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           Thursday, April 16, 2015, Vol. 16, No. 74

                            Headlines

B U L G A R I A

CORPORATE COMM'L: Bulgaria Court to Proceed with Trial


F R A N C E

TOUAX SCA: S&P Affirms, Then Withdraws 'B' Corp. Credit Rating


G E R M A N Y

HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN: Moody's Rates EUR200MM Notes Caa1
HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN: S&P Rates EUR200MM Notes 'CCC+'


I R E L A N D

PARTHOLON CDO I: S&P Affirms 'CCC+' Ratings on 2 Notes Classes
TRANSAERO ENGINEERING: Exits High Court Protection


K A Z A K H S T A N

ALFA BANK: Fitch Affirms 'B+' IDR; Outlook Stable


N O R W A Y

HURTIGRUTEN: S&P Assigns 'B' CCR; Outlook Stable


R U S S I A

MECHEL OAO: Sberbank Plans to File Bankruptcy Lawsuit
METALLOINVEST JSC: Moody's Says Lower Costs to Offset Weak Prices
TATARSTAN REPUBLIC: Moody's Affirms 'Ba2' LT Issuer Rating


S P A I N

ABENGOA FINANCE: Moody's Assigns B2 Rating to New EUR375MM Notes


S W E D E N

NATIONAL ELECTRIC: Exits Bankruptcy Protection After Writedown


U K R A I N E

METINVEST BV: Fitch Lowers IDR to Restricted Default
UKRAINE: Jaresko Urges Creditors to Take Part in Debt Talks


U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

BAKEAWAY: Sells Business , 60 Jobs Saved
DEBEN TRANSPORT: Expected to Go Into Administration
ENRON CORP: PwC Completes Administration in the UK
GEORGE AND DRAGON: Bid to Turn Bodmin Pub Into Flats
MIZZEN MEZZCO: Fitch Affirms 'B+' Issuer Default Rating

PAPERLINX UK: Sale May be 'Imminent'
PHONES4U: Secured Creditors May Recover Up to 24% of Claims


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B U L G A R I A
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CORPORATE COMM'L: Bulgaria Court to Proceed with Trial
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Focus Information Agency, citing the Bulgarian National Radio
(BNR), reports that Sofia City Court is to proceed with the trial
over the insolvency of Corporate Commercial Bank (CorpBank).

The news agency says the trial was suspended for nearly five
months due to the administrative argument around bank's license
revoking.

According to the report, the trial over the license of the bank
ended up without a concrete decision of the Supreme
Administrative Court since seven supreme administrative judges
and two judges with the three-judge panel and five with the five-
judge panel ruled that the major shareholders in the bank had no
legal interest to appeal against the decision of the central bank
on the license revoking.

After the termination of the trial by the Supreme Administrative
Court, without being approach and at his own initiative Judge Ivo
Dachev with Sofia City Court renewed the trial on CorpBank's
insolvency and set a date for it, Focus Information Agency says.

All interested state institutions and the major shareholders were
summoned for April 15's court hearing.

The trial will be heard behind closed doors, the report notes.

                   About Corporate Commercial Bank AD

Corporate Commercial Bank AD is the fourth largest bank in
Bulgaria in terms of assets, third in terms of net profit, and
first in terms of deposit growth.

Bulgaria's central bank placed Corpbank under its administration
and suspended shareholders' rights in June 2014 after a run
drained the bank of cash to meet client demands.



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TOUAX SCA: S&P Affirms, Then Withdraws 'B' Corp. Credit Rating
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it affirmed its 'B'
long-term corporate credit rating on Touax S.C.A., a France-based
lessor and third-party manager of marine, cargo containers,
modular units, railcars, and barges.  S&P subsequently withdrew
the rating at the company's request.  The outlook was stable at
the time of the withdrawal.

At the same time, S&P withdrew the 'B+' and 'B' long-term issue
ratings on the company's proposed EUR35 million revolving credit
facility (RCF) and proposed EUR200 million senior secured notes,
respectively, as the proposed transaction did not go ahead.

The ratings have been withdrawn following the company's decision
not to proceed with the senior secured notes offering and to
continue exploring other financing options.  The company intended
to use the proceeds of the offering to repay debt.

At the time of withdrawal, the ratings on Touax reflected S&P's
view of its business risk profile as "weak" and its financial
risk profile as "highly leveraged," as S&P's criteria define
these terms.

S&P's assessment of Touax's business risk profile is constrained
by the cyclical, competitive, and fragmented nature of some of
its end markets and its position as a small-to-midsize player in
most of its global business segments.  In S&P's view, these
weaknesses are partially offset by the group's diversified
business model and robust asset coverage.

S&P's assessment of Touax's financial risk profile reflects S&P's
view of the company's "highly leveraged" capital structure and
"adequate" liquidity position.  Under the current capital
structure, S&P forecasts that Touax's Standard & Poor's-adjusted
weighted-average funds from operations (FFO) to debt will be
about 8%-9% and EBITDA interest coverage about 2.0x-2.5.x over
the next two years.  Debt to EBITDA will gradually decline to
about 6x-7x over the forecast period from about 10x as of year-
end 2014 (based on S&P's calculation of Touax's adjusted debt of
around EUR492 million).

At the time of the withdrawal, the stable outlook reflected S&P's
view that Touax's operating performance will remain robust, with
the company at least maintaining current EBITDA levels and
utilization rates.



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HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN: Moody's Rates EUR200MM Notes Caa1
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Moody's Investors Service assigned a Caa1 (LGD4-63%) rating to
the EUR200 million senior unsecured notes with a seven-year tenor
launched by Germany based printing equipment manufacturer
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG on April 3, 2015. The assigned
rating is in line with Moody's rating on the group's existing
senior unsecured notes maturing April 2018 which remains
unchanged at Caa1 (LGD4-63%). The outlook on the ratings is
stable. The group's corporate family rating (CFR) of B3 remains
unchanged.

Proceeds from the issue of the new unsecured notes will be used
to redeem around EUR185 million of Heidelberger Druck's existing
9.25% senior unsecured notes plus accrued interest and to pay an
applicable call premium as stipulated in the bond documentation
as well as related transaction fees and expenses. Following the
refinancing, Heidelberger Druck's capital structure will consist
of EUR200 million and EUR114 million of unsecured notes (maturing
2022 and 2018, respectively), EUR60 million and EUR59 million
worth of convertible notes (maturing 2017 and 2022, respectively)
as well as a senior secured revolving credit facility totaling
EUR277 million and maturing 2017 which was mainly undrawn as of
December 31, 2014. The refinancing aims to reduce Heidelberger
Druck's finance costs and to extend the group's debt maturity
profile, and therefore is positive for its rating.

Heidelberger Druck's B3 CFR continues to balance its (1)
challenging industry environment; (2) negative profitability at
its equipment business, which is offset by a profitable services
segment; (3) sizeable restructuring measures from portfolio
optimization; against (4) the group's strong competitive position
as worldwide leading manufacturer of sheet-fed offset printing
presses and related equipment with a high share of recurring
revenues from services and consumables; and (5) expected cost
savings owing to its "Focus" efficiency and portfolio
optimization programs.

Heidelberger Druck's liquidity profile is adequate. As of
December 31, 2014, the group's available cash sources comprised
cash on balance sheet of EUR221 million (of which EUR35 million
are subject to foreign exchange restrictions) and access to a
committed and largely undrawn EUR277 million revolving credit
facility maturing in June 2017. These funding sources together
with expected balanced free cash flow generation before
restructuring cash outflows are sufficient to cover the group's
short term debt maturities of around EUR22 million (excluding
interest on the bond and convertible already captured in free
cash flow expectations) per December 2014, day-to-day cash needs
(estimated at 3% of revenues) as well as spending requirements
associated with restructuring measures over the next 12-18
months.

In Heidelberger Druck's capital structure the senior secured
revolving credit facility as well as the senior unsecured notes
(due April 2018 and April 2022) benefit from guarantees of
certain group entities representing approximately 75% of total
assets. Moreover, Heidelberger Druck's capital structure consists
of EUR60 million and EUR59 million senior unsecured convertible
notes due July 2017 and March 2022 (unrated).

The Caa1 ratings assigned to Heidelberger Druck's senior
unsecured notes is one notch below the group's B3 CFR and reflect
their junior ranking in Moody's priority of debt analysis behind
sizeable amounts of senior secured debt. The instrument ratings
also reflect the agency's view that, in a default scenario, the
revolving credit facility would be largely used for cash drawings
or guarantees. The senior unsecured notes rank ahead of the
group's convertible notes which do not benefit from any group
guarantees. The loss-given-default (LGD) assessment for
Heidelberger Druck also takes into consideration trade payables
which rank pari passu with the senior secured debt. Both
Heidelberger Druck's underfunded pension obligations and short-
term leasing commitments for capital and operating leases rank at
the same level as the senior unsecured notes.

The stable outlook reflects Moody's expectation that cost savings
resulting from the group's restructuring initiatives and
portfolio optimization measures will support further modest
improvements in Heidelberger Druck's profitability as well as
free cash flows (before restructuring cash outflows) around
breakeven levels in fiscal year 2014/15. While its current
leverage ratio of 6.1x adjusted debt/EBITDA (as of LTM
December 31, 2014) positions Heidelberger Druck solidly in its
rating category, upward pressure on the ratings would require a
sustained track record of profitability improvements and positive
free cash flow generation as well as a significant reduction of
restructuring charges. In addition, the stable outlook
incorporates that Heidelberger Druck will maintain its adequate
liquidity profile with sufficient headroom under financial
covenants.

Positive rating pressure could evolve if Heidelberger Druck is
able to sustainably generate positive free cash flows and
continue to improve operating profitability, thereby supporting a
sustainable reduction in its Moody's adjusted leverage below 6.5x
debt/EBITDA and EBITA/interest expense above 1x.

Negative pressure on the ratings could be exerted if the group is
unable to sustain the positive trend in its operating
profitability and improve free cash flow (before restructuring
cash outflows) generation over the coming quarters. Any evidence
of insufficient headroom under financial covenants could also
result in a downgrade of the ratings.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Global
Manufacturing Companies published in July 2014. Other
methodologies used include Loss Given Default for Speculative-
Grade Non-Financial Companies in the U.S., Canada and EMEA
published in June 2009.

Based in Heidelberg, Germany, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
("Heidelberger Druck", B3 stable) is the leading global
manufacturer of sheet-fed offset printing presses primarily used
in the advertising and packaging printing segments. Main
competitors include unrated Koenig & Bauer and Komori. In the 12
months ended December 31, 2014, the group generated revenues of
approximately EUR2.3 billion. Heidelberger Druck operates under
three business segments: (1) Heidelberg Equipment (approximately
61% of revenues in FY 2013/14); (2) Heidelberger Services (around
39% of revenues); and (3) Heidelberger Financial Services (less
than 1% of revenue).


HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN: S&P Rates EUR200MM Notes 'CCC+'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned an issue rating of
'CCC+' to Germany-based printing equipment manufacturer
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG's proposed EUR200 million senior
unsecured notes due 2022.  The recovery rating is '6'.

S&P's existing 'CCC+' issue rating on the EUR114 million
(previously EUR355 million) senior unsecured notes due 2018 is
unchanged.  The recovery rating is also unchanged at '6'.

S&P expects Heidelberger Druckmaschinen to use the proceeds of
the proposed EUR200 million unsecured note issuance and the EUR59
million unrated convertible notes to repay around EUR241 million
of the existing EUR355 million unsecured notes due 2018.  The
remainder of the proceeds (EUR18 million) will fund fees and
expenses related to the note issuances.  The proposed unsecured
notes will have similar terms and conditions as the existing
unsecured notes.

RECOVERY ANALYSIS

S&P's recovery rating on the unsecured notes is constrained by
the significant amount of prior-ranking debt (including a EUR277
million secured revolving credit facility and pension
liabilities).

S&P's hypothetical default scenario assumes lower demand because
of a recession and increased competition, combined with rising
raw material prices that the company cannot pass on to customers.

S&P values the group on a going-concern basis, given its long-
standing customer relationships and niche market share.

SIMPLIFIED WATERFALL

   -- Gross enterprise value at default: EUR440 million
   -- Administrative costs: EUR22 million
   -- Net value available to creditors: EUR418 million
   -- Priority claims: EUR567 million
   -- Senior unsecured debt claims: EUR327 million*
   -- Recovery expectation: 0%-10%

* All debt amounts include six months' prepetition interest.



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PARTHOLON CDO I: S&P Affirms 'CCC+' Ratings on 2 Notes Classes
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'CCC+ (sf)'
ratings on Partholon CDO I PLC's class C-1 and C-2 notes.  At the
same time, S&P has withdrawn its 'AAAp (sf)' rating on the class
R combination notes.

The rating actions follow S&P's assessment of the transaction's
performance based on the March 1, 2015 trustee report data, S&P's
credit and cash flow analysis, and recent transaction
developments.  S&P has also applied its current counterparty
criteria and its corporate cash flow collateralized debt
obligation (CDO) criteria.

Since S&P's Dec. 11, 2012 review of the transaction, it has
observed further deleveraging of the structure, which has
increased the available credit enhancement for the class C-1 and
C-2 notes (the most senior classes of notes outstanding).  The
collateral pool's weighted-average spread has also decreased to
3.22% from 3.34%.  The proportion of assets rated in the 'CCC'
category ('CCC+', 'CCC', or 'CCC-') and assets that S&P considers
to be rated below 'CCC-' ('CC', 'SD', and 'D') have decreased in
notional terms, but increased in percentage terms (due to the low
pool factor).  The class C par coverage tests comply with the
required trigger under the transaction documents.

S&P has subjected the capital structure to its cash flow
analysis, based on the methodology and assumptions outlined in
S&P's corporate cash flow CDO criteria to determine the break-
even default rate (BDR) at each rating level.  S&P used the
reported portfolio balance that it considered to be performing,
the reported weighted-average spread, and the weighted-average
recovery rates that S&P considered to be appropriate.

Taking into account the observations outlined and the increased
credit enhancement, the results of S&P's cash flow analysis
suggest higher ratings for the class C-1 and C-2 notes.  S&P has
however affirmed its ratings on these classes of notes based on
the maximum ratings achievable under the largest obligor default
test.  The portfolio is currently highly concentrated, with only
eight performing obligors, and the credit protection available to
the class C-1 and C-2 notes could be diluted by the performance
of individual obligors.  For example, the top obligor accounts
for 23.5% of the current portfolio and if it were to default, the
credit enhancement available to the rated notes would face
significant erosion.

The largest obligor test is a supplemental stress test that S&P
outlines in its corporate cash flow CDO criteria.  This test aims
to address event and model risk by assessing whether a CDO
tranche has sufficient credit enhancement (not counting excess
spread) to withstand specified combinations of underlying asset
defaults based on the ratings on the underlying assets.  The test
assumes a flat recovery of 5%.

Furthermore, the class C interest coverage test, as of the March
trustee report, is failing and the ratio is well below 100.0%,
which means the portfolio is not generating sufficient interest
proceeds to pay the interest amounts due on the class C notes.
Therefore, principal proceeds are being diverted to compensate
for the shortfall of interest amounts due on the rated notes.
Nonpayment of timely interest when due on the class C notes is an
event of default under the transaction documents.

S&P has also observed that 10 out of the 13 performing assets in
the portfolio (accounting for 75% of the portfolio) have maturity
dates after the legal final maturity of the notes.  Therefore,
the portfolio is likely to be liquidated when the notes reach
legal maturity, to redeem the class C-1 and C-2 notes.
Consequently, the notes could be exposed to market value risk at
maturity.

In S&P's view, the 'CCC+ (sf)' ratings on the class C-1 and C-2
note are commensurate with the risks outlined above.

S&P has also withdrawn its 'AAAp (sf)' rating on the class R
combination notes, based on the trustee report's confirmation
that the notes have fully redeemed.

Partholon CDO I is a cash flow corporate collateralized loan
obligation (CLO) transaction that securitizes loans to primarily
speculative-grade corporate firms.

RATINGS LIST

Class           Rating         Rating
                To             From

Partholon CDO I PLC
EUR437.425 Million Fixed-Rate, Floating-Rate,
and Zero-Coupon Notes

Ratings Affirmed

C-1             CCC+ (sf)
C-2             CCC+ (sf)

Rating Withdrawn

R comb          NR             AAAp (sf)

Comb--Combination notes.
NR--Not rated.


TRANSAERO ENGINEERING: Exits High Court Protection
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Barry O'Halloran at The Irish Times reports that Transaero
Engineering Ireland was set to exit High Court protection on
April 15 after a three-month examinership succeeded in rescuing
the business.

Michael McAteer -- michael.mcateer@ie.gt.com -- of Grant Thornton
was appointed as examiner to Transaero in January after it ran
into difficulties as a result of its Russian parent being unable
to pay debts due to the Shannon operation, The Irish Times
relates.

The company confirmed on April 14 that the High Court has
approved the completion of its examinership and that it was set
to exit the process at midday on April 15, The Irish Times
discloses.

Transaero Engineering Ireland is an aircraft maintenance
specialist.



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ALFA BANK: Fitch Affirms 'B+' IDR; Outlook Stable
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Long-term Issuer Default Ratings
(IDRs) of JSC SB Alfa Bank Kazakhstan (ABK) at 'B+' and
AsiaCredit Bank JSC (ACB) at 'B'.  The Outlooks are Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS - IDRs, VRs, NATIONAL AND DEBT RATINGS

The banks' IDRs and National Ratings are based on the banks'
individual strength, which in turn is reflected in their
Viability Ratings (VRs).  The VRs reflect the banks' small,
albeit growing, franchises, relatively moderate loss absorption
capacity (tighter at ACB) in light of fast recent growth and
seasoning loan book, and high concentrations on both sides of the
balance sheet.  The VRs also take into account the banks'
reasonable liquidity positions, strong profitability (ABK), and
track record of equity injections provided by the shareholder and
the agency's expectation that these will continue (ACB).

Seasoning of the loan book has resulted in an increase in non-
performing loans (NPLs, 90 days overdue) at ABK to 5.2% at end-
9M14 (1.2% at end-2013) and at ACB to 9.7% at end-2014 (2013:
4.1%). ABK also had about 6% of restructured loans compared with
only 0.6% at ACB.  However, ACB has weaker coverage, with
unreserved NPLs amounting to 39% of its Fitch core capital (FCC)
at end-2014, while ABK's NPLs were 1.2x covered by reserves.

The increase in ACB's NPLs was mainly driven by two large
defaults (together KZT5 billion or 5% of gross end-2014 loans).
In Fitch's view, both exposures may require additional
provisioning given the low current level of reserves of 3% and
18%, respectively, at end-2014.  A further 0.5x FCC was extended
to related parties or in transactions that in Fitch's view, have
questionable economic value for the bank, although most of these
were reasonably secured by collateral.

The risk profile of the largest exposures is generally better at
ABK, although Fitch identified one big (KZT20.2 billion; 0.7x of
FCC) potentially risky exposure to a microfinance company, of
which KAZT11.5 billion is reportedly backed by cash and KZT8.7bn
is a receivable related to a portfolio of retail loans purchased
from ABK in 4Q14.  The nature of this relationship is not very
clear to Fitch, as well as whether the bank retains any risks,
even if indirect, from the portfolio of sold loans.

Fitch expects asset quality pressure to persist in 2015 as a
result of the slowdown in Kazakhstan's economy.  At the same
time, the potential tenge devaluation will likely have a
manageable impact on the banks' asset quality, as FX lending was
moderate at around 20% of gross loans at ABK and 9% at ACB at
end-2014.

Capitalization is moderate, with a total regulatory capital ratio
of 13.2% at ABK (down by 2.6 ppts in 2014) and 14.1% at ACB (down
by 7.6 ppts).  ABK supports capitalization through earnings
generation (ROE of 27% in 9M14), while ACB's modest profitability
(ROE of 7% in 2014) means that it relies heavily on capital
injections from the shareholder.  Fitch estimates that the impact
on capital ratios of a 30% tenge devaluation would likely be
negligible for ACB and about 1.5 ppts for AKB (due to an open
short FX position of 27% of equity at end-2014).

Both banks maintain a reasonable liquidity cushion sufficient to
withstand significant customer accounts outflows (20% at ABK at
end-2014 and 28% at ACB at end-1M15).  However, depositor
concentration level is higher at ACB (top 20 made up 73% of
customer funding at end-2014) compared with ABK (47%) and
therefore the former is more vulnerable to sudden outflows of the
largest accounts.  ABK's liquidity position additionally benefits
from a KZT9 billion (4% of liabilities) unutilized credit line
from Alfa Bank Russia (ABR, BB+/Negative).

The banks' senior unsecured local debt ratings are aligned with
their Long-term local currency IDRs and National Long-term
ratings.

KEY RATING DRIVERS - ABK's SUPPORT RATING

The Support Rating of '4' reflects Fitch's view of the limited
probability of support that might be forthcoming from ABR and/or
other group entities, if needed.  In Fitch's view, support may be
forthcoming in light of the common branding, potential
reputational risk of any default at ABK and the small cost of any
support that may be required.

At the same time, Fitch views ABR's propensity to provide support
as limited because (i) it holds shares in ABK on behalf of ABH
Holdings S.A.(ABHH), to which it has ceded control and voting
rights through a call option, under which ABHH may acquire 100%
of ABK from ABH Financial Limited (entity controlling 100% of
ABR) until end-December 2016; (ii) limited operational
integration between ABK and ABR; and (iii) ABR's tight regulatory
capital preventing it from providing capital to the subsidiary.

Support from other Alfa Group entities, in Fitch's view, also
cannot always be relied on due to ABK's small size.  As a result,
support could be withheld under certain circumstances, especially
in a systemic financial crisis in Kazakhstan.  Fitch notes ABHH's
failure to provide full support to its Ukraine-based subsidiary
PJSC Alfa-Bank (ABU; CCC) in 2008.  However, the agency believes
there is a lower probability of Alfa Group not supporting ABK,
relative to ABU.  This is reflected in ABK's higher Support
Rating '4' compared with ABU's of '5'.

KEY RATING DRIVERS - ACB's SUPPORT RATING AND SUPPORT RATING
FLOOR

ACB's Support Rating of '5' reflects Fitch's view that support
from the bank's private shareholder, although possible, cannot be
reliably assessed.  The Support Rating Floor of 'No Floor' is
based on ACB's low systemic importance.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Strengthening of their franchises while maintaining reasonable
asset quality and performance would be positive for the banks'
ratings.  A downgrade could result from deterioration of asset
quality and capitalization, as well as (although less likely)
significant deposit outflows, absent of sufficient and timely
equity and/or liquidity support from shareholders.

The rating actions are:

JSC SB Alfa Bank Kazakhstan:

Long-term foreign currency IDR affirmed at 'B+'; Outlook Stable
Short-term foreign currency IDR affirmed at 'B'
Long-term local currency IDR affirmed at 'B+'; Outlook Stable
National Long-term rating affirmed at 'BBB(kaz)'; Outlook Stable
Viability Rating affirmed at 'b+'
Support Rating affirmed at '4'
Senior unsecured debt: affirmed at 'B+', Recovery Rating 'RR4'
National senior unsecured debt rating: affirmed at 'BBB(kaz)'

JSC AsiaCredit Bank

Long-term foreign currency IDR: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook Stable
Short-term foreign currency IDR: affirmed at 'B'
Long-term local currency IDR: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook Stable
National Long-term rating: affirmed at 'BB(kaz)'; Outlook Stable
Viability Rating: affirmed at 'b'
Support Rating: affirmed at '5'
Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'No Floor'
Senior unsecured debt: affirmed at 'B', Recovery Rating 'RR4'
National senior unsecured debt rating: affirmed at 'BB(kaz)'



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HURTIGRUTEN: S&P Assigns 'B' CCR; Outlook Stable
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B' long-term
corporate credit rating to Silk Bidco AS, the immediate parent
company of Norway-based cruise line operator, Hurtigruten
(together, Hurtigruten).  The outlook is stable.

At the same time, S&P assigned its 'BB-' issue rating and '1'
recovery rating to the group's EUR65 million super senior
revolving credit facility (RCF) due 2020 and S&P's 'B' issue
rating to the group's EUR455 million senior secured notes due
2022.  The recovery rating on the notes is '4', indicating S&P's
expectation of average (30%-50%) recovery prospects in the event
of a payment default.  S&P's recovery expectations on the notes
are at the higher half of the 30%-50% range.

S&P's ratings reflect its view of Hurtigruten's business risk
profile as "weak" and financial risk profile as "highly
leveraged," as S&P's criteria define the terms.  S&P combines
these factors to derive an anchor of 'b'.  S&P's other credit
considerations have no impact on the rating outcome.

Hurtigruten is a cruise line and local transportation operator
that generates about 85% of its revenues from its Norwegian Coast
segment.  In S&P's opinion, Hurtigruten's business risk profile
is primarily constrained by the concentration risk of its
operations, which focus on the Norwegian West Coast, and to a
lesser extent on Arctic and Antarctic routes.  Unfavorable
weather conditions in these regions lead to a higher risk of
cancellations and lower average occupancy rates compared with
other cruise operators that are able to change their itineraries
for more popular destinations when adverse weather hits or a
natural disaster occurs.

S&P notes that Hurtigruten's profitability has been volatile
historically due to its relatively low occupancy rates of about
60%-70%, when compared with other cruise operators that S&P
rates. This is mainly due to Hurtigruten's obligations with
regards to service frequency under its coastal service contract
with the Norwegian government.  The group uses the same fleet of
vessels for providing "expedition" type cruise services to
vocational travelers in Norway, which enhances its profitability
and cash flow generation, but demonstrates a pronounced intra-
year seasonality pattern.

Hurtigruten's fleet consists of 12 vessels, 11 of which are
required for the group to meet its contractual service frequency
obligations and related to the number of ports connected.  If,
for any reason, a ship had to be removed from regular service,
even temporarily, the reduced fleet could jeopardize the group's
ability to meet the minimum service requirements as per the
contract.

Still, Hurtigruten's business risk profile benefits from its
well-recognized brand and over 120 years history of operations,
which together with the established fleet of specialized vessels
provide barriers to entry and an advantage over its competitors.
Hurtigruten also has a diverse customer base from developed
countries with a high propensity to spend while on vacation such
as Germany, the U.K, and the U.S. Additional support stems from
Hurtigruten's visibility of earnings due to pre-agreed payments
from the state in relation to the company's coastal service
contract, which accounts for about 20% of the company's revenue.
In addition, advanced booking underpins about 50% of its revenue
and is accompanied by sizable deposits of about 20%-30% of the
total consideration.

S&P's "highly leveraged" assessment of Hurtigruten's financial
risk profile reflects S&P's view of the company's Standard &
Poor's-adjusted debt metrics and its financial policy following
the company's acquisition by Silk Bidco, of which private equity
firm TDR Capital indirectly owns 90%.

Following the transaction, Hurtigruten's capital structure
includes EUR455 million senior secured notes and a EUR65 million
super senior RCF.  In addition, Hurtigruten has issued about
Norwegian krone (NOK) 1.8 billion (EUR200 million) of interest
free preferred equity certificates (PECs) to TDR Capital.
Although S&P views the PECs as debt-like under S&P's criteria, it
recognizes their cash-preserving function and deep subordination
in the capital structure.  S&P also factors into its adjusted
debt metrics about NOK260 million (EUR30 million) in relation to
the company's sale and leaseback of two vessels.

For the three years following the transaction, S&P calculates
that Hurtigruten's Standard & Poor's-adjusted debt-to-EBITDA
ratio (including PECs) on a weighted-average basis will be 7.8x,
adjusted funds from operations (FFO) to debt will be about 7.7%,
and adjusted EBITDA interest coverage will be about 2.5x.
Excluding these debt-like instruments, Hurtigruten's financial
risk profile will still remain in line with S&P's "highly
leveraged" category, with debt to EBITDA of about 5.9x by Dec.
31, 2015, and 5.5x on average over the next three years.

In S&P's opinion, Hurtigruten mitigates the currency risk of
euro-denominated debt by generating about 35% of sales in euros.
That said, if the euro materially appreciates versus the krone,
the difference could constrain the group's leverage metrics.

The stable outlook reflects S&P's expectation that Hurtigruten's
planned cost-saving and revenue enhancing measures will result in
solid earnings growth and sustained free operating cash flow
generation.  S&P sees a debt-to-EBITDA ratio, excluding the PECs,
of about 5x-6x (total adjusted debt to EBITDA of 7x?8x) and
EBITDA to interest coverage of higher than 2x as commensurate
with the current rating.

S&P could lower the ratings if Hurtigruten does not see EBITDA
growth, causing weaker credit ratios.  This could result from
factors such as unforeseen accidents related to one or more of
the group's vessels; an inability to increase earnings from
vocational tourist offering; or execution risks related to cost-
saving initiatives.  S&P could also lower the ratings if the
financial-sponsor owner implements aggressive financial policy
measures leading to a material increase in cash-pay leverage in
the company.  In particular, a downgrade would be triggered if
the EBITDA-to-interest coverage ratio drops to 2x or lower.
Likewise, any deterioration in Hurtigruten's liquidity could also
lead to a downgrade.

S&P believes that an upgrade is unlikely in the next 12 months,
mainly due to high debt levels, incorporating up to NOK1.8
billion of PECs.  However, S&P could raise the ratings if TDR
Capital's financial policy for Hurtigruten appears to be more
conservative than S&P currently expects, such that the adjusted
debt-to-EBITDA ratio falls and stays below 5.0x, and the risk of
releveraging is low.  A strengthening of the group's business
risk profile would also prompt S&P to consider an upgrade.



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MECHEL OAO: Sberbank Plans to File Bankruptcy Lawsuit
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According to Reuters' Vladimir Soldatkin, RIA news agency quoted
Sberbank's head, German Gref, as saying on April 15 that Russia's
top lender, Sberbank, plans to file a bankruptcy lawsuit against
Mechel after talks on restructuring the steel producer's debt
failed.

Russian officials have been looking at ways to help indebted
Mechel, controlled by businessman Igor Zyuzin, for months and
have proposed several schemes, Reuters relates.

Mechel OAO is a Russian metals and mining group.


METALLOINVEST JSC: Moody's Says Lower Costs to Offset Weak Prices
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Russia's largest regional supplier of high-quality iron ore, JSC
Holding Company Metalloinvest (Metalloinvest, Ba2 stable), is in
a strong position to weather weaker iron ore prices in 2015 after
recent rouble devaluation reduced the cash costs of its products
and lowered leverage to 2.4x as of year-end 2014 from 3.0x a year
earlier, says Moody's Investors Service.

"The reduction in Metalloninvest's cash costs and leverage will
help it offset sliding iron ore prices, which Moody's anticipate
will be lower on average in 2015 than in 2014 as the world's
largest mining companies expand capacity," says Denis
Perevezentsev, a Moody's Vice President -- Senior Analyst and
author of the report.

Rouble devaluation reduced the dollar value of Metalloinvest's
rouble-denominated debt, which made up 46% of the total as of 31
December 2013. This contributed to a 25% drop in the Moody's
adjusted total debt to $5 billion as of Dec. 31, 2014, and led to
the subsequent reduction in leverage levels.

The weak rouble, modest capital expenditure requirements and cost
cutting will allow the company to generate solid EBITDA and
positive free cash flows in 2015-16. In addition, the company's
remaining 3.2% stake in OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (Ba1 negative)
provides a further cushion in the event of stress as it would be
able to sell the shares, currently valued at about US$0.9
billion, to reduce leverage by about 0.3x. Last year
Metalloinvest reduced its stake in Norilsk Nickel from 5% and
used the money to repay a RUB25 billion rouble bond in March
2015.

The biggest risks to the company over the next two years come
from a strengthening of the rouble, which would limit its cost
advantage and reduce EBITDA, as well as its shareholder-friendly
financial policy, as potential higher-than-expected 2016
dividends and shareholder loans could reduce free cash flow and
push up leverage levels beyond Moody's guidance. Russia's
recession and a potential further slide in iron ore prices also
pose risks.


TATARSTAN REPUBLIC: Moody's Affirms 'Ba2' LT Issuer Rating
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Moody's Investors Service confirmed the Ba2 long-term issuer
rating of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan. The outlook on the
rating is negative. This action concludes the review for
downgrade that Moody's initiated on Dec. 22, 2014.

The rating confirmation is triggered by the successful completion
of Tatarstan's and SINEK management's plan to increase the
guarantee on OAO Svyazinvestneftekhim's (SINEK, Ba2 review for
downgrade) $250 million bond due in August 2015, which is
unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by the republic.

SINEK is an investment holding company -- 100% owned by the
Republic of Tatarstan -- which manages an investment portfolio of
key companies, in which Tatarstan has either controlling or
blocking stakes (along with golden shares).

The rating action is driven by the Republic of Tatarstan
government's increase of its guarantee on the SINEK bond to
RUB21.9 billion (US$421 million) from RUB13 billion (US$250
million). The final guarantee documentation, which includes the
new guarantee increase, was signed on April 10, 2015. The
increase eliminates the uncertainty (which was a reason for the
rating review) surrounding the ability of the Tatarstan
government to address a covenant breach of SINEK's bond. If not
remedied, the breach would have resulted in a potential claim on
the guarantee which could have drained the republic's liquidity.

In December 2014, SINEK breached the covenant on its bond given
that the rouble denominated guarantee failed to cover the minimal
required amount of bond repayments (in US Dollars). The breach
occurred as a result of the significant devaluation of the
Russian rouble, which fell by 42% during 2014.

Moody's notes that the republic's new debt burden after the
guarantee increase will still be consistent with the current
rating level. As a result of the guarantee increase, the Net
Direct and Indirect Debt (NDID) to operating revenues ratio will
likely increase to 62-67% in 2015 from approximately 57% in 2014.
At the same time, over 60% of NDID will still be represented by
the long-term government soft loans with the first repayment date
in 2023.

The negative outlook reflects the potential for the further
deterioration of Tatarstan's credit profile in an environment of
increased systemic risk as reflected in the negative outlook on
the Russian government bond rating. In addition, the potential
for a further weakening of the sovereign's creditworthiness could
affect the federal government's willingness and ability to
provide on-going and extraordinary support to regional and local
governments.

Given the negative outlook, an upgrade of the rating is unlikely.
If systemic pressures abate, the negative outlook will likely be
changed to stable, provided there is no significant deterioration
in Tatarstan's budget performance. Further deterioration in the
sovereign's credit quality or the deterioration in the republic's
credit profile could exert downward pressure on the rating of the
Republic of Tatarstan.

Successful resolution of the covenant breach via increase of the
guarantee required the publication of this credit rating action
on a date that deviates from the previously scheduled release
date in the sovereign release calendar.

Specific economic indicators as required by EU regulation are not
applicable for this entity.

On April 13, 2015, a rating committee was called to discuss the
rating of the Tatarstan, Republic of. The main points raised
during the discussion were: The issuer has become decreasingly
susceptible to event risk.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Regional and
Local Governments published in January 2013.

The weighting of all rating factors is described in the
methodology used in this rating action, if applicable.



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ABENGOA FINANCE: Moody's Assigns B2 Rating to New EUR375MM Notes
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Moody's Investors Service assigned a B2 (LGD3) rating to Abengoa
Finance S.A.U.'s proposed EUR375 million senior unsecured notes.
The B2 instrument rating reflects the pari passu ranking of the
notes with Abengoa's existing senior unsecured indebtedness. The
proposed notes will, like the existing senior unsecured debt,
benefit from a parent guarantee from Abengoa S.A. (Abengoa) and
guarantees from Abengoa's material operating subsidiaries.
Concurrently Moody's has assigned a definitive B2 rating to
Abengoa Greenfield, S.A.'s senior unsecured 2019 notes. Abengoa's
B2 corporate family rating with a stable outlook remains
unchanged.

Abengoa intends to use the net issuance proceeds to repay the
EUR500 million senior unsecured notes due in March 2016 at or
prior to maturity, hence the transaction itself will have no
impact on Abengoa's net consolidated or net corporate leverage.

Abengoa's B2 ratings, are constrained by high leverage ratios,
both at the corporate level (e.g., gross corporate leverage of
around of 7.5x debt/EBITDA estimated as of December 2014,
including non-recourse debt in process) as well as at the
consolidated level (10.7x Moody's adjusted net debt/EBITDA as of
December 2014), above our expectations for a B2. However, Moody's
anticipate improvements in consolidated leverage due to the
deconsolidation of Abengoa Yield and projects under construction
transferred to the newly created joint venture with EIG
(unrated), "Abengoa Project Warehouse 1", which is not yet
reflected in our rating triggers.

On April 9, 2015, Abengoa announced that note holders of a EUR400
million convertible bond due 2019 have elected to accept an offer
from Abengoa to convert an aggregate principal amount of EUR238
million into class B shares. Cash outflows in connection with the
conversion amount to EUR60 million. The conversion will reduce
gross corporate leverage by around 0.2x turns of 2014 reported
corporate EBITDA of around EUR960 million. While Abengoa's gross
corporate leverage is expected to remain high in the context of
other B2 rated companies, the recent conversion evidences
Abengoa's willingness to reduce leverage on a gross basis.

The B2 ratings are also constrained by (1) the group's very high
complexity and the extensive use of financial instruments, such
as confirming lines or factoring, which are not reflected in
reported corporate leverage; (2) missing track record of positive
free cash flow at the corporate level; (3) constant refinancing
needs requiring continued access to capital markets; (4) the
technical challenges the E&C segment faces to complete advanced
installations on time and on budget; and (5) the company's need
for continued regulatory support or stability with regards to
solar energy generation or power transmission activities in all
markets.

These challenges are partially offset by (1) Abengoa's
substantial scale, with revenues of EUR7.1 billion in 2014
coupled with good business and geographical diversification; (2)
the group's order backlog of EUR8.6 billion as of March 2015; (3)
potential for positive FCF at the corporate level supported by a
substantial asset base of concessions in operation and under
construction with a relatively high intrinsic value; and (4)
Abengoa's good track record of project execution.

Negative pressure could be exerted on Abengoa's ratings if the
company fails to reduce its leverage both on a corporate and
consolidated basis to, for example, a Moody's-adjusted net
consolidated debt/EBITDA ratio of around 8.0x (10.7x in 2014) or
a gross corporate debt/EBITDA ratio of below 7.0x in the next 12-
18 months (around 7.5x estimated for 2014, including non-recourse
debt in process). In the event that Abengoa fails to achieve
these metrics, Moody's will take into account the company's
liquidity position, its ability to generate sustainably positive
FCF at the corporate level, the quality of Abengoa's investments,
its financial strategy and the maturity of its concession
portfolio. The ratings could also be downgraded if Abengoa fails
to maintain non-recourse debt in process exposure at a manageable
level.

Moody's could upgrade the ratings if Abengoa further details its
disclosure on the information on its structure, financing
instruments and liquidity situation. An upgrade would also
require building a further track record of successful concession
asset rotation through ABY, leading to sustainable positive FCF
at the corporate level and deleveraging, both at the corporate
and consolidated level, for instance with a track record of
Moody's-adjusted net consolidated debt/EBITDA comfortably below
7.0x and gross corporate leverage comfortably below 6.0x. In
addition, upward rating pressure would require the maintenance of
a solid liquidity profile.

The principal methodology used in these ratings was Construction
Industry published in November 2014. Other methodologies used
include Loss Given Default for Speculative-Grade Non-Financial
Companies in the U.S., Canada and EMEA published in June 2009.

Abengoa S.A. is a vertically integrated environment and energy
group whose activities range from engineering and construction,
and the utility-type operation (via concessions) of solar energy
plants, electricity transmission networks and water treatment
plants to industrial production activities such as biofuels.
Headquartered in Seville, Spain, on a consolidated basis Abengoa
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NATIONAL ELECTRIC: Exits Bankruptcy Protection After Writedown
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dpa reports that the Vanersborg District Court on April 15 said
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the owner of struggling
carmaker Saab, has exited bankruptcy protection after securing a
write-down of debt owed to suppliers.

The Chinese-backed consortium, which took over the ailing
carmaker in 2012, initiated the reorganization process in August,
dpa recounts.

NEVS spokesman Mikael Ostlund told dpa that after the write-down
of SEK300 million (US$34 million), NEVS remains with a debt of
about SEK400 million.

Exiting the bankruptcy protection "means that NEVS is in a better
position in ongoing talks" with potential partners, he said after
the ruling by the Vanersborg District Court went into effect, dpa
notes.

One of the unnamed firms is interested in part ownership of the
consortium, while another was considering future technical
cooperation including a platform being developed by NEVS, dpa
discloses.

                           About NEVS

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) is a Swedish holding
company.  NEVS is majority owned by British Virgin Islands-
registered, Hong Kong-based, National Modern Energy Holdings
Ltd., an energy company with operations in China, Macau, and Hong
Kong.  NEVS bought bankrupt carmaker Saab in 2012.

On Aug. 29, 2014, NEVS convinced a Swedish court to grant it
creditor protection while it buys time to finalize negotiations
for funding.



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METINVEST BV: Fitch Lowers IDR to Restricted Default
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Fitch Ratings has downgraded Metinvest B.V.'s Long-term Issuer
Default Rating (IDR) to 'RD' (Restricted Default) from 'CCC',
following the company's disclosure of a continuing payment
default under its pre-export financing (PXF) facilities for a
total USD113 million.  The company's senior unsecured rating
applicable to its 2015, 2017 and 2018 notes has been downgraded
to 'C'/'RR6' from 'CCC'/'RR4'.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

Uncured Payment Default to PXF Lenders

Metinvest had four outstanding PXF facilities as of March 31,
2015 for an aggregate amount of USD1.1 billion.  The company's
financial results have been substantially weakened by the
economic and political situation in Ukraine as well as the
ongoing weakness in steel and commodity prices.  Since August
2014, the company has been trying to refinance or extend its 2015
PXF maturities. However, negotiations with lenders were
unsuccessful.  Metinvest obtained a one-month deferral of its
February 2015 installment, but failed to receive all lenders'
approval to roll over this deferral into May, despite approval
from the majority of its lenders. Metinvest failed to make a
principal payment due in March, with lenders subsequently issuing
the company with a reservation of rights letter.  Since then,
Metinvest has stopped discussions around waiving March and April
maturities and instead intends to negotiate a broader
rescheduling of PXF maturities and its Eurobonds.

Consent Solicitation

Metinvest disclosed its default on April 8, 2015, in a consent
solicitation sent to bondholders.  In addition to the existing
payment default, the proposed extension of maturity for the 2015
bonds under the consent solicitation would constitute a
distressed debt exchange (DDE) in accordance with Fitch's
criteria.  If agreed by creditors, this would result in
Metinvest's IDR being maintained at 'RD'.

Metinvest has requested that its 2015, 2017 and 2018 bondholders
waive their rights to call a cross default.  The maturity date of
the 2015 bonds would also be extended to Jan. 31, 2016.  The
effectiveness of this waiver would be conditional upon (i) the
waivers being granted under all three instruments (75% threshold
of the quorum at the noteholders meeting); and (ii) no
acceleration being triggered by any of the bonds and PXF
creditors.  Answers are expected by May 1.

Upon approval, 10% of the 2015 bond maturities will be prepaid
(on May 20) and a waiver fee will be paid to all bondholders
(0.5% for the 2015 notes and 0.25% for the 2017 and 2018 notes).
If the consent solicitation is agreed, the company will not be
permitted to make any dividend payments or other restricted
payments from 20 May 2015 to 31 January 2016.

Negotiation with PXF Lenders

The PXF lenders have not called a default at this stage, and the
core lenders are now forming a coordinating committee (CoCom)
aimed to discuss potential options of restructuring/rescheduling
of maturities.  The formation of the CoCom has not yet been
finalized.  Negotiations around the conclusion of a standstill
and waiver agreement, meant to ease discussions around potential
restructuring/rescheduling, are expected to be held between
Metinvest and members of the CoCom.

Exposure to Ukraine

The rating reflects Metinvest's exposure to Ukraine as the source
of its raw materials, the location of its major plants, and its
significance as an end-market for its products.  It also
indicates high exposure to geopolitical risks in the Donbas
region, where the company's main assets are located, generating
significant risk of further operational disruption.  Metinvest,
as other Ukrainian corporates, does not have access to
international markets for refinancing of upcoming maturities and
can only rely on its internally generated cash flows.

Insufficient Liquidity

Metinvest is due to make a further USD549m of debt repayments
under its PXF facilities up to Jan. 31, 2016.  It does not expect
to be able to make these payments in full, or to refinance the
facilities.  As of February 2015, the company operated with
around USD150m of unrestricted cash, significantly less than the
USD300 million it considers appropriate in the ordinary course of
its business. Lastly, the company is exposed to a significant
risk of a further decrease in limits or additional drawing
restrictions imposed by its trade finance banks, in line with
recent withdrawals from several of them over 2014, reducing the
outstanding amount to USD349 million as of Feb. 28, 2015 from
USD911 million in FY13.

Damaged Operations Reduce Cash Generation

Military actions in the Donetsk region continue to severely
impact the company's main metallurgical assets and the regional
transport infrastructure.  The company's Ilyich and Azovstal
steel plants (78% of total crude steel production) have been
operating at 60%-80% of their capacity while the Yenakiive steel
plant (22% of total crude steel production) was halted for two
months in 2014 and has continued to experience disruptions in
2015.  The Avdiivka coke-processing plant was also halted in
August 2014 and stopped again in February 2015.  Overall, steel
production volume decreased by 40% in 2H14 vs. 1H14.

The company's iron ore mining activities are operating normally.
Supplies of coking coal are increasingly dependent on third-party
supplies, mainly due to the higher cost of internal coal supplies
and/or disruptions at Metinvest's Ukrainian mines (mainly at
Krasnodon coal mine).

Profitability Under Pressure Leading to Debt Servicing
Difficulties in 2015

The steep reduction in mining profitability since 2H14 due to
depressed iron ore prices, as well as the relative decline in
steel prices will mean that the company will only make interest
and coupon obligations for 2015.

USD1.5 billion Debt Maturities Repaid in 2014

For FY14, the company reported USD2.7 billion EBITDA, an 18%
increase yoy, mainly due to hryvnia devaluation and lower raw
materials and energy costs.  The steel division contributed
USD1.1 billion to total EBITDA while the mining division
contributed USD1.8 billion (USD500 million lower yoy).  Available
FCF was used to repay USD1.5 billion debt maturities in FY14.  As
of end-2014, total debt was USD3.2 billion vs. USD4.3 billion in
FY13.

The company paid USD388 million in dividends and made a
discretionary prepayment of USD75 million under a USD444 million
shareholder loan in 2H14.

KEY ASSUMPTIONS

   -- Fitch iron ore price deck: USD65/t in 2015, USD75/t in
      2016, USD80/t in the long term
   -- USD/UAH 25 in 2015
   -- Production volumes in line with 2H14 results
   -- No dividends payments
   -- USD500m capex in 2015
   -- USD220m interest payments in 2015

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Negative: Future developments that may, individually or
collectively, lead to negative rating action include:

   -- Metinvest entering into bankruptcy filings, administration,
      receivership, liquidation or other formal winding-up
      procedure

Positive: Following the possible financial restructuring and once
sufficient information is available, the 'RD' rating will be
revised to reflect the appropriate IDR for the issuer's post-
exchange capital structure, risk profile and prospects in
accordance with relevant criteria.

Full List of Rating Actions

  Long-Term IDR: downgraded to 'RD' from'CCC'

  Short-Term IDR: downgraded to 'RD' from 'C'

  Senior unsecured rating: downgraded to 'C'/RR6 from 'CCC'/R4

  Long-Term local currency IDR: downgraded to 'RD' from 'CCC'

  Short-Term local currency IDR: downgraded to 'RD' from 'C'

  National Long-Term Rating: downgraded to 'RD' (ukr) from
  'BBB'(ukr)

  National Short-Term Rating: downgraded to 'RD' (ukr) from 'F3'


UKRAINE: Jaresko Urges Creditors to Take Part in Debt Talks
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William Mauldin at The Wall Street Journal reports that Ukraine
Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko has a warning for creditors of
the war-torn country: Come to the table now to restructure US$40
billion in debt or face the risks of an uncertain economic,
political and military climate down the road.

The American-born finance chief, in an interview, said that if
creditors don't emerge and begin earnest and transparent
negotiations on the debt before a deadline for an agreement at
the end of May, they could face a series of risks to Ukraine's
stability, The Journal relates.  According to The Journal, she
noted the potential for further deterioration in Ukraine's
economy, a revived conflict between Kiev and Russia-backed
separatists, or even a Ukrainian parliament weary of paying debt
accumulated during the rule of the country's fugitive former
president, Viktor Yanukovych.

"They're misunderstanding, first of all, the depth of the
economic-financial distress that the country is in today," The
Journal quotes Ms. Jaresko as saying.

If the situation in Ukraine deteriorates, Ms. Jaresko, as cited
by The Journal, said, calls could grow to forsake payments on the
country's outstanding debt, a step the government didn't want to
take.

Ms. Jaresko, visiting Washington for a gathering of the
International Monetary Fund, said she has had constructive talks
with individual creditors but can only negotiate effectively on
restructuring the debt with a clearly defined group, The Journal
relays.  She dismissed a proposal put forward recently by a group
of creditors that includes Franklin Templeton Investments, the
largest private holder of Ukraine's debt, according to The
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BAKEAWAY: Sells Business , 60 Jobs Saved
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Northants Telegraph reports that the jobs of 60 employees of a
Corby firm that went into administration have been saved.

Pastry maker Bakeaway struggled with a surge in orders over
Christmas, which caused cashflow problems and lead to the company
seeking the protection of administration, according to Northants
Telegraph.

The report relates that restructuring and advisory firm, FRP
Advisory, has sold the business and accompanying assets of
Bakeaway Limited out of administration securing the jobs of all
60 staff.

The buyer, House of Vantage Limited, a newly incorporated holding
company, will continue to trade the business under the Bakeaway
brand name, the report notes.

Established in 2011, Bakeaway produces and supplies own brand
baking products including a wide range of pastries and baked
goods to supermarkets.  Bakeaway's products are manufactured in
the UK and sourced, where possible, from sustainable ingredients.

"We are delighted to have secured the future of this well-known
Corby-based pastry-making business, securing all 60 jobs in the
process while ensuring vital a continuity of management under a
new company structure," the report quoted Nathan Jones, director
and joint administrator at FRP Advisory, as saying.

"Bakeaway has grown rapidly since it was formed four years ago
but strong Christmas trading just put too much strain on cashflow
under its old corporate structure threatening the long-term
survival of an otherwise thriving firm.  The immediate sale of
the business out of administration has ensured minimal disruption
to Bakeaway customers and suppliers for whom it remains very much
business as usual," Mr. Jones said, the report relates.

"Bakeaway will continue to operate from the same premises in
Corby.  We wish everyone involved with the on-going Bakeaway
business every success in the future," Mr. Jones added.


DEBEN TRANSPORT: Expected to Go Into Administration
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East Anglian Daily Times reports that Deben Transport is based at
Felixstowe port and staff have been told that it is facing
financial difficulties.

No one could be contacted at its headquarters at Fagbury Road in
Felixstowe, but staff at its Manchester depot are expecting the
arrival of administrators, according to East Anglian Daily Times.

The report relates that Mark Dixon, senior transport operator in
charge of customer services at Trafford Park, said he had been
told at the weekend that the company had gone into
administration.

The report discloses that Mr. Dixon, who has worked for the
company for 20 years, described the staff in Manchester as
"bitter and angry" about the situation.

The company was formed in 1987 by Paul Dawson, and grew
significantly -- it is believed to employ about 200 lorry drivers
and have about 50 office staff.  It is also thought to use a
further 100 owner-drivers on freelance contracts.


ENRON CORP: PwC Completes Administration in the UK
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Ellie Clayton at Economia reports that more than a decade after
the collapse of Enron, PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced it
has now completed its administration of the group's UK companies.

In 2001, the spectacular collapse of the energy giant cost 21,000
jobs. Its former chief executive, Jeffrey Skilling, is now
serving a 14-year sentence, after being convicted in 2006 on 19
counts of securities fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and lying
to auditors, the report says.

The firm's accountants, Arthur Andersen, were eventually
dissolved after it helped Enron hide losses in its subsidiaries.
Several accountants were found to have overstated financial
reports, cash flows and earnings, according to Economia.

Economia relates that in what Tony Lomas, a PwC partner who
oversaw the administration, described as the "biggest and most
complex insolvency the world has ever seen", PwC has squeezed a
total of US$2 billion of dividends from the eight separate Enron
Group companies it has overseen and declared insolvency
proceedings in the UK and Europe complete.

Economia says the job included resolving major commercial
disputes, running significant businesses, selling high value
assets and agreeing significant and complex claims. It managed
the groups' interests in two UK power stations, selling 7% of the
UK's annual gas supply for a four-year period and completed the
first ever sale of a credit derivatives book out of insolvency,
the report says.

It also negotiated the claims for hundreds of creditors and more
than 1,000 employees, Economia states.

Economia quotes Mr. Lomas as saying that: "14 years later, final
dividends from the remaining companies were declared, bringing
the dividend total to GBP2 billion and we arranged for the
significant sum of unclaimed dividends to be shared between a
number of different charities at the very end. Following the
final dividend payment, the remaining insolvency proceedings are
now complete."

                         About Enron Corp.

Based in Houston, Texas, Enron Corporation filed for Chapter 11
protection (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Case No. 01-16033) on Dec. 2, 2001,
following controversy over accounting procedures that caused its
stock price and credit rating to drop sharply.

Enron hired lawyers at Togut Segal & Segal LLP; Weil, Gotshal &
Manges LLP; Venable; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP for its
bankruptcy case.  The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
in the case tapped lawyers at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
LLP.

The Debtors won confirmation of their Plan in July 2004, and the
Plan was declared effective on Nov. 17, 2004.  After approval of
the Plan, the new board of directors decided to change the name
of Enron Corp. to Enron Creditors Recovery Corp. to reflect the
current corporate purpose.  ECRC's sole mission is to reorganize
and liquidate certain of the operations and assets of the "pre-
bankruptcy" Enron for the benefit of creditors.

ECRC has been involved in the MegaClaims Litigation, an action
against 11 major banks and financial institutions that ECRC
believes contributed to Enron's collapse; the Commercial Paper
Litigation, an action involving the recovery of payments made to
commercial paper dealers; and the Equity Transactions Litigation,
which ECRC filed against Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., UBS AG,
Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns to recover payments made to the
four banks on transactions involving Enron's stock while the
company was insolvent.


GEORGE AND DRAGON: Bid to Turn Bodmin Pub Into Flats
----------------------------------------------------
Cornish Guardian reports that the smoking ban and cheap alcohol
sold in supermarkets has been blamed for the demise of a Bodmin
pub.

The George and Dragon in St. Nicholas Street has been closed for
two years and now there is a planning application to turn the
building into six self-contained apartments, according to Cornish
Guardian.

The report recalls that the Grade II listed structure is owned by
Nicholas Kenlay from Helston, who purchased it from St Austell
Brewery in 2007 when he was a director of Dude Bars Ltd, a
company that went into administration in January 2010.

Despite refurbishing the pub, it was losing thousands of pounds a
year due to a lack of customers, said Mr. Kenlay, forcing him to
close it in 2013, the report notes.

The report discloses that Mr. Kenlay felt the best option now was
to convert the building into flats.

"Despite my best attempts, I do not believe the George and Dragon
can be run profitably as a public house,'' Mr. Kenlay has told
Cornwall Council's planning department, the report relays.

"I believe there are several reasons for this: the smoking ban,
the availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets and the general
change in public habits, which has caused the closure of
thousands of pubs in the UK," Mr. Kenlay added.

The report notes that Mr. Kenlay said the conversion work would
retain the character of the building externally.

The George and Dragon Inn, built in the early 19th century, is
one of 16 Bodmin public houses mentioned in Pigot's Directory of
Cornwall published in 1830.

Bodmin Town Council's planning committee was due to discuss the
application and make recommendations to Cornwall Council, the
report adds.


MIZZEN MEZZCO: Fitch Affirms 'B+' Issuer Default Rating
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Mizzen Mezzco Limited UK's (MML)
Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) 'B+'.  The Outlook on the
Long-term IDR is Stable.  The long-term rating of the GBP200
million senior notes issued by its indirect 100%-held subsidiary,
Mizzen Bondco Limited, is affirmed at 'B-'/'RR6'.

KEY RATING DRIVERS - IDR

MML, a holding company, is the ultimate 100%-parent of Premium
Credit Limited (PCL), a leading provider of third-party insurance
premium finance.  The Long-term IDR of MML is based on Fitch's
assessment of the overall credit risk profile of PCL, its only
operating entity, and the ability of this operating entity to
upstream dividends to its shareholder.  As this dividend flow is
the only source of funds available to service MML's and its
subsidiary's Mizzen Bondco's debt obligations, our rating also
considers the structural subordination of these entities' debt to
all indebtedness and other senior obligations of PCL.

Fitch's assessment of PCL's creditworthiness considers PCL's 25
years of experience in the premium finance sector as well as its
strong market position, which has benefited over the last decade
from sector consolidation and high barriers to entry.  PCL's
strong competitive advantage includes, among other factors, the
long-term stable nature of its intermediary relationships and
niche lending markets.

Asset quality at PCL is robust and underpinned by the strong risk
management of assets and subsequent low level of loan losses.
The short-term nature of its loans supports the company's
flexibility in dealing with problem assets while its strong
recovery and collection processes help to narrow actual losses.

Earnings are stable and reflect a high level of repetitive
business, with low levels of attrition and low loan impairment
charges.  Nonetheless, Fitch views PCL's earnings as
undiversified and highly dependent on lending volumes, which, in
turn is highly dependent on a small number of intermediaries.
Costs are also high, reflecting its business model.

The company is highly leveraged and, because of the high level of
dividends up-streamed to its parent, internal capital generation
is weak.  This places the company at risk from any large
unexpected losses and is a factor of higher importance in
assessing the overall creditworthiness of the company.
Furthermore, it relies on just two sources of wholesale funds,
rendering its overall funding profile undiversified and subject
to investor confidence.  Maturities are also lumpy, with a
securitization facility due to mature at end-2017 and all other
senior debt in 2021.  Again, Fitch views the weakness of the
company's funding profile as a factor of higher importance.  High
leverage and high refinancing risk are overall negative rating
drivers in our assessment of PCL's creditworthiness.

RATING SENSITIVITIES - IDR

As MML's Long-term IDR is notched off our assessment of the
creditworthiness of PCL, it is mainly sensitive to a change in
our view of PCL's creditworthiness.  Positive rating drivers
include a reduction in leverage as well as improved
diversification of funding sources and reduced refinancing risk.
Negative rating drivers include increased risk appetite,
particularly if the company materially grows its non-recourse
book, which could lead to a deterioration of asset quality.

Furthermore, MML's Long-term IDR would be sensitive to an
increase in holding company double leverage to levels above 120%
(end-2014: 95%), which is currently not our base case, or to
constraints on the ability to upstream dividends from PCL to the
holding company.

KEY RATING DRIVERS AND SENSITIVITIES - Mizzen Bondco's Senior
Debt

The senior notes are rated two notches below MML's 'B+' Long-term
IDR, reflecting the limited recovery for senior creditors as
indicated by the 'RR6' Recovery Rating.  The low recovery
expectations are mainly driven by their deep subordination to the
securitization facility, which encumbers the majority of
receivables.

The securities' rating is primarily sensitive to any movement in
their anchor rating, MML's Long-term IDR, and to potential
changes to recovery prospects.


PAPERLINX UK: Sale May be 'Imminent'
------------------------------------
ProPrint reports that a deal to salvage something from the
wreckage of Paperlinx UK could be imminent, with two bids being
considered by administrators, sources close to the situation.

According to ProPrint sister magazine PrintWeek, one of the
potential buyers is Spanish paper manufacturer Lecta, though
neither the company nor administrators at Deloitte would comment
on the report.

The news comes as the April 15 deadline for Paperlinx to sell its
Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg business rapidly approaches,
when financier ING will pull funding, ProPrint relates.

Chief executive Andy Preece told ProPrint on April 2 that
Paperlinx was in formal talks with multiple potential buyers, but
there was no binding proposal on the table.

The report relates that Paperlinx shares remain in a trading halt
while the company scrambles to give the market any good news to
stop a likely run on its stocks, which are already at rock
bottom.

Printweek said an unnamed rival paper merchant executive said
Lecta had been increasing the volume of its products sold via
Paperlinx at the same time as other mills were backing away from
the merchant, the report discloses.

Lecta has mills in Italy, France and Spain, owns Garda Cartiere,
Torraspapel and Condat, and makes the Regency grade supplied by
Paperlinx, the report notes.

PrintWeek also says Paperlinx operations serving the narrow reel
and wide-format markets have also been linked to potential
buyers, but the names remain highly speculative.

As far as the Australian operation goes, Preece says the local
Spicers business -- the country's biggest paper merchant -- is
profitable and completely insulated from the dire European
situation, the report notes.

There does not seem to be any panic among Australian printers,
though they are watching the situation with interest, the report
discloses.

Meanwhile, printers and paper manufacturers out of pocket from
the UK collapse are already giving up on ever seeing a penny,
with one manufacturer setting aside EUR3.7 million to cover its
share of the loss, the report relays.

Those taking a hit include the East Lancashire Railway in
Britain, which paid Paperlinx GBP18,000, raised through donations
and bequests, for glazing on a new station canopy the day before
the companies were placed into administration, according to a
local newspaper, the report adds.


PHONES4U: Secured Creditors May Recover Up to 24% of Claims
-----------------------------------------------------------
Daniel Thomas at The Financial Times reports that close to GBP170
million owed to unsecured creditors in Phones4U will be almost
entirely wiped out, according to the first progress report into
the group's demise by administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers.

PwC, as cited by the FT, said unsecured creditors to the retail
chain are owed about GBP168 million but are only likely to
receive 0.4p for every pound.  These include HM Revenue &
Customs, which is owed about GBP75 million in VAT and corporation
tax, the FT notes.

However, creditors who own Phones4U's GBP430 million worth of
senior secured notes, which are listed on the Irish stock
exchange, "may recover" 20% to 24% of their money, as their debt
ranks higher up the legal ladder for repayment priority in an
insolvency, the FT says.

Phones4U was the largest retail failure on Britain's high street
since the demise of Comet in 2012, the FT recounts.  It collapsed
into administration after EE and Vodafone decided to stop selling
phone contracts through the chain in September last year, the FT
relays.

Phones4U was a mobile phone retailer.


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