Fitch Ratings revised India’s sovereign rating outlook to “stable” from “negative” on the back of measures taken by the government to contain the budget deficit, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The rating agency had cut India’s outlook to negative in June 2012 and currently has a ‘BBB-‘ rating for the country.
“Fitch expects the government to broadly meet its FY14 budget deficit target of 4.8 percent of GDP (including privatisation receipts) and to gradually reduce the high level of public debt over the medium-term,” the rating agency said.
An acceleration in economic reforms that leads to a material improvement in potential growth rate consistent with stable consumer price inflation and external balance could be one of the factors that could trigger a positive rating action, it added.
Here are some recent comments from rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s:
Standard & Poor‘s – Outlook: negative, current rating ‘BBB-‘