Monday August 21, 2017 05:52

AUTHORITY Press Releases

Photo Release: Verita Health MahaNakhon reaches out to international clients through TATs Health Wellness Showcase 2017 Lifestyle—17 Aug 17

Verita Health MahaNakhon, led by its General Manager, Mr. Dhanawat Rewatbowornwong (left), joined the "Amazing Thailand Health & Wellness Showcase 2017", which was recently organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) at the Centara Grand

Eastern Maine Healthcare System Bond Rating Outlook Revised To Negative Over Operating Challenges Stcoks—16 Aug 17

NEW YORK--16 Aug--S&P Global Ratings

NEW YORK (S&P Global Ratings) Aug. 15, 2017--S&P Global Ratings revised itsoutlook to negative from stable and affirmed its 'BBB' long-term rating onMaine Health & Higher Educational Facilities Authority's $170.8 million series2016A bonds and $142.6 million series 2013 bonds issued for Eastern MaineHealthcare System (EMHS). We also affirmed our 'BBB' long-term rating on $79.5million taxable series 2016B bonds issued by EMHS.

"The negative outlook reflects challenged underlying operating performance atseveral EMHS hospitals including its flagship, Eastern Maine Medical Centerand multi-year system performance, which has been below expectations," saidS&P Global Ratings credit analyst Cynthia Keller. "At the same time, werecognize that year-to-date operating and net earnings are solidly positivedue to reduced depreciation expense after a revaluation of physical assets,increased revenue from EMHS' investment portfolio restructuring, and thebenefit of prior year settlements under MaineCare, the state's Medicaidprogram."

While the lower depreciation expense will recur annually, we see material riskin the system's underlying operations where five of nine hospitals areperforming below prior year levels (excluding one-time benefits fromdepreciation expense and other adjustments) includ

TAT holds global medical tourism event: Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017, Lifestyle—15 Aug 17

Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) presided over the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017 yesterday, which unveiled the latest "Functional & Regenerative

Photo Release: Bangkok Bank supports PATTAYA MARATHON 2017 Stcoks—11 Aug 17

Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr.Thaweelap Rittapirom (2nd from Left) represented. The Bank a major sponsor of PATTAYA MARATHON 2017. He was also joined by Chonburi Vice Governor Chaichan Aiemjaroen (Middle) Tourism Authority of

MICE Partners with VOGUE to Invite Women Runners to Bangkok Womens Run in partnership with General—08 Aug 17

Mr Rut Jiroajvanichakorn (Middle), Managing Director of MICE & Communication, Ms Thapanee Kiatphaibool (third from right), Executive Director, Events Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand Ms Siri Udomritthiruj (third from left), CEO of

MAS proposes increasing deposit insurance coverage to around $55,145 Stcoks—04 Aug 17

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released a public consultation on its proposals to enhance the Deposit Insurance (DI) Scheme, which insures Singapore dollar deposits held at a full bank or finance company in Singapore. A key proposal is to

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, SD Bond Rating Lowered To #BBB# On New Debt, Deficits, Stcoks—02 Aug 17

CHICAGO (S&P Global Ratings) Aug. 1, 2017--S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term rating to 'BBB' from 'BBB+' on the Colorado Health Facilities Authority's series 2015A tax-exempt revenue bonds, issued for Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan

NorthShore University HealthSystem, IL Revenue Refunding Bond Rating Outlook Revised To Stable From Stcoks—02 Aug 17

CHICAGO (S&P Global Ratings) Aug. 1, 2017--S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook to stable from positive and affirmed its 'AA' long-term rating on the Illinois Finance Authority's series 2010 revenue refunding bonds, issued for NorthShore

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority#s 2017 D-3 Bonds Rated #AAA/A-1+# Stcoks—02 Aug 17

NEW YORK (S&P Global Ratings) Aug. 1, 2017--S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AAA/A-1+' rating to Connecticut Housing Finance Authority's (CHFA) series 2017 D-3 housing mortgage finance program bonds. At the same time, S&P Global Ratings

MAS clarifies regulatory position on the offer of digital tokens in Stcoks—01 Aug 17

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) clarified that the offer or issue of digital tokens in Singapore will be regulated by MAS if the digital tokens constitute products regulated under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289) (SFA). MAS'

Bradley University, IL Series 2017C Revenue Bonds Rated #A-# Stcoks—01 Aug 17

CENTENNIAL (S&P Global Ratings) July 31, 2017--S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'A-' long-term rating and stable outlook to Illinois Finance Authority's series 2017C revenue bonds, issued for Bradley University (Bradley). "The rating reflects our

KTC launches Colours of Boutique Stay: Travel and Get a Real Taste of Thailandcampaign: choose to Stcoks—31 Jul 17

KTC joins two travel alliances Noom Sao Tours and Local Alike in promoting Thai tourism through the "Colours of Boutique Stay: Travel and Get a Real Taste of Thailand" campaign, under the support of Bangkok Airways, MasterCard and Tourism Authority of

PTT and Rubber Authority of Thailand to sign MOU Pracharath TH-TYRE Automotive—29 Jul 17

To encourage more tire use in the country to help Thai rubber farmers and support Thai producers, in responding to the government policy, by promoting free tire change service of rubber tire "TH-TYRE" at FIT Auto nationwide since 1 August 2017. ?

McMurdo Satellite Search and Rescue Technology Selected by Singapore IT—27 Jul 17

Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, announced today that the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have selected McMurdo's

SoutheastHEALTH., MO 2017A, B Bonds Assigned #BBB-# Rating Stcoks—26 Jul 17

DALLAS (S&P Global Ratings) July 25, 2017--S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'BBB-' long-term rating to the Cape Girardeau Industrial Development Authority, Mo.'s $87.5 million series 2017A revenue bonds and the Stoddard County Industrial

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC#s 2017B Revenue Bonds Assigned #AA-# Stcoks—25 Jul 17

CHICAGO (S&P Global Ratings) July 24, 2017--S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AA-' long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), D.C.'s $496.5 million gross revenue transit bonds series

Results of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailands (EGAT) 20-Year bond issuance after Stcoks—24 Jul 17

Mr. Suwit Rojanavanich, Director General of the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO), has announced on July 18, 2017 that the Ministry of Finance has proceeded with financing the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) in the amount of 6,000

Thailand invites the world to join celebrations marking Buddhist Lent Lifestyle—24 Jul 17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting tourists and locals to observe the colourful festival of Khao Phansa Day, marking the start of Buddhist Lent, which this year is being celebrated on 9 July, in unique Thai local ways nationwide. Mr.

THAI Prepared to Cooperate with CAAT for Thailands Participation in Universal Security Audit Lifestyle—24 Jul 17

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) is prepared to cooperate with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) during its participation in The International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Universal Security Audit Programme

Lee County Charter Schools, FL Revenue Bond Outlook Revised To Negative Due To Charter Stcoks—19 Jul 17

SAN FRANCISCO (S&P Global Ratings) July 18, 2017--S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook to negative from stable and affirmed its 'BB' long-term rating on the Lee County Industrial Development Authority, Fla.'s series 2007A and series 2012

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries Inc. WI Series 2017 Bonds Assigned Stcoks—19 Jul 17

SAN FRANCISCO (S&P Global Ratings) July 18, 2017--S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'BBB+' long-term rating to the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority's $34.91 million series 2017 bonds, issued for Franciscan Sisters of Christian

Photo Release: Japan invites Thai to experience the culture of Japan Night View Lifestyle—18 Jul 17

Recently, Mr. Motoo Marumaru, General incorporated association YAKEI Convention & Visitors Bureau (3rd from left) and Mr.Katou Kunihiko, Deputy Mayor of Nagasaki City (3rd from right), Together with the guests from the Japan Tourism Authority,

Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 being promoted in Mae Sot Lifestyle—18 Jul 17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting cross-border shopping and travel in the busy border town of Mae Sot in Tak province, as part of the Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 campaign to enhance the popularity of Thailand as a

Photo Release: Visa Thailand Grand Sale goes digital as the flagship inbound program gets a Lifestyle—13 Jul 17

Thailand Minister of Tourism and Sports Ms. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul (center), Mr. Noppadon Pakprot (right), Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Mr. Suripong Tantiyanon (left), Visa Country Manager,

Tourism Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for tourists Lifestyle—11 Jul 17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently upgraded its Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps to ensure accurate and timely travel information at the fingertips of local and international tourists. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor

MCI Launches Executive PhD in Management General—11 Jul 17

Distinguished European Universities establish pioneering Doctoral program | Notification process with Austrian accreditation authority accomplished | Start in fall 2017 | Innovative format attracts worldwide interest Good news from the

Asiatique The Riverfront joins hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Visa as the hosts Lifestyle—04 Jul 17

From today to 31st August, Asiatique The Riverfront co-hosts "Visa Thailand Grand Sale." When spending with the Visa card for 1,000 baht or more per sales slip, scan the QR Code at any participating stores in Asiatique to receive a great number of gifts

Japanese idol group Nogizaka 46 appointed Thailand Tourism Brand Ambassador Lifestyle—30 Jun 17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has recently appointed Nogizaga 46 – a famous idol girl group in Japan as a Thailand Tourism Brand Ambassador to promote Thai tourism to the Japanese market. The announcement was made yesterday (19 June) at a

Albert Einstein Academies, CA Charter School Revenue Bond Rating Raised To #BB-# On Improved Stcoks—30 Jun 17

CENTENNIAL (S&P Global Ratings) June 29, 2017--S&P Global Ratings raised its rating to 'BB-' from 'B+' on the California Municipal Finance Authority's series 2013A and taxable series 2013B charter school revenue bonds, issued on behalf of 458

Thailand Travel Mart 2017 hailed as great success as event enters its final Lifestyle—28 Jun 17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is reporting that buyers, sellers and all other visitors to the 16th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2017 have been greatly impressed by this year's event, which is