International CMBS rating activity in the fourth quarter of 2000 continued the robust pace established early in the year and was further boosted by Standard & Poor's acquisition of Canadian Bond Rating Service. All told, Standard & Poor's issued ratings during the past quarter on seven international CMBS transactions totaling $1.154 billion. Most of the activity came from Canada (three transactions totaling $477 million) and Japan (two transactions totaling $348 million), while Australia and Sweden each saw a transaction close.

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