Fitch Ratings said Tuesday that the ratings of the two largest banks in Cyprus continue to have a positive outlook, despite the increased risk to the global economy from the war in Ukraine.
“We still expect the Hellenic Bank (HB, B / Positive) and the Bank of Cyprus (BoC, B- / Positive) to proceed with the planned disposal and securitization of the impaired loan. Is an expectation that supports a positive outlook, “said the rating agency. In the statement.
Fitch recently lowered its Cyprus gross domestic product growth forecast this year from 3.7% to 3.1%.
“Uncertainty about slowing growth and the path of inflation should not significantly disrupt a bank’s positive credit trajectory as transactions involving asset disposal are underway. The two banks have already been in the pipeline this year. We look forward to completing the disposal of a large impairment loan, “Fitch claimed.
He added that Cyprus bank deposits from Russian clients are not large enough to represent liquidity risk.
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