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Goldman sees $1 trillion lift in 2015 via U.S. stock buybacks, dividends

NEW YORK, April 27- Investors will rake in more than $1 trillion in 2015 as U.S. companies increase stock buybacks and boost dividends, Goldman Sachs Group Inc said, with benefits coming soon as many S&P 500 companies exit a blackout period for repurchases next week. "Corporate activity in early 2015 supports our view that the S&P 500 will return more than $1...
Source: Reuters | By: Chuck Mikolajczak
Fitch Rates Louisiana's $335MM GO Bonds 'AA'; Outlook Stable

NEW YORK---- Fitch Ratings assigns an' AA' rating to the following general obligation issue of the state of Louisiana:. --$263.475 million GO bonds, series 2015- A;. The bonds are general obligations of the state of Louisiana, whose full faith and credit are pledged.
Source: Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Nanticoke Health Services, DE's Bonds at 'BBB-'; Outlook to Positive

NEW YORK---- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the' BBB-' rating on the approximately $45.8 million Delaware Health Facilities Authority series 2013 bonds. Debt payments are secured by a pledge of gross revenues of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, a mortgage on the obligated group's facilities, and a debt service reserve account. The combined benefit of steady volumes,...
Source: Business Wire
Fitch: Replacement Collateral Manager for Vermeer Funding Ltd./Inc.; No Impact on Ratings Expected

NEW YORK---- Fitch Ratings has been notified of a proposed collateral manager replacement and appointment of successor collateral manager for Vermeer Funding Ltd./ Inc.. On April 24, 2015, Fitch received notice that Rabobank International had resigned from its role as the collateral manager under the Collateral Management Agreement and designated Dock...
Source: Business Wire
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Forestry Mutual Insurance Company

Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to B+ from B and the issuer credit rating to" bbb-" from" bb+" of Forestry Mutual Insurance Company. The outlook for both ratings remains positive. The upgrade reflects FMIC' s significant improvement in recent years in underwriting and operating results, as well as positive underwriting cash flows.
Source: Business Wire
Fitch Rates Oneida County, NY GOs 'A+'; Outlook Stable

NEW YORK---- Fitch Ratings assigns an' A+' rating to the following Oneida County, New York general obligations:. --$21,600,000 public improvement bonds, 2015.. Additionally, Fitch affirms the' A+' rating on $136.7 million county GO bonds.
Source: Business Wire
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of United Overseas Insurance Limited

Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ and the issuer credit rating of" aa-" of United Overseas Insurance Limited. UOI' s rating primarily reflects the company' s excellent risk-adjusted capitalization as measured by Best' s Capital Adequacy Ratio, excellent operating performance and business profile as a member of the United Overseas Bank...
Source: Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Pacific Life's Ratings; Outlook Stable

CHICAGO---- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Pacific LifeCorp and certain of its subsidiaries, including Pacific Life Insurance Company. The Rating Outlook is Stable. PLIC had statutory capitalization of $7.8 billion at year-end 2014, up 11% from the prior year-end driven by statutory net income and unrealized capital gains from derivatives...
Source: Business Wire
Cyprus raises 1 bln euros in second post-bailout bond issue

NICOSIA, Cyprus- Cyprus' finance minister says the country has raised 1 billion euros from international markets with its second public bond issue since its painful bailout two years ago. Harris Georgiades says the seven-year bonds were nearly twice oversubscribed and carried a 4 percent interest rate. Georgiades said the country won't need all of its 10...
Source: The Associated Press
Fitch Affirms Banco Safra S.A.'s and Safra Leasing - Arrendamento Mercantil's Ratings

NEW YORK& SAO PAULO& RIO DE JANEIRO---- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings of Banco Safra S.A. at' BBB', Outlook Negative. Fitch has also affirmed the bank's other ratings and the National Ratings of Safra Leasing S.A.- Arrendamento Mercantil at' AAA', Outlook Stable. Per Fitch's methodology, in light of the bank's...
Source: Business Wire