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November 2018 Europe Company Recommendation Change

Euro Recommendation Changes: 02 Dec 2018, 9:51 PM ET - Our monthly report provides executive summaries for the twenty-two companies recommendation changes made on European companies during the month of November.

Syngenta: Judge Approves MIR 162 Settlement

Worth Watching: 25 Nov 2018, 11:30 PM ET - Syngenta (Ba2/BBB-/BBB): The judge presiding over the MIR 162 $1.51 bn settlement has verbally approved it on the court record, but has yet to officially sign it. The news comes months after the March announcement, which saw Syngenta settle a cl ..

Air Liquide: 3Q18 Revenue Update

Worth Watching: 25 Oct 2018, 8:25 AM ET - Air Liquide (A3/A-) had released its 3Q18 revenues update on Wednesday, October 24. Reported sales were up 6.6% YoY at €5.27 bn while comparable sales were up 6.0% YoY after accounting for a negative currency impact (-1.2%) on the back of a stro ..

LIN/PX Merger: Conditional Approval from the FTC

Worth Watching: 22 Oct 2018, 10:22 PM ET - LIN/PX Merger Update: The FTC has granted a conditional approval for the Linde/Praxair merger subject to further asset divestitures. In addition to the assets Linde had already agreed to divest in July 2018, the FTC requires the sale of furthe ..

Euro IG Sector Snapshots: October 2018

Sector Analysis: 22 Oct 2018, 9:31 PM ET - Our updated one page snapshots of the Euro IG sectors.

Syngenta 1H18: Brazil Recovering, Watching Tariffs

Earnings Note: 25 Jul 2018, 8:17 PM ET - Syngenta adopted new segment reporting during the first half of 2018. ChemChina financial policy and M&A activity remains a key risk, while positive developments in Latin America and China are overshadowed by concerns over trade tensions.

Italy Assessing the Risks: Part 2 - Non-Financials

Sector Analysis: 31 May 2018, 10:24 PM ET - In the second part of our series on the impact of Italian political uncertainty on the country's investment grade and high yield credits we take a look at non-financial corporates.

Syngenta: New Deal! Same Problems?

IG Note: 17 Apr 2018, 10:17 AM ET - Syngenta is again marketing $ and € senior unsecured notes, this time following the MIR162 global settlement and affirmation of its IG ratings. We discuss factors investors should consider ahead of the new deal.

Basic Industries: 1Q18 In Review and a Look Ahead

Sector Analysis: 17 Apr 2018, 4:12 AM ET - We review the performance of the Basic Industries sector  YTD, comparing themes in our outlook with actual developments. We also talk about unexpected developments, and what we think will shape the balance of the year. 

Syngenta 2H17: Seeds Lead To Growth, Brazil Drags

Earnings Note: 27 Mar 2018, 8:53 PM ET - Syngenta quietly released its FY17 financial report as it reportedly prepares to bring a $5bn bond deal to the market. A 1.3% decline in Seeds & Crop Protection sales more than offset a 2.7% increase in Lawn & Garden.

Bayer: EC Approves Monsanto Deal, DOJ Remains

Worth Watching: 22 Mar 2018, 10:07 PM ET - Bayer 's (A3/A-) $66 bn acquisition of Monsanto (A3/BBB) was conditionally approved by the European Commission on Wednesday. The regulator's concerns surrounding competition and innovation following the merger seem to have been successfully addr ..

Asia IG News: 6 March 2018

Worth Watching: 06 Mar 2018, 4:54 AM ET - Asia IG News (Click on the hyperlinks to see CreditSights research)Greater China: China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) plans to raise as much as $6 bn-equivalent through $ and € bonds to repay a bridge loan related to its $43 bn acquisition of ..

Syngenta: Settles ADM suit, Further M&A Possible

Worth Watching: 20 Feb 2018, 8:47 PM ET - Syngenta (Ba2/BBB-/BBB) reported limited FY17 results following the successful ChemChina acquisition. Full Year 2017 sales decreased 1.3% to $12.65 bn, as a 1.3% decline in Seeds & Crop Protection sales more than offset a 2.7% increase in Lawn ..

Chemicals Outlook 2018 (Part 6): Petrochemicals

Sector Outlook: 01 Feb 2018, 4:07 AM ET - A significant amount of ethylene derivative capacity is expected to continue to come online throughout 2018, pressuring prices and margins. Companies will attempt to counter the incoming capacity headwinds with rising plant utilization.

Chemicals 2018 Outlook (Part 5): Chlor-Alkali

Sector Outlook: 25 Jan 2018, 10:35 PM ET - With investment in chlor-alkali capacity effectively non-existent and positive manufacturing and construction trends around the globe, we expect operating rates around the world to rise in the medium term. 

Chemicals 2018 Outlook (Part 3): Industrial Gases

Sector Outlook: 21 Jan 2018, 10:14 PM ET - Improving PMI trends not only in North America, but also globally, bode well for Industrial Gas demand in 2018 and will perhaps help mark an end to the protracted period of decline in gas project backlogs.

Chemicals 2018 Outlook (Part 2): The Majors

Sector Outlook: 18 Jan 2018, 10:53 PM ET - M&A is still key within the Majors names as DWDP begins to deliver its promised synergies, Bayer looks to close the Monsanto deal, and BASF continues to opportunistically pick up assets, while riding momentum from its Chemical Segment.

Chemicals 2018 Outlook (Part 1): Specialty Chems

Sector Outlook: 17 Jan 2018, 11:12 PM ET - M&A is likely to play a large role for Specialty Chem names in 2018 as they seek exposure to higher margin products and emerging markets while rising raw materials costs may make it tricky for margins to navigate the year unscathed.

Syngenta: CEO Confirms Commitment to IG

Worth Watching: 21 Nov 2017, 9:10 PM ET - Syngenta (Ba2/BBB-/BBB) CEO, Erik Fyrwald, was on Bloomberg TV discussing the key investment considerations for Syngenta, with an uncharacteristic focus on the creditor concerns. It isn't lost on us that the company still needs to bring its $7.0 b ..

China: The Value of Government Ownership

Strategy Analysis: 25 Oct 2017, 1:07 AM ET - We compare state and non-state-owned Chinese property developers, European utilities and European telecoms issuers to deduce the relative value premium for government ownership. 

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