Moody's, Fitch reaffirm Sime Darby credit ratings

Affirmations follow group's proposed acquisition of New Britain Palm Oil

Kuala Lumpur

TWO international rating agencies - Moody's Credit Outlook and Fitch - have reaffirmed the credit ratings of Malaysian multinational Sime Darby following its proposed acquisition of Papua New Guinea-based New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL).

On Oct 9, Sime told a press conference that it was making a general offer for all of NBPOL shares, offering £7.15 a share for the London-listed firm for a total consideration of £1.07 billion (S$2.18 billion). At the time, NBPOL shares were trading...

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