Research Update: Rome's Transport Operator ATAC Ratings Lowered To 'BBB+/A-2' After Similar Action On City; Outlook Negative Feb 12
- Language: English
- Published: February 2012
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The rating on the Italian City of Rome was lowered to 'A+' from 'AA-' on Oct. 19, 2006, reflecting the downgrade of the Republic of Italy (A+/Stable/A-1+) on the same date. The revision of the rating on Rome acknowledges the continued strong interaction between the sovereign and its local and regional governments (LRGs). The rating on Rome will continue to be constrained by the rating on the Republic of Italy as long as the framework for intergovernmental relationships between the central government and LRGs restricts LRGs' managerial and financial autonomy. The rating is based on Rome's wealthy service-based economy and strong liquidity position. It is constrained by persistently high investment needs in the area of transportation and urban mobility, and...
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