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Fitch downgrades South Africa’s credit rating to ‘junk’ status

Ratings agency Fitch downgraded South Africa’s credit rating further into “junk” territory on Friday, another blow for Africa’s most industrialised economy, which is still smarting from a Moody’s downgrade last week. Fitch lowered its long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating to ‘BB’ from ‘BB+” and assigned a negative outlook. The agency cited “the lack of a
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Fitch affirms UBA, Stancbic IBTC ratings

FITCH Ratings, the global leader in credit ratings and research, has re-affirmed the national ratings of United Bank for Africa, UBA Subsidiaries and Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC (SIBTC) and its holding company, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, in spite of the inclement operating environment, market volaatility and present recession in Nigerian economy.

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