Press Releases - Category: Country
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Tuesday, Jan 07, 2020
MARC is of the view that Malaysia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth will decelerate to 4.3% in 2020, below the government forecast of 4.8% due to weaker external trade performance and softer domestic demand growth. Although trade diversion arising from trade tensions between the US and China could marginally benefit Malaysia in the short term, the overall weakening of global trade...

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Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
MARC has affirmed its public information foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on the Republic of Korea (South Korea), based on its national rating scale. The AAA rating reflects South Korea’s steady economic performance, prudent fiscal management and strong external position. Meanwhile, a rapidly ageing population and rising geopolitical risk remain concerns. South Korea’s eco...

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Monday, Aug 26, 2019
MARC has affirmed the State of Kuwait’s (Kuwait) foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA with a stable outlook based on its national rating scale. The rating reflects Kuwait’s stable economic system backed by sizeable hydrocarbon reserves, and robust fiscal and external buffers. Its credit strengths are, however, tempered by heavy reliance on oil and weak governance and institutions. The sta...

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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
MARC recommends affirming the Republic of Singapore’s (Singapore) foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA with a stable outlook based on its national rating scale. The AAA rating reflects Singapore’s prudent economic management, robust external position, high fiscal discipline, as well as strong governance and institutions. Its credit strengths are, however, tempered by its susceptibility to...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
MARC has affirmed Malaysia’s sovereign rating of AAA with a stable outlook based on its national scale. The AAA rating reflects the resilience of the Malaysian economy, its effective monetary policy, as well as healthy external position. Its rating strengths are, however, tempered by persistent fiscal deficits, high government debt and rising contingen...

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Monday, Mar 18, 2019
MARC has assigned a foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA to the People’s Republic of China (China) with a stable outlook based on its national rating scale. The AAA rating reflects the strength of China’s large resilient economy, robust external position and its reform agenda. Its rating strengths are, however, tempered by its highly leveraged non-financial corporate sector and the US-Chi...

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Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
MARC has affirmed its public information foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on the Republic of Korea (South Korea), based on its national rating scale. The rating reflects South Korea’s economic resilience, sound fiscal position and strong external position. Its rating strengths are, however, tempered by its rapidly ageing population and geopolitical risk stemming from North Ko...

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Monday, Aug 13, 2018
MARC has affirmed its public information foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on Kuwait, based on its national rating scale. The rating reflects Kuwait’s stable economic system that is supported by large oil reserves, large financial buffers, as well as a strong external balance sheet. Its rating strengths are, however, tempered by the economy’s dependence on oil and weak governanc...

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Tuesday, Jul 03, 2018
MARC has, based on its national rating scale, affirmed its public information foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on Singapore. The AAA rating reflects Singapore’s prudent macroeconomic management, strong fiscal and external positions, as well as credible governance and institutions. Its strengths are, however, moderated by its rapidly ageing population, which could pose challenges ...

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
MARC has affirmed Indonesia’s foreign currency sovereign rating of AA- with a stable outlook based on its national rating scale. The rating reflects MARC’s opinion of the sovereign’s ability to meet its foreign currency obligations in full and on time. The government of Indonesia has no debt rated by MARC. Economic resilience continues to be the biggest rating support. In 2017, economi...

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