Debt bankers shrug off Macau’s rating upgrade

Fitch upgraded Macau’s long term foreign currency issuer rating to AA from AA- on Tuesday on the back of strengthened financials, but the boost is unlikely to spur more bond issuance from the region, said bankers.

  • By Morgan Davis
  • 14 Feb 2018
Macau’s fiscal surplus rose to 10% of its GDP in 2017, up from 6% the year before, buoyed in part by the increase of gaming activity, Fitch said in its announcement. The GDP rose by 8.7% last year, after three consecutive years of declines. Gaming revenues were up ...

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