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           Wednesday, July 13, 2011, Vol. 12, No. 137

                            Headlines



A U S T R I A

A-TEC INDUSTRIES: Gets Three Binding Bids; July 23 Sale Likely


C Z E C H   R E P U B L I C

ECM REAL ESTATE: Proposes Restructuring Plan to Repay 48% of Debt


G E R M A N Y

CHOREN INDUSTRIES: May Restructure under Insolvency Plan or Sale
VAC HOLDING: S&P Puts 'B-' Long-Term Rating on Watch Positive


G R E E C E

AXIA FINANCE: S&P Affirms Rating on Class A Notes at 'BB+'
OMEGA NAVIGATION: Files for Bankruptcy in United States
OMEGA NAVIGATION: Voluntary Chapter 11 Case Summary


H U N G A R Y

VERTESI EROMU: Court Approves Debt Repayment Deal with Creditors


I C E L A N D

ORKUVEITA REYKJAVIKUR: Moody's Downgrades Issuer Rating to 'B1'


I R E L A N D

BANK OF IRELAND: In Restructuring Credit Event, ISDA Rules
BANK OF IRELAND: State Aid Gets Temporary EU Approval
HSS: Investors Break Into Hotel Premises
MCINERNEY HOLDINGS: Liquidation Bid Will Fail, Investor Claims
UPDOWN COURT: Facing Receivership Action from NAMA


I T A L Y

ATLANTE FINANCE: Fitch Affirms Rating on Class C Notes at 'Bsf'
CASSA DI RISPARMIO: Moody's Cuts Financial Strength Rating to 'D-'


N E T H E R L A N D S

ARCOS DORADOS: Moody's Assigns 'Ba2' Corporate Family Rating
CADOGAN SQUARE: Moody's Raises Rating on Class E Notes to 'Ba3'
NXP BV: S&P Raises Long-term Corp. Credit Rating to 'B+'


N O R W A Y

THINK GLOBAL: Brightwell Among Potential Buyers


P O R T U G A L

EDA-ELECTRICIDADE: Moody's Downgrades Issuer Rating to 'Ba2'
EMPRESA DE ELECTRICIDADE: Moody's Downgrades Issuer Rating to 'B1'


R O M A N I A

BANCA COMERCIALA: Fitch Upgrades Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings
* CITY OF BRASOV: Fitch Lifts Foreign Currency Rating From 'BB+'
* CITY OF ORADEA: Fitch Lifts Foreign Currency Rating From 'BB+'
* CITY OF ROMANIA: Fitch Puts 'BB+' Currency Ratings on Watch Pos.
* ROMANIA: Fund Shortage Prompts Corporate Insolvencies


R U S S I A

BANK OF MOSCOW: Moody's Cuts Bank Financial Strength Rating to E+
BANK MOSCOW-MINSK: Moody's Cuts Long-Term Deposit Rating to 'B2'
BANK VTB: Moody's Changes Outlook on 'D-' BFSR to Negative


S P A I N

GC FTPYME: S&P Lowers Rating on Class E Notes to 'CCC-'
* SPAIN: Some Savings Banks May Fall Short of Stress Tests


S W E D E N

ONOFF: Files for Bankruptcy After Sale Talks Fail
SAAB AUTOMOBILE: Reaches Agreement with Suppliers to Settle Debts


T U R K E Y

PETKIM PETROKIMYA: Fitch Affirms Long-Term IDRs at 'BB-'


U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

CANARY WHARF: Fitch Affirms Rating on Class D2 Notes at 'BBsf'
DRIVER HIRE: Sheffco Franchisee Enters Liquidation
EATONFIELD DEVELOPMENTS: Creditors Appoint Liquidator
EUROHOME UK: Fitch Affirms Ratings on Class B2 Notes at 'CCsf'
GOTTEX MARKET: Placed Into Voluntary Liquidation

IMMIGRATION ADVISORY: Goes Into Administration, Misspent Funds
KINETICS GROUP: Remaining Firms Face Administration
LEE BANK: In Liquidation; FSCS to Pay Compensation to Members
LOSELEY DAIRY: Administrators Set to Put Firm in Liquidation
MONTROSE PARTNERS: High Court Places Firm Into Liquidation

RENAISSANCE: Is Back in Original Founder's Hands
SHAKA ZULU: Goes Into Voluntary Liquidation
VOICESERVE INC: Michael Studer CPA Raises Going Concern Doubt
WILDING PHOTOGRAPHIC: In Liquidation; 24 Workers Lose Jobs


X X X X X X X X

* S&P's Global Corp. Default Tally Remains at 18 for 2011
* Moody's: Spec-Grade Default Rate Ends at 2.2% in Q2 2011




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A-TEC INDUSTRIES: Gets Three Binding Bids; July 23 Sale Likely
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According to Bloomberg News' Jonathan Tirone, Vienna's Die Presse,
citing Hans-Georg Kantner, a spokesman for A-Tec Industries AG's
creditor committee, reported that the company will probably be
sold by July 23.

Bloomberg relates that the article said A-Tec has received three
binding bids, including an offer from Central European private-
equity company Penta Investments Ltd.

Presse, as cited by Bloomberg, said that unidentified Chinese and
Indian companies have also bid.

Bloomberg notes that the newspaper, citing market speculation,
reported A-Tec founder Mirko Kovats favors the Chinese offer
because he would be allowed to retain part of the company.

According to Bloomberg, the story disclosed that the winning
bidder needs to pay at least EUR210 million (US$293 million) in
cash by September 30 to take over A-Tec.

On Oct. 22, 2010, the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe, citing
Bloomberg News, reported that A-Tec sought court clearance to
reorganize debt after losing access to its line of credit because
of an Australian power-station project's financial difficulties.
A-Tec said in an Oct. 20 statement that it had filed for self-
administered reorganization proceedings at the Vienna Commercial
Court and appointed trustees for bondholders, Bloomberg disclosed.
The company has a EUR798 million (US$1.11 billion) revolving
credit facility and EUR302 million in outstanding bonds, according
to Bloomberg data.

A-TEC Industries AG engages in plant construction, drive
technology, machine tools, and minerals and metals businesses in
Europe and internationally.  The company is based in Vienna,
Austria.


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ECM REAL ESTATE: Proposes Restructuring Plan to Repay 48% of Debt
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According to Bloomberg News' Lenka Ponikelska, CTK, citing an
insolvency registry, reported that ECM Real Estate Investments AG
proposed a restructuring plan that would allow repaying 48% of its
debt to unsecured creditors.

Bloomberg notes that the newswire said ECM would have to finish
five development projects in the Czech Republic and Poland to be
able to repay the proposed amount.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on May 26,
2011, CTK related that the City Court in Prague declared ECM
insolvent and appointed Ivo Hala its insolvency administrator.
Insolvency proceedings against the company were launched in April,
CTK recounted.  ECM has long-term obligations exceeding EUR165.9
million (CZK4 billion), most of the debt being bonds, CTK
disclosed.

ECM Real Estate Investments AG is known mainly as the builder of
high-rise buildings in Prague's Pankrac district.


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CHOREN INDUSTRIES: May Restructure under Insolvency Plan or Sale
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Louise Downing at Bloomberg News reports that Choren Industries
GmbH began insolvency proceedings after running into "financing
difficulties" following the commissioning of a synthetic-gas
demonstration plant.

According to Bloomberg, Choren said in a statement on its Web site
that the administrators will restructure the company through an
insolvency plan or sale.  The company, as cited by Bloomberg,
talks with investors will start in the "near future".

Freiberg-based Choren Industries GmbH is a German second
generation biofuels company.


VAC HOLDING: S&P Puts 'B-' Long-Term Rating on Watch Positive
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'B-' long-term
corporate credit rating on Germany-based magnetic-materials
manufacturer VAC Holding GmbH on CreditWatch with positive
implications. The 'B' short-term corporate credit rating was
affirmed.

"At the same time, we placed all issue ratings on debt instruments
issued by VAC Finanzierung GmbH and VAC KG on CreditWatch
positive," S&P related.

One Equity Partner (OEP), the sole shareholder of VAC Holding GmbH
(VAC), has announced it has entered into definitive agreement to
sell VAC to higher rated OM Group Inc. (BB-/Stable/--) for a
consideration of EUR700 million. The transaction depends on
certain regulatory approvals and we expect it to close in third-
quarter 2011.

"We expect that VAC's rated debt will be repaid as part of the
transaction," said Standard & poor's credit analyst Anna Stegert.
"We understand that the terms of the outstanding bonds, with
principal outstanding of EUR55 million, have a redemption option."

VAC is among the leading global manufacturers of high-end magnetic
materials for industrial use. Following a difficult 2009, the
group's operating performance saw a significant rebound. In the 12
months ended March 31, 2011, VAC generated a strong EBITDA margin
of about 20% and revenues of EUR389 million. This compares with a
reported (normalized) EBTIDA margin of about 8.3% and revenues of
EUR235 million in its trough year 2009.

"We will likely withdraw the ratings on VAC if the rated debt is
repaid as part the transaction," said Ms. Stegert. "If the rated
debt is not repaid, we could raise the ratings to the level of OM
Group if the debt is legally assumed or guaranteed by OM Group."


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AXIA FINANCE: S&P Affirms Rating on Class A Notes at 'BB+'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB+ (sf)' credit
rating on Axia Finance PLC's class A notes. "We have subsequently
withdrawn our ratings on Axia Finance at the originator's
request," S&P stated.

Axia Finance is collateralized loan obligation of Greek small and
midsize enterprises originated by Piraeus Bank S.A.

"Our rating actions follow a review of the most current asset and
cash flow information the issuer has provided to us," S&P related.


OMEGA NAVIGATION: Files for Bankruptcy in United States
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Athens, Greece-based Omega Navigation Enterprises Inc. and
affiliates, owner and operator of tankers carrying refined
petroleum products, filed for Chapter 11 protection (Bankr. S.D.
Tex. Lead Case No. 11-35926) on July 8 in Houston.

Omega is an international provider of marine transportation
services focusing on seaborne transportation of refined petroleum
products.  The Debtors disclosed assets of US$527.6 million and
debt totaling US$359.5 million.  Together, the Debtors wholly own
a fleet of eight high-specification product tankers, with each
vessel owned by a separate debtor entity.

Secured lenders with first liens on the vessels are owed a total
of US$242.7 million.  HSH Nordbank AG is agent for the lenders
that include Bank of Scotland and Dresdner Bank AG.  The ships are
encumbered with US$36.2 million in second mortgages with NIBC Bank
NV is agent.

"The global recession lessened demand for international charter
shipping of refined petroleum products, and this negatively
impacted Omega's business," Gregory McGrath, Chief Financial
Officer of Omega Navigation, said in a court filing.

Mr. McGrath notes that at the time Omega undertook its senior debt
obligations, and also thereafter, Omega was promised by its senior
lenders a three-year extension on its senior debt facility if
certain conditions were met.  Omega believes it has met those
conditions, yet Omega's senior lenders have not consented to the
agreed upon extension.  Consequently, under threat of default and
acceleration, Omega has been forced to file the chapter 11 cases
to protect its interests.

Prepetition Omega sued senior bank lenders in the Courts of the
Hellenic Republic Greece contending the lenders violated an
agreement to grant a three-year extension on a loan that otherwise
matured in April.  Omega says the lenders' breach have caused
damages of US$570 million.

The bankruptcy filing does not include affiliate Omega Management
Inc., the vessels' manager, and affiliates with partial ownership
interests in other vessels.

Omega reported revenue of US$34.4 million for six months ended
June 2010, resulting in a net loss of US$394,000.

The vessels securing the US$278.9 million debt as of the Petition
Date have book value exceeding US$390 million, according to the
Debtors.


OMEGA NAVIGATION: Voluntary Chapter 11 Case Summary
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Debtor: Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc.
        61. Vasilisis Sofias Avenue
        115 21 Athens
        Greece

Bankruptcy Case No.: 11-35927

Affiliates that simultaneously sought Chapter 11 protection:

        Debtor                        Case No.
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Baytown Navigation Inc.               11-35926 (Lead Debtor)
Galveston Navigation Inc.             11-35928
Beaumont Navigation Inc.              11-35930
Carrolton Navigation Inc.             11-35931
Decatur Navigation Inc.               11-35933
Elgin Navigation Inc.                 11-35934
Fulton Navigation Inc.                11-35936
Orange Navigation Inc.                11-35937
Omega Navigation (USA) LLC            11-35938

Chapter 11 Petition Date: July 8, 2011

Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
       Southern District of Texas (Houston)

Judge: Jeff Bohm

Debtor's Counsel: Jason Gary Cohen, Esq.
                  BRACEWELL & GIULIANI LLP
                  711 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300
                  Houston, TX 77002
                  Tel: (713) 221-1416
                  Fax: (713) 222-3209
                  E-mail: jason.cohen@bgllp.com

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                  William Alfred Wood, III, Esq.
                  BRACEWELL & GIULIANI LLP
                  711 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300
                  Houston, TX 77002-2781
                  Tel: (713) 223-2300
                  Fax: (713) 221-1212
                  E-mail: Trey.Wood@bgllp.com

Total Assets: US$527.6 million

Total Debts: US$359.5 million

The Company did not file a list of creditors together with its
petition.

The petitions were signed by George Kassiotis, president.


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VERTESI EROMU: Court Approves Debt Repayment Deal with Creditors
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MTI-Econews reports that Vertesi Eromu, a unit of state-owned
Hungarian power company MVM, on Monday said the Komarom-Esztergom
County Court approved an agreement made with its creditors while
under bankruptcy protection.

"The company will soon start paying its liabilities under the
deadlines outlined in the agreement," MTI quotes Chairman-CEO
Jozsef Magyari, as saying.  "Operations can return to normal."

Vertesi said on January 31 it reached the agreement after more
than five months under bankruptcy protection, MTI recounts.

Vertesi's proposal, to pay back about HUF5.6 billion in a lump
sum, was approved by all of the company's secured creditors and
90% of its unsecured creditors, MTI relates.

Vertesi, MTI says, can only pay the amount with a HUF4 billion
loan from its parent company.  The loan was approved by a general
meeting of MVM shareholders after earlier talks with creditors
failed.

Vertesi will have until 2014 to repay the loan to MVM, MTI notes.

The agreement and the loan from MVM give Vertesi time to
reorganize and return to profitable operation, MTI states.

Vertesi's former management signed contracts on the purchase of
electricity worth more than HUF10 billion in 2008, MTI discloses.
A fall in electricity prices and shutdowns among its clients
forced the company to break the contracts, MTI relates.  The
company filed for bankruptcy protection after it piled up almost
HUF20 billion in debt on damages approved to its clients by the
court, MTI recounts.

Vertesi Eromu is a Hungarian power plant.


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ORKUVEITA REYKJAVIKUR: Moody's Downgrades Issuer Rating to 'B1'
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Moody's Investors Service has downgraded to B1 from Ba1 the long-
term senior unsecured issuer rating of Orkuveita Reykjavikur, the
Icelandic utility 93.5% owned by the City of Reykjavik, Iceland's
capital and principal municipality. The outlook on the rating
remains negative.

RATINGS RATIONALE

The downgrade to B1 was prompted by the reduction in the level of
support that Moody's incorporates in OR's rating, which follows
instances of default by municipalities in Iceland. Moody's
continues to recognize the strategic importance of OR -- which
provides essential utility services to more than 50% of Iceland's
population -- not only to its owners but also to the Government of
Iceland (rated Baa3, negative outlook). However, Moody's has
considered that in light of municipal defaults, there is now a
lower probability that extraordinary support would be forthcoming
from the central government in the event that OR were to face
financial distress.

Moody's notes the five-year plan announced by OR on March 24,
2011. This has been designed by management to allow the company to
continue to provide its services as a public utility without the
need to seek additional funding from the capital markets or credit
institutions until 2016. In broad terms, the plan includes a
number of measures to be undertaken during this period, including
postponement of investments, increase in tariffs, reduction of
operational expenses and sale of non-core assets. These measures
will be combined with the funding provided by OR's owners in the
form of subordinated loans totaling ISK12 billion. Moody's notes
that ISK8 billion has been already disbursed and the remaining
amount will be made available in 2013. However, Moody's highlights
that OR's ability to achieve the financial position envisaged
under its five-year plan remains exposed to a number of key risks,
including interest rate, currency and commodity price risks.
Moody's cautions that if any of the aforementioned risks were to
materialize, the company may not be able to obtain further support
either directly from its owners or ultimately from the central
government, should the funds available to it in the financial
markets be insufficient. There is also some execution risk with
regard to the management plan as some of its elements are
dependent on the market conditions (e.g. sale of non-core assets).

OR is a partnership and under its governing act the partners --
the City of Reykjavik, which owns 93.5% of OR as well as two other
municipalities, the Municipality of Akranes and the Municipality
of Borgabbygd, which have stakes of 5.5% and 1% respectively --
are responsible for all the liabilities of OR in proportion to
their shareholding. OR's rating is assigned under Moody's rating
methodology for Government Related Issuers. OR's baseline credit
assessment remains unchanged at 16 (equivalent to B3) reflecting
the highly leveraged financial profile of the company (funds from
operations/debt was 4% at FYE 2010), areas of potential volatility
in its operational performance and its limited access to
liquidity. Whilst at present about 60% of OR's revenues and 66% of
EBITDA are regulated, the share of the higher-risk unregulated
cash flows will increase as the new generation capacity fully
comes on stream in 2012. Moody's highlights the risks associated
with OR's operations and its exposure to increase in the cost of
debt, weakening of the Icelandic krona that would raise the cost
of servicing the company's foreign currency debt. Furthermore, the
company has an exposure to volatility in aluminium prices under
its long-term take-or-pay contracts with the aluminium smelters.

The negative outlook on OR's rating reflects the negative outlook
on the Government of Iceland, which is based on the high level of
uncertainty over the economic, financial and banking sector
outlook and still existing legal risks.

OR's rating could be downgraded if it appears likely that the
currently available bank lines are not sufficient to cover the
market risks in particular in relation to exchange rate, interest
rates or aluminium price. The rating would also come under
downward pressure if there were delays in the execution of the
five-year plan, which would result in increased funding
requirements and the company were not able to raise debt in the
domestic or international markets.

The principal methodology used in rating OR was "Government
Related Issuers: Methodology Update", published July 2010.

OR is the largest multi-utility in Iceland providing electricity,
hot water, heating, cold water and waste services to more than 50%
of the Icelandic population. It is Iceland's second-largest
electric utility after Landsvirkjun. As at FYE 2010, the company
had revenues of ISK28 billion.


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BANK OF IRELAND: In Restructuring Credit Event, ISDA Rules
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According to Bloomberg News' Abigail Moses, the International
Swaps & Derivatives Association ruled that there has been a
restructuring credit event that may trigger default swaps on Bank
of Ireland Plc.

Headquartered in Dublin, Bank of Ireland --
http://www.bankofireland.com/-- provides a range of banking and
other financial services.  These include checking and deposit
services, overdrafts, term loans, mortgages, business and
corporate lending, international asset financing, leasing,
installment credit, debt factoring, foreign exchange facilities,
interest and exchange rate hedging instruments, executor, trustee,
life assurance and pension and investment fund management, fund
administration and custodial services and financial advisory
services, including mergers and acquisitions and underwriting.
The Company organizes its businesses into Retail Republic of
Ireland, Bank of Ireland Life, Capital Markets, UK Financial
Services and Group Centre.  It has operations throughout Ireland,
the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

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As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on June 17,
2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its ratings on
the affected Tier 1 and Tier 2 hybrid debt instruments issued by
Bank of Ireland (BOI; BB+/Watch Neg/B) and subsidiaries to 'C'
from 'CC' and affected lower Tier 2 subordinated debt instruments
to 'D' from 'CCC'.


BANK OF IRELAND: State Aid Gets Temporary EU Approval
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Aoife White at Bloomberg News reports that Bank of Ireland Plc won
temporary European Union approval to receive as much as EUR5.35
billion (US$7.5 billion) from the Irish government.

According to Bloomberg, the European Commission said it expects
the bank to submit a new restructuring plan by the end of July
before it can decide on final approval for the aid.

"The commission agrees that the measures are necessary to increase
the bank's solvency ratios and maintain confidence in the Irish
financial markets," Bloomberg quotes the regulator as saying in an
e-mailed statement on Monday.

Bloomberg notes that EU said in the statement Bank of Ireland's
restructuring plan must show a return to long-term viability, an
"adequate participation" in the restructuring costs by
shareholders and subordinated debt holders and measures to limit
the harm to competition caused by the state support.

Headquartered in Dublin, Bank of Ireland --
http://www.bankofireland.com/-- provides a range of banking and
other financial services.  These include checking and deposit
services, overdrafts, term loans, mortgages, business and
corporate lending, international asset financing, leasing,
installment credit, debt factoring, foreign exchange facilities,
interest and exchange rate hedging instruments, executor, trustee,
life assurance and pension and investment fund management, fund
administration and custodial services and financial advisory
services, including mergers and acquisitions and underwriting.
The Company organizes its businesses into Retail Republic of
Ireland, Bank of Ireland Life, Capital Markets, UK Financial
Services and Group Centre.  It has operations throughout Ireland,
the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

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As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on June 17,
2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its ratings on
the affected Tier 1 and Tier 2 hybrid debt instruments issued by
Bank of Ireland (BOI; BB+/Watch Neg/B) and subsidiaries to 'C'
from 'CC' and affected lower Tier 2 subordinated debt instruments
to 'D' from 'CCC'.


HSS: Investors Break Into Hotel Premises
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The Irish Times reports that investors in Citywest hotel, which is
in liquidation, broke into the premises over the weekend, changed
the locks, and appointed themselves its new managers.

According to the report, Seamus Coyle and his business partner
Adrian Cooney said they have the backing of all 140 investors in
the Citywest Golf Hotel next to the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, for
their action.

Irish Times relates that Messrs. Coyle and Cooney erected new
frontage on the hotel on Saturday saying "Under new management",
and put up placards saying "Citywest dispute. We will not be
denied access to our property."

They have also appointed 24-hour security to the building, the
report notes.

"We have been driven to breaking in through sheer frustration at
being denied access to our property by Bank of Scotland, Ireland,"
The Irish Times quotes Mr. Coyle as saying.

Mr. Coyle, as cited by The Irish Times, said he and Mr. Cooney,
and the other investors, had paid an average of EUR300,000 for a
three-bedroom suite in the complex in 2002.

Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Limited had appointed Martin Ferris as
a receiver to HSS in July 2010.  Mr. Ferris ran it as a going
concern until January, when it was placed in liquidation.

HSS consists of a Citywest hotel, a conference center and a
leisure and golf resort.  About 400 people are employed by HSS,
according to Irish Examiner.com.


MCINERNEY HOLDINGS: Liquidation Bid Will Fail, Investor Claims
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John Mulligan at Irish Independent reports that David Nabarro, the
activist British investor who is attempting to oust the board of
McInerney Holdings plc, claims the board's efforts to liquidate
the company this month will fail.

Mr. Nabarro told Irish Independent that he had received
indications of dissent from investors that he believes will be
sufficient to thwart the move.

Mr Nabarro owns around 21% of McInerney Holdings, while the
proposal to put the company into voluntary liquidation -- which is
a special resolution -- will require a greater than 75% majority
at an extraordinary general meeting on July 29.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on July 11,
2011, Irish Independent said the board of McInerney Holdings wants
to liquidate the company, saying it has "no meaningful assets" and
no cash to deal with even the most basic of administrative tasks.
According to Irish Independent, the move, if approved by
shareholders, will effectively mark the demise of a group that
listed on the stock exchange in Dublin 40 years ago.

"The directors pursued every measure possible to safeguard your
group and put in place a restructuring plan that could have
offered shareholder value in the future," Irish Independent quoted
Ned Sullivan, chairman of the group, as saying in a letter to
shareholders.  "It is with great regret that the level of debt in
the group's various divisions and the continuing falling market
have not allowed us to be successful in this regard."

An extraordinary general meeting is due to be held on July 29,
Irish Independent discloses.  If approved, the liquidation will
likely end efforts begun recently by British-based investor
David Nabarro to oust the McInerney board, Irish Independent
notes.  He owns over 21% of the group and has threatened to seek
an injunctive relief if McInerney fails to include his proposals
to remove the board at any extraordinary general meeting it calls,
Irish Independent recounts.

Mr. Sullivan, as cited by Irish Independent, said that if the
liquidation proposal is rejected then board members will "consider
their individual positions".

                        About McInerney

McInerney Holdings plc -- http://www.mcinerneyholdings.eu/-- is a
home builder and regional home builder in the North and Midlands
of England.  It also undertakes commercial and leisure projects in
Ireland, United Kingdom and Spain.  It operates in Ireland, the
United Kingdom and Spain.  The main trading activities of the
Company's Irish home building business during the year ended
December 31, 2008, consisted of construction of private houses,
trading in developed sites and land, development of residential
land for third-parties and in joint-ventures, and contracting for
third-parties.  The Company's commercial property development
division, Hillview Developments Ltd (Hillview), develops
industrial units in the Greater Dublin area.  Hillview completed
1,223 square meters of industrial units as of December 31, 2008.
Its Spanish division, Alanda Group, is developing freehold
apartment schemes.  As of December 31, 2008, the Company completed
1,359 private and contracting residential units in Ireland, the
United Kingdom and Spain.


UPDOWN COURT: Facing Receivership Action from NAMA
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Emmet Oliver at Irish Independent reports that the most expensive
country house ever put on the UK market, and backed by Michael
Fingleton's Irish Nationwide, is facing receivership action from
National Asset Management Agency (NAMA).

The developer Leslie Allen-Vercoe told the Irish Independent in an
interview said that he had heard nothing from NAMA about the
estate being put into receivership.

Mr. Allen-Vercoe, the report notes, said that the issue now was
the best way for Irish taxpayers to get value from its sale.
Irish Independent notes that Mr. Allen-Vercoe said NAMA's move
could jeopardize this.

Irish Independent recalls that the house failed to sell in 2005
for a price tag of GBP70 million.  The report notes that NAMA may
only need to sell Updown Court for GBP20 million (EUR22.5 million)
to make a return, after it imposed a severe discount on the
original loan.

Mr. Allen-Vercoe said he was not personally liable for any of the
debts and his only role in the project in the last year was to
find a buyer.

Irish Independent relays that Mr. Allen-Vercoe added that if NAMA
decided to appoint a receiver, it would be against the interests
of Irish taxpayers as stamp-duty tax advantages could be lost.

Mr. Allen-Vercoe said that if the property market had not taken a
downturn, the joint venture would have seen himself and Irish
Nationwide taking a 50:50 share of the proceeds, once the loan had
been discharged, Irish Independent adds.


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ATLANTE FINANCE: Fitch Affirms Rating on Class C Notes at 'Bsf'
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Atlante Finance S.r.l.'s EUR524.86
million asset-backed floating-rate notes, due in July 2047:

   -- EUR359,260,343 class A notes: affirmed at 'AAsf'; Outlook
      Stable; Loss Severity (LS) rating revised to 'LS-2' from
      'LS-1'

   -- EUR28,800,000 class B notes: affirmed at 'Asf'; Outlook
      Stable ; LS rating revised to 'LS-5' from 'LS-3'

   -- EUR136,800,000 class C notes affirmed at 'Bsf'; Outlook
      revised to Stable from Negative; LS rating revised to 'LS-3'
      from 'LS-2'

The affirmation reflects the increased credit enhancement which
has been supported by structural de-leveraging.

The portfolio has amortized to 48.2% of the initial portfolio
size, or EUR667 million, from an initial pool of EUR1.4 billion as
of March 2006. Cumulative defaults have reached 11.23% of the
initial portfolio size, while delinquencies stand at 10.25% of the
current portfolio balance. Defaulted loans and past-due principal
installments of delinquent loans are debited to the principal
deficiency ledger, the balance of which is written down by
diverting excess spread from the portfolio to accelerate the pay
down of the notes in order of priority. However, the amounts
debited to the PDL have grown significantly during 2009 and the
H110, while available excess spread has not been large enough to
clear its debit balance, which reached a peak of EUR102 million in
June 2010. From September 2010, the PDL balance has been on a
decreasing trend thanks to a constant flow of recoveries, which
doubled in the past three quarters compared with the amount
collected until June 2010. Late delinquencies (90-180 days past
due) have also shown a decreasing trend since December 2009.

Fitch's analysis of the SME pool, which accounts for about 60.7%
of the overall collateral portfolio, used the one-year probability
of default benchmark applicable to Italian SMEs to determine the
portfolio's expected default rate. However, where assets were in
arrears or account for more than 50 basis points of the overall
portfolio, adjustments were made to their PDs in line with Fitch's
SME criteria to reflect the relative increase in risk. From a
recovery perspective, all the loans in the SME pool are secured by
economic first-ranking mortgages on real estate assets with a
current weighted average loan-to-value ratio of 38.6%. These
assets were treated as secured assets in the analysis with the
recovery rate linked to each loan's current LTV.

For the residential pool, which accounts for about 36.1% of the
overall portfolio, Fitch has estimated a stressed loss as
envisaged in its EMEA Residential Mortgage Loss Criteria and then
compared this loss with the notes' current CE to determine whether
it could absorb the expected pool loss.

Fitch expects structural de-leveraging to continue, which will
further increase CE available to all rated classes of notes. The
local public entity pool has experienced no defaults to date, and
Fitch expects this positive trend to continue. The residential
pool has experienced defaults broadly in line with expectations,
and the current weighted average LTV of 46.94%, combined with a
92.45% portion of first-home mortgages securing the loans is not a
performance concern. Given the SME pool's high single obligor
concentration and industry concentration risks, it is likely to
demonstrate more volatility. However, these risks are mitigated to
a large extent by the high CE levels of the rated notes,
particularly at the senior and mezzanine level.

The transaction is a cash flow securitization of an initial
EUR1.4bn static pool of commercial mortgage loans granted to
Italian SMEs, residential mortgage loans granted to private
individuals in Italy and unsecured loans granted to Italian local
public entities. Atlante Finance S.r.l. is a limited liability
special purpose vehicle incorporated under Italian law.

Fitch has confirmed an Issuer Report Grade of Two Stars for
Atlante Finance S.r.l's payment and servicer reports. An IRG of
One Star indicates poor report quality and an IRG of Five Stars
represents outstanding reports. The Two Star rating reflects that
basic information is provided by the reports. While the reports
have some characteristics of higher IRGs, they do not disclose
single obligor, industry or regional concentrations, counterparty
rating triggers and LTV information.


CASSA DI RISPARMIO: Moody's Cuts Financial Strength Rating to 'D-'
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Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Cassa di Risparmio di
Ferrara's long-term debt and deposit ratings to Ba1 from Baa3 and
the Prime-3 short-term ratings to Non-Prime; at the same time, the
bank's standalone bank financial strength rating was downgraded to
D-, mapping to Ba3 on the long-term scale, from D (which maps to
Ba2). The outlook on all ratings is negative.

RATING RATIONALE

Moody's says that the downgrade of the standalone rating reflects
CR Ferrara's (i) weak profitability caused both by the low
interest rate environment in Italy and by the bank's heightened
provisioning requirements due to a deterioration in asset quality,
(ii) the ongoing restructuring challenge the bank faces as a
result of an unsuccessful expansion strategy in the past. Moody's
further noted that this failed expansion strategy and
deterioration in asset quality pointed towards (iii) weaknesses in
its corporate governance and risk management culture that will
take time to turn around and improve. The combination of these
factors indicate a rating level more compatible with a D- BFSR. At
this stage, Moody's believes that the bank's remaining core
franchise with a strong market share in an economically attractive
region underpins standalone ratings in the D/Ba rating range,
rather than in a lower category.

The negative outlook reflects the challenges associated with
restoring the bank's financial fundamentals to stronger levels,
following the losses incurred in recent years, particularly in the
context of the still difficult operating environment. The bank's
Ba1 long-term deposit rating continues to benefit from two notches
of rating uplift, as a result of a moderate expectation of
systemic support. The downgrade of the debt ratings is in line
with the lowering of the BFSR rating.

Moody's says that CR Ferrara's D- BFSR remains underpinned by (i)
the bank's good franchise in the Ferrara Province, with a market
shares for deposits and lending of around 35% and 25%
respectively; (ii) the planned capital increase; and (iii) a now
more focused strategy to restructure the bank and re-implement a
conservative strategy.

CR Ferrara reported net losses for 2010 and 2009 of EUR58 million
and EUR78 million, respectively, mainly due to extensive loan-loss
provision charges and lower revenues. The cost of risk was 256 bps
in 2010 and 246 bps in 2009. Problem loans as percentage of gross
loans stood at 16.5% and account for 124% of loan-loss reserves
and equity. Non-performing loans (sofferenze) stood at EUR739
million and total watch-list items reached EUR548 million at year-
end 2010. The bank has stated that it expects a return to
profitability in 2011.

In Moody's view, there is the potential for some profitability
improvement, given the expectation of rising interest rates that
could lead to wider net interest margins, and also due to a
reduction in loan-loss charges from the high levels of previous
years. However, the rating agency notes that considerable
challenges remain with regards to the bank's loan portfolio, in a
still uncertain Italian economy. Despite the prospects of modest
improvement, the degree of deterioration -- and the absolute level
of the bank's asset-quality indicators -- are at present more
compatible with a D- BFSR.

CR Ferrara's Tier 1 ratio was 5.11% at year-end 2010. In April
2011, CR Ferrara announced a EUR150 million capital increase,
which is due for completion in Q3 2011. The bank is targeting a
Tier 1 capital ratio of 8.4% following the capital increase and
asset sales by Q3 2011. Moody's views this capital increase
positively, although it remains uncertain to what extent the
increased capital ratio could provide a significant buffer given
the uncertainties with regards to the bank's expected future
dividend pay-out, profitability, loan-loss provision expenditure
and the introduction of Basel III.

CR Ferrara's BFSR could be moderately upgraded if its
profitability improves at least to the level envisaged in its
business plan. However, this would have to be accompanied by a
significant reduction in non-performing loans and the core Tier 1
ratio being higher than the 8% targeted over a sustained period.

The BFSR could be downgraded further if profitability deteriorated
further, and if asset quality fails to show an improving trend.
Failure to complete the capital increase or maintain the targeted
core Tier 1 capital ratio of 8% could also exert downward pressure
on the ratings.

These ratings were downgraded:

   Issuer: Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara Spa

   -- Bank Financial Strength Rating, Downgraded to D- from D

   -- Bank Deposit Rating, Downgraded to Ba1 from Baa3

   -- Issuer Rating, Downgraded to Ba1 from Baa3

   -- Senior Unsecured, Downgraded to Ba1 from Baa3

   -- Multiple Seniority Medium-Term Note Program, Downgraded to a
      range of (P)Ba2 to (P)B1 from a range of (P)Ba1 to (P)Ba3

PREVIOUS RATING ACTION & METHODOLOGIES USED

The principal methodologies used in this rating were "Bank
Financial Strength Ratings: Global Methodology", published in
February 2007, and "Incorporation of Joint-Default Analysis into
Moody's Bank Ratings: A Refined Methodology", published in
March 2007.

CR Ferrara is headquartered in Ferrara, Italy. At December 2010,
it had total assets of EUR7.6 billion.


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ARCOS DORADOS: Moody's Assigns 'Ba2' Corporate Family Rating
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Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Ba2 corporate family
rating to Arcos Dorados' Holding Inc. and a Ba2 rating to its
proposed Brazilian real-denominated Senior Unsecured Global Notes,
equivalent to US$250 million due in 2016. At the same time,
Moody's withdrew Arcos Dorados' B.V. Ba2 corporate family rating
and affirmed the Ba2 rating to its US$450 million Senior Unsecured
Notes. Arcos Dorados Holdings is the indirect holding company of
Arcos Dorados B.V. The ratings outlook is stable.

Net issuance proceeds will be used to refinance a portion of the
senior unsecured notes at Arcos Dorados B.V. and to fund its
investment requirements under its master franchise agreements. The
proposed senior unsecured notes would be fully and unconditionally
guaranteed by Arcos Dorados B.V. and relevant operating companies.

Assignments:

   Issuer: Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.

   -- Corporate Family Rating, Ba2

   -- Senior Unsecured 2016 Global Notes, Ba2

   Outlook, Stable

Ratings Affirmation:

   Issuer: Arcos Dorados B.V.

   -- Senior Unsecured 2019 Global Notes, Ba2

Withdrawal:

   Issuer: Arcos Dorados B.V.

   -- Corporate Family Rating of Ba2

RATINGS RATIONALE

Arcos Dorados' Ba2 ratings are underpinned by the company's status
as McDonald's master franchisee in Latin America, which affords it
a leading position and broad geographic footprint in the region's
under-penetrated and growing quick service restaurant segment of
the informal eating out market. Moody's believes that the
company's rights to use McDonald's strong brand name and proven
operating procedures as a master franchisee, an expected close
strategic alignment with McDonald's, and the industry experience
of the company's management provide a solid basis to pursue growth
opportunities and expand its earnings base across the region.
Furthermore, the company owns the land of 30% of its restaurants
and most of its restaurants' buildings, which provides hard asset
protection for bondholders.

Credit negatives partly offsetting these strengths include Arcos
Dorados's relatively high lease-adjusted leverage, concentration
of cash flows in a limited number of markets with increasing
dependency on its Brazilian subsidiary, performance challenges in
Mexico, the presence of currency controls in Venezuela, and
currency exposures in the debt structure. Moody's also notes that
Arcos Dorados faces some exposure to Argentine country risk and
that the company is subject to certain minimum investment
requirements and financial covenants under its MFAs.

The stable ratings outlook reflects our expectation that revenue
growth and operating margins will continue improving in line with
positive growth trends in Latin America. It is also based on the
expectation that the company will maintain a conservative
financial profile, with long-term investment spend generally
covered by internal cash flow generation.

Ratings could come under upward pressure if better than
anticipated cash flow generation and prudent financial policies
cause a material and sustainable strengthening of credit metrics,
with lease-adjusted Debt/EBITDA dropping to close to 3.0 times and
EBIT/Interest rising towards 3.0 times. An upgrade would likely
also require solid progress in turning around the Mexican
operation, a reduction of debt structure currency exposures and
acceptable levels of country risk in relevant markets subject to
weak sovereign credit quality

Downward pressure on ratings could occur if Arcos Dorados' free
cash flow turns negative over an extended period of time, for
example because of a combination of margin pressures and
aggressive investment spending, and if as a result credit metrics
weaken substantially such that Debt/EBITDA exceeds 4.5 times or
EBIT/Interest falls well below 2.0 times. A significant weakening
of local currencies and further tightening of currency controls in
Venezuela, or their implementation in Argentina, could also place
pressure on the ratings if dollar cash flow available to
bondholders is significantly reduced.

Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Arcos Dorados'
Holding Inc. is the leading quick service restaurant operator in
Latin America and the Caribbean and McDonald's largest franchisee
globally in terms of system-wide sales and restaurant count Arcos
Dorados began operating in August 2007 when it acquired most of
McDonald's operations in Latin America and the Caribbean in a
leveraged buyout led by the company's controlling shareholder
Woods Staton, who is also the company's current CEO and chairman.
For the last twelve months ended March 31, 2011, the company's
revenues reached US$3.2 billion.


CADOGAN SQUARE: Moody's Raises Rating on Class E Notes to 'Ba3'
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Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the ratings of these notes
issued by Cadogan Square CLO B.V.:

Issuer: Cadogan Square CLO B.V.

   -- EUR185M Class A-1 Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due
      2022, Upgraded to Aaa (sf); previously on Jun 22, 2011 Aa2
      (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

   -- EUR120.7M Class A-2 Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due
      2022, Upgraded to Aaa (sf); previously on Jun 22, 2011 Aa2
      (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

   -- EUR33.2M Class B Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due
      2022, Upgraded to Aa3 (sf); previously on Jun 22, 2011 A3
      (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

   -- EUR31.2M Class C Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate
      Notes due 2022, Upgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on Jun 22,
      2011 Ba2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

   -- EUR27.4M Class D Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate
      Notes due 2022, Upgraded to Ba1 (sf); previously on Jun 22,
      2011 B2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

   -- EUR10.3M Class E Senior Secured Deferrable Floating Rate
      Notes due 2022, Upgraded to Ba3 (sf); previously on Jun 22,
      2011 Caa2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible Upgrade

   -- EUR4M Class W Combination Notes due 2022 (current rated
      balance of EUR 2.2MM), Upgraded to Baa1 (sf); previously on
      Jun 22, 2011 Ba2 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible
      Upgrade

   -- EUR23M Class X Combination Notes due 2022 (current rated
      balance of EUR 6.9MM), Upgraded to A3 (sf); previously on
      Jun 22, 2011 Ba1 (sf) Placed Under Review for Possible
      Upgrade

The ratings of the Combination Notes address the repayment of the
Rated Balance on or before the legal final maturity. For Classes W
and Class X, which do not accrue interest, the 'Rated Balance' is
equal at any time to the principal amount of the Combination Note
on the Issue Date minus the aggregate of all payments made from
the Issue Date to such date, either through interest or principal
payments. The Rated Balance may not necessarily correspond to the
outstanding notional amount reported by the trustee.

RATINGS RATIONALE

Cadogan Square CLO B.V., issued in December 2005, is a single
currency Collateralised Loan Obligation backed by a portfolio of
mostly high yield European loans. The portfolio is managed by
Credit Suisse First Boston Alternative Capital. This transaction
will be in reinvestment period until February 2012. It is composed
of 88.6% senior secured loans.

According to Moody's, the rating actions taken on the notes are
primarily a result of applying Moody's revised CLO assumptions
described in "Moody's Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan
Obligations" published in June 2011.

The actions reflect key changes to the modeling assumptions, which
incorporate (1) a removal of the temporary 30% default probability
macro stress implemented in February 2009, (2) increased BET
liability stress factors as well as (3) change to a fixed recovery
rate modeling framework. Additional changes to the modeling
assumptions include (1) standardizing the modeling of collateral
amortization profile, and (2) changing certain credit estimate
stresses aimed at addressing time lags in receiving information
required for credit estimate updates, and (3) adjustments to the
equity cash-flows haircuts applicable to combination notes.

Moody's also notes that this action also reflects improvements of
the transaction performance since the last rating action. In
Moody's view, positive developments coincide with reinvestment of
sale proceeds (including higher than previously anticipated
recoveries realized on defaulted securities) into substitute
assets with higher par amounts.

Moody's adjusted WARF has declined since the rating action in
October 2009 due to a decrease in the percentage of securities
with ratings on "Review for Possible Downgrade" or with a
"Negative Outlook." Additionally, defaulted securities total about
EUR3.3 million of the underlying portfolio compared to EUR17.6
million in September 2009. The overcollateralization ratios of the
rated notes have also improved since the rating action in October
2009. The Class A/B, Class C, Class D and Class E
overcollateralization ratios are reported at 131.19%, 120.13%,
111.85% and 109.03%, respectively, versus September 2009 levels
of126.72%, 116.04%, 108.04% and 105.31%, respectively, and all
related overcollateralization tests are currently in compliance.

The change in reported WARF understates the actual credit quality
improvement because of the technical transition related to rating
factors of European corporate credit estimates, as announced in
the press release published by Moody's on 1 September 2010.

Due to the impact of revised and updated key assumptions
referenced in "Moody's Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan
Obligations" published in June 2011, key model inputs used by
Moody's in its analysis, such as the portfolio par amount, WARF,
diversity score, and weighted average recovery rate, may be
different from the trustee's reported numbers. In its base case,
Moody's analyzed the underlying collateral pool to have a
performing par and principal proceeds balance of EUR448 million,
defaulted par of EUR3.3 million, a weighted average default
probability of 23.3% (consistent with a WARF of 3042), a weighted
average recovery rate upon default of 45.3%, and a diversity score
of 39. The default probability is derived from the credit quality
of the collateral pool and Moody's expectation of the remaining
life of the collateral pool. The average recovery rate to be
realized on future defaults is based primarily on the seniority of
the assets in the collateral pool. For a Aaa liability target
rating, Moody's assumed that 88% of the portfolio exposed to
senior secured corporate assets would recover 50% upon default,
while the remainder non first-lien loan corporate assets would
recover 10%. In each case, historical and market performance
trends and collateral manager latitude for trading the collateral
are also relevant factors. These default and recovery properties
of the collateral pool are incorporated in cash flow model
analysis where they are subject to stresses as a function of the
target rating of each CLO liability being reviewed.

The deal is allowed to reinvest and the manager has the ability to
deteriorate the collateral quality metrics' existing cushions
against the covenant levels. However, in this case given the
limited time remaining in the deal's reinvestment period, Moody's
analyzed the impact of assuming weighted average spread consistent
with the midpoint between reported and covenanted values.

Moody's notes that this transaction is subject to a high level of
macroeconomic uncertainty, as evidenced by 1) uncertainties of
credit conditions in the general economy and 2) the large
concentration of speculative-grade debt maturing between 2012 and
2014 which may create challenges for issuers to refinance. CDO
notes' performance may also be impacted by 1) the manager's
investment strategy and behavior and 2) divergence in legal
interpretation of CDO documentation by different transactional
parties due to embedded ambiguities.

Sources of additional performance uncertainties are:

1) Recovery of defaulted assets: Market value fluctuations in
   defaulted assets reported by the trustee and those assumed to
   be defaulted by Moody's may create volatility in the deal's
   overcollateralization levels. Further, the timing of recoveries
   and the manager's decision to work out versus sell defaulted
   assets create additional uncertainties. Moody's analyzed
   defaulted recoveries assuming the lower of the market price and
   the recovery rate in order to account for potential volatility
   in market prices.

2) Weighted average life: The notes' ratings are sensitive to the
   weighted average life assumption of the portfolio, which may be
   extended due to the manager's decision to reinvest into new
   issue loans or other loans with longer maturities and/or
   participate in amend-to-extend offerings.

The principal methodology used in this rating was "Moody's
Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations" published in
June 2011.

Moody's modeled the transaction using the Binomial Expansion
Technique, as described in Section 2.3.2.1 of the "Moody's
Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations" rating
methodology published in June 2011.

The cash flow model used for this transaction, whose description
can be found in the methodology listed above, is Moody's CDOEdge
model.

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, 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.

Moody's also notes that around 54% of the collateral pool consists
of debt obligations whose credit quality has been assessed through
Moody's credit estimates.


NXP BV: S&P Raises Long-term Corp. Credit Rating to 'B+'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised the long-term corporate
credit rating on Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP B.V. to 'B+'
from 'B-'. "At the same time, we removed all ratings on NXP B.V.
and its subsidiary NXP Funding LLC from CreditWatch, where they
were placed with positive implications on Feb. 22, 2011. The
outlook is stable," S&P related.

"At the same time, we raised all issue ratings by two notches in
line with the two-notch rise in the corporate credit rating and
removed the ratings from CreditWatch. The recovery ratings remain
unchanged," S&P noted.

"The upgrade primarily reflects our expectations that NXP's credit
metrics and liquidity profile are likely to improve significantly
in 2011 after it completed the disposal of the Sound Solutions
business to Knowles Electronics Holdings Inc. (NR)," said Standard
& Poor's credit analyst Matthias Raab.

"It also reflects our expectation of moderate revenue growth,
improving operating margins, and meaningful free cash flow
generation. We understand that the group will use the gross
disposal proceeds of US$855 million and excess cash on the balance
sheet to reduce its still large financial debt. As of March 31,
2011, NXP reported net consolidated financial debt of US$3.75
billion," S&P said.

Standard & Poor's views NXP's business profile as fair, compared
with its earlier view of weak. The product portfolio has a high
proprietary content and primary-supplier status in many of its
markets, which supports a largely recurring revenue stream. "We
note that through its restructuring program, NXP has improved
profitability to levels matching that of its peers," S&P stated.

Nevertheless, the business risk profile remains constrained by the
semiconductor industry's cyclical and seasonal demand, significant
pricing erosion and high operating leverage, and the company's
reduced scale following asset disposals. "We are raising our
financial risk profile on NXP to aggressive from highly leveraged,
because we expect the company's credit metrics, free cash flow
generation, and liquidity profile to improve over the coming
quarters," S&P stated.

"In our base-case assessment, we forecast gross debt to EBITDA, as
adjusted by Standard & Poor's, will decline to about 3.3x by year-
end 2011, from 4.7x as of March 31, 2011. This is, however, partly
offset by the company's still high indebtedness and significant
debt maturities in 2013. In addition, NXP is still majority-owned
by private-equity sponsors with a track record of following a very
aggressive financial policy in the past," according to S&P.

"The stable outlook reflects our expectation that NXP's credit
metrics will strengthen significantly over 2011, primarily because
it intends to use excess cash to reduce debt and because we expect
that its EBITDA will expand moderately," said Mr Raab. "At the
same time, we expect the group to generate at least US$200 million
of discretionary cash flow in 2011 and to continue to reduce its
still large debt maturity wall in 2013."


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THINK GLOBAL: Brightwell Among Potential Buyers
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Ercan Ersoy at Bloomberg News reports that Brightwell Holding NV,
a Turkish company investing in innovative businesses, is among
seven companies that bid for Think Global AS.

According to Bloomberg, Brightwell Chairman Alphan Manas said in a
telephone interview on Monday that BD Otomotiv AS, a Turkish
electric car distributor and charger operator, and a joint venture
between Turkish companies Lider Plastik and Yesil Kundura that
make parts of the bodywork for Think cars, are the other two
Turkish companies that put in bids.

Mr. Manas, as cited by Bloomberg, said that bankruptcy liquidators
were set decide on the winning bid yesterday.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on June 24,
2011, Automotive News Europe related that Think Global filed for
bankruptcy in its home market of Norway after attempts to keep the
company going through recapitalization and restructuring failed.
It is the fourth time Think Global has collapsed financially in
its 20-year history, Automotive News Europe noted.

Think Global AS is a Norway-based maker of electric cars.


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EDA-ELECTRICIDADE: Moody's Downgrades Issuer Rating to 'Ba2'
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Moody's has downgraded the issuer rating of EDA - Electricidade
dos Acores S.A. to Ba2 from Baa3. The rating action concludes the
review initiated on April 8, 2011. The rating remains under review
for possible further downgrade.

RATINGS RATIONALE

The rating action follows Moody's earlier downgrade of (i) the
government of the Republic of Portugal to Ba2, with negative
outlook, from Baa1, on review for downgrade; and (ii) the
Autonomous Region of Azores to Ba3, on review for downgrade, from
Baa2, on review for downgrade.

Moody's downgrade of the RoP's rating was driven by (i) the
growing risk that Portugal will require a second round of official
financing before it can return to the private market, and the
increasing possibility that private sector creditor participation
will be required as a pre-condition; and (ii) heightened concerns
that Portugal will not be able to fully achieve the deficit
reduction and debt stabilization targets set out in its loan
agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund
due to the formidable challenges the country is facing in reducing
spending, increasing tax compliance, achieving economic growth and
supporting the banking system.

Moody's downgrade of the RAA's rating reflected the close
operational and financial linkages with the RoP. The RAA's rating
remains on review for further possible downgrade, reflecting the
pending assessment of the RAA's ability to meet financing
requirements.

EDA's Ba2 rating is constrained by the rating of the RAA and the
RoP, given its exposure to economic stresses in the area and its
inability to disconnect itself from local economic and market
circumstances. In accordance with Moody's previously published
guidance, infrastructure and utility companies would not normally
be expected to have a rating more than one to two notches higher
than the government of the country where the majority of their
business is located. EDA's rating has been downgraded to Ba2, and
remains on review for further downgrade pending Moody's final
conclusion of the review for downgrade of the rating of the RAA.

Moody's expects to conclude its review on EDA following the
completion of the review on the RAA. The rating of EDA will likely
move in line with the rating of the RAA and the rating of EDA is
not expected to be more than one notch higher than the rating of
the RAA, assuming a comfortable liquidity profile, no adverse
regulatory developments and continued solid operating performance.

EDA's Ba2 rating reflects the company's position as the dominant
vertically integrated utility in the RAA, characterized by a low
business risk profile and the fully regulated nature of its
activities, in the context of a relatively well established and
transparent regulatory framework. The rating also reflects the
relatively small size of the company. From a financial
perspective, EDA's rating incorporates the expectation that its
sizeable capex program will continue to weigh on the company's
financial profile over the medium term, thus limiting financial
flexibility. However, Moody's understands that the company could
potentially postpone some investments in light of the current
financial environment. The rating also recognizes the company's
efforts aimed at diversify its funding structure and increase the
availability of committed long-term liquidity sources. In this
context Moody's cautions that any deterioration in the company's
liquidity profile, impaired access to debt funding, adverse
regulatory developments and/or negative evolution of the company's
operating performance would likely result in negative rating
pressure.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Regulated
Electric and Gas Utilities published in August 2009. Please see
the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this
methodology.

EDA is the dominant vertically integrated utility in Azores. As of
December 2010, the company reported revenues of EUR199 million and
operating profit of EUR40 million.


EMPRESA DE ELECTRICIDADE: Moody's Downgrades Issuer Rating to 'B1'
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Moody's has downgraded the issuer rating of Empresa de
Electricidade da Madeira SA to B1 from Ba1. The rating action
concludes the review initiated on March 23, 2011. The rating
remains under review for possible further downgrade.

RATINGS RATIONALE

Today's rating action follows Moody's earlier downgrade of (i) the
government of the Republic of Portugal to Ba2, with negative
outlook, from Baa1, on review for downgrade; and (ii) the
Autonomous Region of Madeira to B1, on review for downgrade, from
Baa3, on review for downgrade.

Moody's downgrade of the RoP's rating was driven by (i) the
growing risk that Portugal will require a second round of official
financing before it can return to the private market, and the
increasing possibility that private sector creditor participation
will be required as a pre-condition; and (ii) heightened concerns
that Portugal will not be able to fully achieve the deficit
reduction and debt stabilization targets set out in its loan
agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund
due to the formidable challenges the country is facing in reducing
spending, increasing tax compliance, achieving economic growth and
supporting the banking system.

Moody's downgrade of the RAM's rating reflected the close
operational and financial linkages with the RoP. The RAM's rating
remains on review for further possible downgrade, reflecting the
pending assessment of the RAM's ability to meet financing
requirements.

EEM's B1 rating is positioned at the same level of the RAM, given
its exposure to economic stresses in the area and its inability to
disconnect itself from local economic and market circumstances.
More particularly, the downgrade of EEM's rating to B1 from Ba1
reflects (i) Moody's downgrade of EEM's stand-alone credit profile
by two notches to 14 (equivalent to the B1 rating category); and
(ii) Moody's decision to eliminate the one-notch uplift previously
incorporated in EEM's rating, reflecting the possibility of
extraordinary support from the RAM, in the context of the weaker
region's rating.

Moody's expects to conclude its review on EEM following the
completion of the review on the RAM. The rating of EEM will likely
move in line with the rating of the RAM. In concluding the review
of EEM's ratings, Moody's will also consider (i) EEM's liquidity
profile; and (ii) the company's ability to adapt to more
challenging funding conditions.

EEM's B1 rating reflects the company's position as the dominant
vertically integrated utility in the RAM, characterized by a low
business risk profile and the fully regulated nature of its
activities, in the context of a relatively well established and
transparent regulatory framework. The rating also reflects the
relatively small size of the company. From a financial
perspective, EEM's rating factors in the company's leveraged
profile and weak credit metrics resulting from the build up of
outstanding receivables from various municipalities and regional
public entities in the RAM. In Moody's view, the recent downgrades
of the RAM's and RoP's ratings will likely put additional strain
on municipalities and public entities in the region, thus
potentially reducing the likelihood of a reduction of these
overdue receivable positions. Moody's notes that the company's
material investment program will continue to weigh on its
financial profile over the medium term, thus limiting financial
flexibility, although Moody's understands that the company is in
the process of reviewing its capex plans. Moody's highlights that
EEM currently receives a guarantee from the RAM in respect of its
EUR220 million syndicated facility, which represents approximately
half of the company's long term debt. In light of this guarantee
mechanism, Moody's believes that the integrity of EEM's financial
structure and its credit quality is linked to the credit profile
of the RAM.

The principal methodology used in this rating was the Regulated
Electric and Gas Utilities published in August 2009.

EEM is the dominant vertically integrated utility in Madeira. As
of December 2010, the company reported revenues of EUR174 million
and operating income of EUR18 million.


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BANCA COMERCIALA: Fitch Upgrades Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings
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Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Long-term Issuer Default Ratings of
three Romanian banks (Banca Comerciala Romana S.A., BRD -- Groupe
Societe Generale S.A., and UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A.) to 'BBB+'
from 'BBB' following the agency's sovereign rating action on
Romania.

Fitch upgraded Romania's Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default
Rating to 'BBB-' from 'BB+' and the Country Ceiling to 'BBB+' from
'BBB' on July 4, 2011.

The upgrade of the banks reflects Romania's revised Country
Ceiling of 'BBB+'. The Long-term IDRs and Support Ratings of the
three Romanian banks are driven by institutional support from
their respective foreign parents and are constrained by the
Country Ceiling.

The rating actions are:

Banca Comerciala Romana S.A. (69.4% owned by Erste Group Bank AG,
'A'/Stable):

   -- Long-term foreign currency IDR: upgraded to 'BBB+' from
      'BBB'; Outlook Stable

   -- Long-term local currency IDR: upgraded to 'BBB+' from 'BBB';
      Outlook Stable

   -- Short-term foreign currency IDR: upgraded to 'F2'from 'F3'

   -- Support Rating: affirmed at '2'

   -- Individual Rating: 'D' not affected

BRD -- Groupe Societe Generale S.A. (59.4% owned by Societe
Generale, 'A+'/Stable):

   -- Long-term foreign currency IDR: upgraded to 'BBB+' from
      'BBB'; Outlook Stable

   -- Short-term foreign currency IDR: upgraded to 'F2'from 'F3'
      Support Rating: affirmed at '2'

UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. (50.6% owned by UniCredit Bank Austria
AG, 'A'/Stable):

   -- Long-term foreign currency IDR: upgraded to 'BBB+' from
      'BBB'; Outlook Stable

   -- Short-term foreign currency IDR: upgraded to 'F2'from 'F3'

   -- Support Rating: affirmed at '2'

   -- Individual Rating: 'D' not affected


* CITY OF BRASOV: Fitch Lifts Foreign Currency Rating From 'BB+'
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Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Romanian cities of Brasov and
Oradea's Long-term foreign currency ratings to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'.
The Outlook is Stable. The agency has also upgraded their Short-
term foreign currency ratings to 'F3' from 'B'. Fitch has
simultaneously affirmed the Long-term local currency ratings at
'BBB-' with Stable Outlooks.

At the same time, the agency has placed the City of Bucharest's
Long-term foreign currency rating of 'BB+' and Long-term local
currency rating of 'BBB-' and Short-term foreign currency rating
of 'B' on Rating Watch Positive.

The rating actions follow the upgrade of Romania's Long-term
foreign currency Issuer Default Rating to 'BBB-', Long-term local
currency IDR to 'BBB' from 'BBB-', both with Stable Outlooks, and
Short-term foreign currency IDR to 'F3' from 'B'. The RWP on
Bucharest's ratings reflects Fitch's view that as the capital
city, it should have improved in terms of economy and budgetary
performance in line with the sovereign.

Bucharest, Brasov and Oradea's ratings reflect the tight financial
and governance relationships between the Romanian cities' local
governments and the sovereign, ensuring a strong credit linkage.
The highly-centralized budgetary system for Romanian local
governments ensures state support and control of the cities'
financial position, including debt approval, but it also acts as a
constraint on the cities' budgetary flexibility. The state
controls the cities' tax base, tax rates and main revenue
collection, as well as important expenditures, such as staff
salaries. The bulk of the cities' revenues is derived from the
pool of national tax revenue (personal income tax and value added
tax).

The upgrade of Brasov and Ordea's Long-term foreign currency
ratings and the affirmation of the Long-term local currency rating
at 'BBB-' reflect Fitch's view on the two cities' current
financial profiles. The 'BBB-' rating takes into account the
cities' budgetary performances and current debt and debt coverage
ratios. The Long-term local currency ratings are one notch below
the sovereign, while the Long-term foreign currency ratings are
equal with the sovereign but are no longer capped by the sovereign
rating.

Brasov's ratings are driven by the city's rebalanced fiscal
position and improved financial flexibility. Positive rating
factors would be continued strengthening of self financing and
debt servicing ability and/or a sovereign upgrade reflecting an
overall improvement in the economic environment. A prolonged
deterioration in the operating margin to previous years' levels,
coupled with further significant debt increases would be negative
for Brasov's ratings.

Oradea's ratings are driven by its developing economy, its
sustainable investment plans and its sound financial performance.
They also reflect limited budgetary flexibility and a strong
increase of debt. A negative rating action on Oradea would be
triggered by an operating margin below 10% and debt exceeding 100%
of current revenue, or a distortion and/ or deterioration of debt-
servicing ratios. Budgetary performance at current levels and
improved debt and debt servicing ratios would be positive for the
ratings.

A negative rating action on the sovereign ratings would prompt a
downgrade for both cities.


* CITY OF ORADEA: Fitch Lifts Foreign Currency Rating From 'BB+'
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Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Romanian cities of Brasov and
Oradea's Long-term foreign currency ratings to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'.
The Outlook is Stable. The agency has also upgraded their Short-
term foreign currency ratings to 'F3' from 'B'. Fitch has
simultaneously affirmed the Long-term local currency ratings at
'BBB-' with Stable Outlooks.

At the same time, the agency has placed the City of Bucharest's
Long-term foreign currency rating of 'BB+' and Long-term local
currency rating of 'BBB-' and Short-term foreign currency rating
of 'B' on Rating Watch Positive.

The rating actions follow the upgrade of Romania's Long-term
foreign currency Issuer Default Rating to 'BBB-', Long-term local
currency IDR to 'BBB' from 'BBB-', both with Stable Outlooks, and
Short-term foreign currency IDR to 'F3' from 'B'. The RWP on
Bucharest's ratings reflects Fitch's view that as the capital
city, it should have improved in terms of economy and budgetary
performance in line with the sovereign.

Bucharest, Brasov and Oradea's ratings reflect the tight financial
and governance relationships between the Romanian cities' local
governments and the sovereign, ensuring a strong credit linkage.
The highly-centralized budgetary system for Romanian local
governments ensures state support and control of the cities'
financial position, including debt approval, but it also acts as a
constraint on the cities' budgetary flexibility. The state
controls the cities' tax base, tax rates and main revenue
collection, as well as important expenditures, such as staff
salaries. The bulk of the cities' revenues is derived from the
pool of national tax revenue (personal income tax and value added
tax).

The upgrade of Brasov and Ordea's Long-term foreign currency
ratings and the affirmation of the Long-term local currency rating
at 'BBB-' reflect Fitch's view on the two cities' current
financial profiles. The 'BBB-' rating takes into account the
cities' budgetary performances and current debt and debt coverage
ratios. The Long-term local currency ratings are one notch below
the sovereign, while the Long-term foreign currency ratings are
equal with the sovereign but are no longer capped by the sovereign
rating.

Brasov's ratings are driven by the city's rebalanced fiscal
position and improved financial flexibility. Positive rating
factors would be continued strengthening of self financing and
debt servicing ability and/or a sovereign upgrade reflecting an
overall improvement in the economic environment. A prolonged
deterioration in the operating margin to previous years' levels,
coupled with further significant debt increases would be negative
for Brasov's ratings.

Oradea's ratings are driven by its developing economy, its
sustainable investment plans and its sound financial performance.
They also reflect limited budgetary flexibility and a strong
increase of debt. A negative rating action on Oradea would be
triggered by an operating margin below 10% and debt exceeding 100%
of current revenue, or a distortion and/ or deterioration of debt-
servicing ratios. Budgetary performance at current levels and
improved debt and debt servicing ratios would be positive for the
ratings.

A negative rating action on the sovereign ratings would prompt a
downgrade for both cities.


* CITY OF ROMANIA: Fitch Puts 'BB+' Currency Ratings on Watch Pos.
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Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Romanian cities of Brasov and
Oradea's Long-term foreign currency ratings to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'.
The Outlook is Stable. The agency has also upgraded their Short-
term foreign currency ratings to 'F3' from 'B'. Fitch has
simultaneously affirmed the Long-term local currency ratings at
'BBB-' with Stable Outlooks.

At the same time, the agency has placed the City of Bucharest's
Long-term foreign currency rating of 'BB+' and Long-term local
currency rating of 'BBB-' and Short-term foreign currency rating
of 'B' on Rating Watch Positive.

The rating actions follow the upgrade of Romania's Long-term
foreign currency Issuer Default Rating to 'BBB-', Long-term local
currency IDR to 'BBB' from 'BBB-', both with Stable Outlooks, and
Short-term foreign currency IDR to 'F3' from 'B'. The RWP on
Bucharest's ratings reflects Fitch's view that as the capital
city, it should have improved in terms of economy and budgetary
performance in line with the sovereign.

Bucharest, Brasov and Oradea's ratings reflect the tight financial
and governance relationships between the Romanian cities' local
governments and the sovereign, ensuring a strong credit linkage.
The highly-centralized budgetary system for Romanian local
governments ensures state support and control of the cities'
financial position, including debt approval, but it also acts as a
constraint on the cities' budgetary flexibility. The state
controls the cities' tax base, tax rates and main revenue
collection, as well as important expenditures, such as staff
salaries. The bulk of the cities' revenues is derived from the
pool of national tax revenue (personal income tax and value added
tax).

The upgrade of Brasov and Ordea's Long-term foreign currency
ratings and the affirmation of the Long-term local currency rating
at 'BBB-' reflect Fitch's view on the two cities' current
financial profiles. The 'BBB-' rating takes into account the
cities' budgetary performances and current debt and debt coverage
ratios. The Long-term local currency ratings are one notch below
the sovereign, while the Long-term foreign currency ratings are
equal with the sovereign but are no longer capped by the sovereign
rating.

Brasov's ratings are driven by the city's rebalanced fiscal
position and improved financial flexibility. Positive rating
factors would be continued strengthening of self financing and
debt servicing ability and/or a sovereign upgrade reflecting an
overall improvement in the economic environment. A prolonged
deterioration in the operating margin to previous years' levels,
coupled with further significant debt increases would be negative
for Brasov's ratings.

Oradea's ratings are driven by its developing economy, its
sustainable investment plans and its sound financial performance.
They also reflect limited budgetary flexibility and a strong
increase of debt. A negative rating action on Oradea would be
triggered by an operating margin below 10% and debt exceeding 100%
of current revenue, or a distortion and/ or deterioration of debt-
servicing ratios. Budgetary performance at current levels and
improved debt and debt servicing ratios would be positive for the
ratings.

A negative rating action on the sovereign ratings would prompt a
downgrade for both cities.


* ROMANIA: Fund Shortage Prompts Corporate Insolvencies
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Ziarul Financiar, citing Transylvania Insolvency House, reports
that as many as 96% of Romanian insolvent companies end up
declaring bankruptcy due to fund shortage from creditors to cover
procedure costs and reduced refinancing possibilities.


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BANK OF MOSCOW: Moody's Cuts Bank Financial Strength Rating to E+
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Moody's Investors Service has downgraded these ratings of JSC Bank
of Moscow: standalone bank financial strength rating to E+
(mapping to B2 on the long-term scale) from D-, long-term local
and foreign currency debt and deposit ratings to Ba2 from Ba1, and
long-term foreign currency subordinated debt rating to Ba3 from
Ba2. The short-term foreign currency deposit rating of Not-Prime
has been affirmed. The outlook on the stand-alone and long-term
supported ratings is negative.

RATINGS RATIONALE

The rating action concludes the review process initiated on
June 28, 2011 when BOM's long-term local and foreign currency debt
and deposit ratings, long-term foreign currency subordinated debt
rating and the standalone BFSR were placed on review for possible
downgrade.

Moody's assessment is primarily based on the official press
releases of the Russian Central Bank and VTB, BOM's monthly
statutory accounts according to Russian financial accounting
standards and the information we received from the top management
of VTB.

Standalone Ratings

According to Moody's, the downgrade of BOM's standalone BFSR
reflects the recent announcement by Bank VTB and the Russian
Central Bank that BOM has been placed under financial recovery
procedures due to significant losses incurred on its credit
portfolio. These losses have significantly impaired the bank's
capital base, necessitating external assistance. At the same time,
the BFSR reflects the very high probability that the bank will
receive the announced support package from the Russian authorities
and from VTB, thus stabilizing its financial position.

The rating agency expects the first part of the package to be
received in the coming weeks from Russia's Deposit Insurance
Agency (RUB295 billion deposit at 0.51% with a maturity of ten
years, thus enabling BOM to record an immediate RUB150 billion
gain under IFRS). This deposit will only be provided to BOM after
VTB Group increases its stake at BOM to more than 75% from 46%
currently; this transaction is likely to be finalized in the
coming weeks, according to VTB. VTB announced that it will then
provide up to RUB100 billion in Tier 1 capital to BOM by year-end
2012. This potential capital increase is likely to restore BOM's
capital position under IFRS.

The negative outlook on BOM's BFSR reflects the downside risks
that the support process may become somewhat disrupted and/or
delayed. This may be caused by inability or delays in obtaining a
75% stake in BOM by VTB Group. If such scenario is realized,
Moody's says the BFSR would likely be downgraded.

Moody's notes that the failure of the bank to comply with the
regulatory capital adequacy ratios could trigger the violation of
covenants embedded in its senior bonds documentation. If not
remedied within 30 days period, it could trigger an event of
default on the existing eurobonds with cross acceleration to the
majority of international wholesale funding. However, according to
Moody's estimates, the current liquidity position of BOM is
adequate to meet the possible repayments even if the waiver from
the creditors is not received and majority of debt and facilities
with cross default clause have to be repaid in full prior to their
contractual maturity.

Supported Ratings

The downgrade of BOM's long-term deposit and senior debt ratings
reflect the downgrade of its standalone BFSR. BOM's ratings
continue to reflect: (i) the E+ BFSR, mapping to B2 on the long-
term scale and (ii) Moody's assessment of a high level of systemic
support, given the bank's importance for the Moscow region and the
banking system as a whole -- as the sixth-largest bank in Russia.

The negative outlook on BOM's supported ratings reflects the
negative outlook on the bank's BFSR which is significantly linked
to BOM's ability to receive the support packages in a timely
manner. If there are significant impediments to the proposed
support packages, Moody's would expect to announce a multi-notch
downgrade of the supported ratings.

PREVIOUS RATING ACTIONS AND PRINCIPAL METHODOLOGIES

The last rating action on Bank of Moscow was on June 28, 2011,
when Moody's downgraded the following ratings of JSC Bank of
Moscow (BOM): standalone BFSR to D- from D, long-term local and
foreign currency debt and deposit ratings to Ba1 from Baa2, long-
term foreign currency subordinated debt rating to Ba2 from Baa3,
and short-term foreign currency deposit rating to Not-Prime from
Prime-2. At that time, Moody's placed the following ratings on
review for further downgrade: the long-term local and foreign
currency debt and deposit ratings, long-term foreign currency
subordinated debt rating and the standalone BFSR.

The principal methodologies used in this rating were Bank
Financial Strength Ratings: Global Methodology published in
February 2007, and Incorporation of Joint-Default Analysis into
Moody's Bank Ratings: A Refined Methodology published in March
2007.

Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, Bank of Moscow reported total
assets of RUB853 billion (approximately US$28 billion) and net
income of RUB2.8 billion according to (unaudited) IFRS at H1 2010.


BANK MOSCOW-MINSK: Moody's Cuts Long-Term Deposit Rating to 'B2'
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Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the long-term local
currency deposit rating of Bank Moscow-Minsk to B2 (with a
negative outlook) from B1. All other ratings of BMM are not
affected by this rating action. This concludes the review
initiated on June 30, 2011.

RATINGS RATIONALE

Moody's assessment is primarily based on the rating downgrade of
BMM's parent, Bank of Moscow, on July 8, 2011. BOM's standalone
Bank Financial Strength Rating (BFSR) was downgraded to E+
(mapping to B2 on the long-term scale) from D-. BOM's standalone
E+ BFSR is currently used as an anchor for parental support.

As a result, BMM's B2 long-term local currency deposit rating now
only reflects its standalone financial strength which is reflected
in its E+ BFSR, mapping to B2 on the long-term scale.

The negative outlook on BMM's long-term local currency deposit
rating is driven by the considerable downside risks reflected in
the potential deterioration of the operating environment, which
would, in turn, affect the Belarusian banking system. Moody's
believes that the system's financial fundamentals are likely to
come under pressure in the near to medium term, following the
recent worsening of the country's macroeconomic environment.

PRINCIPAL METHODOLOGIES

The principal methodologies used in this rating were Bank
Financial Strength Ratings: Global Methodology published in
February 2007, and Incorporation of Joint-Default Analysis into
Moody's Bank Ratings: A Refined Methodology published in
March 2007.

Headquartered in Minsk, Belarus, BMM reported total assets of
US$633 million and equity of US$73 million, according to the
bank's audited IFRS financial report at year-end 2010. BOM
controls 100% of the bank's shares.


BANK VTB: Moody's Changes Outlook on 'D-' BFSR to Negative
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Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook to negative from
stable on these ratings of Bank VTB:

   -- D- bank financial strength rating

   -- Baa1 supported long-term local and foreign-currency deposit

   -- Baa1/(P)Baa2 senior/subordinated debt ratings.

The bank's P-2 short-term local and foreign-currency deposit
ratings were affirmed. The outlook on the D- BFSR of VTB24 --
VTB's retail and SME subsidiary -- remains stable. VTB24's Baa1
supported ratings now carry a negative outlook, in line with the
parent. Similarly, outlooks are also negative on the Baa1 senior
debt issued by VTB Capital S.A. (a special purpose vehicle), and
Baa2 subordinated debt issued by Bank VTB North-West.

Moody's assessment is primarily based on VTB's and VTB24's audited
financial statements for 2010 prepared under IFRS. Information on
VTB's investment in Bank of Moscow is derived from VTB's press
releases. The rating agency's opinion is also based on discussions
with the management of VTB.

RATINGS RATIONALE

"The revision of the outlook to negative on VTB's ratings reflects
a higher risk that the bank's capitalization could weaken as a
result of the planned consolidation of Bank of Moscow, a
financially-stressed institution which recently required
extraordinary support from the Russian Central Bank," says
Eugene Tarzimanov, a Moody's Vice-President and lead analyst for
VTB.

On July 8, 2011, Moody's downgraded the Bank of Moscow's BFSR to
E+ from D- and its deposit ratings to Ba2 from Ba1. This rating
action reflected its entry into financial rehabilitation due to a
large loan impairment (please see Moody's press release dated
July 8, 2011). As a result, the Russian Central Bank announced a
US$10.5 billion rescue package, which will be deposited in BoM as
long-term deposits. As part of the rescue effort, VTB has
announced that it will increase its participation at BoM from 46%
to 75% in the coming weeks, and then provide up to US$3.6 billion
in Tier 1 capital to BoM by year-end 2012.

"According to Moody's stress-test analysis, VTB's Basel 1 total
capital adequacy ratio has a moderate chance of decreasing to
around 11%-12% in the medium term, from around 17% at year-end
2010," adds Mr. Tarzimanov. This deterioration could materialize
as a result of the increase in risk assets associated with the
consolidation of BoM (around US$18 billion), and goodwill of
around US$2.6 billion (according to VTB). Moody's stress-test also
includes a moderate probability of additional impairment of VTB's
loan book. The rating agency notes that the negative outlook
reflects the risk that the amount of goodwill recorded by VTB on
acquisition of BoM, and the resulting negative impact on VTB's
capital, could be higher than anticipated by VTB.

VTB'S SUPPORTED RATINGS

The negative outlook on VTB's Baa1 supported ratings is driven by
the negative outlook on its standalone credit rating. Although
Moody's continues to classify VTB as a fully supported bank by the
Russian government, the supported ratings of VTB could come under
pressure in case of a potential BFSR downgrade. VTB's supported
ratings currently benefit from a five-notch uplift from its
standalone credit strength rating of Ba3. This support is
justified by the government's controlling ownership at VTB, and
the bank's key position in Russia, with a 10%-15% market share in
certain segments.

LAST RATING ACTION & PRINCIPAL METHODOLOGY

The principal methodologies used in this rating were "Bank
Financial Strength Ratings: Global Methodology" published in
February 2007, and "Incorporation of Joint-Default Analysis into
Moody's Bank Ratings: A Refined Methodology" published in March
2007.

Headquartered in Moscow, VTB reported total assets of RUB4.3
trillion and net income of RUB55 billion according to audited IFRS
for 2010. VTB24 had assets of RUB904 billion and net income of
RUB17 billion for 2010.


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GC FTPYME: S&P Lowers Rating on Class E Notes to 'CCC-'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered and removed from
CreditWatch negative its credit ratings on GC FTPYME PASTOR 4
Fondo de Titulizacion de Activos's class A2, A3(G), B , C, and
class D notes. "We have also lowered our rating on the class E
notes," S&P said.

"In February 2011, we placed on CreditWatch negative our ratings
on the class B, C, and D notes following our preliminary credit
analysis at that time, and we lowered the rating on the class E
notes to 'CCC (sf)' from 'BB (sf)' (see 'Ratings Lowered On
Spanish SME CLO Deal GC FTPYME Pastor 4's Class E Notes;
Classes B, C, And D Placed On Watch Neg' published Feb. 14, 2011).
We had placed classes A2 and A3(G) on CreditWatch negative on Jan.
18, 2011, following the application of our 2010 counterparty
criteria ('Counterparty And Supporting Obligations Methodology And
Assumptions,' published Dec. 6, 2010)," S&P stated.

"We have performed a review of the transaction's collateral
performance and structural features. We have taken the rating
actions in light of what is in our view significant performance
deterioration of the underlying collateral backing this
transaction, and weakening of the credit enhancement available
to the rated notes," S&P continued.

"Since our last review in February 2011, we have observed that the
level of short-term delinquencies has been increasing as of the
latest interest payment dates, and that the level of cumulative
defaults is still increasing due to the rollover of long-term
delinquencies into defaults. In our view, this likely indicates
that there are insufficient proceeds available to the issuer
to cure such long-term delinquencies," S&P related.

The transaction documents define defaulted assets in GC FTPYME
PASTOR 4 as assets that have been in arrears for more than 18
months. While the levels of defaults and delinquencies have
increased, the recoveries associated with these defaulted assets
are low, averaging 17%. "We have consequently lowered our recovery
assumptions, taking into account the recovery data reported by
the trustee, as well as the level of recoveries we have observed
in similar Spanish transactions backed by the same type of loans,
and with the same vintage and the same servicer (Banco Pastor
S.A.)," S&P stated.

Due to the seasoning of the transaction, and because the
underlying collateral is now highly amortized (the pool factor as
of the last interest payment date was 21%), the transaction is
exposed to an increased level of concentration risk in terms of
obligors.

As of the most recent payment date in April 2011, the reported
ratio of cumulative defaults represented 4.48% of the original
portfolio balance securitized at closing, and 21.66% of the
current portfolio balance.

In terms of industry concentration, the biggest sectors currently
represented in this portfolio are the real estate and construction
industry (21.36%, combined), and the retail sector (26.08%). In
terms of geographic concentration, the three most represented
regions in this transaction are Galicia, Catalonia, and Madrid,
which is in line with the geographic breakdown of the closing
portfolio.

"This increase in defaults is associated with a lack of recoveries
in the transaction. As a result, in our view, GC FTPYME PASTOR 4
is becoming highly sensitive to variations in the level of
performing collateral available to service the amounts due under
the notes, and this level is weakening," S&P related.

Although the level of credit enhancement provided by the
performing balance is positive for the class A2, A3(G), B, and C
notes, it is now negative for the class D and E notes, which are
therefore undercollateralized. Based on the current level of
proceeds received by the reserve fund, the fund will not be able
to repay any amounts of principal due when classes D and E mature.

The reserve fund -- funded at closing by the issuance proceeds of
the class E notes -- is intended to provide credit enhancement to
the rated notes. It is used to cure defaults in the deal, and
since the October 2010 payment date it has been fully depleted.
"Since then, we understand that the reserve fund has not been
replenished as the performing collateral balance has decreased.
Additionally, the transaction did not receive sufficient excess
spread to allocate toward the reserve fund's replenishment," S&P
stated.

The reserve fund's depletion has exposed the transaction to
principal amortization deficiencies. These principal deficiencies
began to accrue on the July 2010 interest payment date, when the
reserve fund began to be insufficient to cure the amount of
defaulted assets in the underlying portfolio.

Credit enhancement for the notes is provided by:

  * The subordination of junior notes;

  * The level of excess spread generated by the performing balance
    of collateral;

  * Excess spread received by the fund under the swap, which
    guarantees 98 basis points of excess spread to the deal; and

  * The reserve fund, which will be used to cure defaults arising
    in the transaction.

The level of the reserve fund has been decreasing since the April
2009 payment date. "It became fully depleted at the October 2010
payment date, and no replenishments have taken place since that
date. Currently, we understand that the reserve fund is not at its
required level, therefore lowering the recourse of the class E
notes against an increase in defaults in the underlying pool.
As the class E notes are now rated 'CCC- (sf)' due to their
undercollateralization, according to our criteria they cannot
provide credit support to the class D notes. Class D is in turn
providing credit support to class C, and is also
undercollateralized, based on the level of performing
balance in the transaction," S&P related.

The increase in defaults is associated with a decrease in the
reserve fund and the increase of the obligor concentration risk.
"In our view, these are negative factors for the transaction, as
they are not offset by the credit enhancement provided by the
subordination of junior classes," S&P stated.

"Based on the review of our credit analysis assumptions in terms
of default and recoveries, and taking into account the current
level of support available to the rated notes in the capital
structure, in our view this affects the current ratings of all the
rated notes. We have consequently lowered and removed from
CreditWatch negative our ratings on the class A2, A3(G), B, C, and
D notes, and lowered our rating on the class E notes. The class
A3(G) notes feature a guarantee provided by the Kingdom of Spain.
As the guarantee features do not comply with our guarantee
criteria, we do not give any credit to this guarantee in our
analysis (see 'European Legal Criteria For Structured Finance
Transactions,' published Aug. 28, 2008)," S&P stated.

Ratings List

Class            Rating
         To                   From

GC FTPYME PASTOR 4, Fondo de Titulizacion de Activos
EUR630 Million Floating-Rate Notes

Ratings Lowered and Removed From CreditWatch Negative

A2       AA (sf)              AAA (sf)/Watch Neg
A3(G)    AA (sf)              AAA (sf)/Watch Neg
B        BBB (sf)             A (sf)/Watch Neg
C        BB (sf)              BBB- (sf)/Watch Neg
D        CCC                  BB (sf)/Watch Neg

Rating Lowered

E        CCC-                 CCC (sf)


* SPAIN: Some Savings Banks May Fall Short of Stress Tests
----------------------------------------------------------
Christopher Bjork at Dow Jones Newswires reports that Spanish
Finance Minister Elena Salgado said some Spanish savings banks may
show a capital shortfall in the European Union stress tests due to
be released Friday.

Spain's central bank in 2000 introduced a system of so-called
anti-cyclical provisioning that forced banks to build up reserves
against future, hypothetical losses, Dow Jones relates.  During
times of economic growth, the system forces banks to set aside a
provision for each new loan in case it goes bad, Dow Jones
discloses.  During the downturns, banks can draw on these general
provisions to cover bad loans, lessening their need to cut back on
lending or raise new capital, Dow Jones notes.

The country's lenders still have about EUR27 billion in dynamic
provisions, Dow Jones states.

"If the provisions were included, no savings bank would fail,"
Dow Jones quotes Ms. Salgado as saying.

In last year's test, five Spanish banks were among the seven
lenders that failed, Dow Jones recounts.


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ONOFF: Files for Bankruptcy After Sale Talks Fail
-------------------------------------------------
The Local reports that ONOFF filed for bankruptcy on Monday,
citing stiff competition, price pressure, and low profits.

According to The Local, the firm wrote in a statement released on
Monday that "Several cost rationalization programs have been
carried out simultaneously, and we've had negotiations with
several interested parties about selling or merging the company.
Negotiations have gone far, but unfortunately haven't lead to any
finalized deal."

ONOFF is a Swedish home electronics chain.  The company has 67
stores in Sweden, six in Estonia and one store in Finland.


SAAB AUTOMOBILE: Reaches Agreement with Suppliers to Settle Debts
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Anna Ringstrom and Aaron Gray-Block at Reuters report that
Saab Automobile on Monday reached deals with many suppliers to
settle debts as it struggles to secure parts and resume
production.

Saab, owned by Netherlands-based Swedish Automobile, has scraped
together EUR61 million (US$88.5 million) in short-term funding in
recent days, Reuters relates.  But it needs to get supplies moving
again so car assembly can resume, and investors are worried about
its prospects after it said last week production will not restart
until Aug. 9, Reuters notes.

"We have reached agreement with a large part of our suppliers,"
Reuters quotes Saab spokeswoman Gunilla Gustavs as saying on
Monday, adding discussions with other suppliers continue.  "We are
aiming for August 9.  It's an ambition, so that we can at least
get everyone to work towards one date."

With an annual production of up to 126,000 cars, Saab's current
models include the 9-3 (available as a convertible or sport
sedan), the luxury 9-5 sedan (also available in a sport wagon),
and the seven-passenger 9-7X SUV.  As it prepared to separate from
General Motors, Saab filed for bankruptcy protection in February
2009.  A year later, in February 2010, GM sold Saab to Dutch
sports car maker Spyker Cars for about US$400 million in cash and
stock.


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T U R K E Y
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PETKIM PETROKIMYA: Fitch Affirms Long-Term IDRs at 'BB-'
--------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has revised Turkey-based petrochemicals producer
Petkim Petrokimya Holdings A.S.'s rating Outlook to Stable from
Negative and affirmed its Long-term foreign and local currency
Issuer Default Ratings at 'BB-'. Fitch has simultaneously upgraded
Petkim's National Long-term rating to 'A+(tur)' from 'A(tur)'. The
Outlook on the National Long-term rating is Stable.

The Stable Outlook reflects the agency's expectation that near-
term market conditions will underpin strong capacity utilization
rates, improved operational results and cash flow generation in
2011. Fitch forecasts a net cash position with gross FFO leverage
maintained below 1.0x during 2011-2013, despite higher capex
requirements to support de-bottlenecking and expansion projects
and dividend payments (at least 50% of net income) assumed from
2012 onwards.

Petkim's ratings continue to be supported by its unleveraged
balance sheet and strong liquidity. The company ended 2010 with a
net cash position of TRY105m, up TRY30m on the level expected by
Fitch under its base rating case. This is attributable to stronger
operating results and lower capex levels than projected.

Petkim posted a 40% growth in sales y-o-y in Q111, primarily
driven by strong export volumes in the Other division (aromatics,
C4, chlorine etc). Petkim's performance also benefited from robust
demand for thermoplastic products and feedstock cost push across
all segments. The reported EBITDA margin increased to 11.3% from
6.4% a year earlier, on the back of strong capacity utilizations
(98%). Under the agency's base rating case, revenue growth is
forecast around 13% in 2011, with EBITDA margin at around 8%. In
2012, Fitch conservatively projects a low double digit drop in
revenues, primarily reflecting competitive pricing pressure from
new low-cost capacity. Margins are expected to erode slightly from
2011 levels.

The ratings continue to be constrained by Petkim's weak cost
position relative to peers. While restructuring measures
undertaken over the past few years have yielded some savings and
efficiency gains, Petkim's EBITDA margins remain well below those
of the petrochemical producers competing in its domestic and
exports market. New low-cost capacity ramping up in the Middle-
East in 2012 could put pressure on prices and offset some of the
benefits of the cost savings realized to date. Competition from
low-cost imports could also erode the company's domestic market
share in the longer run.

Petkim's ability to tap into the growth potential of the Turkish
petrochemicals market (73% of 2010 sales) is currently constrained
by its production and investment capacity, and dependent on the
execution of a US$4.0-5.0 billion greenfield project by Socar &
Turcas, its majority shareholder. Fitch understands that the
construction of the 10mtpa refinery, which has been announced for
late 2011, would be fully funded by Socar & Turcas. While the
agency acknowledges that the project would offer feedstock
security, operational and efficiency gains, and would constitute
the first milestone towards Petkim's expansion ambitions, these
benefits are not factored into its forecast or ratings.

Petkim's standalone investment capacity is constrained by its
small size (revenue and cash flow generation), high exposure to
naphtha price volatility, and the inherent cyclicality of its
commodity products. Its ongoing debottlenecking and expansion
initiatives are expected to yield a 5%-8% increase in saleable
production capacity in aggregate over 2011-2013, with capex of
around TRY215 million in 2011. This compares with expected low
double digit growth rates for the Turkish petrochemicals market.

A negative rating action could result from a visible and prolonged
deterioration in profitability with EBITDA margin eroding below
5%, sustained negative FCF and/or any large debt financed
investments or dividend payments resulting in a net debt position/
liquidity score below 1.0x ((FCF + available cash + committed
facilities)/(Short term debt + interest).

Conversely, fundamental and material improvements in Petkim's
business profile and cost position relative to peers could warrant
a positive rating action. This is not currently envisaged in the
rating horizon.


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CANARY WHARF: Fitch Affirms Rating on Class D2 Notes at 'BBsf'
--------------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Canary Wharf Finance II plc and revised
the Outlook on the class C2 notes to Stable:

   -- GBP1,113.8m class A1 due October 2037 (XS0112279616):
      affirmed at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable

   -- GBP400m class A3 due October 2037 (XS0130681512): affirmed
      at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable

   -- GBP222m class A7 due October 2037 (XS0295171341): affirmed
      at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable

   -- GBP193.5m class B due October 2037 (XS0112281190): affirmed
      at 'AAsf'; Outlook Stable

   -- GBP104m class B3 due October 2037 (XS0295172075): affirmed
      at 'AAsf'; Outlook Stable

   -- GBP275m class C2 due October 2037 (XS0295172406): affirmed
      at 'Asf'; Outlook revised to Stable from Negative

   -- GBP125m class D2 due October 2037 (XS0295172745): affirmed
      at 'BBsf'; Outlook Stable

The affirmation and revision of the class C2 notes' Outlook to
Stable follow a satisfactory review of the most recent investor
reports and further analysis of the transaction's performance to
date.

The income coverage ratio (ICR) has fluctuated between 1.23x and
1.05x, since the last review, with the latest reported figure of
1.17x. The collateral was re-valued at GBP3.194 billion in
December 2010, resulting in a market value decline of 28% from the
peak value in June 2007, but an 8% increase on December 2009. The
latest valuation, in conjunction with the scheduled amortization,
results in a loan, minus cash reserves, to value ratio of 73.4%.

The transaction is secured by seven prime office buildings on
London's Canary Wharf estate. The majority of rental income is
derived from tenants in the financial services industry that
contribute a strong weighted average tenant rating of 'BBB+'. The
WA term to lease expiry is 15 years, and the vacancy rate
currently stands at 4.5% of the total floor area.

Fitch will continue to monitor the performance of the transaction.


DRIVER HIRE: Sheffco Franchisee Enters Liquidation
--------------------------------------------------
RoadTransport.com reports that Sheffco, trading as Driver Hire
Warrington, has entered liquidation.  However, Redvee Consulting,
which shares the same director as Sheffco, now continues the
franchise operation.

According to RoadTransport.com, Ian Jones, partner at Manchester-
based insolvency practice Jones Lowndes Dwyer said market
conditions added to Sheffco's woes, but that cash flow problems
and a build up of PAYE to Revenue and Customs also led to its
collapse.

"Drivers are cutting out the middlemen and going direct, cutting
companies like Driver Hire out," RoadTransport.com quotes Mr.
Jones as saying.  "Driver Hire as a franchise isn't the first and
won't be the last to lose a franchisee like this."

Richard Owen-Hughes, group marketing director at Driver Hire Group
Services, said Sheffco's problems do not reflect wider recruitment
trends.

Driver Hire offers a range of recruitment services, including full
and part time driving work and logistics jobs, to the transport
and logistics industry.


EATONFIELD DEVELOPMENTS: Creditors Appoint Liquidator
-----------------------------------------------------
The board of Eatonfield Group plc disclosed Zolfo Cooper LLP was
appointed as liquidator to Eatonfield Developments Limited at a
creditors' meeting held on July 8, 2011.

Majority of the Group's property assets are owned by EDL and are
subject to bank loans from various senior lenders.  Under the loan
arrangements in place, these properties are each subject to
separate legal charges in favor of the relevant lenders and, in
respect of some of these properties, Law of Property Act receivers
have now been appointed.  The board is in discussions to establish
whether Eatonfield can assist certain of the lenders in realizing
the value of their security.  A further announcement will be made
in due course.


EUROHOME UK: Fitch Affirms Ratings on Class B2 Notes at 'CCsf'
--------------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has upgraded three and affirmed 12 tranches of two
Eurohome UK Mortgages transactions, a series of UK non-conforming
deals comprising loans originated by DB UK Bank Limited.

The rating actions reflect the continued stable performance of the
underlying assets in the two portfolios. The level of outstanding
repossessions in the two portfolios has declined significantly
from levels seen in February 2009. At present 0.1% of the current
portfolio of Eurohome UK Mortgages 2007-1 (EHM07-1) and 1.0% of
Eurohome UK Mortgages 2007-2 (EHM07-2) are waiting to be sold.
Losses per period in the two transactions have declined from
levels seen throughout 2009, which has in turn led to reserve fund
replenishment and in the case of EHM07-2, outstanding principal
deficiency ledgers being cleared. As of the June 2011 interest
payment date the reserve funds stood at 85.8% and 60.8% of their
target amounts. In Fitch's view EHM07-1's reserve fund is likely
to reach its target amount by December 2011, while the reserve
fund replenishment of EHM07-2 is expected by Q112.

The interest deferred on EHM07-2's uncollateralized class C notes
has been cleared and the noteholders are now receiving their
interest payments. In addition, once the reserve funds reach their
target amounts, any excess spread that is left over at the bottom
of the waterfall will be used towards principal payments on the
class C notes. For this reason, Fitch no longer views the default
on these notes as imminent, but possible, which is why the notes
have been upgraded to 'CCCsf' from 'Csf'.

The replenishment of EHM07-2's reserve fund has led to an increase
in the credit support available to the notes. As a result, the
credit enhancement of the class B1 notes currently stands at 2.4%
compared to 0.9% at the time of the last review. As the reserve
fund continues to replenish and the deal continues to amortize,
this level of credit support is expected to increase further. In
light of this, Fitch has upgraded the class B1 notes to 'CCCsf'.

Fitch considers the portfolios to have adverse characteristics,
with high portions of self-certified loans and interest-only
loans, most of which were originated around the peak of the
mortgage market. At transaction close, the portfolios comprised of
high portions of loans on fixed rates, and in combination with the
high interest rates seen at the time, the deals struggled to
generate sufficient revenue to build the reserve funds to their
target amounts. All of the mortgages that were originally on a
fixed interest rate basis have converted to variable rates, linked
either to Libor or the Bank of England base rate, paying weighted
average margins of 3% and 2%, respectively. The borrowers continue
to benefit from the low interest rate environment, which has led
to their monthly payments being considerably lower than those
payable at origination. In Fitch's view, the portfolios may see
further deterioration if interest rates revert to levels seen in
the past.

The rating actions are:

Eurohome UK Mortgages 2007-1 plc:

   -- Class A (ISIN XS0290416527): affirmed at 'Asf'; Outlook
      Stable; Loss Severity Rating revised to 'LS-1' from 'LS-2'

   -- Class M1 (ISIN XS0290417418): affirmed at 'BBBsf'; Outlook
      revised to Stable from Negative; Loss Severity Rating 'LS-4'

   -- Class M2 (ISIN XS0290419380): affirmed at 'Bsf'; Outlook
      revised to Stable from Negative; Loss Severity Rating 'LS-4'

   -- Class B1 (ISIN XS0290420396): affirmed at 'CCCsf'; Recovery
      Rating 'RR3'

   -- Class B2 (ISIN XS0290420982): affirmed at 'CCsf'; Recovery
      Rating 'RR6'

   -- Class C (ISIN XS0290421956): upgraded to 'CCCsf' from 'Csf';
      Recovery Rating revised to 'RR3' from 'RR6'

Eurohome UK Mortgages 2007-2 plc:

   -- Class A1(A) (ISIN XS0311688054): affirmed at 'AAAsf';
      Outlook Stable; assigned Loss Severity Rating to 'LS-2'
      from'LS-1'

   -- Class A1(B) (ISIN XS0311689532): affirmed at 'AAAsf';
      Outlook Stable; assigned Loss Severity Rating to 'LS-2' from
      'LS-1'

   -- Class A2 (ISIN XS0311691272): affirmed at 'AAAsf'; Outlook
      Stable; Loss Severity Rating revised to 'LS-2' from 'LS-1'

   -- Class A3 (ISIN XS0311693484): affirmed at 'Asf'; Outlook
      Stable; Loss Severity Rating 'LS-3'

   -- Class M1 (ISIN XS0311694029): affirmed at 'BBBsf'; Outlook
      revised to Stable from Negative; Loss Severity Rating
      revised to 'LS-4'

   -- Class M2 (ISIN XS0311695182): affirmed at 'Bsf'; Outlook
      revised to Stable from Negative; Loss Severity Rating 'LS-4'

   -- Class B1 (ISIN XS0311695778): upgraded to 'CCCsf' from
      'CCsf'; Recovery Rating 'RR4'

   -- Class B2 (ISIN XS0311697394): affirmed at 'CCsf'; Recovery
      Rating 'RR6'

   -- Class C (ISIN XS0311699507): upgraded to 'CCCsf' from 'Csf';
      Recovery Rating revised to 'RR4' from 'RR6'


GOTTEX MARKET: Placed Into Voluntary Liquidation
------------------------------------------------
The Board of Gottex Market Neutral Trust Limited said that at the
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company held on June 30,
2011, all Ordinary and Special Resolutions, including the
Liquidation Resolution put forward before the meeting were
approved by Shareholders.

In accordance with the passing of the Liquidation Resolution, the
Company has been placed into voluntary liquidation and Ashley
Charles Paxton and Robert James Kirby of KPMG Channel Islands
Limited have been appointed as liquidator to the Company.

Gottex Market Neutral Trust Limited is a closed-ended investment
company incorporated with limited liability under the laws of
Guernsey.


IMMIGRATION ADVISORY: Goes Into Administration, Misspent Funds
--------------------------------------------------------------
Jack Doyle at Mail Online reports that millions of pounds in legal
aid for immigrants and asylum seekers was misspent by a
Government-backed charity, The Immigration Advisory Service.

The Immigration Advisory Service has collapsed into administration
after auditors uncovered the financial irregularities, according
to Mail Online.

The report notes that the charity received GBP15 million a year to
pay for lawyers and legal advice for 27,000 migrants trying to
stay in the country.  But an internal audit revealed hundreds of
cases where funding went to ineligible applicants, Mail Online
relates.

Mail Online says auditors were shocked to discover that in other
cases there was no paperwork to show money was properly spent.
The report discloses that the charity's bosses also said some
recipients had claimed money 'in error' because of complex
Government rules.

However, there is no suggestion of any deliberate fraud, the
report discloses.

Mail Online relays that IAS bosses pulled the plug after failing
to agree how to repay the money.  The report relates that bosses
said that they had 'no alternative', blaming Ministry of Justice
cuts to legal aid funding.

The report notes that the charity's financial irregularities are
believed to relate to the 2010-2011 financial year, after Tory MP
Keith Best left following a restructuring.

Severance payments for several staff who left that year totaled
nearly GBP250,000, Mail Online adds.


KINETICS GROUP: Remaining Firms Face Administration
---------------------------------------------------
Inside Housing reports that the remaining part Kinetics Group is
set to go into administration, according to one of its housing
association clients.

The group has reportedly told clients it will be entering
administration in the next two weeks, according to Inside Housing.

Inside Housing notes that reports that the company ceased trading
at 1:00 p.m. on July 4, are unconfirmed.

A source told Inside Housing in an interview that: "We are working
on the basis that they are no longer trading and they are
certainly no longer trading with us."

Kinetics Group first went into administration last month and two
of its subsidiaries, Cameron Industrial Services and Lord Group
ceased trading, the report recalls.  Inside Housing relates that
three other subsidiaries, Sureway Gas, TA Horn and Wallmotts, were
sold to a new company called SCP Renewable energy, owned by
Kinetics investor Sovereign Capital.

The company intended the companies to continue trading under the
Kinetics name, the report adds.

A separate Inside Housing report relates that a former employee of
Kinetics has now confirmed said that the administrators for the
firms will be Begbies Traynor.

"The administration was requested because a number of clients of
the companies which traded on did not pay their debts.  They
placed orders with the group but would not honor payments and with
this the group has had to cease finally.  It is a sad day and 600
people will lose their jobs despite their best efforts, a majority
will find work or be TUPE transferred, for a number it will be
difficult though," Inside Housing quoted the unnamed employee as
saying.

Kinetics Group is a social housing contractor.


LEE BANK: In Liquidation; FSCS to Pay Compensation to Members
-------------------------------------------------------------
Ashley Wassall at FTAdviser reports that the Financial Services
Compensation Scheme has warned that compensation may be required
for Lee Bank & Highgate Credit Union that has gone into
liquidation, the fifth such failure so far in 2011.

FTAdviser relates that FSCS said it had been notified by the
Financial Services Authority (FSA), which regulates credit unions
alongside other mutual societies, that Lee Bank & Highgate Credit
Union was being closed.

The FSCS added that it was, along with the FSA, seeking to
establish whether the credit union is able to return members'
savers, according to FTAdviser.

"If the credit union can't pay back the money it owes its members,
we will declare it 'in default' and will aim to pay compensation
to eligible members in the majority of cases within seven days,"
FTAdviser quotes FSCS as saying in a statement.

"We will aim to pay any remaining compensation claims (i.e. those
that are likely to be more complex) within twenty working days.
Members of the credit union will not need to apply for
compensation -- we expect to send their compensation to them
automatically."

The FSCS guarantees savings up to GBP85,000 for members of a
credit union that is declared in default, FTAdviser discloses.

FTAdviser notes that this is the fifth credit union to enter
insolvency in 2011, following the closure of the Havant Area
Savers Credit Union in January, the Southend Credit Union in May,
and both the Worcestershire Credit Union and the Caribbean Parents
Group Credit Union in June.

Lee Bank & Highgate Credit Union is a Birmingham-based credit
union.


LOSELEY DAIRY: Administrators Set to Put Firm in Liquidation
------------------------------------------------------------
Anne Bruce at FoodManufacture.co.uk reports that administrators
expect to place Loseley Dairy Ice Cream into liquidation in the
next couple of months, after selling off the company's plant and
assets.

Mike Field, an associate at Portland Business & Financial
Solutions, which is handling the company's affairs, told
Foodmanufacture.co.uk that a total of GBP1.2 million had been
raised from the two separate sales.

FoodManufacture.co.uk relates that the administrators last month
sold the equipment at the site off via property management company
Edward Symmons to American auction company Rabin for more than
GBP750,000.  Rabin is now auctioning the kit off on July 14.

That deal followed on from the sale of the brands, intellectual
property of the company and the stock last month to Beechdean
Farmhouse Dairy Ice cream, the report says.

According to Foodmanufacture.co.uk, Mr. Field said the business
would now be put into liquidation within the next month or two,
and there would be an expected GBP2.1 million shortfall in
payments to creditors.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on April 27,
2011, South Wales Argus said Loseley Dairy Ice Cream Ltd went into
administration, with the loss of 83 jobs.  Portland Business and
Financial Solutions was appointed as administrator.

Loseley's troubles came to a head after private equity backer the
Foresight Group withdrew its funding. The firm had struggled to
compete against larger rivals and their promotional activity. It
was also hit by soaring costs for raw materials such as cream and
sugar, according to Foodmanufacture.co.uk.

Headquartered in Llantarnam Parkway, Loseley Dairy Ice Cream Ltd
is an ice cream company.  The factory, which opened in 2005, saw
the consolidation of production for all the UK's Thayers, Loseley
and Yorkshire Dales ice cream, following a flood at the Yorkshire
Dales factory and the need for modernization of the Thayers plant
in Cardiff.


MONTROSE PARTNERS: High Court Places Firm Into Liquidation
----------------------------------------------------------
NDS UK reports that The Insolvency Service investigation found
that Montrose Partners Limited and The Montrose Partnership
Limited had sold some 63 plots of land to members of the public at
four sites generating an income of around GBP372,868.

The vast majority of the sales were made by The Montrose
Partnership Limited following Montrose Partners Limited's
difficulties with a similarly named but unconnected business.
False and misleading statements were made to potential investors
claiming the land being sold would deliver significant investment
returns as it was likely to receive planning permission for
residential development.  There was no likelihood of this
happening.

Both companies were closed down on Dec. 17, 2010, by The
Insolvency Service's enforcement action.

Commenting on the case Company Investigations Supervisor Chris
Mayhew said:

"The Insolvency Service is determined to come down hard on
directors who set out to rip people off by deliberately
misrepresenting the investment opportunity on offer.

These schemes are designed to make those behind them rich, not
investors; not one of the land banking companies we have
investigated and shut down has made any profit for the investor.

I would urge people who are cold-called and invited to invest not
to be pressured into a decision and to seek independent
professional advice."

The petitions to wind up both companies were presented on
Dec. 16, 2010, under the provisions of section 124A of the
Insolvency Act 1986.  The grounds for winding up the companies
were their lack of commercial probity and continuing a method of
trading for which an earlier related company, Willow International
Limited, was wound up on grounds of public interest.

In ordering Montrose Partners Limited and The Montrose Partnership
Limited into liquidation on grounds of public interest on July 6,
2011, Mr. Registrar Baister said:

"These companies were engaged in the business of selling small
plots of land to the public as an investment, a practice commonly
referred to as land banking.  The Secretary of State's grounds for
winding up both companies are clearly made out, namely that the
information given to the public was misleading and unfounded as
the land being marketed by these companies was unlikely to be
granted planning permission and/or is unsuitable for housing
development and the huge increase in the price paid by investors
was so unusual that it is unlikely they would break even. The
information given to them was plainly misleading and it is plainly
in the public interest to wind up the companies, more so given the
continuing method of trading as that carried on by a previous
company Willow International Limited. Plainly those involved in
the companies' management must have known that it was
objectionable to carry on the same business practices. Both
companies have been placed into provisional liquidation and have
not opposed the winding up action and I am fully satisfied that
the companies should be wound up and I do so order"

Montrose Partners Limited was incorporated on Aug. 21, 2009.  The
registered office of the company was at Union House, 65-69
Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 8TX.  The
recorded directors of the company are Mr. Jose Emilio Gongora and
Mr. Dean Benjamin Straker.  There is no recorded company
secretary.


RENAISSANCE: Is Back in Original Founder's Hands
------------------------------------------------
residentadvisor.net reports that after going into administration
last year, Renaissance is back in the hands of its original
founder, Geoff Oakes.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on Sept. 16,
2010, Resident Advisor, citing a notice sent out by London-based
firm Resolve Partners LLP, said that Renaissance has gone into
administration.  According to the report, declining sales in the
mix CD market are likely a large part of the reason behind
Renaissance entering into administration.

Renaissance, the quintessential '90s club label has been in
operation since 1994.  It was founded by Geoff Oakes.


SHAKA ZULU: Goes Into Voluntary Liquidation
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Tom Hall at citmagazine.com reports that Shaka Zulu Trading
Company has gone into voluntary liquidation.  Shaka Zulu appointed
insolvency practitioner Hodgsons on June 27, 2011.

citmagazine.com relates that Shaka Zulu's PR agency Captive Minds
said the winding-up of equity holding business Shaka Zulu Trading
Company was because five original small investors in the London
venue had now been paid back.

"In June 2011 after a hugely successful first trading year, one of
the many companies that Shaka Zulu used to hold equity was closed
down through voluntary liquidation. This was the cheapest and
easiest manner to close the company after the equity was no longer
needed thanks to a successful return," citmagazine.com quotes
Captive Minds special projects director Alex Rayner as saying.

The London venue is now trading under investors from Junerun after
Shaka Zulu Trading Company has been wound down, citmagazine.com
says.

"We have gone through a restructuring with a new operator,
Junerun, after Shaka Zulu Trading went into liquidation," Shaka
Zulu sales and marketing specialist Simon Yandell said.

Shaka Zulu Trading Company is the equity holding company involved
in launching Shaka Zulu, a GBP5.5 million events venue.


VOICESERVE INC: Michael Studer CPA Raises Going Concern Doubt
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Voiceserve, Inc., filed on July 6, 2011, its annual report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.

Michael T. Studer CPA P.C., of Freeport, New York, expressed
substantial doubt about Voiceserve, Inc.'s ability to continue as
a going concern.  Mr. Studer noted that as of March 31, 2011, the
Company had negative working capital of US$313,059.  Further,
since inception, the Company has incurred losses of US$3,766,212.

The Company reported a net loss of US$772,057 on US$4.4 million of
revenues in fiscal 2011, compared with a net loss of US$665,442 on
US$3.3 million of revenues in fiscal 2010.

The Company's balance sheet at March 31, 2011, showed US$2.4
million in total assets, $738,604 in total liabilities, and
stockholders' equity of US$1.7 million.

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

Headquartered in Middlesex, England, Voiceserve, Inc.
(OTC BB: VSRV) -- http://www.voiceserve.com/-- is a software
platform provider focusing primarily on delivering affordable,
complete, next generation services to Internet Telephony Providers
(ITSPs).


WILDING PHOTOGRAPHIC: In Liquidation; 24 Workers Lose Jobs
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Amateur Photographer reports that Wilding Photographic Ltd, which
runs seven independent camera shops across the North West, has
been put into liquidation with the loss of 24 jobs.

The firm blamed 'crippling' rents at several of the stores as a
key factor in the demise of the 63-year-old business, Amateur
Photographer says.

According to the report, Chris Lea, one of the directors, said the
firm had been put into 'voluntary liquidation' and that the
economic climate had also played a part in the closures, as well
as competition from internet retailers.

Mr. Lea added that 24 staff across the group have been made
redundant, though five will be re-employed, Amateur Photographer
notes.

Amateur Photographer discloses that Wildings also operates a
postal and mail-order firm, buyacamera.co.uk, owned by the same
directors as a separate business in Standish, Lancashire.  This
will continue to trade.

The firm, which trades as Wildings, started life in 1948 as a
commercial studio.  Wildings ran camera stores in Bolton, Chorley,
Macclesfield, Manchester, Northwich, Wigan and Wilmslow.  Services
offered by Wildings included camera repairs, passport photos,
canvas prints and photo restoration.


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* S&P's Global Corp. Default Tally Remains at 18 for 2011
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The 2011 global corporate default tally remains at 18 after no
issuers defaulted last week, said an article published July 8 by
Standard & Poor's Global Fixed Income Research, titled
"Global Corporate Default Update (June 30 - July 6, 2011)
(Premium).

Of the total, 11 issuers were based in the U.S., two each were
based in Canada and New Zealand, and one each was based in the
Czech Republic, France, and Russia.  By comparison, 46 global
corporate issuers had defaulted by this time in 2010. Of these
defaulters, 33 were U.S.-based issuers, two were European issuers,
four were from the emerging markets, and seven were in the other
developed region (Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand).

Seven of this year's defaults were due to missed interest or
principal payments and six were due to distressed exchanges --
both among the top reasons for default in 2010.  Of the remaining
five, three issuers defaulted after they filed for bankruptcy,
another had its banking license revoked by its country's central
bank, and the fourth was forced into liquidation as a result of
regulatory action.

Of the defaults in 2010, 28 defaults resulted from missed interest
or principal payments, 25 resulted from Chapter 11 and foreign
bankruptcy filings, 23 from distressed exchanges, three from
receiverships, one from regulatory directives, and one from
administration.


* Moody's: Spec-Grade Default Rate Ends at 2.2% in Q2 2011
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The trailing 12-month global speculative default rate finished the
second quarter at 2.2%, down from 2.5% in the first quarter of
2011, according to Moody's Investors Service in its monthly
default report. A year ago, the default rate stood at 6.2%.

Moody's default rate forecasting model now predicts that the
global speculative-grade default rate will fall to 1.5% by the end
of this year then edge up to 1.7% by the second quarter of 2012.

"Spreads are widening, particularly in Europe, and the continued
softness in the global economy is certainly worrying" says Albert
Metz, Moody's Director of Credit Policy Research.  "But corporate
fundamentals still remain fairly good, spreads, though increasing,
remain near typical levels, and defaults continue to be few and
far between."

There were four debt defaults in the second quarter, bringing the
year to date total to 12. By comparison, there were 17 and 10
defaults in the first and second quarter of last year,
respectively.

Moody's expects default rates to be highest in the Wholesale
sector in the U.S. and the Media: Advertising, Printing &
Publishing sector in Europe.

In the U.S. the speculative-grade default rate ended the second
quarter at 2.6%, down from 2.9% in the previous quarter. At this
time last year, the U.S. default rate was 6.4%.

In Europe, the default rate fell from 1.9% in the first quarter to
1.4% in the second quarter. Last year, the European default rate
ended at 5.6% in the second quarter.

When measured on a dollar-volume basis the global speculative-
grade bond default rate fell slightly to 1.5% at the close of Q2
2011 from 1.6% in Q1 2011.  A year ago, the global dollar-weighted
default rate was higher at 3.5%.

In the U.S., the dollar-weighted speculative-grade default rate
closed the quarter at 1.4%.  The comparable rate last quarter was
1.5% and 3.5% a year ago.

In Europe, the dollar-weighted speculative-grade bond default rate
remained unchanged from the previous quarter at 1.8%.  The
speculative-grade bond default rate stood at 3.4% this time last
year.

Moody's speculative-grade corporate distressed index -- a measure
of the percentage of high-yield issuers that have debt trading at
distressed levels -- rose to 9.5% at the end of the second
quarter, up from the 7.7% level in the previous quarter. A year
ago, the index was markedly higher at 16.0%.

Among U.S. leveraged loan issuers, the trailing 12-month default
rate was unchanged from the previous quarter at 1.7% but
significantly lower than the 6.2% rate recorded this time last
year.  Four Moody's-rated companies defaulted on loans in the
second quarter, compared to one in the first quarter.


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