S&P maintains Portuguese debt rating and revises outlook upwards

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Bankinter: S&P maintains Portugal’s debt rating and revises the outlook upward. The rating is BBB+ (Positive).

Assessment: After the positive review of the rating in September 2023, the US agency revises upwards the outlook for Portugal’s debt. The report highlights two key factors: (1) Expected growth for the Portuguese economy higher than that of neighbouring countries (+2% average between 2024/2026); and (2) positive impact of budgetary policies on public debt, which is expected to be below GDP already this year (public debt/GDP: 99% in 2023e and 87% in 2026e).

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