BBB-

BBB-

A credit rating used by the S&P and Fitch credit agencies for long-term bonds and some other investments. It is equivalent to the Baa3 rating used by Moody's. A BBB- rating represents a relatively low-risk bond or investment; banks are allowed to invest in BBB- rated bonds. However, it is the very bottom of investment-grade bond ratings, and is only one grade above a junk bond rating. Risk-averse investors must therefore exercise caution on BBB- investments, especially if the rating was recently downgraded.
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--USD500 million 4.45% subordinated notes due 2025 to 'BBB' from 'BBB-';
Fitch Ratings affirmed Morocco's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB-' and 'BBB' respectively with stable outlooks.
L'agence de notation Fitch a releve la note nationale a long terme de Wifack Banque internationale (WIB) de 'BBB- (tun)' a 'AA + (tun)'.
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Fitch Ratings on July 23 said it has downgraded Aruba's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to 'BBB-' from 'BBB'.
Fitch Ratings yesterday affirmed the Philippines' Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings at 'BBB-' and 'BBB' respectively.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Tunisiana SA's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB-' and its National Long-term rating at '(tun)'/Stable.
Fitch Ratings has assigned Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi T.A.O.'s (Vakifbank: BBB-/Stable) USD3bn global medium term note (GMTN) programme a senior unsecured rating of 'BBB-'.
Fitch ratings has upgraded SinoPac Financial Holdings (TPE: 2890) long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) from 'BBB-' to 'BBB'.
Senior unsecured debt is downgraded to 'BBB' from 'BBB+' and subordinated debt to 'BBB-' from 'BBB'.