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  1. BRIEF-S&P Says Slovakia Outlook Revised To Negative From Stable
    Reuters | 05/20/22 05:21 PM EDT

    * S&P SAYS SLOVAKIA OUTLOOK REVISED TO NEGATIVE FROM STABLE ON RISING ECONOMIC AND FISCAL RISKS; 'A+/A-1' RATINGS AFFIRMED. * S&P SAYS RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT WILL HAMPER SLOVAKIA'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY, PUSH UP INFLATION, AND TRIGGER PUBLIC SPENDING PRESSURE.

  2. BRIEF-S&P Says South Africa Outlook Revised To Positive
    Reuters | 05/20/22 05:20 PM EDT

    * S&P SAYS SOUTH AFRICA OUTLOOK REVISED TO POSITIVE ON RESILIENT EXTERNAL SECTOR; RATINGS AFFIRMED. * S&P SAYS FAVORABLE TERMS OF TRADE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT SOUTH AFRICA'S FISCAL AND EXTERNAL RECEIPTS. * S&P SAYS FLEXIBLE CURRENCY AND DEEP CAPITAL MARKETS ALONGSIDE SOUTH AFRICA'S NET EXTERNAL CREDITOR POSITION WILL HELP CUSHION THE EXTERNAL RISKS.

  3. Moody's downgrades Ukraine to "Caa3"
    Reuters | 05/20/22 04:52 PM EDT

    Moody's on Friday downgraded Ukraine's rating to "Caa3" from "Caa2" owing to increased risks to the government's debt sustainability following continued effects of Russia's invasion. The agency changed Ukraine's outlook to negative, citing uncertainty around the evolution of the war.

  4. Credit Suisse downgraded by Fitch, move follows S&P
    Reuters | 05/19/22 03:01 AM EDT

    Credit Suisse has received its second ratings downgrade this week, adding further pressure to the beleagured Swiss lender which has been under fire over a series of losses and scandals.

  5. BRIEF-Carnival Corporation & PLC Announces Pricing Of $1.0 Billion Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 To Refinance 2023 Maturities
    Reuters | 05/18/22 07:29 PM EDT

    Carnival PLC (CUK): * CARNIVAL CORPORATION (CCL) & PLC ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $1.0 BILLION SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2030 TO REFINANCE 2023 MATURITIES. * CARNIVAL CORP (CCL) - CARNIVAL CORPORATION HAS PRICED PRIVATE OFFERING OF $1.0 BILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 10.5% SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2030 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

  6. BRIEF-Conifer Holdings Inc Files Preliminary Prospectus Related To Offering Of Senior Unsecured Notes Size Not Disclosed - SEC Filing
    Reuters | 05/17/22 04:43 PM EDT

    Conifer Holdings Inc (CNFR): * CONIFER HOLDINGS INC FILES PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS RELATED TO OFFERING OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES; SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING.

  7. U.S. corporate bond deals to ebb this year amid higher rates, volatility -BofA
    Reuters | 05/17/22 01:41 PM EDT

    U.S. bond sales by investment-grade issuers will likely decline by around 10% this year as borrowers contend with higher rates and market volatility, a BofA executive said on Tuesday.

  8. U.S. corporate bond deals to ebb this year amid higher rates, volatility -BofA
    Reuters | 05/17/22 01:37 PM EDT

    U.S. bond sales by investment-grade issuers will likely decline by around 10% this year as borrowers contend with higher rates and market volatility, a BofA executive said on Tuesday.

  9. Credit Suisse Group rating downgraded by S&P
    Reuters | 05/17/22 02:56 AM EDT

    Credit Suisse Group AG's credit rating has been downgraded to BBB from BBB+ by Standard & Poors, a blow for the Swiss bank which reported a first quarter loss and is facing increasing shareholder unrest following a string of scandals. Its outlook was changed to stable from negative, the rating agency said.

  10. BRIEF-Fortis Inc. Announces Pricing Of Senior Unsecured Notes
    Reuters | 05/16/22 03:31 PM EDT

    Fortis Inc (FTS): * Fortis Inc (FTS). ANNOUNCES PRICING OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES. * Fortis Inc (FTS) - PRICED A PUBLIC OFFERING OF $500 MILLION 4.431% SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE MAY 31, 2029 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

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