TEXT-Fitch:Asia-Pacific monthly September 2012 - highlights
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Sept 24 - Fitch Ratings has published the latest edition of its Asia-Pacific monthly newsletter. The 'Asia-Pacific Monthly' is one of the most viewed reports on the Fitch website.
The euro zone continued to be the dominant theme, with "Major European Bank Balance-Sheet Encumbrance" being among the most-read research. Other popular reads are "U.S. Money Fund Exposure and European Banks: Shift to Japan Continues" and "Repos: A Deep Dive in the Collateral Pool".
Within Asia, legislation and its impact was discussed in "Fitch: Planned Sharia Rules to Aid Asset Quality in Indonesia" (28 August 2012) and "Fitch: Tax Law Row Shows Political Risk to Japan Consolidation" (9 August 2012).
The technology sector was also in the news, with North Asian issuers being the focal point - "Fitch: Samsung - US Jury Decision, Short-Term Reputation Setback" (30 August 2012); "Fitch: Sharp's Operational Difficulties Unlikely to Recede" (3 August 2012) and "Fitch Street View: Yen & Korea Tech - Bigger Risk to Japan Exporters" (2 August 2012).
Within emerging markets, investigation on Asia Commercial Bank has generated interest on Vietnamese banks, as discussed in "Fitch: Vietnam Banks' Vulnerabilities Surface; Rating Risk Rises" (24 August 2012).
In addition, Fitch's international ratings coverage by sector, and international and national ratings coverage by country can be found in this month's newsletter.
The newsletter is available at www.fitchratings.com or by clicking on the link below.
Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Asia Pacific Monthly - September 2012
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