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    • March 29, 2017

      Moody's affirms Cenovus' Ba2 rating; outlook remains stable

      Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed Cenovus Energy Inc.'s (Cenovus) Ba2 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), Probability of Default Rating and senior unsecured notes rating and the Not Prime commercial paper rating. The Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating was lowered to SGL-3 from SGL-1. The outlook remains stable......... Read More
    • March 29, 2017

      Moody's Highlights Positive Elements in Quebec's 2017 Budget

      Moody's Investors Service notes that Quebec's (Aa2, stable) 2017/18 Budget forecasts consecutive balanced fiscal outcomes over the budget horizon, largely in line with past projections, although stronger revenue will allow the province to increase spending in key areas that have experienced strong cost controls over the recent past........ Read More
      Moody’s Investors Service has been providing Canada’s investors and issuers with the highest quality rating service since 1901. Today, Moody’s rates more than 300 Canadian corporate, structured, and public finance issuers.

      Moody’s Toronto-based analysts cover a variety of Industry sectors including financial institutions, media and telecommunications, oil and gas, power and gas utilities and pipelines, paper and forest products, sub-sovereign governments, project & infrastructure finance and structured finance.

      Moody’s provides Canadian fixed income professionals with a variety of products and services, including credit analyses, regular analyst briefings, seminars, conferences, and one-on-one meetings. Moody’s experience — both locally and globally — means that products and services are tailored to meet its customers’ needs while at the same time ensuring internationally consistent ratings. 

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      This tab contains ratings and research information regarding Canadian Structured Finance.

      Canadian Asset-Backed Commercial Paper:
      Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 4Q2014
      Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 3Q2014
      Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 2Q2014
      Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 1Q2014

      Moody’s Outlook for Canadian Structured Finance:
      Canadian ABS and Covered Bonds: 2015 Outlook

      Moody’s Rating Methodologies for Structured Finance
      Current ratings news and relevant research items on Canadian structured finance are available on the link below:
      Canadian Structured Finance Research Reports

      Global Structured Finance Publications:
      Global ABCP Outlook
      ABCP Market At A Glance
      Global Covered Bonds: 2015 Outlook

      For more information, please contact Richard Hunt, Head of Canadian Structured Finance Ratings Group, at

      This tab contains ratings and comprehensive research information regarding Canadian high yield issuers and Moody’s corporate speculative grade analysis.

      Moody’s  Canadian High Yield Toolkit is updated weekly , providing comprehensive information on more than 80 Canadian domiciled speculative-grade rated issuers. The Toolkit includes links to each issuer’s ratings and research page on and presents Long-Term Ratings, Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings, as well as Covenant Quality Assessment information:
      Moody's Canadian High Yield Toolkit

      Moody's covenant quality snapshots deliver succinct analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a bond's protection package. The User’s Guide to Moody’s Covenant Quality Snapshots is intended to help readers of snapshots make full use of their summaries and analyses:
      A User’s Guide to Moody’s Covenant Quality Snapshots
      Moody’s Covenant Quality Snapshots for Canadian Issuers
      Moody’s Pre-Closing Loan Covenant Quality Snapshots

      Moody’s has analyzed and assessed the covenant quality of about one thousand bonds that were issued over the past two years globally. The following report includes a company-by-company comparison of Canadian high yield bonds’ covenant strength based on Moody’s Covenant Quality Assessments:
      The Canadian High Yield Bond Market: Frequently Asked Questions
      Canadian Corporations: Canadian High-Yield Bonds Continue to Offer More Protection Than US Issues
      Canadian High-Yield Bonds Offer More Investor Protection Than US Bonds

      The following report summarizes how Moody’s rates and analyzes nonfinancial speculative-grade issuers in the Canadian market:
      High Yield Insights for Canadian Investors

      Moody’s systematically monitors, assesses and reports on speculative-grade issuers’ liquidity through its Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings (SGL):
      Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings: Component Scores Provide Liquidity Insight
      Moody’s Speculative-Grade Liquidity ratings factor in four components of liquidity:

      1. internal sources of cash
      2. committed external sources of cash
      3. ability to comply with covenants
      4. other sources of liquidity, including the issuer’s ability to sell assets to raise cash

      The list below provides the Component Scores of Moody’s Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings:
      SGL Ratings & Component Score List   

      At 1,000 defaults, Moody’s recoveries database highlights the importance of debt structure and the normalcy of the latest default cycle:
      Moody's Ultimate Recovery Database

      The primary rating methodologies for the application of Moody’s Loss Given Default (LGD) Methodology for non-financial companies:
      Loss Given Default for Speculative-Grade Non-Financial Companies in the U.S., Canada and EMEA/Probability of Default Ratings and Loss Given Default Assessments for Low Rated Non-Financial Companies in the US, Canada and EMEA Region

      Current rating news and relevant research items on corporate speculative grade analysis and Canadian corporate high yield issuers are available on the link below:
      High Yield Research Reports

      This tab contains ratings and research information regarding Maple Bond issuers for the Canadian Domestic Market.

      Industry Research and Rating Methodologies related to Maple Bond issuers are included on the link below:

      Maple Bond Research Reports

      For more information, please reference the complete How to Get Rated.

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