Rating agency S&P has changed Spain’s rating outlook to “negative” due to the pandemic. While maintaining the country rating at “A,” the agency warns of the coronavirus’ strong impact on Spain’s economy. For this reason it has worsened its perspectives from “stable” to “negative.” S&P also justifies its decision on the possibility that an agreement will not be reached over next year’s budget.
Bankinter | The rating agency justifies its decision on financial and external resilience, strong GDP growth in recent years and structural reforms. It also considers that the recent deficit reduction gives some confidence that, once the COVID-19 crisis is overcome, public debt will maintain a downward trend. It estimates GDP will see a decline of 9.6% this year and will grow 4.4% in 2021.
BARCLAYS | Spain has undergone considerable structural changes over the past four years. Stronger banks, more competitive firms and a labour market in recovery mode all support a brighter outlook.Ahead of the 20 December general election, we review the near- and medium-term growth and evaluate progress in the labour market, the private- and public-sector deleveraging process and the country’s international competitiveness.