China’s downgrade won’t scare investors

China’s downgrade by S&P caused an initial wave of surprise in the market on Thursday, but the rating change will ultimately be a non-event, despite the sovereign plotting a return to dollar bonds shortly.

  • By Morgan Davis
  • 22 Sep 2017
S&P’s move to cut the sovereign’s rating to A+ from AA- was widely expected as the agency had already placed China on a negative outlook in February 2016, and has hinted since the beginning of 2017 that the downgrade was coming. Thursday’s announcement brings S&P‘s rating on ...

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