Saturday, June 12, 2010

panama gets investment grade rating

Panama’s credit rating has just been raised to investment grade by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited “significant improvement” in the country’s fiscal policies and strong economic growth.
Moody’s upgraded the country’s debt ratings to Baa3 from Ba1, matching moves that Fitch Ratings made in March and Standard & Poor’s made in May. The outlook on Panama’s rating is stable, Moody’s said.
With this Panama joins the club of investment grade Latin American countries Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru.
GDP of Panama is expected to grow by 6% this year. The Panama Canal expansion project and investment in infrastructure add to long term prosperity.

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