Indonesia Receives Investment Grade Rating from S&P

Eko Nordiansyah    •    19 Mei 2017 18:44 WIB
finance and money
Indonesia Receives Investment Grade Rating from S&P
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Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Standard and Poor's (S&P) has finally upgraded Indonesia's credit rating  to investment grade.

The global credit rating agency gave  Indonsia a "BBB-/A3" creditit rating with stable outlook on Friday, May 19, 2017.

"We raised the ratings to reflect our assessment of reduced risks to Indonesia's fiscal metrics," S&P said in a statement.

"We believe the government's increased focus on realistic budgeting has reduced the likelihood that a shortfall in future revenue would widen the general government deficit significantly beyond what we expect now," the statement said.

"This also reduces the risk of a rising net general government debt ratio and debt servicing burden," the statement said.

Previously, Fitch gave Indonesia a "BBB-" rating with a positive outlook in December 2016.

Meanwhile, Moody's gave Indonesia a "Baa3" rating with a positive outlook in February 2017.



(WAH)