benign interest rate environment for the
floating rate loans, which currently represent approximately 100%
for Newgate Funding Series 2006-1 and 2006-2 and 81.7% of the
current portfolio balance for Newgate Funding Series 2006-3.
Moody's has taken into account that such payment ability could be
put at risk in case the interest rate environment became less
favorable in the future.

The Affected Transactions are exposed to unhedged basis risk
between the interest received on the mortgage loans, ultimately
linked to the BBR, and the 3-Month-GBP-Libor due on the notes.
Additionally, in Newgate Funding Series 2006-3 the fixed-floating
swap provides only a partial hedging as the 3-Month-GBP-Libor
payable by the swap counterparty resets monthly whereas the 3-
Month-GBP-Libor payable on the Notes resets quarterly.  These
unhedged basis risks had been previously sized by Moody's and have
not been the driver of the rating actions.

Moody's has assessed updated loan-by-loan information of the
outstanding portfolio to determine the increase in credit support
needed and the volatility of future losses.  As a consequence,
Moody's has revised its Milan Aaa CE for the Affected Transactions
to 28% for Newgate Funding Series 2006-1 and 2006-2 (previously
26.4% and 23% respectively) and to 30% for Newgate Funding Series
2006-3 (previously 27%).  In each of the Affected Transactions the
Class A notes share the same PDL and their current available
credit enhancement (excluding excess spread) equals approximately
41.8% in Newgate Funding Series 2006-1, 32.5% in Newgate Funding
Series 2006-2 and 25.7% in Newgate Funding Series 2007-3.  In
Newgate 2006-3 the principal redemption within the Class A notes
is fully sequential, hence these classes are expected to have
significantly different average lives.  In its cash flow analysis
Moody's has taken into account the faster repayment of the Class
A2 and Class A3 notes for Newgate Funding Series 2006-3 and this
has led to the confirmation of the rating for Class A2.

Considering the current amount of realized losses, and completing
a roll-rate and severity analysis for the non-defaulted portion of
the portfolio, Moody's has also increased its total loss
expectations to 4.0%, 5.75% and 7.0% of the original portfolio
balance for Newgate Funding Series 2006-1, 2006-2 and 2007-2
respectively (vs.  2.25%, 2.75% and 3.50% previously assumed).

The loss expectation and the Milan Aaa CE are the two key
parameters used by Moody's to calibrate the loss distribution
curve, which is one of the inputs into Moody's RMBS cash-flow
model.  Moody's has also factored into its analysis the negative
sector outlook for UK non-conforming RMBS.  The sector outlook
reflects these expectations of key macro-economic indicators: GDP
to contract by 4.1% in 2009, followed by growth of 0.9% in 2010,
unemployment to increase to 9.6% by 2010 from 7.8%, house prices
to decrease by over 30% from their peak in 2007 to a trough in
2010 and further increases in personal insolvencies.  For more
detailed information please refer to Moody's Economy.Com.

The classes of notes affected by the rating actions are:

Newgate Funding Series 2006-1:

  -- Class A4, confirmed at Aaa; previously on 26 June 2009 Aaa
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Ma confirmed at Aa1; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa1 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Mb confirmed at Aa1; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa1 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Ba confirmed at Aa3; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Bb confirmed at Aa3; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Ca downgraded to Baa3; previously on 26 June 2009 A3
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Cb downgraded to Baa3; previously on 26 June 2009 A3
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class D downgraded to Caa1; previously on 26 June 2009 Ba3
     and placed under review for possible downgrade; and

  -- Class E downgraded to Ca; previously on 26 June 2009 B3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade.

Newgate Funding Series 2006-2:

  -- Class A3a, downgraded to Aa1; previously on 26 June 2009 Aaa
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class A3b, downgraded to Aa1; previously on 26 June 2009 Aaa
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class M downgraded to Aa2; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa1 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Ba downgraded to A3; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Bb downgraded to A3; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Ca downgraded to B1; previously on 26 June 2009 Baa2
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Cb downgraded to B1; previously on 26 June 2009 Baa2
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Da downgraded to Ca; previously on 26 June 2009 B3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Db downgraded to Ca; previously on 26 June 2009 B3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade; and

  -- Class E downgraded to C; previously on 26 June 2009 Caa2 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

Newgate Funding Series 2006-3:

  -- Class A2, confirmed at Aaa; previously on 26 June 2009 Aaa
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class A3a, downgraded to Aa1; previously on 26 June 2009 Aaa
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class A3b, downgraded to Aa1; previously on 26 June 2009 Aaa
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Mb downgraded to Aa3; previously on 26 June 2009 Aa2
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Ba downgraded to Baa2; previously on 26 June 2009 A2
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Bb downgraded to Baa2; previously on 26 June 2009 A2
     and placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Cb downgraded to B3; previously on 26 June 2009 Ba1 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Da downgraded to Ca; previously on 26 June 2009 B3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade;

  -- Class Db downgraded to Ca; previously on 26 June 2009 B3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade; and

  -- Class E downgraded to C; previously on 26 June 2009 Caa3 and
     placed under review for possible downgrade.

Moody's ratings address the expected loss posed to investors by
the legal final maturity of the notes.  Moody's ratings address
only the credit risks associated with the transactions.  Other
non-credit risks have not been addressed, but may have a
significant effect on yield to investors.


TOOTSIES RESTAURANTS: Placed Into Administration
------------------------------------------------
The Board of Clapham House Group PLC has withdrawn support and
funding to its subsidiary Tootsies/Dexters business.  As a
consequence, the subsidiary companies Tootsies Restaurants
Limited, Urban Dining Limited, Tootsies Holdings Limited and TD
Scotland Limited have been placed into administration.  BDO LLP
were appointed as administrators of Tootsies on October 12, 2009.

All other parts of The Clapham House Group PLC, namely the Gourmet
Burger Kitchen and The Real Greek businesses, are unaffected by
this action and will continue to trade as normal.

Clapham House has provided significant financial support to
Tootsies since its acquisition in May 2006.  However, given the
current economic outlook and the prolonged downturn in trading and
profitability at the Tootsies business, the Clapham House Board
believes that there is little prospect of the Tootsies business as
a whole generating a profit in the near future.  As a result, and
after extensive review, the solvent restructuring of the Tootsies
business is not considered to be a viable solution.  The Board of
Clapham House has therefore acted now to protect the Company's
profitable Gourmet Burger Kitchen and The Real Greek businesses as
well as its shareholders and the majority of its staff.

The Administrators have informed Clapham House that subsequent to
their appointment this morning a sale agreement was entered into
to sell 11 of the 21 restaurant units currently operated by
Tootsies to Giraffe Concepts for a consideration of GBP2.5 million
(before costs).  The sale will preserve approximately 25 full
time and over 250 part time jobs.  The Administrators are
continuing to explore opportunities to dispose of the remaining 10
Tootsies/Dexters restaurant units in order to maximise returns to
creditors of Tootsies.

Prior to these actions, the Clapham House Board consulted with the
Company's bankers, who confirmed that Clapham House's bank
facilities are unaffected by these changes and remain available
until June 2012.  Any net proceeds received by the bank from the
Administrators will be applied to reduce the Company's
indebtedness under these banking facilities.

David Page, Chairman of The Clapham House Group PLC, said:
"We have taken the steps described in this announcement with great
regret, having spent considerable time researching alternative
strategic options for Tootsies.  We believe that this is the best
course of action to protect shareholder value whilst minimising
job losses.  Looking to the future the management team will focus
on building the excellent reputation and strength of its two core
brands, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and The Real Greek."


URSUS 2: Moody's Cuts Rating on GBP27.2 Mln Class F Notes to 'Ba2'
------------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded these classes of Notes
issued by Ursus 2 (Octane) plc (amount reflecting initial
outstandings):

  -- GBP49M Class B Floating Rate Notes, Downgraded to Aa3;
     previously on Apr 8, 2009 Aa1 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

  -- GBP49M Class C Floating Rate Notes, Downgraded to A3;
     previously on Apr 8, 2009 Aa2 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

  -- GBP27.2M Class D Floating Rate Notes, Downgraded to Baa3;
     previously on Apr 8, 2009 Aa3 Placed Under Review for
     Possible Downgrade

  -- GBP27.2M Class E Floating Rate Notes, Downgraded to Ba1;
     previously on Apr 8, 2009 A1 Placed Under Review for Possible
     Downgrade

  -- GBP27.2M Class F Floating Rate Notes, Downgraded to Ba2;
     previously on Apr 8, 2009 A2 Placed Under Review for Possible
     Downgrade

At the same time, Moody's affirmed the Aaa ratings of the Class A,
Class X1, and Class X2 Notes.

The rating action concludes the review for possible downgrade that
was initiated for the Class B, C, D, E, and Class F Notes on 8
April 2009.  The rating action takes Moody's updated central
scenarios into account, as described in Moody's Special Report
"Moody's Updates on Its Surveillance Approach for EMEA CMBS."

1) Transaction Overview

Ursus 2 (Octane) plc closed in July 2006 and represents a true-
sale securitisation of a single commercial mortgage loan secured
by 180 petrol filling stations located throughout the UK.  All
properties are let to the single tenant, Shell U.K. Limited, under
fully repairing and insuring leases for a term that expires on 29
November 2019, subject to a mutual break option in November 2017.
Shell is the major operating subsidiary in the United Kingdom of
Royal Dutch Shell plc whose long-term senior unsecured debt is
rated Aa1 by Moody's.

The sponsor of the borrower is the Englander Group which
financed the acquisition of the portfolio through the securitized
loan in the transaction.  As of closing, the Loan amounted to
GBP351.6 million.  It amortizes in quarterly installments based on
a fixed repayment schedule and as of August 2009, the outstanding
balance of the Loan was GBP339.1 million.  As at closing, the Loan
was anticipated to be repaid in February 2013 ("Anticipated
Repayment Date") by when the balance will have reduced to GBP
323.9 million.  In case the borrower cannot refinance the Loan by
the Anticipated Repayment Date, it can be extended to November
2017 at the request of the borrower.  From February 2013 onwards,
a 2% subordinated step-up interest will accrue and be payable at
the latest at the final maturity date of the Loan in November
2017.  At closing, a mezzanine loan was advanced to the borrower
which is secured by second ranking charges over the properties
and is subject to an intercreditor agreement.  The mezzanine loan
which is outside of the securitization amounted to GBP17.0 million
at closing and has amortized down to GBP9.7 million as of August
2009.

The legal final maturity of the Notes is in November 2019, two
years after the final maturity of the Loan.

2) Rating Rationale

The rating action has been prompted by (i) the observed value
decrease of the property portfolio over the last 2 years and an
expectation of further value declines over the next year to a
Moody's trough value of GBP350 million; and (ii) an increased
refinancing risk due to the higher anticipated loan-to-value ratio
of the Loan at maturity compared with Moody's expectation at
closing.

In Moody's view, property values in the UK will only gradually
increase from 2011 onwards and the lending activity will remain
limited for the foreseeable future with a preference for loans
secured by standard property types and with moderate LTV levels.
Therefore, in Moody's opinion, there is a high likelihood of the
Loan not being repaid by the Anticipated Repayment Date, rather,
being extended potentially until 2017 in accordance with the Loan
agreement.

Moody's highlights that the leases with Shell are subject to a
break option in 2017 and they expire in 2019.  Given this lease
expiry profile of the portfolio, the prospect of a successful
refinancing of the Loan in 2017 depends more on Shell renewing its
leases than it was expected at closing by Moody's, translating
into increased volatility and, therefore, a higher default risk
assessment at maturity of the Loan.

Given the higher refinancing risk, the default risk of the Loan
assessed by Moody's has increased compared to closing, but it is
still relatively low, benefiting during the term of the Loan from
the credit strength of the Tenant.  Upon a loan default, Moody's
expects a low amount of losses on the securitized Loan.  The Class
A Noteholders are protected against those losses by the
subordination provided by more junior classes, and the still
material property value cushion available.  Based on Moody's
trough value assessment for the portfolio, the note-to-value level
is expected to be around 46% for the Class A Notes.  Further, as
the transaction incorporates a fully sequential priority of
interest and principal payments, Moody's expects the credit
enhancement available to the Class A Notes to increase over time
through scheduled Loan repayments.  These factors combined have
resulted in the affirmation of the rating of the Class A Notes.

For the mezzanine and junior Notes, however, the experienced
property value decline has already resulted in an erosion of the
property value cushion available and Moody's expects this cushion
to erode even further.  The Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E and
Class F Notes are subordinated in the transaction's capital
structure.  Due to this additional leverage, the higher portfolio
risk assessment has a relatively bigger impact on the expected
loss of the more junior Notes than on the expected loss of the
senior Notes.  Based on Moody's trough value for the portfolio,
the estimated note-to-value level is approximately 60% for the
Class B Notes, 74% for the Class C Notes, 81% for the Class D
Notes, 89% for the Class E Notes and 97% for the Class F Notes.

Moody's affirmed the ratings of the Classes X1 and X2 Notes.  The
Class X Notes are entitled to receive prepayment fees in
connection with the underlying Loan and the difference between (i)
interest payable on the Loan and (ii) interest payable on the
Notes and certain costs.  The liquidity facility can be used to
cover potential interest shortfalls on the Class X Notes.  In
relation to principal, the Class X Notes benefit from equivalent
amounts deposited on the Class X Account.  Given these
characteristics, the ratings of the Class X Notes are not affected
by the increased credit risk of the Loan.

3) Performance history

Being a single-tenanted transaction with a high credit quality
tenant, the performance of the transaction has been stable to
date, with no performance issues being reported.  In comparison to
closing, the rental income is scheduled to increase which results
in increasing coverage ratios over time.  The rent payable under
the leases is subject to five year reviews and will be adjusted
upwards twice during the life of the transaction by a factor of
1.025 raised to the fifth power.  At closing, the net rental
income amounted to GBP22.9 million; in November 2009 the net
rental income is scheduled to increase to GBP25.9 million.  The
underwriter's DSCR was 1.01x for the Loan at closing while the 12-
month forward-looking DSCR as of August 2009 is 1.11x compared
with the covenant of 1.00x.

At closing, based on the underwriter's market value of GBP463.0
million, the Loan had a loan-to-value of 76%.  In September 2008,
the servicer ordered a new valuation for the portfolio which
showed a U/W MV of GBP410 million.  As a result of the new
valuation, the LTV increased to 83.5% which has since decreased to
82.7% due to scheduled amortization compared with the Loan
covenant of 85.0%.  Moody's understands that the servicer has
ordered a second re-valuation of the portfolio which will be the
basis for the next covenant testing in November 2009.  In Moody's
view, in line with its value assessment for the portfolio
explained below and absent any Loan prepayments, there is a high
likelihood of the LTV covenant being breached as of the next
interest payment date in November 2009.

Moody's also notes that as part of the lease agreement, the Tenant
has the right to assign up to 10% by rental value of the leases
(without guarantee) to a third party tenant that must hold a
Moody's long-term unsecured, unguaranteed rating of at least A2.
Moreover, without any limit or consent from the property owner,
the Tenant is allowed to assign the leases to seven other major
suppliers of fuel/petrol, entities rated Aa2 or higher and/or any
group company of the Tenant.  The Tenant is also allowed to 1)
terminate leases related to properties that become obsolete
(subject to the payment of a "Compensation Sum" by the Tenant) or
2) substitute other properties of similar nature and value.
Moody's is aware that to date, the Tenant has only substituted one
property within the flexibilities explained above.

4) Moody's Analysis

Property values: Property values across the UK have significantly
fallen since mid 2007.  Moody's estimates that the trough value of
the property portfolio is GBP 350 million.  The difference between
Moody's trough value assessment and the U/W MV of GBP410 million
as of September 2008 can be explained by the significant yield
widening seen for properties in the UK over the past year, also
considering the specialist nature of the properties in the
portfolio.  Based on Moody's trough value assessment, the
estimated LTV ratio of the Loan is 97%.  Moody's anticipates only
a slow recovery of UK property values from 2011 onwards and this
recovery is not expected to be material until the Anticipated
Repayment Date of the Loan in February 2013.

In order to account for the single tenant exposure in this
transaction, Moody's uses the vacant possession value of the
property portfolio as the relevant recovery value upon a
payment default during the Loan term.  Moody's VPV of the
portfolio is GBP240 million, representing 60% of the sustainable
value for the portfolio.  For its sustainable value assessment of
GBP400 million, Moody's gave benefit to (i) the value of having
Shell, a strong covenant with long-term leases in-place and (ii)
the attractiveness of the property portfolio in its existing use,
not only to Shell but also to other suppliers of fuel/petrol.

Refinancing Risk: In Moody's view, the refinancing risk for the
Loan in November 2017 is highly dependent on the renewal of the
Shell leases which are due to expire in November 2019 (subject to
a mutual break option in November 2017).  Moody's considers that
the petrol filling stations securing the transaction are of
overall good quality and attractive to Shell from an operational
standpoint.  To assess the default probability of the Loan at
maturity, Moody's derived a value for the portfolio based on
different lease renewal assumptions that range from 50% to 80% for
different properties in the portfolio which resulted in a
refinancing value that is slightly lower than Moody's sustainable
value.  Based on this approach, and taking into account (i)
potential prepayments of the Loan in case of a LTV covenant breach
and (ii) the subordinated 2% step-up interest that will accrue
from the Anticipated Repayment Date onwards, Moody's estimates
that the refinancing LTV of the Loan will be around 86% in 2017.
While the risk of the Loan defaulting at maturity is still low, it
is considerably higher than expected by Moody's at closing of the
transaction.

5) Rating Sensitivity

The credit risk of the Notes in the near term is closely linked to
the quality of the Tenant, and the credit quality of the Tenant's
parent (Royal Dutch Shell plc), although, Moody's would not expect
a change of the ratings of the Notes, all else being equal, if a
rating change for the parent company was limited to two notches.
As reflected in the rating action, the ratings of the Notes are
sensitive to Moody's refinancing risk assessment for the
securitized Loan and its loss given default expectations, which
are in turn dependent on the attractiveness of the petrol filling
stations to Shell or an alternative operator.


* UK: PwC Survey Finds Survival of Companies Getting Easier
-----------------------------------------------------------
Specialists who are charged with saving the U.K.'s most distressed
companies are finally beginning to see an improved outlook on the
state of the U.K. economy, but are still facing some tough
challenges as they help distressed businesses through the
recession.  This is according to the most recent survey by
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of its Turnaround Director (TD) Panel
which showed over 67% of respondents believe over half of current
turnarounds will be successful and 85% of TDs believing their key
trading indicators have levelled out or are starting to improve.

However, these positive responses are countered by lingering
concerns over companies' readiness to accept they need help with
56% of respondents still finding this to be a main barrier to
their help being sought and continuing frustrations at the ease
with which they can raise additional finances to fund their
turnaround efforts with 86% of TDs finding it the same or harder
to raise new funds.

The findings reflect the views of more than 160 members of the PwC
Turnaround Director.  The panel consists of senior executives,
many with specialist expertise in corporate rescue, who can be
introduced to a troubled business and take on an executive role in
its turnaround.

Richard Boys-Stones, partner, Business Recovery Services at
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said: "Turnaround Directors (TDs) have
been at the coal-face of UK Businesses attempts to survive through
the recession and to that end it is really encouraging to see that
they are beginning to see some positive signs in their work with
distressed companies.

"However, while it seems things are certainly getting no worse,
there are clearly still real challenges for any company attempting
to secure additional funding as the ease of raising funds is no
better and some instances harder than it was in May of this year.
Perhaps most frustratingly, TDs are still finding that companies
are not prepared to accept they need help and are not calling on
their services quick enough."

Opinions of the sometimes controversial 'pre-pack' administration
resulted in a spectrum of views from TDs.  Many TDs believe this
process to be a useful and appropriate tool in the right
situation, but the fact that some respondents found the process
unacceptable and even morally questionable suggests there is still
work to be done in making sure the appropriate safeguards and
levels of transparency are in place.

Similarly, perceptions of what constitutes a successful turnaround
were wide ranging.  Most respondents cited survival of the
business with a return to profitability, a clear vision and
strategy and operation for at least two years as being the
hallmarks of success.  However, there was a major polarisation as
to whether success requires the survival of the company or
business typically with the use of a 'pre-pack'.

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