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Malta's rating at ‘A’ and stable trend confirmed by DBRS

20.09.2016

DBRS Ratings Limited, the credit rating agency, has recently confirmed Malta’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings at ‘A’ and short-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings at R-1 (low). Those ratings remained stable compared with the previous ones.

DBRS explained that the ‘A’ rating reflected the country’s Eurozone membership thus ensuring access to European markets. Other factors which are considered favourable are Malta’s position in fostering strong and credible macroeconomic policies and promoting financial support from European institutions.

The archipelago’s solid external position also supported its ratings, supported by a favourable public debt structure and the households’ robust financial position.