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S&P affirms Qatar ratings, maintains ‘stable outlook’

S&P affirms Qatar ratings, maintains ‘stable outlook’

S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Qatar’s sovereign ratings with a “stable outlook”, primarily reflecting its view that the country will continue to “effectively mitigate” the economic and financial fallout of the ongoing blockade.

Qatar’s insurance market will remain ‘highly competitive’ this year, says S&P

Qatar’s insurance market will remain ‘highly competitive’ this year, says S&P

Market conditions in Qatar will remain “highly competitive” for the insurance sector this year and profitability is likely to weaken on increased provisions for bad debt and ageing receivables companies ...

Qatar’s fiscal balance returns to surplus in 2018

Qatar’s fiscal balance returns to surplus in 2018

Qatar’s fiscal balance has returned to surplus in 2018, said premier ratings agency S&P, which expects the “high level of government assets” to remain a core rating strength.

British banks risk ratings downgrades in disorderly Brexit: S&P

British banks risk ratings downgrades in disorderly Brexit: S&P

British banks could face potential credit rating downgrades if there is a disorderly Brexit as this would be likely to trigger a domestic political crisis and economic contraction ...

S&P affirms Qatar ratings at ‘AA-/A-1+’

S&P affirms Qatar ratings at ‘AA-/A-1+’

Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed its ‘AA-/A-1+’ long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings on Qatar.

S&P sees strength in Qatar government’s net asset position

S&P sees strength in Qatar government’s net asset position

The Qatari government’s net asset position is expected to remain a ratings’ strength over the forecast period, S&P said in a report.

S&P affirms Qatar’s long and short-term ratings at AA-/A-1+

S&P affirms Qatar’s long and short-term ratings at AA-/A-1+

S&P has affirmed Qatar’s long- and short-term ratings on Qatar at 'AA-/A-1+', even as the rating agency expects the government's infrastructure plan to underpin economic activity in the country.

S&P 500’s lost August keeps market wavering

S&P 500’s lost August keeps market wavering

For evidence it hasn’t been business as usual for the stock market lately, consider a feat of price acrobatics the S&P 500 just pulled off, one with almost no precedent in two decades of trading history.

S&P 500 seen failing in reach for year-old record

S&P 500 seen failing in reach for year-old record

As the anniversary of the S&P 500’s high mark approaches...

ETFs leak $13bn as S&P 500’s weekly slide puts rebound on ice

ETFs leak $13bn as S&P 500’s weekly slide puts rebound on ice

US stocks fell for a second week, joining a selloff in global equities as traders worldwide fled exchange-traded funds linked to the asset class.

Gulf states unlikely to drop dollar peg: S&P

Gulf states unlikely to drop dollar peg: S&P

Gulf states are not expected to drop their long-term monetary link to the US dollar after the sharp drop in oil prices and fiscal reserves, Standard and Poor's said Tuesday.