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Fitch revises India’s outlook to negative, affirms ratings at BBB-

Fitch expects India’s economic activity to contract by 5% in the fiscal year ending March 2021 (FY21) from the strict lockdown measures before rebounding by 9.5% in FY22

1 min read18 Jun 2020

S&P retains India’s rating at ‘BBB-’ with stable outlook

Rating agency says growth may recover toward longer term trend rates in 2 to 3 yearsS&P says despite the slowdown, India’s structural growth outperformance remains intact

2 min read13 Feb 2020

Opinion | Sovereign rating is not just about finance

It’s the combination of a country’s institutional and economic profile that is relevant for achieving superior rating

4 min read5 Dec 2018

SBI chief says rating upgrade a thumbs to reforms, to make foreign funds cheaper

State Bank chairman Rajnish Kumar has welcomed the first sovereign ratings upgrade by Moody’s in 13 years as a positive measure that will make foreign funds cheaper

2 min read17 Nov 2017

The puzzle of India’s sovereign ratings

The argument that high debt-to-GDP ratio is the reason for not upgrading India, is fundamentally flawed

4 min read18 May 2017

Populists like Donald Trump taking power tend to be good for stocks, study shows

The study shows that after five years of a populist government, gross domestic product rises a median 1.8%, and both investment and spending are up as a proportion of the economy

2 min read26 Apr 2017

RBI chief Urjit Patel urges govt to be mindful of debt levels

Urjit Patel, in a speech at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, says the govt debt to GDP ratio is also constraining the country’s sovereign ratings

1 min read11 Jan 2017

Fitch sees risks to sovereign ratings from rising corporate indebtedness of EMs

Countries include Brazil, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia and South Africa, all of which are rated BBB with either a stable or a negative outlook

3 min read3 Dec 2015

Fitch maintains stable sovereign ratings outlook for India

The govt’s broad-based structural reform agenda has brought dynamism back to the economy after a couple of years of limited progress, the ratings agency said

1 min read9 Apr 2015

India’s chances of sovereign ratings upgrade brightening: Moody’s

India’s chances of a sovereign rating upgrade over the next 12-18 months is greater, says Moody’s analyst

3 min read10 Apr 2015
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