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RadioShack Has Limited Options As Liquidity Dwindles

RadioShack's weak first quarter results underscore the material challenges in its core business segments with few options left to stem the declines given a tightening liquidity situation,  more

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Fitch to Keep Tele2 Russia on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Ratings says that it is maintaining Tele2 Russia on review for a possible debt ratings downgrade following continued uncertainty over the development strategy and funding options of its joint venture with Rostelecom. more

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Fitch: Telcos Showing Appetite to Combine Content, Distribution

AT&Ts deal gives it the opportunity to capitalise on growth in mobile video and diversify its revenue stream, but deals in the more competitive European market are largely defensive to stabilise fixed and mobile market shares, rather than generating profits from TV services. more

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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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