Fitch Drops Tobacco Bonds From Government Debt Ratios

McKaig, Ryan
March 2001
Bond Buyer;03/05/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31089, p44
Trade Publication
Reports the exclusion of tobacco securitization in the analysis of government debt ratios by Fitch Inc. in the United States. Characterization of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement; Absence of government obligations to pay bondholders in the event of a default; Shift in corporate policy.


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