Press Releases - Category: Country
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Friday, Oct 01, 2021
MARC has affirmed its foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on the State of Kuwait (Kuwait), based on its national rating scale. The rating reflects Kuwait’s significant fiscal and external buffers. Meanwhile, its heavy reliance on oil, as well as weak governance and institutions, are credit concerns. Kuwait faces rising fiscal and economic pressure due to the impact of the COVID-19 pa...

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Thursday, Jul 29, 2021
MARC has affirmed its public information local currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on Malaysia, based on its national rating scale. Under this rating scale, the sovereign state of Malaysia carries the lowest relative risk for reasons that include its authority to tax in ringgit and set interest rates.The rating reflects several credit strengths, including a competitive and well-diversified eco...

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Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021
MARC has affirmed its public information foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on the People’s Republic of China, based on its national rating scale. The AAA rating reflects several credit strengths, including a large and well-diversified, resilient economy. Thanks to an effective stimulus package, China’s quarterly recovery was quick and it managed to avoid an economic contraction i...

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Friday, Oct 30, 2020
MARC has affirmed the Republic of Korea’s (South Korea) foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA with a stable outlook, based on its national rating scale. The AAA rating reflects several credit strengths, chief among which are economic resilience, prudent fiscal management and a strong external position. Thanks to fiscal discipline, the government has, for example, a net positive asset position...

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Wednesday, Sep 02, 2020
MARC has assigned a sub-sovereign credit rating of AAA with a stable outlook to the state of Sabah. The rating reflects Sabah’s resource riches, relatively strong fiscal position and liquidity buffer. Contributing about 18% towards Malaysia’s overall primary sector output, Sabah has consistently generated fiscal surpluses even during major global crises. According to the latest available data,...

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Monday, Jul 27, 2020
MARC has affirmed the State of Kuwait’s (Kuwait) foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA with a stable outlook based on MARC’s national rating scale. The rating reflects Kuwait’s robust fiscal and external buffers.  Its credit strengths are, however, tempered by its heavy reliance on oil, as well as weak governance and institutions. The stable outlook is based on MARC’s expectation o...

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Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020
MARC has affirmed 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 a number of strengths, including its dynamic and competitive economy which has the highest GDP per capita in the region. Singapore’s success as a global business and financial hub is underpinned by its sound macroec...

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Thursday, Jul 02, 2020
MARC has affirmed its public information foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on Malaysia under its national rating scale. The AAA rating reflects several credit strengths, including a competitive and well diversified economy. It was, for example, positioned relatively high at number 27 in the 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 rankings. It is ...

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Monday, Mar 30, 2020
MARC has affirmed its public information foreign currency sovereign rating of AAA/stable on the People’s Republic of China, based on its national rating scale. The AAA rating reflects several of China’s credit strengths, including a relatively resilient economy, which is large and well-diversified. China also has ample foreign exchange reserves — the world’s largest — to buffer against e...

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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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