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Maersk plans to keep raising money with bonds

"We're absolutely determined to stay investment grade," Maersk CFO Jakob Stausholm tells Bloomberg, after observers such as Danske Bank have warned that Maersk is at risk of being downgraded to a junk rating.

Maersk Group is looking to stay investment grade, and the group will thus continue to raise fresh capital by issuing bonds as the effort to separate the energy activities moves forward.

In other words, the group is betting on avoiding a junk rating, which parties including Danske Bank have warned that Maersk could be headed towards, citing Maersk Line's exposure in the dire container market.

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