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            Friday, July 4, 2014, Vol. 15, No. 131



FINTEST TRADING: S&P Lowers CCR to 'CC'; Outlook Negative


STORA ENSO: Fitch Plans to Withdraw 'BB-' Issuer Default Rating


SPIE BONDCO: Moody's Hikes Corporate Family Rating to 'B1'


DA VINCI SYNTHETIC: Fitch Affirms 'Dsf' Rating on Class C Notes
PARIS BAKERY: High Court Appoints Official Liquidator


SUNKAR RESOURCES: Faces Insolvency if Sun Avenue Takeover Fail


PATAGONIA FINANCE: Moody's Hikes Rating on EUR453MM Notes to Caa3
* Luxembourg Bankruptcy Rate Down 20% in First Six Months of 2014


FAXTOR ABS 2003-1: S&P Raises Ratings on 2 Note Classes to 'BB-'


GARANTI BANK: Fitch Lowers LT Issuer Default Rating to 'BB+'


ACRON JSC: Fitch Affirms 'B+' IDR & Revises Outlook to Positive
ALFA-BANK: Moody's Affirms 'Ba1' Long-Term Debt & Deposit Ratings
ENERGOGARANT JSIC: S&P Affirms 'BB-' Rating; Outlook Stable
GAZPROMBANK: Moody's Confirms 'Ba3' FC Subordinated Rating


GRUPO ANTOLIN: S&P Assigns 'BB-' CCR; Outlook Stable
NCG BANCO: Moody's Cuts Rating on Mortgage Covered Bonds to 'Ba2'

U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

ENTERPRISE INNS: Moody's Raises Corp. Family Rating to 'B2'
GLOBAL MP: In Administration; Around 15 Jobs Affected
GOALS SOCCER: In Talks Over GBP42.5 Million Loan Facility
SHERWOOD AGENCIES: In Administration; Around 20 Jobs Affected
SYNTECH SW: In Administration; 85 Jobs Affected

WOODBERRY BROS: In Administration; Buyer Sought


* Losses Likely for EMEA CMBS Loans Maturing in 3Q14, Fitch Says
* BOOK REVIEW: The First Junk Bond



FINTEST TRADING: S&P Lowers CCR to 'CC'; Outlook Negative
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term
corporate credit rating on Cyprus-registered Fintest Trading Co.
Ltd., the holding company of Ukraine-based Donetsk Steel Group,
to 'CC' from 'CCC'.  The outlook is negative.

The downgrade reflects that Fintest Trading has entered in
negotiations for a standstill agreement on its debt repayments
with its banks that S&P expects to close in the following weeks.
S&P projects that the company will work with its creditors
thereafter to restructure its debt.  The company has more than
$100 million in debt maturing in the second half of 2014, and S&P
don't anticipate that it will be able to repay it.  S&P bases its
assumptions on Fintest Trading's "weak" liquidity, notably
limited free operating cash flows (FOCF), and no access to new
bank financing.

S&P expects that the company's cash flows will remain weak in the
second half of 2014 because of low coking coal prices that are
hovering near US$110 per ton FOB Australia.  S&P also sees high
business disruption risks for the company given that its assets
and head office are located in the currently politically unstable
Donetsk region.  Nevertheless, S&P understands from management
that its operations, exports, and payments have not been affected
so far.

The negative outlook reflects that S&P could lower its rating on
Fintest Trading to 'D' (default) in the coming weeks if the
company signs a standstill agreement or defaults on its upcoming
debt maturities.

Once the capital restructuring is finalized, S&P will revise its
rating on Fintest Trading to reflect the company's liquidity and
debt maturity schedule.


STORA ENSO: Fitch Plans to Withdraw 'BB-' Issuer Default Rating
Fitch Ratings expects to withdraw its ratings of Stora Enso Oyj
after a 30-day period beginning as they are no longer considered
by Fitch to be relevant to the agency's coverage.  Fitch will
continue to maintain coverage of Stora Enso prior to withdrawal.

Fitch's ratings on Stora Enso are unsolicited and have been
provided by the rating agency as a service to investors.  Fitch
reserves the right in its sole discretion to withdraw or maintain
any rating at any time for any reason it deems sufficient.  Fitch
may elect to maintain coverage based on investor feedback.  Fitch
will only provide ratings where it has sufficient information to
rate the issuer or transaction.

This advance notice is provided to permit further investor
feedback to Fitch and for the benefit of users in managing their
use of Fitch's ratings.

Fitch rates Stora Enso as follows:

  Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR): 'BB-'; Outlook Stable
  Senior unsecured rating: 'BB-'


SPIE BONDCO: Moody's Hikes Corporate Family Rating to 'B1'
Moody's Investors Service upgraded the ratings of Spie BondCo 3
S.C.A., including the corporate family rating (CFR) to B1 from
B2, probability of default rating (PDR) to B1-PD from B2-PD, the
rating of Spie's senior notes due 2019 to B3 from Caa1 and the
rating of debt facilities borrowed by Clayax Acquisition 4 SAS to
B1 from B2. The outlook on all ratings is stable.

Ratings Rationale

The ratings upgrade reflects the company's strong operating
performance in line with expectations. Spie achieved 11% year-on
year sales growth in 2013, driven primarily by acquisitions.
However, Moody's notes continued weakness in the company's main
division, MRS-France, although the decline of 3% in full-year
2013 slowed down in the last quarter to -0.5%. Without the
acquisition of Hochtief Service Solutions (HSS) in September 2013
(renamed Spie GmbH) the company's sales increased by 5%, with
growth demonstrated by all divisions outside of MRS-France.
Management's EBITDA margin improved year-on-year to 7.2% from
6.9%, despite a dilutive effect from Spie GmbH's acquisition.
Profitability in MRS-France remained stable as a result of Spie's
competitive position in this core market, such as leading market
share, density of network and focus on profitability in the
competitive bidding processes. The contribution from Spie GmbH
during the first four months of 2013 amounted to EUR15.6 million,
resulting in a 6.4% EBITDA margin. Spie's strong performance
continued during Q1 2014, with year-on-year management EBITDA
growth of approximately 15%.

Despite the growth in EBITDA, Spie's Moody's adjusted leverage
increased to approximately 5.9x as of the end of 2013, from 5.5x
at the end of 2012. This was in line with the rating agency's
expectations and driven by the acquisition of HSS in September
2014 (primarily debt-financed). Leverage is expected return
towards 5.5x by the end of 2014 owing to the full-year
contribution from the acquisitions made during 2013.

The company generated EUR82 million free cash flow (FCF) during
2013 (as calculated by Moody's), supported by working capital
release as well as reduced restructuring costs. The company's
liquidity is good, consisting of EUR284 million cash and cash
equivalents on balance sheet, a EUR200 million undrawn revolving
credit facility and a EUR100 million acquisition/capital
expenditure facility, under which EUR35 million remain undrawn as
of 31 December 2013.

The acquisition spend and integration of the newly acquired
businesses remain the key risks for the business assessment,
given the fragmented nature of the industry. The company's annual
spending on acquisitions averaged EUR40 million in both 2011 and
2012, which was covered by Spie's cash generation. However,
acquisition capex significantly increased in 2013 as a result of
the acquisition of HSS in Germany and several other businesses
outside of France , with a total turnover of close to EUR921
million on a full-year basis. Moody's understands that in 2014
the company will focus on the integration of the businesses
acquired in 2013 without a significant deviation from the capex
spent prior to 2013.

Rationale For The Stable Outlook

The stable outlook reflects Moody's expectation of the business
continuing to deleverage at a steady pace, despite the
acquisition growth strategy.

What Could Change The Rating Up/Down

Positive rating pressure could arise if the company (1) de-levers
its balance sheet leading to a Moody's adjusted gross debt/EBITDA
substantially below 5.0x on a sustainable basis; (2) improves its
(EBITDA-capex)/interest towards 3.0x; and (3) FCF/debt ratio
close to 10%.

Conversely, negative pressure could arise if (1) gross Moody's
adjusted gross debt/EBITDA ratio approaches 6.0x; (2) (EBITDA-
capex)/interest declines substantially below 2.0x; or (3) Free
Cash Flow deteriorates. Any significant debt-financed acquisition
may also put negative pressure on the ratings.

The principal methodology used in these ratings was the Global
Business & Consumer Service Industry Rating Methodology published
in October 2010. Other methodologies used include Loss Given
Default for Speculative-Grade Non-Financial Companies in the
U.S., Canada and EMEA published in June 2009.

Headquartered in France, Spie is a leading European multi-
technical services provider serving both the private and public
sector. The company specializes in electrical and mechanical
engineering, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
services, accounting for majority of its sales, as well as
specialized services to the Oil & Gas, Communications, and
Nuclear sectors. Spie operates in nearly 400 locations in 30
countries, with France as its largest market, accounting for 54%
of its production in 2013.


DA VINCI SYNTHETIC: Fitch Affirms 'Dsf' Rating on Class C Notes
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Da Vinci Synthetic plc's notes, as

  EUR6.37m Class B: affirmed at 'CCCsf'; Recovery Estimate 90%.

  EUR7.74m Class C: affirmed at 'Dsf'; Recovery Estimate 0%

The transaction is a synthetic securitization of a portfolio of
financial leases and loans secured on aircrafts and associated
aircraft collateral.  Merrill Lynch International Bank entered
into a credit default swap with Intesa Sanpaolo under which it
sells protection on a reference portfolio of up to USD650
million.  All financial leases or loan obligations (the reference
portfolio) relate to the financing or refinancing of aircrafts.


The affirmation is based on the current composition of the
reference claims and that no credit events have occurred in the
past 12 months.  Only one credit event has occurred since the
transaction closed in 2006.

Fitch believes that the operating environment for the aviation
sector is challenging, in particular for European flagship
carriers.  This transaction is exposed to concentration risk as
the current portfolio contains 12 reference claims involving five
airlines in five countries.

The top two airlines represent 61% of the total notional amount
outstanding.  This number is expected to further increase by the
end of October when all the obligations related to one airline
are repaid.


If a credit event occurs and is called on two obligors, the class
B notes could experience a default.  Non-payments from more
obligors could result in a downwards revision of the recovery
estimate.  If no credit event occurs in the next year and the
reference obligation continues to reduce, this may result in
positive rating action.

PARIS BAKERY: High Court Appoints Official Liquidator
RTE News reports that the High Court has wound-up well-known
Dublin city centre bakery and restaurant Paris Bakery, which had
been the scene of a sit-in by workers over unpaid wages.

RTE News relates that an official liquidator was appointed to
Paris Bakery and Pastry Ltd, which had operated in Moore Street
until its closure in May.

The Revenue Commissioners petitioned the court to wind up the
company after it failed to satisfy a demand for EUR117,000 in
unpaid taxes, according to the report.

The Revenue served a demand on the company last April, RTE News

According to the report, Dermot Cahill BL for Revenue said while
a sum of more than EUR52,000 had been paid, the outstanding
amount owed was not paid.

The company was clearly insolvent and unable to pay its debts,
counsel said, RTE News relates.

RTE News says the court heard the company's workforce of an
estimated 25 people, most of whom are foreign nationals, are owed
about EUR158,000 in unpaid wages.

The workers, several of whom were present in court, staged a
20-day sit-in after the business ceased trading, the report says.

As result of the court's decision, the workers will now be able
to avail of the Insolvency Payments Scheme, according to RTE

RTE News adds the court also ordered that the company's two
directors, Yannick Forel, Swiftbrook Glen, Ballyjamesduff Road,
Virginia, Co Cavan and Ruth Savill of Springfield House,
Kilbride, Co Wicklow file statements of affairs within 21 days.

The judge made the matter returnable before the Examiner's Court
in October, the report notes.


SUNKAR RESOURCES: Faces Insolvency if Sun Avenue Takeover Fail
-------------------------------------------------------------- reports that Sunkar Resources announced post-
tax losses halved in 2013 to $4.4 million but said if a
recommended offer of 1.835p per share from its majority
shareholder Sun Avenue Partners Corporation (SAPC) does not go
through it could be declared insolvent. relates that Sunkar said: "If the Offer does
not complete by 16 August 2014 and the Letter of Support is
withdrawn and SAPC does not provide further funding to the
Company, the Board would immediately have to seek alternative
sources of funding to meet its working capital requirements,
which the Board, having previously investigated such alternative
sources of financing, does not believe would be available to the
Company. This would, in the view of the Board, lead to the
suspension of the admission of the ordinary shares to trading on
AIM and the announcement of an administration/insolvency

Sunkar Resources is a Kazakh phosphate producer.


PATAGONIA FINANCE: Moody's Hikes Rating on EUR453MM Notes to Caa3
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the rating on the
following notes issued by Patagonia Finance S.A.:

  EUR453.2115M (currently outstanding balance of EUR324,730,600)
  Senior Zero coupon notes, Upgraded to Caa3; previously on
  May 15, 2013 Downgraded to Ca

This transaction represents a repackaging of Banca Monte dei
Paschi di Siena S.p.A subordinate bonds, where the fixed coupon
is reinvested to match the accretion of the zero coupon notes.

Ratings Rationale

Moody's explained that the rating action taken is the result of a
rating action on the subordinate rating of Banca Monte dei Paschi
di Siena S.p.A, which was upgraded to Caa3 from Ca on June 26,

Methodology Underlying the Rating Action:

The principal methodology used in this rating was "Moody's
Approach to Rating Repackaged Securities" published in April

Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the rating:

This rating is essentially a pass-through of the rating of the
underlying securities. Noteholders are exposed to the credit risk
of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. and therefore the
rating moves in lock-step.

Moody's notes that this transaction is subject to a high level of
macroeconomic uncertainty, which could negatively impact the
ratings of the notes, as evidenced by (1) uncertainties of credit
conditions in the general economy especially as the transaction
is exposed to an obligor located in Italy, and (2) more
specifically, any uncertainty associated with the underlying
credits in the transaction could have a direct impact on the
repackaged transaction.

* Luxembourg Bankruptcy Rate Down 20% in First Six Months of 2014
Luxemburger Wort reports that the number of companies declared
bankrupt in Luxembourg over the first six months of this year was
significantly below 2013 figures, seeing a drop of over 20%.

Between January and the end of June, 398 businesses were declared
insolvent by the Luxembourg and Diekirch courts, the report says.
Most of them (293) were from the service sector, followed by
commerce (167), construction (55) and manufacturing (7),
Luxemburger Wort discloses.

Over the same time last year, 522 businesses were declared
bankrupt, marking a 23.75 percent decrease between 2013 and 2014,
says Luxemburger Wort.

Businesses older than five years meanwhile were more affected,
making up 236 of bankruptcies so far this year. Despite the
overall decline, however, the percentage of younger companies
folding increased over the past year, according to Luxemburger

While in 2013, companies younger than five years accounted for
just over 28 percent of bankruptcies, this year the rate was at
40 percent, the report notes.

According to Luxemburger Wort, the statistics for the first six
months of 2014 are the lowest since 2011, when 452 businesses
folded between January and June, increasing to 571 over the same
time in 2012.

The last time the numbers were below 400 for the first half of
the year was in 2010, when 363 companies were declared bankrupt,
the report notes.


FAXTOR ABS 2003-1: S&P Raises Ratings on 2 Note Classes to 'BB-'
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its credit ratings on
FAXTOR ABS 2003-1 B.V.'s class A-2 E, A-2 F, A-3 E, and A-3 F
notes.  At the same time, S&P has affirmed its ratings on the
class B E and B F notes.  S&P has also withdrawn its rating on
the class A-1 E notes.

The rating actions follow S&P's credit and cash flow analysis of
the transaction using data from the trustee report dated May 6,
2014, and the application of S&P's relevant criteria.

"We conducted our cash flow analysis to determine the break-even
default rate (BDR) for each rated class of notes.  The BDR
represents our estimate of the maximum level of gross defaults,
based on our stress assumptions, that a tranche can withstand and
still fully repay the noteholders.  We used the portfolio balance
that we consider to be performing, the reported weighted-average
spread, and the weighted-average recovery rates that we
considered to be appropriate.  We incorporated various cash flow
stress scenarios using our standard and additional default
patterns and levels for each rating category assumed for each
class of notes, combined with different interest stress scenarios
as outlined in our corporate collateralized debt obligation (CDO)
criteria," S&P said.

The transaction's reinvestment period ended in May 2013.  Since
S&P's previous review on May 20, 2013, the class A-1 E, A-2 E,
and A-2 F notes have amortized by approximately EUR46 million.

According to S&P's cash flow results, the available credit
enhancement for all of the class A-1 and A-2 notes has
significantly increased since its previous review.  In S&P's
view, this has resulted from the significant deleveraging of the
class A-1 E, A-2 E, and A-2 F notes.  S&P has therefore raised to
'A- (sf)' from 'BBB (sf)' its ratings on the class A-2 E and A-2
F notes.

S&P's analysis indicates that the available credit enhancement
for all of the class A-3 notes is commensurate with higher
ratings than previously assigned.  In S&P's view, this is mainly
due to the amortization of the class A-1 E and A-2 notes since
its previous review.  As a result, S&P has raised to 'BB- (sf)'
from 'B+ (sf)' its ratings on the class A-3 E and A-3 F notes.

The level of available credit enhancement for the class B E and B
F notes has increased since S&P's previous review.  As a result,
S&P's credit and cash flow results indicate that the BDRs exceed
the scenario default rates (which represent the expected level of
defaults at each rating level) at higher rating levels than those
currently assigned.  However, the maximum ratings that these
classes of notes can achieve under S&P's supplemental stress
tests is 'CCC-(sf)'.  Hence, S&P has affirmed its 'CCC- (sf)'
ratings on the class B E and B F notes.

S&P has withdrawn its 'A+(sf)' rating on the class A-1 E notes as
they have fully redeemed.

FAXTOR ABS 2003-1 is a cash flow collateralized debt obligation
(CDO) of mezzanine asset-backed securities transaction, which
closed in May 2003.  The reinvestment period ended in May 2008.


Class         Rating            Rating
              To                From

FAXTOR ABS 2003-1 B.V.
EUR308 Million Asset-Backed Fixed- and Floating-Rate Notes

Ratings Raised

A-2 E         A- (sf)           BBB (sf)
A-2 F         A- (sf)           BBB (sf)
A-3 E         BB- (sf)          B+ (sf)
A-3 F         BB- (sf)          B+ (sf)

Ratings Affirmed

B E           CCC- (sf)
B F           CCC- (sf)

Rating Withdrawn

A-1 E         NR                A+ (sf)

NR-Not rated.


GARANTI BANK: Fitch Lowers LT Issuer Default Rating to 'BB+'
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Garanti Bank S.A's (Garanti Romania)
Long- and Short-term Issuer Default Ratings to 'BB+' and 'B',
from 'BBB-' and 'F3', respectively.  The Outlook is Stable.

Fitch has also downgraded the Support Rating to '3' from '2'.
The Viability Rating of Garanti Romania of 'b' was not affected
by this rating action.


The rating actions follow the downgrade of Garanti Romania's
ultimate parent Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S.'s (TGB; BBB-/Stable)
Long-term IDR.

The IDRs and Support Rating of Garanti Romania are underpinned by
Fitch's view that the bank is a strategically important
subsidiary of TGB.  Garanti Romania shares the parent's brand and
IT systems, and sources top management and board members from
TGB.  Fitch believes the parent has a strong propensity to
support Garanti Romania, given their strong integration and the
high reputational risk to TGB in allowing its subsidiary to

The Stable Outlook assigned to Garanti Romania's Long-Term IDR
reflects the Outlook assigned to TGB.


Garanti Romania's IDRs are sensitive to a change in the IDR of
TGB.  Given the recent downgrade of TGB's IDR and its Stable
Outlook, an upgrade is unlikely in the short- to medium-term.
Additionally, Garanti Romania's IDR could come under downward
pressure should Fitch adversely change its view on TGB's ability
or propensity to support Garanti Romania.


ACRON JSC: Fitch Affirms 'B+' IDR & Revises Outlook to Positive
Fitch Ratings has affirmed JSC Acron's Long-term foreign and
local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'B+'.  The Outlook
on the Long-term IDRs has been revised to Positive from Stable.

The Positive Outlook reflects Fitch's view that Acron's
operational profile has fundamentally improved as a result of the
ramp up of the Oleniy Ruchey phosphate mine to levels sufficient
to cover the group's internal needs.  Acron's lack of vertical
integration and full reliance on monopolistic producer OAO Apatit
had been a key constraint on the rating.

The Positive Outlook also reflects our opinion that Acron's
credit metrics will improve in the next two years as a result of
the material reduction in its potash plan.  This contrasts with
previous assumptions that net leverage would be sustained at
around 3.0x due to the group's investment program.  Fitch's base
case now assumes a moderate but gradual improvement in pricing
conditions from current challenging levels and we project 2016
funds from operations (FFO) net adjusted leverage (leverage)
below the 2.5x positive rating guideline we had previously set.


Phosphate Self-Sufficiency

The open-pit mine at Oleniy Ruchey continues to ramp up to full
production with 900mtpa expected by end-2014.  The mine was
commissioned in 1H12 and is meeting Acron's internal phosphate
needs in 2014.  The group's production requires 700ktpa.  This is
a critical and credit enhancing step for Acron who had previously
depended on monopolistic supplier OAO Apatit for its phosphate

Improvement in Debt Metrics

Fitch's base case forecasts a gradual improvement in net FFO
leverage, to below 2.0x by end-2016 from 2.7x at end-2013 (vs.
3.0x previously forecast).  This will be driven by a material
reduction in capex following the group's decision to delay the
start of the works at the Talitsky potash mine.  Under S&P's base
case, free cash flow (FCF) is neutral or marginally negative from
2015 onwards.

Downside Risk from Opportunistic Strategy

The risks to our rating base case include Acron's opportunistic
strategy as well as aggressive shareholder distributions.  In
2014, cash dividends will increase to RUB6.2 billion from RUB2.6
billion in 2013.  This departs from the group's conservative
stance, particularly in light of the current challenges in the
sector. While the effect on FCF is partly offset by the reduction
in capex, we stress that our base case assumes a return to
historical dividend payout levels by 2015-2016.  Acron also
increased its stake in Polish fertilizer producer Azoty Tarnow
(ZAT) to 20% (regulatory cap on voting rights) from 15.3% in June
2014.  Fitch's rating case assumes no further outflows towards
ZAT or other M&A activity.

Material Reduction in Investments

Fitch's base case assumes capex of RUB35 billion in total over
2013-2015 compared with RUB52 billion previously forecast.  Acron
delayed the development of its USD2 billion Talitsky potash
project after obtaining an extension of its license for the mine.
This gives the group flexibility to start production in 2021
instead of 2016 under the previous agreement and considerably
reduces its external funding needs in the medium term.  Acron's
resources are now earmarked for its 700ktpa ammonia plant
(commissioning in 2015) and for the development of its
underground phosphate mine at Oleniy Ruchey.  Fitch's believes
that the phosphate expansion program offers further flexibility
to preserve cash should market conditions remain challenging.

Base Case Conservative on Prices

Fitch's base case forecasts a low single digit reduction in sales
in 2014 reflecting the challenging pricing environment and a
slight reduction in volumes yoy.  Those trends are partly offset
by the weakening of the RUB against the USD, which also supports
Acron's competitiveness in its export markets.  Demand is
improving and the feared flood of Chinese urea has not
materialized during the export window.

The pricing outlook remains cloudy with pressure from low potash
and urea prices.  Fitch do not assume any material improvement in
prices in 2015 but project revenue growth of 12%-15% as demand
increases from the current lows and as new ammonia capacity ramps
up.  Profitability compares favorably with our previous
assumptions as it factors in the full benefit of the recent
freeze in natural gas prices in Russia and weaker rouble.  Fitch
forecasts EBITDA margins at around 23-25% over 2014-2015.

Adequate Liquidity

Liquidity is adequate with cash balances of RUB19.1 billion at
end-1Q14 compared with short-term debt of RUB22.9 billion.  In
February 2014, cash flow generation was boosted by proceeds of
RUB6.7 billion from the sale of a 19.9% stake in the Talitsky
potash project.  Additional flexibility could be offered by the
group's registered rouble bond program and by the minority stake
in Uralkali ('BBB-'/Negative), valued at RUB8.1 billion at end-
1Q14.  In May 2014, Acron redeemed RUB2bn out of its RUB4.1
billion rouble bond issues (series 04, 05).  Fitch forecasts
negative RUB6.9 billion FCF level under our 2014 base case, after
the payment of RUB6.2 billion dividends.  Fitch assumes that
Acron will continue to have access to external funding.


Positive: Future developments that could lead to positive rating
action include:

  -- Evidence of moderation in capex and shareholder
     distributions resulting in leverage maintained below 2.5x on
     a sustained basis could lead to an upgrade.

The current rating Outlook is Positive.  Consequently, Fitch's
sensitivity analysis does not currently anticipate developments
with a material likelihood, individually or collectively, of
leading to a downgrade.  However, future developments that may,
individually or collectively, lead to a stabilization of the
Outlook or to a downgrade include:

   -- Aggressive capex or shareholder distributions resulting in
      leverage above 3.0x

   -- Sustained materially negative FCF (excluding funding of the
      potash project)

   -- A sharp deterioration of market conditions or Acron's cost
      position with a sustained drop in EBITDAR margin below 20%.

The rating actions are as follows:

JSC Acron

   -- Long-term local and foreign currency IDR affirmed at 'B+';
      Outlook revised to Positive from Stable

   -- Long-term National Rating affirmed at 'A (rus)'; Outlook
      revised to Positive from Stable

   -- Short-term foreign currency IDR affirmed at 'B';

   -- Local currency senior unsecured rating affirmed at 'B+' for
      the RUB3.75bn (series 04), RUB3.75bn (series 05) and RUB5bn
      (BO-01 series) bond issues, Recovery Rating 'RR4';

   -- Local currency senior unsecured rating of' B+'/RR4 assigned
      to the three-year RUB15bn exchange-traded rouble bond

ALFA-BANK: Moody's Affirms 'Ba1' Long-Term Debt & Deposit Ratings
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the long-term debt and
deposit ratings of Alfa-Bank at Ba1 and its standalone bank
financial strength rating (BFSR) of D, corresponding to the
standalone baseline credit assessment (BCA) of ba2. The rating
affirmations reflect the continued incorporation of one notch of
uplift in the long-term ratings of Alfa-Bank due to systemic
support assumptions, and its resilient credit profile, robust
capital ratios and sustainable core profitability. The outlook on
all long-term ratings and the BFSR is stable.

Ratings Rationale


In affirming the bank's standalone BFSR at the current level,
Moody's says that Alfa's resilient credit profile, robust capital
ratios and sustainable core profitability imply that its
franchise is able to withstand the challenging operating
environment in Russia and asset-quality pressures that are
expected in the current year.

Alfa's standalone BFSR is supported by its established franchise
as the fifth-largest banking group in Russia with a growing
branch network and customer base. The bank's problem loans were
3.5% of total gross loans at end-2013 compared to its Russian
peers (5%-7% problem loan ratios on average), which Moody's
attributes to Alfa's efficient problem-loan workout procedures.
Due to its conservative provisioning policy (provisioning
expenses at 1.8% of the loan book for 2013) Alfa-Bank maintains
above 100% coverage of existing problem loans, thus reducing
pressure on the bank's capital.

Moody's notes that the bank's capital adequacy has improved,
despite pressure due to new lending growth over recent years, as
the bank maintains a high rate of capital retention. Total CAR
(Basel I) stood at 16.7% at year-end 2013, with Tier 1 at 11.7%
(2012: 15.6% and 10.2%, respectively).

Moody's considers Alfa's liquidity buffer as adequate in the
context of its customer-driven deposit funding base. Its
international wholesale funding refinancing risk remains low
(less than 3% of total liabilities) over a one year horizon and a
larger portion of its Interbank funding represents collateralized
transactions with the Central Bank of Russia.

Supported Long-Term Debt and Deposit Ratings

Moody's continues to incorporate one notch of uplift in the long-
term ratings of Alfa due to systemic support assumptions. The
bank's relatively sizeable 3% market share in retail deposits
(compared with other privately-owned peers) in Russia is a key
driver behind the current uplift. The bank also has a track-
record of benefiting from government-related subordinated debt
funding during the 2009 downturn. The current level of uplift
would be resilient to a potential one-notch downgrade of the
sovereign rating, thus supporting the stable outlook on the long-
term ratings.

What Could Change the Rating UP/DOWN

Any positive developments would require one or more of the
following (1) the ongoing ability to maintain overall
profitability and a capital buffer commensurate with the credit
risks that the current deteriorating operating environment poses;
and (2) a marked improvement in the bank's risk profile,
reflected in decreased concentration levels in loans and related-
party exposures.

A significant deterioration of the bank's asset quality,
capitalization and/or liquidity position (including refinancing
risk) could have a negative impact on its BCA, as could a
weakening market position and a material loss of market share.
The escalation of international sanctions related to the on-going
political crisis in Ukraine could lead to further deterioration
of the operating environment leading to increased negative
pressure on bank's ratings.

Alfa-Bank's senior debt/deposit ratings could be downgraded in
the event of (1) a downgrade of the bank's BFSR; or (2) a
multi-notch downgrade of the Russian sovereign rating; and/or (3)
if Moody's re-assesses downwards its current views on the
probability of systemic support being available to Alfa-Bank.

List of Affected Ratings

Issuer: Alfa-Bank

Adjusted Baseline Credit Assessment, maintained at ba2

Baseline Credit Assessment, maintained at ba2

Bank Financial Strength Rating, Affirmed D STA

Long-term Deposit Ratings, Affirmed Ba1 STA

Short-term Deposit Ratings, Affirmed NP

Senior Unsecured Regular Bond/Debenture, Affirmed Ba1 STA

Backed Senior Unsecured Regular Bond/Debenture, Affirmed Ba1 STA

Subordinate Regular Bond/Debenture, Affirmed Ba3 STA

Backed Subordinate Regular Bond/Debenture, Affirmed Ba3 STA

Outlook, Stable

Issuer: Alfa MTN Invest Ltd

Backed Senior Unsecured Medium-Term Note Program, Affirmed

Outlook, Stable

Issuer: Alfa MTN Issuance Limited

Backed Senior Unsecured Regular Bond/Debenture, Affirmed Ba1 STA

Backed Senior Unsecured Medium-Term Note Program, Affirmed

Backed Short-term Medium-Term Note Program, Affirmed (P)NP

Outlook, Stable

Issuer: Alfa MTN Markets Limited

Backed Senior Unsecured Medium-Term Note Program, Affirmed

Backed Short-term Medium-Term Note Program, Affirmed (P)NP

Outlook, Stable

Issuer: Alfa MTN Projects Limited

Backed Senior Unsecured Medium-Term Note Program, Affirmed

Outlook, Stable

The principal methodology used in these ratings was Global Banks
published in May 2013.

ENERGOGARANT JSIC: S&P Affirms 'BB-' Rating; Outlook Stable
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it has affirmed its
'BB-' long-term counterparty credit and financial strength
ratings on Russia-based insurer Energogarant JSIC.  The outlook
is stable.

At the same time, S&P affirmed its 'ruAA-' Russia national scale
rating on the company.

"The ratings reflect our view of Energogarant's vulnerable
business risk profile, owing to a less-than-adequate competitive
position, and its weak financial risk profile.  The company's
capital and earnings have deteriorated to lower-adequate levels,
due to business growth and elevated losses from the motor
segment. This is offset, however, by a change in investment
policy, implying a more prudent approach toward investments.  The
company's average investment credit quality is in the 'BB'
category, which is marginal in the international context, but
compares well with that of local peers that have a similar size
and business focus.  Our anchor for Energogarant is 'bb-'.  We do
not make any adjustments to the anchor because we regard the
company's enterprise risk management (ERM) as adequate, and
management and governance as fair," S&P said.

"In our view, Energogarant is exposed to moderate industry and
country risks, reflecting our assessment of Russia's
property/casualty insurance sector.  We view Energogarant's
competitive position as less than adequate, primarily based on
the company's relatively small size: Its gross premiums written
(GPW) totaled Russian ruble (RUB) 9.2 billion (approximately $270
million) in 2013.  We believe the company faces increasing
competition, particularly from large insurance companies that are
targeting profitable corporate business.  Notwithstanding its
small size, Energogarant's portfolio is relatively diverse.  In
2013, the insurance portfolio mix was split among motor (47%),
voluntary medical (18%), property (16%), personal accident (7%),
cargo (3%), and other lines (9%)," S&P noted.

"We have revised our assessment of Energogarant's capital and
earnings to lower adequate from upper adequate.  The company
demonstrated quite substantial business growth in 2013 (17%
increase in GPW), but this was accompanied by a rise in the net
combined (loss and expense) ratio to 106% from 101% (a ratio
higher than 100% denotes an underwriting loss) on average in
2008-2012.  The deterioration was mainly owing to an increase in
the net loss ratio to 65% in 2013 from 55% the previous year,
mostly due to losses in the motor segment.  We believe this
weakening of loss ratios has affected most of Russia's insurance
sector, however.  In addition, we still consider Energogarant's
expense ratio (at 43% in 2013) to be relatively high, mainly
owing to high distribution costs.  We expect the company to post
a combined ratio of 102%-106% and a return on equity of 3%-8% in
2014 to 2016.  At the same time, we believe the company will
likely report a higher loss ratio in 2014 than historical
averages, but keep the expense ratio at manageable levels.  We
expect the loss ratio to go down gradually starting from 2015, in
line with market trends," S&P added.

"In our view, the risk from Energogarant's investment portfolio
has decreased; therefore we have revised our assessment of its
risk position to moderate risk from high risk.  The investment
portfolio consists largely of bank deposits and promissory notes.
After a series of banking license withdrawals in Russia in
fourth-quarter 2013, Energogarant revised its investment
approach, significantly reducing the number of banks it
cooperates with and imposing stricter investment rules.
Consequently, the concentrations in the portfolio have somewhat
decreased, and the share of 'BBB' rated assets rose to 37% of
total assets in 2013, compared with 31% in 2012.  Nevertheless,
although we consider the investment portfolio composition to be
generally prudent, the credit quality of banks Energogarant is
exposed to remains in the relatively low 'BB' category," S&P

The stable outlook reflects S&P's opinion that Energogarant's
capital will remain at least adequate through 2015-2016, and that
the company will maintain its competitive position and,
consequently, its market share in corporate lines, while
gradually diversifying into personal lines.  S&P expects
investment quality to stay at least marginal.

S&P could take a negative rating action if Energogarant's
capitalization fell below what we consider lower adequate.  This
could occur through significant deterioration of earnings, due to
sizable underwriting or investment losses, or business growth
that markedly exceeds S&P's current expectations, namely more
than 10% annual GPW growth.

S&P could also lower the ratings if the quality of the company's
investment portfolio weakened, with the average credit quality of
investments falling to the 'B' category.

An upside scenario is a very remote possibility at this stage.
S&P could consider an upgrade if Energogarant's competitive
position noticeably strengthened or its capitalization improved
to a level that S&P considers to be strong.

GAZPROMBANK: Moody's Confirms 'Ba3' FC Subordinated Rating
Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the supported long-term
debt, issuer and deposit ratings of six Russian financial
institutions -- Sberbank, Bank VTB JSC, Gazprombank, Russian
Agricultural Bank (RusAg), Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending
OJCS (AHML), and Vnesheconombank (VEB) -- following the rating
agency's confirmation of Russia's Baa1 government bond rating
with a negative outlook on June 27, 2014.

The confirmation of the sovereign rating means that the level of
systemic support that Moody's incorporates into the six financial
institutions' affected ratings remains unchanged, thus prompting
the confirmation of their supported long-term ratings.

This rating action concludes the review of these ratings
initiated by Moody's in April 2014.

Ratings Rationale

Senior Debt And Deposit Ratings

The confirmation of the government debt rating at Baa1 with a
negative outlook has prompted the confirmation of the relevant
financial institutions' supported ratings. These ratings
incorporate systemic support uplift that is informed by Russia's
government debt rating. Moody's also considers that the Russian
government's willingness to support the large systemically
important financial institutions has remained unchanged and the
current support assumptions and uplifts are adequate in the
current environment.


Sberbank's long-term debt and deposit ratings of Baa1 were
confirmed with a negative outlook, maintaining a two-notch uplift
from its standalone baseline credit assessment (BCA) of baa3. The
uplift reflects the fact that as the largest majority government-
owned franchise in the country, the likelihood of systemic
support from the Russian government remains high in case of need.
The negative outlook on the bank's long-term ratings reflects the
similar outlook on the sovereign rating.

The bank's BFSR of D+ (stable) which maps to a BCA of baa3 is not
affected by this rating action.


VTB's long-term debt and deposit ratings of Baa2 were confirmed
with a negative outlook, maintaining a four-notch uplift from its
standalone BCA of ba3. VTB is the country's second-largest
franchise with systemically important market shares in
international corporate and trade finance activities for the
Russian economy. The track-record of the government's support for
this institution supports the future high likelihood of systemic
support from the Russian government, in case of need.

The bank's BFSR of D- (negative) which maps to a BCA of ba3 is
not affected by this rating action.


Gazprombank's long-term debt and deposit ratings of Baa3 were
confirmed with a negative outlook, maintaining a three-notch
uplift from its standalone BCA of ba3. This degree of uplift is
supported by the bank's importance to the economy and banking
system as a whole, as the third-largest bank in Russia servicing
the country's leading companies, including the Russian energy
conglomerate OAO Gazprom, as well as the Russian authorities'
effective ultimate control of Gazprombank.

See below the ratings rationale regarding the affirmation of the
Gazprombank's BFSR at D- with a negative outlook.

Russian Agricultural Bank (RusAg)

RusAg's long-term debt and deposit ratings of Baa3 were confirmed
with a negative outlook, maintaining a six-notch uplift from its
BCA of b3. This very sizeable degree of uplift is underpinned by
the bank's full ownership by the Russian government, its policy
role as the main agribusiness lender in Russia, and a track-
record of government support since 2000.

The bank's BFSR of E+ (negative) which maps to a BCA of b3 is not
affected by this rating action.

Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)

AHML's issuer rating of Baa1 was confirmed with a negative
outlook. As a fully government-owned institution, its rating is
supported by its unique policy role as the government's main
vehicle for mortgage market development. The government has
demonstrated a track-record of funding and capital support for

Vnesheconombank (VEB)

VEB's issuer rating was confirmed at Baa1 with a negative
outlook. This rating positioning at the same level as the
sovereign debt rating is supported by the bank's exclusive role
as a fully government-owned development bank. VEB is closely
linked to the government, which gives the bank good access to
state funding and capital when needed to finance various projects
of government importance.

Rationale For Affirming Gazprombank's BFSR

Moody's has affirmed Gazprombank's D- BFSR (BCA of ba3) to
reflect (1) the bank's low levels of problem loans and ample
provisioning (above 160% of problem loans); and (2) its adequate
liquidity position coupled with low refinancing requirements
(wholesale funding to be repaid in 2014 of 3% of total

The negative outlook on the BFSR reflects Moody's expectations
that the bank's capital will be negatively affected by worsening
asset quality due to (1) deterioration in the operating
environment in Russia; and (2) pressure on asset quality stemming
from lending exposures to borrowers in Ukraine.

While the bank's asset quality has historically been better than
the system average -- because of the bank lending to the Russian
economy's core industries -- the moderate capitalisation (Tier 1
ratio at around 9% as of Q1, 2014) constrains the bank's capacity
to absorb significant asset-quality deterioration.

Additionally, Moody's notes that Gazprombank has borrowings to
Ukrainian companies, which together account for approximately 40%
of the bank's Tier 1 capital as at year-end 2013. These companies
remain highly exposed to operational and systemic risks resulting
from current geopolitical tensions. However, the credit risk that
these exposures carry is partially mitigated by the fact that a
substantial part of the loans to Ukrainian enterprises represents
the non-payment risk of OAO Gazprom.

What Could Move The Ratings Up/Down

Moody's says that the negative outlook on Russia's Baa1
government bond rating means that upward pressure on the
supported ratings of the affected banks is unlikely in the near
term. Further downward pressure on the long-term ratings of the
six Russian financial institutions would be likely if Moody's
lowers Russia's government bond rating.

Further deterioration of the already challenging operating
environment and financial fundamentals of these systemically
important banks could increase the downward pressure on their
standalone assessments and, consequently, supported ratings.
Concerns in this area led to assigning negative outlooks to the
standalone assessments of a number of Russian banks in April,

List of Affected Ratings

The following ratings have been confirmed and all long-term
ratings were placed on negative outlook:

- Sberbank's Senior LC/FC Unsecured debt and deposit ratings at
   Baa1 and Backed subordinated rating and backed Subordinated
   MTN at Baa3/(P)Baa3; Backed Senior Unsecured Baa1 and Backed
   Senior Unsecured MTN (P)Baa1;

- Bank VTB, JSC's LC/FC Senior Unsecured debt and LC/FC deposit
   ratings at Baa2; Senior Unsecured MTN (P)Baa2, LC Senior
   Unsecured bank credit facility Baa2, FC subordinated rating at
   Ba1; Subordinated MTN (P)Ba1, Backed Senior Unsecured Baa2,
   Backed Senior Unsecured MTN (P)Baa2. Short-term LC/FC deposit
   rating and Short-term program ratings were confirmed at
   Prime-2 and (P)P-2 respectively.

- VTB Capital S.A. -- FC Senior unsecured and Senior secured
   rating at Baa2;

- Gazprombank's LC/FC Senior Unsecured debt ratings and deposit
   ratings at Baa3; Senior Unsecured MTN -- (P)Baa3, Backed
   Senior Unsecured Baa3. Short-term deposit rating was confirmed
   at Prime-3;

- Gazprombank's BFSR Affirmed D- NEG / BCA of ba3

- Russian Agricultural Bank's LC/FC Senior Unsecured debt
   ratings and deposit ratings at Baa3; FC Senior Unsecured MTN
   -- (P)Baa3, FC subordinated rating -- Ba3 and FC subordinated
   MTN rating -- (P)Ba3. LC/FC short-term deposit ratings were
   confirmed at Prime-3;

- Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending OJSC's LC/FC issuer
   ratings and Senior Unsecured debt ratings at Baa1, Backed
   Senior Unsecured at Baa1;

- Vnesheconombank's issuer rating at Baa1.

Principal Methodologies

The principal methodology used in rating Agency for Housing
Mortgage Lending OJSC and Vnesheconombank was Government-Related
Issuers: Methodology Update published in July 2010. The principal
methodology used in rating Bank VTB JSC, VTB Capital S.A.,
Gazprombank, Sberbank and Russian Agricultural Bank was Global
Banks published in May 2013.


GRUPO ANTOLIN: S&P Assigns 'BB-' CCR; Outlook Stable
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it has assigned its 'BB-'
long-term corporate credit rating to Spain-based auto supplier
Grupo Antolin Irausa S.A.  The outlook is stable.

At the same time, S&P assigned its 'BB-' issue rating to the
EUR400 million senior secured notes issued by Grupo Antolin Dutch
B.V. The recovery rating on these notes is '3', indicating S&P's
expectation of good (50%-70%) recovery prospects in the event of
a payment default.

These ratings are unchanged from the preliminary ratings S&P
assigned on March 11, 2014.

The rating on Antolin reflects S&P's view that the company has a
"fair" business risk profile and a "significant" financial risk
profile, as S&P's criteria define these terms.

Antolin designs and produces interior auto parts, which include
overheads, door trims and mechanisms, seating, and lighting
products.  The company reported revenues of about EUR2 billion in

In S&P's view, Antolin's exposure to the cyclical auto market,
lack of after-market exposure, and sales concentration in the
interior segment constrain its business risk profile.  However,
S&P believes that these risks are mitigated by the low historical
volatility of the company's operating margin, which is in the
average range for global auto suppliers that S&P rates.

Antolin's ratio of funds from operations (FFO) to debt of about
20%, by S&P's projection, constrains its view of the company's
financial risk as "significant."  The ratio at this level would
be at the lower end of S&P's range for the "significant"
category. Still, Antolin's stronger debt-to-EBITDA ratio supports
its financial risk profile.  S&P believes that Antolin will
maintain debt to EBITDA at 3.0x-3.5x, in line with past levels.

Antolin's adjusted EBITDA margin was about 10% in 2013, close to

Antolin is a family-owned group.  So far, the family has not been
overly aggressive in its financial policy, in S&P's view, and it
has backed managerial continuity.  However, in S&P's opinion, the
sole limitations to the decision power of the family shareholder
are the clauses included in the proposed debt documentation that
limit shareholder remuneration, asset sales, and early debt

"We apply a one-notch negative adjustment to the rating on
Antolin for our "comparable ratings analysis" under which we
review an issuer's credit characteristics in aggregate.  We view
this factor as negative because we believe that the FFO-to-debt
ratio has been and is going to stay at the lower end of our 20%-
30% indicative range for a financial risk profile descriptor of
"significant" in 2014-2015.  What's more, we forecast that free
operating cash flow (FOCF) to debt will stay below the 10%-15%
indicative range for our financial risk assessment," S&P said.

In S&P's base-case scenario for Antolin over 2014-2015, it

   -- Real GDP growth of 0.9% in 2014 and 1.3% in 2015 in Europe,
      3% in 2014 and 3.3% in 2015 in the U.S., and 7.4% in 2014
      and 7.2% in 2015 in China;

   -- Light vehicle sales increasing globally by 5% in 2014 and
      6% in 2015, including 3.3% in 2014 and 2.2% in 2015 in
      North America, 2.8% in 2014 and 3.8% in 2015 in Europe, and
      about 11% in China in both years;

   -- Revenue growth of about 3%-5% in 2014 and near 5% in 2015;

   -- Reported EBITDA margin of 10%-11% for both years;

   -- Capital expenditures at about 6.5% of total revenues; and

   -- No dividend in 2014 and a dividend of EUR6 million maximum
      in 2015, as per the documentation.

Based on these assumptions, S&P arrives at the following credit
measures for Antolin:

   -- FFO to debt at about 20% in 2014 and just slightly above
      20% in 2015;

   -- Debt to EBITDA at approximately 3.0x-3.5x in both years;

   -- Free cash flow to debt in the 5%-10% range in both years.

The stable outlook reflects S&P's view that Antolin will maintain
a reported operating margin of 10%-11%, in line with historical
levels, and revenue growth of 3%-5% in 2014.  S&P also believes
Antolin will maintain FFO to debt commensurate with its view of
the company's financial risk profile as "significant," at above
20%, although this ratio could be just about this level in 2014.
The debt-to-EBITDA ratio should be approximately 3.0x-3.5x under
S&P's base-case forecast.  Lastly, S&P expects Antolin to
continue to generate positive FOCF.

A negative rating action on Antolin could follow the combination
of adverse market conditions that trigger cancellations or delays
of programs, and loss of market share, with concurrent
deterioration in the operating margin and in credit ratios to
below the levels indicated above.  A negative rating action could
likewise result if shareholder remuneration became aggressive or
the company carried out debt-financed acquisitions.

S&P could consider a positive rating action if Antolin maintained
FFO to debt at about 25%, debt to EBITDA at approximately 3x, and
FOCF to debt in the 10%-15% range.

NCG BANCO: Moody's Cuts Rating on Mortgage Covered Bonds to 'Ba2'
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded to Ba2 from Ba1 on
review for downgrade the mortgage covered bonds issued by NCG
Banco S.A. (deposits Caa1 negative, bank financial strength
rating (BFSR) E /adjusted baseline credit assessment (BCA) caa2),
following the rating agency's decision to downgrade the issuer's
respective bank ratings.

Ratings Rationale

The rating action is prompted by Moody's decision to downgrade
NCG Banco S.A.'s long-term debt and deposit ratings to Caa1 from
B3 on review for downgrade. The downgrade of the issuer ratings
follows the transfer on June 25 of NCG Banco S.A.'s ownership to
Banesco Group (unrated) from a majority ownership by the Spanish
government via the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB),
and reflects Moody's assessment of a lower probability of
systemic support following the exit of the FROB from the bank's

Key Rating Assumptions/Factors

Moody's determines covered bond ratings using a two-step process;
an expected loss analysis and a TPI (timely payment indicator)
framework analysis.

EXPECTED LOSS: Moody's uses its Covered Bond Model (COBOL) to
determine a rating based on the expected loss on the bond. COBOL
determines expected loss as (1) a function of the probability
that the issuer will cease making payments under the covered
bonds (a CB anchor event); and (2) the stressed losses on the
cover pool assets following a CB anchor event.

The CB anchor for this program is the senior unsecured/deposit
rating (SUR) plus 0 notches, given that the debt ratio is below

The cover pool losses for this program are 31.3%. This is an
estimate of the losses Moody's currently models following a CB
anchor event. Moody's splits cover pool losses between market
risk of 16.5% and collateral risk of 14.7%. Market risk measures
losses stemming from refinancing risk and risks related to
interest-rate and currency mismatches (these losses may also
include certain legal risks). Collateral risk measures losses
resulting directly from cover pool assets' credit quality.
Moody's derives collateral risk from the collateral score, which
for this program is currently 22%.

The over-collateralization (OC) in the cover pool is 139.8%, of
which the issuer provides 25% on a "committed" basis. The minimum
OC level that is consistent with the Ba1 rating target is 8.5%.
These numbers show that Moody's is not relying on "uncommitted"
OC in its expected loss analysis.

All numbers in this section are based on the most recent
Performance Overview (based on data, as of Q1 2014).

TPI FRAMEWORK: Moody's assigns a TPI, which indicates the
likelihood that the issuer will make timely payments to covered
bondholders in the event of an issuer default. The TPI framework
limits the covered bond rating to a certain number of notches
above the CB anchor.

For these programs, Moody's has assigned a TPI of "Probable".

Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the rating:

The CB anchor is the main determinant of a covered bond program's
rating robustness. A change in the level of the CB anchor could
lead to an upgrade or downgrade of the covered bonds. The TPI
Leeway measures the number of notches by which Moody's might
lower the CB anchor before the rating agency downgrades the
covered bonds because of TPI framework constraints.

The TPI assigned to NCG Banco S.A.'s mortgage covered bond
program is Probable. The TPI Leeway for this program is limited,
and thus any reduction of the CB anchor may lead to a downgrade
of the covered bonds.

A multiple-notch downgrade of the covered bonds might occur in
certain limited circumstances, such as (1) a sovereign downgrade
negatively affecting both the issuer's senior unsecured rating
and the TPI; (2) a multiple notch downgrade of the issuer; or (3)
a material reduction of the value of the cover pool.

Rating Methodology

The principal methodology used in this rating was "Moody's
Approach to Rating Covered Bonds", published in March 2014.

U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

ENTERPRISE INNS: Moody's Raises Corp. Family Rating to 'B2'
Moody's Investors Service upgraded Enterprise Inns plc's (ETI)
corporate family rating (CFR) to B2 from B3, the probability of
default rating (PDR) to B3-PD from Caa1-PD, and the instrument
rating of its GBP275 million senior secured fixed-rate notes due
2031 to B1 from B2. The CFR is assigned to the unconsolidated
parent company. The outlook on all ratings is stable.

Ratings Rationale

The upgrade of Enterprise Inns' CFR to B2 reflects Moody's belief
that the company's like-for-like net income has stabilized and is
on the cusp of returning to growth. Pub attendance is affected by
consumer confidence, which has improved over the past year.
Moody's is also forecasting 2%-3% real GDP growth in 2014 in the
UK and the labor market is recovering more quickly than the
rating agency had previously anticipated. These factors should
have a positive effect on the pub industry.

Moody's notes that the company's return to like-for-like growth
in net income (1.1%) in the first-half (H1) 2014 (ending 31
March) has not yet led to a meaningful change in the company's
financial metrics, although they have begun to strengthen. For
the last 12 months to 31 March 2014, leverage, as measured by
adjusted net debt/EBITDA, remains high at 8.3x, but is down from
a high point of 8.6x in the financial year (FY) 2010 (ending 30
September). Fixed charge coverage, as measured by adjusted
EBITDA/interest expense + ground rent, is also still fairly weak,
but more recently increased to 1.8x for the last 12 months to 31
March 2014 from 1.64x for in FY2013.

More positively, Enterprise Inns' ratings are supported by its
active management of a predominantly high-quality portfolio of
freehold public houses. Around half of the company's gross profit
is generated from rental income, with the other half from the
wholesale profits earned by supplying beer and other drinks to
its tenants under various tied leasing arrangements and income
from amusement and other gaming machines. The company is exposed
to industry concentration risk, but benefits from the wide
geographic diversification of its pub portfolio across the UK.

The B2 rating also reflects ETI's improved liquidity profile,
following successive years of debt reduction through the
application of its free cash flow, having cut the dividend, and
the net proceeds of its asset sales program. The value and
saleability of the company's assets have been proven in a
stressed environment, thereby enabling the company to address
liquidity requirements in a timely manner. However, the company
is still reliant on asset sales to fund debt amortization as well
as capital expenditure.

Enterprise Inns' CFR is assigned to the company's unconsolidated
parent company, but Moody's ratings take into account the
financial stature of the consolidated entity because this is a
homogenous business that is operated without regard to which
corporate entity the assets belong. Furthermore, the
unconsolidated parent company, Enterprise Inns, is reliant upon
Unique Pubs to upstream dividends in order to comply with its
bank financial covenants.

The CFR is an expression of expected loss and is one notch higher
than the PDR. This is because Moody's assumes an overall recovery
of 65% in an event of default, which is higher than the 50%
average recovery level for rated non-financial corporates. The
GBP275 million senior secured bond, due 2031, is rated one notch
above the CFR because Moody's expects a stronger level of
recovery for these notes compared with the overall recovery rate
for the company. This is because the notes benefit from a first
fixed charge over specific security, with a minimum asset
coverage covenant of 167% and an interest coverage covenant of
not less than 2.0x.

Stable Outlook

The stable outlook reflects Moody's belief that ETI's net income
is on the cusp of returning to growth, owing to the pick-up in
economic conditions and consumer sentiment in the UK which will
positively effect on the pub industry. However, it is likely to
take some time before this feeds through to a notable
strengthening of the company's financial metrics. The outlook
also reflects ETI's improved liquidity profile and the lower
level of asset sales now needed to supplement internally
generated cash flow in order to cover ETI's cash requirements.

What Could Change The Rating Up/Down

A rating upgrade could occur if (1) a recovery in revenues and
operating profits feeds through to improved financial metrics,
with consolidated net debt/EBITDA approaching 7.5x and fixed
charge coverage rising to around 2.0x, both on a sustainable
basis; and (2) the company improves its liquidity profile such
that asset sales are no longer required to maintain sufficient
liquidity at all times along with ample headroom under its
various financial covenants.

Conversely, downward pressure on the ratings could arise from (1)
a deterioration in Enterprise Inns' like-for-like net income
and/or profitability that puts pressure on its leverage or fixed
charge coverage such that consolidated net debt/EBITDA rises
materially above 8.0x or fixed charge coverage falls below 1.6x;
or (2) a weakening of the company's liquidity profile, including
any concerns over headroom tightening under any of the various
financial covenants.

Principal Methodology

The principal methodology used in this rating was the Global
Rating Methodology for REITs and Other Commercial Property Firms
published in July 2010.

Headquartered in Solihull, Enterprise Inns plc is the largest
operator of leased and tenanted pubs in the UK. Enterprise Inns
and its wholly-owned subsidiary Unique Pub Company have a large
estate of 5,459 tenanted pubs in England and Wales with a value
of GBP3.92 billion at March 31, 2014.

GLOBAL MP: In Administration; Around 15 Jobs Affected
Chris Ratten -- -- and Jeremy
Woodside -- -- from Baker Tilly
have been appointed Joint Administrators to Global MP Ltd.

Global MP was established in September last year, following
Cogent B2B's acquisition of the St. Ives Direct Bradford Ltd.
business from the St. Ives Group.

Despite the best efforts of the Director to secure a sale of the
company as a going concern, this was ultimately not possible.  As
a result, the Director had no alternative but to appoint

The company, based in Battye Street in Laisterdyke, Bradford has
now ceased to trade and around 150 staff have been made

Mr. Ratten said: "Despite securing a new working capital facility
earlier this year, the cash flow issues at the company were such
that Administration was the only option to protect the remaining
assets for the benefit of creditors.  Regrettably we have had to
make a number of people redundant [Wednes]day, and our specialist
employee team will be assisting them to make the relevant claims
with the Redundancy Payments Service.  Our role now will be to
maximise recoveries for the company's creditors."

Interested parties are invited to contact David Shaw at Baker
Tilly on 0161 830 4000.

Global MP Ltd. Bradford-based printing and direct marketing

GOALS SOCCER: In Talks Over GBP42.5 Million Loan Facility
Gareth Mackie at The Scotsman reports that Goals Soccer Centres
is in "advanced" talks over a new GBP42.5 million loan facility
that will help to reduce interest charges on its debt by more
than GBP1 million a year.

However, the East Kilbride-based firm said the debt restructuring
would lead to would lead to one-off costs of GBP3.2 million,
including a GBP2.7 million liability from its interest rate swap,
The Scotsman relates.

According to The Scotsman, details of the refinancing came as
Goals, which has 44 sites across the UK and one in Los Angeles,
said total sales in the six months to the end of June grew 3% to
GBP17 million, in line with the board's expectations.

The company is due to report its interim results on Sept. 3, The
Scotsman notes.

Goals Soccer Centres is a five-a-side football pitch operator.

SHERWOOD AGENCIES: In Administration; Around 20 Jobs Affected
Adam Jupp at Manchester Evening News reports that Sherwood
Agencies has gone into administration.

According to Manchester Evening News, the company has been hit by
a downturn in trade, as retail clients have sourced their own
products directly.

Accountants and business advisers Beever and Struthers has been
appointed administrators of the company, which has ceased
trading, leading to the loss of around 20 jobs, Manchester
Evening News relates.

Records show Sherwood has sales of around GBP38 million in the
year to May 31, 2006 but they have steadily declined, dropping to
GBP25.7 million in 2009, GBP15.3 million in 2009 and GBP12.2
million in 2010.

In 2011, they fell to GBP11.3 million, while in the financial
year to the end of May 2012, it posted a pre-tax loss of
GBP685,184 on revenues of just under GBP10 million.

Sherwood is an importer and wholesaler of goods ranging from
electrical products and garden furniture to inflatable costumes
and children's toys.  The company is based in Sherwood House,
Mutual Mills, Heywood.

SYNTECH SW: In Administration; 85 Jobs Affected
Herald Express reports that Syntech SW Limited has gone into

According to Herald Express, the company has ceased trading after
sale of the business fell through at the last minute.

Andrew Sheridan -- -- and
Gareth Morris -- -- of FRP Advisory
have been appointed administrators to handle the collapse of the
business which once enjoyed a GBP10 million turn over, Herald
Express relates.

Mr. Sheridan said the electronics manufacturing firm, had found
trading extremely difficult over the past two months and despite
offer of a takeover had not been able to secure a buyer, Herald
Express relays.

FRP Advisory, as cited by Herald Express, said Syntech had not
weathered the recession well and been struggling with
unsustainable cash-flow pressures and its directors had been
actively seeking investment and buyers for the business for the
past two months.

Interest was expressed by several parties resulting in a contract
being issued for a sale of the business and assets but
unfortunately negotiations collapsed at the last minute, leaving
the directors with no alternative but to place the Company into
administration, Herald Express recounts.

The joint administrators said they had to cease trading the
business with immediate effect, resulting in the entire workforce
of 85 staff being made redundant, Herald Express notes.

Syntech SW Limited is a high tech firm based in Paignton.  Its
components are used in products ranging from Inmarsat satellite
tracking systems, to DAS repeaters for hospitals and large
buildings, 4G LTE latest generation mobile phone base stations,
medical laser drivers and many other telecoms systems.

WOODBERRY BROS: In Administration; Buyer Sought
According to Business Sale Report's Hanna Sharpe, Woodberry Bros
& Haines has been placed into administration following financial
difficulties and failing to find a buyer or new investment.

Many of the 175 jobs have been lost after the administrators Ross
Connock -- -- and Matthew Hammond -- -- of PricewaterhouseCoopers had to
halt operations at the business, Business Sale Report discloses.

Late last week, a trade supplier had issued a winding-up petition
for the company, which led to the directors seeking
administration to protect the business, Business Sale Report

Despite its location and good employees, customers and suppliers,
the administrators had to close the operations down straight
away, with many jobs being lost, Business Sale Report notes.

The administrators expect to enter talks with the main
shareholders and potential buyers as part of this process,
Business Sale Report says.

Woodberry Bros & Haines is a furniture maker based on the Walrow
Industrial Estate in Highbridge, Somerset.


* Losses Likely for EMEA CMBS Loans Maturing in 3Q14, Fitch Says
Fitch Ratings says in a new report that six of the 10 EMEA CMBS
loans maturing in the third quarter of 2014 have a Fitch loan-to-
value ratio (LTV) above 100% and the percentage of loans formally
in default/special servicing continues to increase as loans hit

"Among the loans maturing in the third quarter, losses will
likely be incurred barring restructuring or injection of sponsor
equity," said Mario Schmidt, Associate Director in Fitch's
Structured Finance team.

Two maturing loans, both with Fitch LTVs in excess of 100%, are
already in special servicing as a result of technical or payment
default.  Three maturing loans were extended previously, for
between six and 18 months.  In two of these cases, Fitch believes
that the exit position has improved sufficiently to envisage full

Six loans are in CMBS transactions that have tail periods of
three years or less.  This restricts the range of options
available to servicers in case of loan default.

Fitch's maturity repayment index improved to 59.8% for 2Q14 from
59.0% during the previous quarter.

The EMEA Commercial Mortgage Market Index is part of Fitch's
quarterly structured finance index reports.

* BOOK REVIEW: The First Junk Bond
Author: Harlan D. Platt
Publisher: Beard Books
Softcover: 236 pages
List Price: $34.95
Review by Gail Owens Hoelscher

Order your personal copy today and one for a colleague at
Only one in ten failed businesses is equal to the task of
reorganizing itself and satisfying its prior debts in some
fashion. This engrossing book follows the extraordinary journey
of Texas International, Inc (known by its New York Stock
Exchange stock symbol, TEI), through its corporate growth and
decline, debt exchange offers, and corporate renaissance as
Phoenix Resource Companies, Inc. As Harlan Platt puts it, TEI
"flourished for a brief luminous moment but then crashed to
earth and was consumed." TEI's story features attention-grabbing
characters, petroleum exploration innovations, financial
innovations, and lots of risk taking.

The First Junk Bond was originally published in 1994 and
received solidly favorable reviews. The then-managing director
of High Yield Securities Research and Economics for Merrill
Lynch said that the book "is a richly detailed case study. Platt
integrates corporate history, industry fundamentals, financial
analysis and bankruptcy law on a scale that has rarely, if ever,
been attempted." A retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge noted,
"(i)t should appeal as supplementary reading to students in both
business schools and law schools. Even those who practice in the
areas of business law, accounting and investments can obtain a
greater understanding and perspective of their professional

"TEI's saga is noteworthy because of the company's resilience
and ingenuity in coping with the changing environment of the
1980s, its execution of innovative corporate strategies that
were widely imitated and its extraordinary trading history,"
says the author. TEI issued the first junk bond. In 1986 it
achieved the largest percentage gain on the NYSE, and in 1987
suffered the largest percentage loss. It issued one of the first
bonds secured by a physical commodity and then later issued one
of the first PIK (payment in kind) bonds. It was one of the
first vulture investors, to be targeted by vulture investors
later on. Its president was involved in an insider trading
scandal. It innovated strip financing. It engaged in several
workouts to sell off operations and raise cash to reduce debt.
It completed three exchange offers that converted debt in to

In 1977, TEI, primarily an oil production outfit, had had a
reprieve from bankruptcy through Michael Milken's first ever
junk bond. The fresh capital had allowed TEI to acquire a
controlling interest of Phoenix Resources Company, a part of
130King Resources Company. TEI purchased creditors' claims
against King that were subsequently converted into stock under
the terms of King's reorganization plan. Only two years later,
cash deficiencies forced Phoenix to sell off its nonenergy
businesses. Vulture investors tried to buy up outstanding TEI
stock. TEI sold off its own nonenergy businesses, and focused on
oil and gas exploration. An enormous oil discovery in Egypt made
the future look grand. The value of TEI stock soared. Somehow,
however, less than two years later, TEI was in bankruptcy. What
a ride!

All told, the book has 63 tables and 32 figures on all aspects
of TEI's rise, fall, and renaissance. Businesspeople will find
especially absorbing the details of how the company's bankruptcy
filing affected various stakeholders, the bankruptcy negotiation
process, and the alternative post-bankruptcy financial
structures that were considered. Those interested in the oil and
gas industry will find the book a primer on the subject, with an
appendix devoted to exploration and drilling, and another on oil
and gas accounting.

Harlan Platt is professor of Finance at Northeastern University.
He is president of 911RISK, Inc., which specializes in
developing analytical models to predict corporate distress.


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