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            Monday, January 30, 2012, Vol. 13, No. 021



                            Headlines



A N T I G U A  &  B A R B U D A

STANFORD INT'L: Owner was Successful Without Fraud, Defense Says


B A H A M A S

KERZNER INT'L: Atlantis Resort Still Hopeful on Possible Buyout


C A Y M A N   I S L A N D S

AVENUE EQUITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
BAM OPPORTUNITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
BANYAN ASSET: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
CAC CAPITAL: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
CALICO PARTNERS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report

CLINTON MULTISTRATEGY FUND: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
CLINTON MULTISTRATEGY MASTER: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
CLOSE INTERNATIONAL: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
COMALCO (TASMAN): Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Jan. 30
CONOCOPHILLIPS EASTERN: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report

CONSUL 20242: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
JEFFERIES FOUNDERS FUND: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
JEFFERIES FOUNDERS MASTER: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
K2 HOLDINGS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
KAVAK INVESTMENTS: Members Receive Wind-Up Report

KUREE INTERNATIONAL: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
LEEHILL FUND: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
LINDSELL TRAIN ACCUMULATOR: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
LINDSELL TRAIN DISTRIBUTOR: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
LINDSELL TRAIN GLOBAL: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report

LINDSELL TRAIN MEDIA: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
LOMBARD/APIC ADVISORS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
MADISON EQUITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
NATURAL WAVE: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
SEA VIEW: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up

TURNSTONE ASIAN: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
UBS (CAY) ISLAMIC FUND: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
UBS (CAY) ISLAMIC MASTER: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
UPPER EQUITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report


G U A T E M A L A

CABCORP: Fitch Rates Proposed US$150 Million Sr. Notes at 'BB+'


P A N A M A

* PANAMA: Posts Preliminary Results of Its Exchange Invitation


X X X X X X X X

* BOND PRICING: For the Week January 23 to January 27, 2012




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A N T I G U A  &  B A R B U D A
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STANFORD INT'L: Owner was Successful Without Fraud, Defense Says
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Caribbean360.com reports that Robert Allen Stanford's attorneys
have mounted a defense that contends their client was a savvy
businessman whose financial empire was legitimate and who never
failed to pay what was owed to investors.  Mr. Stanford is the
owner of Stanford International Bank Limited.

This is the hand that the court-appointed defense lawyers played
when Mr. Stanford's court case went to trial after several years
of delays, according to Caribbean360.com.

The report notes that prosecutor Gregg Costa told jurors in the
Houston federal court that Mr. Stanford used investors' money to
buy homes and yachts and fund cricket matches, stealing their
hard-earned savings so he could live the lavish lifestyle of a
billionaire.

Caribbean360.com notes that the prosecution said Mr. Stanford's
business empire was built on smoke and mirrors and he bilked
investors out of more than US$7 billion over 20 years as part of
a massive Ponzi scheme centered on sales of certificates of
deposit from an Antiguan bank he owned.

However, the report discloses, Mr. Stanford denies the claims and
says his businesses were legitimate.  He is charged with 14
counts, including wire and mail fraud.  He faces up to 20 years
in prison if convicted.

Robert Scardino, one of Mr. Stanford's attorneys, told jurors the
financier was a clever and resourceful businessman who for 22
years paid investors every penny that he promised them,
Caribbean360.com relays.  Mr. Scardino told jurors that Stanford
didn't need to steal depositors' money and use it as personal
loans, the report cites.

Mr. Scardino suggested to jurors that the chief financial officer
for Stanford's company, James Davis, is the real culprit behind
the financial fraud alleged by prosecutors, Caribbean360.com
notes.  Mr. Davis has pleaded guilty and is expected to testify
on behalf of prosecutors during the trial, the report recalls.

Caribbean360.com, citing court documents filed earlier this
month, Mr. Stanford's attorneys argued that he intended to pay CD
investors through his other companies if authorities hadn't
seized them and begun selling them off.

                  About Stanford International Bank

Domiciled in Antigua, Stanford International Bank Limited --
http://www.stanfordinternationalbank.com/-- is a member of
Stanford Private Wealth Management, a global financial services
network with US$51 billion in deposits and assets under
management
or advisement.  Stanford Private Wealth Management serves more
than 70,000 clients in 140 countries.

On Feb. 16, 2009, the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, signed an order
appointing Ralph Janvey as receiver for all the assets and
records
of Stanford International Bank, Ltd., Stanford Group Company,
Stanford Capital Management, LLC, Robert Allen Stanford, James M.
Davis and Laura Pendergest-Holt and of all entities they own or
control.  The February 16 order, as amended March 12, 2009,
directs the Receiver to, among other things, take control and
possession of and to operate the Receivership Estate, and to
perform all acts necessary to conserve, hold, manage and preserve
the value of the Receivership Estate.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Feb. 17, charged
before the U.S. District Court in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Stanford and
three of his companies for orchestrating a fraudulent, multi-
billion dollar investment scheme centering on an US$8 billion
Certificate of Deposit program.

A criminal case was pursued against him in June before the U.S.
District Court in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Stanford pleaded not
guilty
to 21 charges of multi-billion dollar fraud, money-laundering and
obstruction of justice.  Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer,
as cited by Agence France-Presse News, said in a 57-page
indictment that Mr. Stanford could face up to 250 years in prison
if convicted on all charges.  Mr. Stanford surrendered to U.S.
authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the
criminal charges.

The criminal case is U.S. v. Stanford, H-09-342, U.S. District
Court, Southern District of Texas (Houston). The civil case is
SEC
v. Stanford International Bank, 3:09-cv-00298-N, U.S. District
Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas).


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B A H A M A S
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KERZNER INT'L: Atlantis Resort Still Hopeful on Possible Buyout
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Caribbean360.com reports that despite all the uncertainty
surrounding the ownership of the Atlantis Resort and its ongoing
operations, accommodation rates are continuing to climb.

"Probably we'll run about 12% better than 2011.  In 2011, we were
about 35 percent better than 2010," Caribbean360.com quoted
George Markantonis, the property's managing director, as saying.

The report relates that Mr. Markantonis disclosed that Brookfield
Asset Management may present a reformatted bid to take ownership
of the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.  Mr. Markantonis,
Caribbean360.com relays, said the legal battle between Brookfield
and other Kerzner lenders showed just how valuable an asset
Atlantis was.

Mr. Markantonis also dismissed the idea that there might be any
possible layoffs or major changes in Atlantis' operation
structure because of an ownership change, the report adds.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Jan. 19, 2012, The Nassau Guardian said that Brookfield Asset
Management has cancelled a landmark debt-for-equity swap
agreement with Kerzner International, the owner of the Atlantis
Resort. Paradise Island is now in limbo as creditors must return
to the table and continue the restructuring of Kerzner
International's US$2.5 billion in mortgage debt, according to The
Nassau Guardian.

The Nassau Guardian disclosed that a legal battle is being waged
in the U.S. between Brookfield Asset and senior lenders in
Kerzner International's US$2.5 billion mortgage debt.  The report
related that senior lenders were suing Brookfield Asset to stop
what they called "brazen self-dealing" that resulted in the
apparent acquisition of Kerzner International's assets in The
Bahamas and Mexico on November 30.   The plaintiffs alleged that
Brookfield Asset colluded with junior lender PCCP and special
servicer Wells Fargo, exploiting certain administrative powers to
carry out the transfer of assets without approval and in
violation of the loan agreement, The Nassau Guardian added.

                    About Kerzner International

Kerzner International is the owner of several luxury getaways.
Atlantis Resort on the Paradise Island, Kerzner's flagship
property, is one of the most popular resorts in North America and
is the largest resort in the Bahamas.


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C A Y M A N   I S L A N D S
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AVENUE EQUITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Avenue Equity Limited held their final
meeting on Jan. 27, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Westport Services Ltd.
         Name: Bonnie Willkom
         Telephone: (345) 949 5122
         Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
         P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands


BAM OPPORTUNITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Bam Opportunity Offshore Fund, Ltd. held
their final meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


BANYAN ASSET: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec 9, 2011, the sole shareholder of Banyan Asset Management
(Cayman) Ltd. passed a resolution that voluntarily winds up the
company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 9, 2012, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Florence Lo
         Telephone: (852) 6291 8989
         Facsimile: (852) 3602 3051
         Flat 2, 5th Floor
         Block C, King Shan Court
         Ngau Chi Wan
         Kowloon
         Hong Kong


CAC CAPITAL: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Dec. 8, 2011, the shareholders of CAC Capital Holdings General
Partner Limited resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's
business.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be
included in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Tony Tuo Zheng
         c/o Maples and Calder Attorneys-at-law
         PO Box 309, Ugland House
         Grand Cayman KY1-1104
         Cayman Islands


CALICO PARTNERS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Calico Partners, Ltd. held their final
meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


CLINTON MULTISTRATEGY FUND: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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At an extraordinary meeting held on Dec. 9, 2011, the members of
Clinton Multistrategy Fund, Ltd resolved to voluntarily liquidate
the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 19, 2012, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


CLINTON MULTISTRATEGY MASTER: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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At an extraordinary meeting held on Dec. 9, 2011, the members of
Clinton Multistrategy Master Fund, Ltd resolved to voluntarily
liquidate the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 19, 2012, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


CLOSE INTERNATIONAL: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Dec. 7, 2011, the sole shareholder of Close International
Asset Management (Cayman) Limited resolved to voluntarily
liquidate the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 19, 2012, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Warren Keens
         c/o Kim Charaman
         Telephone: (345) 949 8455
         Facsimile: (345) 949 8499
         Intertrust (Cayman) Limited
         Harbour Place, Fourth Floor
         P.O. Box   1034 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands


COMALCO (TASMAN): Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Jan. 30
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The shareholders of Comalco (Tasman) Limited will hold their
final meeting on Jan. 30, 2012, at 8:45 a.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Warren Keens
         Intertrust (Cayman) Limited
         Harbour Place, Fourth Floor
         P.O. Box 1034, Grand Cayman KYI-1102
         Cayman Islands


CONOCOPHILLIPS EASTERN: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Conocophillips Eastern Venezuela Gas Ltd.
held their final meeting on Dec. 28, 2011, and received the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Trident Liquidators (Cayman) Limited
         c/o Mrs. Eva Moore
         Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited
         Telephone: (345) 949 0880
         Facsimile: (345) 949 0881
         P.O. Box 847 George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-1103
         Cayman Islands


CONSUL 20242: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
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The members of Consul 20242 Ltd. held their final meeting on
Jan. 9, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         CDL Company Ltd.
         P.O. Box 31106 Grand Cayman KY1-1205
         Cayman Islands


JEFFERIES FOUNDERS FUND: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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At an extraordinary meeting held on Dec. 12, 2011, the members of
Jefferies Founders Fund (Cayman), Ltd. resolved to voluntarily
liquidate the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2012, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


JEFFERIES FOUNDERS MASTER: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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At an extraordinary meeting held on Dec. 21, 2011, the members of
Jefferies Founders Master Fund, Ltd. resolved to voluntarily
liquidate the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2012, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


K2 HOLDINGS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of K2 Holdings (Cayman) Ltd. held their final
meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


KAVAK INVESTMENTS: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
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The members of Kavak Investments Ltd. held their final meeting on
Jan. 9, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         CDL Company Ltd.
         P.O. Box 31106 Grand Cayman KY1-1205
         Cayman Islands


KUREE INTERNATIONAL: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Kuree International Inc. held their final
meeting on Jan. 24, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Feng Xin
         Shouxiangkeji Building, 13th Floor
         No. 51 Xueyuan Rd.
         Haidian District
         Beijing, 100191, P.R. China
         Telephone: +010-62309066
         Facsimile: +010-62309066-5555


LEEHILL FUND: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Leehill Fund Ltd. held their final meeting on
Jan. 20, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


LINDSELL TRAIN ACCUMULATOR: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Lindsell Train Japan (Accumulator) Inc. held
their final meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


LINDSELL TRAIN DISTRIBUTOR: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Lindsell Train Japan (Distributor) Inc. held
their final meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


LINDSELL TRAIN GLOBAL: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Lindsell Train Global Media (Accumulator)
Inc. held their final meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


LINDSELL TRAIN MEDIA: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Lindsell Train Global Media (Distributor)
Inc. held their final meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


LOMBARD/APIC ADVISORS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Lombard/Apic Advisors LDC held their final
meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


MADISON EQUITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Madison Equity Limited held their final
meeting on Jan. 27, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Westport Services Ltd.
         Name: Bonnie Willkom
         Telephone: (345) 949 5122
         Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
         P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands


NATURAL WAVE: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Natural Wave, Inc. held their final meeting
on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


SEA VIEW: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec 8, 2011, the shareholders of Sea View Holdings Limited
passed a resolution that voluntarily winds up the company's
operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 19, 2012, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         C.I. Directors Ltd.
         Telephone: (345) 943 2237
         Facsimile:  (345) 949 6096
         P.O. Box 1100 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands


TURNSTONE ASIAN: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Turnstone Asian Fund SPC held their final
meeting on Dec. 29, 2011, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Trident Liquidators (Cayman) Limited
         c/o Mrs. Eva Moore
         Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited
         Telephone: (345) 949 0880
         Facsimile: (345) 949 0881
         P.O. Box 847 George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-1103
         Cayman Islands


UBS (CAY) ISLAMIC FUND: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of UBS (Cay) Islamic Fund Ltd. held their final
meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on
the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


UBS (CAY) ISLAMIC MASTER: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
-------------------------------------------------------------
The shareholders of UBS (CAY) Islamic Master Fund Ltd. held their
final meeting on Jan. 20, 2012, and received the liquidator's
report on the company's wind-up proceedings and property
disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9002
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


UPPER EQUITY: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Upper Equity Limited held their final meeting
on Jan. 27, 2012, and received the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

         Westport Services Ltd.
         Name: Bonnie Willkom
         Telephone: (345) 949 5122
         Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
         P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands


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CABCORP: Fitch Rates Proposed US$150 Million Sr. Notes at 'BB+'
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Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings to The Central
America Bottling Corporation (CABCORP):

  -- Foreign currency long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR)
     'BB+';

  -- Local currency long-term IDR 'BB+';

  -- Proposed up to USD150 million senior notes due up to 2022
     'BB+(exp)'.

The Rating Outlook is Stable.

CABCORP's ratings are supported by the company's long track
record of operations as an anchor bottler of PepsiCo system in
Central America and the Caribbean, diversified product portfolio
of leading beverages brands across its franchised territories,
and broad distribution network.  The ratings also benefit from
the company's good operating performance, characterized by
positive and stable cash flow generation, and solid credit
metrics.  In addition, the company has the implied operative and
technical support of PepsiCo that owns an 18% of its equity.  The
ratings of CABCORP are constrained by strong competition within
the beverage industry, the volatility in the cost of its main raw
materials which pressure the company's margins and some exposure
of cash generation to low rated countries.  Proceeds from the
proposed issuance are expected to be used for debt refinancing
and potential acquisitions.

The company has a relevant market share position in the
carbonated soft drink category, which accounts around 75% of its
total sales volume, while in other categories such as isotonic,
fruit juices, energy drinks and tea, holds the leading position
in most of its markets.  These market share positions are mainly
based on a recognized brand portfolio, and an extensive
distribution network, that covers around 262 thousand points of
sale and works as an important entry barrier to new competitors.
Fitch considers that these elements combined with the
management's abilities to design and execute commercial
strategies contribute to maintain its business position in the
long term.

Fitch expects that CABCORP should gradually improve its
profitability margins in the next few years as a result of the
continuous implementation of production and distribution
efficiency initiatives and the consolidation of the Caribbean
operations.  CABCORP's operating performance has followed a
positive trend despite the challenging economic environment in
its territories.  For the last 12 months (LTM) ended Sept. 30,
2011, the company generated net sales and EBITDA of around USD850
million and USD82 million, respectively.  These figures
represented an increase of 9% of revenues and 10% in EBITDA as
compared to 2010's end of year figures.  In terms of
profitability, EBITDA margin was 9.7% which was slightly lower
than 10.3% at the end of 2010.  Higher raw material costs related
to sugar and packaging contributed mainly to this deterioration.

The diversification of the company's cash flows was factored into
its ratings. In 2010, EBITDA generation from Guatemala (Country
Ceiling 'BBB-') and El Salvador (Country Ceiling 'BBB-')
represented around 45% and 25% of its total EBITDA, while other
key markets as Honduras, Nicaragua, and Jamaica (Country Ceiling
'B') contributed with around 30%.  The risks associated to the
political and economic environment where the company operates
could have unfavorable implications to CABCORP.

The company's free cash flow (FCF) after capital expenditures
(capex) and dividends has been positive during the last years and
it is expected to maintain this trend going forward.  Fitch
estimates a FCF of around USD10 million at year-end 2011, after
considering USD39 million of capital expenditures and USD15
million of dividends.  Historically, CABCORP's internal cash flow
generation has been sufficient to cover its working capital needs
and capex requirements.

CABCORP's credit metrics are solid for the rating category. For
the LTM ended Sept. 30, 2011, CABCORP's EBITDA to gross interest
expenses was 5.3 times (x), while total debt adjusted by
preferred capital to EBITDA was 2.2x and adjusted net debt to
EBITDA was 1.1x.  These ratios compare favorably with 4.6x, 2.5x
and 1.6x, respectively, at the end of 2010.  As of Sept. 30,
2011, total adjusted debt was USD177 million, which included
USD8.5 million related to preferred capital.

As part of its financial strategy the company plans to issue up
to USD150 million of senior notes to refinance around USD75
million of its current indebtedness and use the rest of the
proceeds for general corporate purposes and potential
acquisitions.  The planned issuance, considering LTM as of
Sept. 30, 2011, increases the company's pro forma adjusted total
debt to EBITDA to around 3.1x and adjusted net debt to LTM EBITDA
to 1.1x.  Fitch expects CABCORP's total adjusted debt to EBITDA
to gradually decrease to levels around 2.0x in the medium term.

CABCORP's liquidity position is strong.  As of Sept. 30, 2011,
the company had USD85 million of cash and marketable securities
and USD19 million of short-term debt.  The company does not face
significant maturities in the following two years.  Fitch expects
that the company will continue managing adequately its liquidity
as the proposed issuance will improve its debt profile.

Factors considered positive to credit quality include a
combination of better operative results, higher cash flow
generation, turnaround of Puerto Rican operations and stronger
credits metrics on a sustained basis.  The ratings could be
negatively pressured by a deterioration of the company's capital
structure resulting in higher debt level and leverage ratios, as
well as a decline in its operating results due to adverse market
conditions.

CABCORP is the exclusive bottler of PepsiCo products in
Guatemala, Honduras' southern territory, Nicaragua, El Salvador,
Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.  Through
Livsmart, its Salvadorian subsidiary, the company produces juices
and nectars that are distributed to CABCORP's territories as well
as to other countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Haiti,
Dominican Republic, Mexico and United States.  The company has a
joint venture with Ambev Centroamerica to produce and distribute
the Brahva and Extra beer brands in Guatemala, El Salvador,
Honduras and Nicaragua.


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* PANAMA: Posts Preliminary Results of Its Exchange Invitation
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The Republic of Panama revealed the preliminary results of its
previously announced invitation to eligible holders of its 7.250%
Global Bonds due 2015 to submit, in a modified Dutch auction,
offers to exchange 2015 Bonds for its 6.700% U.S. Dollar-
Denominated Amortizing Global Bonds due 2036 and cash, if any.
The Exchange Invitation expired on Jan. 24, 2012, as scheduled.

Pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Invitation, for each
US$1,000 principal amount of 2015 Bonds accepted for exchange,
Panama will issue US$962.01 principal amount of 2036 Bonds, which
is equal to the previously announced Exchange Ratio.  Panama has
determined, in its sole discretion, that the Clearing Cash
Premium will be zero.

Approximately US$258 million aggregate principal amount of 2015
Bonds have been submitted in noncompetitive offers, which, if
accepted, will not be subject to proration. No competitive offers
will be accepted.  Accordingly, none of the 2015 Bonds submitted
with an Offer Premium above zero will be accepted for exchange.

Panama expects to issue approximately US$249 million aggregate
principal amount of 2036 Bonds in exchange for approximately
US$258 million aggregate principal amount of 2015 Bonds, subject
to the satisfaction or waiver of the Financing Condition.

The principal amount of 2036 Bonds issued to each holder pursuant
to the Exchange Invitation will be rounded down to the nearest
US$1,000.  Holders will receive a cash payment in respect of the
principal amount not issued as a result of that rounding.

The terms and conditions of the Exchange Invitation are set forth
in the Prospectus Supplement dated Jan. 17, 2012, to the
Prospectus dated Dec. 16, 2009, attached thereto.  Capitalized
terms used but not defined in this notice are defined in the
Prospectus.

Panama priced an issue of local Panamanian bonds.  The settlement
of this issuance of local Panamanian bonds or another financing,
in either case, satisfactory to Panama, is referred to as the
"Financing Condition," which may be waived by Panama in its sole
discretion.

At or around 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on Jan. 30, 2012, or
as soon thereafter as practicable, Panama will announce whether
the Financing Condition has been satisfied or waived and,
accordingly, whether it will complete the exchange of 2015 Bonds
for 2036 Bonds pursuant to the Exchange Invitation.

Panama announced that the settlement date for the 2015 Bonds
exchanged pursuant to the Exchange Invitation is expected to be
Feb. 1, 2012.  If the actual settlement date turns out to be
later than that Expected Settlement Date, Panama will not adjust
the principal amount of 2036 Bonds that holders of 2015 Bonds
will receive pursuant to the Exchange Invitation.

Application will be made to list the newly issued 2036 Bonds on
the Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and to have
the 2036 Bonds trade on the Euro MTF Market, when and if issued.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting
as Joint Dealer Managers for the Exchange Invitation.


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* BOND PRICING: For the Week January 23 to January 27, 2012
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Issuer               Coupon    Maturity    Currency       Price
------               ------    --------    --------       -----

ARGENTINA
---------

ARGENT-$DIS               8.28   12/31/2033    USD           74.5
ARGENT-PAR                1.18   12/31/2038    ARS          45.43
ARGENT- DIS               7.82   12/31/2033    EUR             55
ARGENT- DIS               7.82   12/31/2033    EUR             56
ARGENT- DIS               7.82   12/31/2033    EUR          59.25
ARGENT- DIS               4.33   12/31/2033    JPY             42
ARGENT- PAR               0.45   12/31/2038    JPY             15
ARGENT- PAR&GDP           0.45   12/31/2038    JPY              8
PROV BUENOS AIRE          9.62    4/18/2028    USD          65.74


BRAZIL
------

BANCO BONSUCESSO          9.25   11/3/2020     USD             71
BANCO BONSUCESSO          9.25   11/3/2020     USD          74.75
BANCO CRUZEIRO            8.87   9/22/2020     USD          64.75
BANCO CRUZEIRO            8.87   9/22/2020     USD          61.75
BANCO CRUZEIRO            8.25   1/20/2016     USD          72.75
BANCO CRUZEIRO            8.25   1/20/2016     USD          72.25


CAYMAN ISLAND
-------------

BANCO BPI (CI)            4.15   11/14/2035    EUR         34.875
BCP FINANCE BANK          5.01   3/31/2024     EUR         37.625
BCP FINANCE BANK          5.31   12/10/2023    EUR         39.625
BCP FINANCE CO            5.543                EUR         30.125
BCP FINANCE CO            4.239                EUR          32.75
BES FINANCE LTD           5.58                 EUR             34
BES FINANCE LTD             4.5                EUR           44.5
BES FINANCE LTD           6.625                EUR           46.5
CAM GLOBAL FIN            6.08   12/22/2030    EUR          60.25
CHINA AUTOMATION          7.75    4/20/2016    USD         67.036
CHINA FORESTRY           10.25   11/17/2015    USD             67
CHINA FORESTRY           10.25   11/17/2015    USD             67
CHINA HUIYUAN JU          4       4/29/2016    USD          65.99
CHINA MED TECH            6.25   12/15/2016    USD          35.92
CHINA MED TECH            4       8/15/2013    USD          56.37
CHINA NICKEL             10      12/12/2012    HKD          74.80
CHINA SUNERGY             4.75    6/15/2013    USD          61.5
DUBAI HLDNG COMM          6        2/1/2017    GBP          72.55
EFG ORA FUNDING           1.7    10/29/2014    EUR          49.39
ESFG INTERNATION          5.75                 EUR          34.16
EVERGRANDE REAL           9.25    1/19/2016    CNY          71.83
FANTASIA HOLDING          14      5/12/2015    USD             74
FANTASIA HOLDING          14      5/12/2015    USD          74.25
GLORIOUS PROPERT          13     10/25/2015    USD          71.54
GREENTOWN CHINA            9      11/8/2013    USD          66.25
GREENTOWN CHINA            9      11/8/2013    USD          66.25
HOME INNS                  2     12/15/2015    USD         73.493
HOME INNS                  2     12/15/2015    USD         72.547
JINKOSOLAR HOLD            4      5/15/2016    USD         38.167
KAISA GROUP                8     12/20/2015    CNY         72.347
LDK SOLAR CO LTD           4.7    4/15/2013    USD         63.25
LDK SOLAR CO LTD           4.7    4/15/2013    USD         53.69
LDK SOLAR CO LTD           4.75   4/15/2013    USD         65
LUPATECH FINANCE          9.87                 USD         75
MANILA CAVIT TOL          12      9/15/2022    USD         75
MBPS FINANCE              11.25   11/15/2015   USD         72
MBPS FINANCE              11.25   11/15/2015   USD         71.5
MINGFA GROUP INT           5.25    5/23/2016   HKD         70.06
POWERLONG RE HLD          13.75    9/16/2015   USD         67.62
POWERLONG RE HLD          11.5     3/17/2014   CNY         67.95
POWERLONG RE HLD          13.75    9/16/2015   USD         68
PUNCH TAVERNS              4.7     6/30/2033   GBP         65.40
RENHE COMMERCIAL          13       3/10/2016   USD         72
RENHE COMMERCIAL          13       3/10/2016   USD         69.12
RENHE COMMERCIAL          11.75    5/18/2015   USD         69.75
RENHE COMMERCIAL          11.75    5/18/2015   USD         68.78
SOLARFUN POWER H           3.5     1/15/2018   USD         50
SOLARFUN POWER H           3.5     1/15/2018   USD         49.40
SPG LAND HOLDING           13.5    4/8/2016    USD         63.62
SUNTECH POWER              3       3/15/2013   USD         45.95
SUNTECH POWER              3       3/15/2013   USD         43.58
TEXHONG TEXTILE            7.62    1/19/2016   USD         73.62
TEXHONG TEXTILE            7.62    1/19/2016   USD         75.5
YUZHOU PROPERTIE           13.5   12/15/2015   USD         68.37
YUZHOU PROPERTIE           13.5   12/15/2015   USD         69.00


CHILE
-----

AGUAS NUEVAS               3.4    5/15/2012     CLP          0.62
CGE DISTRIBUCION           3.25  12/1/2012      CLP         19.54
COLBUN SA                  3.2    5/1/2013      CLP         73.1
ESVAL S.A.                 3.8   7/15/2012      CLP         25.3
INVERSIONES ALSA           8     8/18/2018      USD         77.9
MASISA                     4.2  10/15/2012      CLP         19.8
QUINENCO SA                3.5   7/21/2013      CLP         24.9


PANAMA
------

NEWLAND INT PROP           9.5  11/15/2014      USD         52


PUERTO RICO
-----------

BANCO SANTANDER             6.1  6/1/2032      USD         52.647
BANCO SANTANDER             6.3  6/1/2032      USD         61.523
PUERTO RICO CONS              6  12/15/2034    USD           0.01
PUERTO RICO CONS            6.3  11/1/2033     USD           0.01
PUERTO RICO CONS            6.2   5/1/2017     USD         53
PUERTO RICO CONS            6.5   4/1/2016     USD         62

VENEZUELA
---------

ELEC DE CARACAS             8.5   4/10/2018    USD         59.53
PETROLEOS DE VEN            5.5   4/12/2037    USD         48.91
PETROLEOS DE VEN            5.3   4/12/2027    USD         50.15
PETROLEOS DE VEN            5.2   4/12/2017    USD         64.50
PETROLEOS DE VEN            5.1  10/28/2016    USD         65.67
PETROLEOS DE VEN            5    10/28/2015    USD         71.63
VENEZUELA                   7     3/31/2038    USD         59.00
VENEZUELA                   7     3/31/2038    USD         59
VENEZUELA                   6     12/9/2020    USD         62
VENEZUELA                   7.65   4/21/2025   USD         63
VENEZUELA                   8.25   10/13/2024  USD         67
VENEZUELA                   9.25    5/7/2028   USD         70.25
VENEZUELA                   7      12/1/2018   USD         72
VENEZUELA                   9       5/7/2023   USD         71.75
VENEZUELA                   9.25    9/15/2027  USD         72.35
VENEZUELA                   9.25    9/15/2027  USD         72.6
VENEZUELA                   7.75   10/13/2019  USD         73
VENZOD - 189000             9.37    1/13/2034  USD         70.25


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