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Baa3

A credit rating used by Moody's credit agency for long-term bonds and some other investments. A Baa3 rating represents a relatively low-risk bond or investment; banks are allowed to invest in Baa3 rated bonds. However, Baa3 is at the bottom of investment-grade bond ratings, being only one grade above junk bond ratings. Risk-averse investors must therefore exercise caution in Baa3 investments, especially if the rating was recently downgraded. It is a subdivision of a Baa rating.
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For details of Moody's rating action and review of the sovereign rating, please see the related press release: Moody's places South Africa's Baa3 ratings on review for downgrade.
At the same time, we've retained the Baa3 ratings on its forex senior unsecured outstanding debt raised through this branch," Moody's added.
IEC's Baa3 ratings reflect (1) the critical role of IEC as supplier of substantially all electricity used within Israel; (2) the rating agency's assumption that there is very high probability of government support for the company, but also a very high default dependence, that is to say a very high tendency for the two entities to be jointly susceptible to adverse circumstances; (3) IEC's limited financial flexibility and its strengthened but still weak liquidity; (4) IEC's high leverage and significant ongoing refinancing needs; and (5) uncertainties around the timing and implications of the market reform in the electricity sector.
Our Baa3 ratings are based on Koc Holding's strong financial profile and investments in a balanced portfolio of mature and high-growth companies, which enable Koc to diversify its dividend income," says Rehan Akbar, an Analyst in Moody's Corporate Finance Group and analyst for Koc Holding.
The Baa3 ratings benefit from a two-notch uplift from the Ba2 standalone level given Hyundai Motor Group's readiness and ability to back Hyundai Steel, whose importance to the group's value chain has grown, Moody's noted.
Nevertheless, Moody's said the current Baa3 ratings also reflect an assumption of a very high probability of government support, given that IEC generates substantially all electricity used in the country.
Moody's says that the current Baa3 ratings are sustained by the company's diversified global operations, the expected growth in international container traffic as well as solid profitability and a strong liquidity profile.
Moody's pointed out that the Baa3 ratings were sustained by the company's diversified global operations, the expected growth in international container traffic as well as solid profitability and a strong liquidity profile.
Moody's Investors Service has changed Thursday the outlook on the Bulgarian government's Baa3 ratings from stable to positive.
and Baa3 ratings for other Daiwa Securities Group's overseas subsidiaries.
At the same time, Moody's affirmed the Baa3 local currency subordinated debt rating and the Baa2 and Baa3 ratings of the foreign currency senior and subordinated debt issued via its Panamanian Branch.
In particular, the agency withdrew ANA's Baa3 issuer rating as well as the Baa3 ratings on its EUR100m (USD139.