Fitch Ratings retains India’s sovereign rating at “BBB-“


Fitch Ratings has retained India’s sovereign rating at the lowest investment grade of “BBB-“, while the rating agency has revised downward its rating outlook for India to negative from stable. Fitch has cited increasing risk to the India’s growth and debt outlook, as a reason for the above ratings.

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Fitch Ratings stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly weakened India’s growth outlook for fiscal year 2021, simultaneously exposing the challenges associated with a high public-debt burden. Although, the rating agency expects India’s economic activity to contract by 5% in the fiscal year 2021 before rebounding by 9.5% in fiscal year 2022.

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