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AT&T's Debt Rating Put on Negative Review Following DirecTV Takeover Bid

Fitch Ratings has placed AT&T on review for a possible debt ratings downgrade following the announcement of its US$48.5 billion takeover bid for DirecTV. more

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Nokia Gets Debt Ratings Upgrade Following Handset Division Sale

Nokia has had its debt ratings upgraded by Fitch Ratings to 'BB' from 'BB-', although the upgrade was expected as Fitch had put the company under review for an upward revision. more

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Fitch Affirms Bharti Airtel at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch however warned that Bharti's 'BBB-' ratings would not be able to withstand significant debt-funded acquisitions or higher-than-expected regulatory costs more

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Handset Law to Check Korean Telcos' Marketing Spending

Fitch Ratings says that the recent passing of the much delayed Handset Distribution Bill will be positive for Korean telecom operators as it will likely keep marketing spending in check. more

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Chinese Telcos' Tax Burden to Rise With VAT Implementation

Fitch Ratings says that the latest extension of China's value-added tax (VAT) pilot programme to the telecoms sector will reduce Chinese telecom operators' EBITDA and free cash flow (FCF) in the next two to three years, lowering their rating headroom. more

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Fitch Affirms KPN at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch says that KPN continued to take steps to strengthen its domestic competitive position in 2013. However, the domestic market remains challenging, and KPN is yet to demonstrate a sustained and improved financial performance.  more

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Fitch Upgrades China Telecom to 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch said that the upgrade reflects its reappraisal of state support and the assessment that the company is strategically important enough to the Chinese government to warrant a notch uplift from its standalone rating. more

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Fitch Affirms Indonesia's Indosat Debt Ratings with Stable Outlook

The debt ratings agency said that Indosat's standalone credit profile of 'BB' currently has low ratings headroom.  more

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Fitch Affirms Ooredoo Debt Ratings with a Stable Outlook

Fitch said that Ooredoo's rating is notched down from Fitch's credit assessment of the State of Qatar on a top-down basis, reflecting strong legal, operational and strategy ties between the two.  more

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Fitch Affirms Telefonica's Debt Ratings with a Negative Outlook

Fitch said that the affirmation reflects Fitch's view that Telefonica continues to represent one of the most diverse operating and cash flow profiles among the large incumbent peer group in EMEA.  more

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