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Research Update: Outlook On Ukraine Ratings Revised To Negative; Ratings Affirmed At 'B+/B' Mar 12
Standard & Poors, March 2012
In our view, Ukraine faces significant external and fiscal funding challenges. We are revising the outlook on our long-term sovereign ratings on Ukraine to negative, reflecting our opinion that ongoing uncertainty about the Ukraine government's negotiations with the IMF and Gazprom is increasing refinancing risks. We are affirming our 'B+/B' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Ukraine. On March 15, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on the sovereign credit ratings on Ukraine to negative from stable. At the same time, we affirmed our 'B+/B' long- and short-term local and foreign currency sovereign ratings on Ukraine. We also lowered the long-term Ukraine national scale rating to 'uaA+' from 'uaAA-'. The transfer and...
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Action: Outlook: Negative
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