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Fitch upgrades Cyprus to ‘BB-‘

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Cyprus by one notch from ‘B+’ to ‘BB-’ with a positive outlook on continuing strong progress in its adjustment following the 2013 banking crisis but warns that banks remain weak due to the high level of NPLs.

Fitch affirms Cyprus at B+

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term credit rating of Cyprus B+, with a positive outlook, but warned that “banks remain fundamentally weak and pose an ongoing risk to the economy and public finances.”

Standard & Poor’s raises Cyprus credit rating

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has raised Cyprus long-term ratings to ‘B+’ and affirmed the short-term foreign and local currency ratings at ‘B’ on strong budgetary performance; the outlook is stable.

Bank of Cyprus deposit ratings for upgrade

Moody’s Investor Service has announced that it has placed the long-term deposit ratings of the Bank of Cyprus on review for upgrade following the bank’s successful completion of its €1 billion capital increase.

Fitch upgrades Bank of Cyprus and Hellenic Bank

Ratings agency Fitch has upgraded the Bank of Cyprus and the Hellenic Bank but warned that the island’s biggest lender still faces a high risk of capital erosion because of weakening asset quality and profitability.

Standard & Poor’s raises Cyprus rating as risks recede

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has provided a welcome boost to the island’s economy by raising its credit rating for Cyprus to B-/B from CCC plus/C arguing that the immediate risks to Cyprus’ austerity program had receded.

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