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Research Update: Russian Vneshtorgbank And VTB24 L-T Rating Raised To 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable Oct 06
Standard & Poors, October 2006
On Oct. 23, 2006, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term counterparty credit rating on Russia-based Vneshtorgbank (JSC) (VTB) to 'BBB+' from 'BBB', and its Russia national scale rating to 'ruAAA' from 'ruAA+'. At the same time, the 'A-2' short-term counterparty credit rating was affirmed. Furthermore, Standard & Poor's raised its long-term counterparty credit rating on VTB'S core subsidiary, Vneshtorgbank Retail Financial Services (VTB24) to 'BBB+' from 'BBB', and its Russia national scale rating to 'ruAAA' from 'ruAA+'. At the same time, the 'A-2' short-term counterparty credit rating was affirmed. The outlook on both entities is stable. The rating action on VTB is driven by improvements in its stand-alone performance, good growth prospects in Russia and the Commonwealth of...
Companies mentioned in this report are: JSC VTB Bank,Bank VTB 24
Action: Outlook: Stable
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JSC VTB Bank,Bank VTB 24