Monday 18 December 2017

Ratings agency Fitch reaffirms US’s AAA rating

Independent.ie reporters

Credit rating agency Fitch has reaffirmed the US’s triple-A sovereign rating just 10 days after rival Standard & Poor’s gave the world’s biggest economy a downgrade.

“The affirmation of the US 'AAA' sovereign rating reflects the fact that the key pillars of US's exceptional creditworthiness remain intact: its pivotal role in the global financial system and the flexible, diversified and wealthy economy that provides its revenue base,” Fitch said in a statement.



“Monetary and exchange rate flexibility further enhances the capacity of the economy to absorb and adjust to 'shocks',” Fitch said.



Standard & Poor’s downgraded the US due to its debt levels of over €13 trillion.

But Fitch warned it will assess the US’s fiscal deficit and growth expectations after the work of the Joint Congressional committee which has to come up with plans to cut $1.5 trillion from the debt over the next 10 years by the end of November.

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