Monday, 8 August 2016

Fitch Retains Austria’s Rating At ‘AA+’

In World Economy News 08/08/2016

Fitch Ratings affirmed sovereign ratings of Austria at ‘AA+’ with stable outlooks late Friday.
The rating agency said the economic growth is expected to remain on a steady upward trend and average 1.6 percent in 2016-17 after four years of sluggish activity.
The underlying growth is forecast to pick up in 2017 as investment continues its steady recovery and net exports make a positive contribution to growth.
The fiscal deficit was better than expected in 2015 at 1.1 percent of GDP compared with a 1.9 percent target, Fitch said.
Further, the agency estimates Austria’s fiscal policy to remain prudent, producing small primary general government surpluses during 2016-2018.

Source: RTT