Research Update: Fiji Islands Foreign Currency Rating Raised To ?B? From ?B-? On Revised Rating Methodology; Outlook Revised To Stable Aug 11
- Language: English
- Published: August 2011
- Region: Fiji Islands
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The ratings on FDB reflect the bank's status as Fiji's official development bank, and its close relationship with and guaranteed support from the government of the Republic of Fiji Islands (Fiji; BB/Stable/B). This credit strength offsets FDB's modest financial profile, compared with domestic banks, and its very weak asset quality. The close relationship with the government is underpinned by a government guarantee of 80% of the FDB's debt obligations. FDB annually seeks a guarantee on new borrowing programs, which the government has never refused. The government also mitigates the bank's credit risk by guaranteeing any security shortfall for otherwise eligible borrowers up to a maximum of FJ$75,000 per loan. The maximum limit on this guarantee is FJ$1 million annually. FDB's...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Fiji Development Bank,Fiji Islands (Republic of)
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