Standard and Poor’s upgrads Brazil

Standard and Poor’s upgraded Brazil’s rating as an acknowledgment of the commitment to “meeting fiscal targets”. Brazil’s long-term ratings are now:BBB (sovereign) and A- (local currency).According to  ITAU UNIBANCO, “moving further up would require “vigorous” reforms.”

S&P remarked remaining risks: “poor inflation control, fiscal largesse, and a swell in lending by state banks.” S&P’s decision follows similar moves by Fitch and Moody’s.

Published by Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She has a PhD in Economic History and advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.She served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC).

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