Economy

No serious threat of rating downgrade: Chidambaram

PTI Tokyo | Updated on November 17, 2017

A file photo of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

Promising more reforms initiatives in the next two years, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today said that there was no serious threat of downgrade of the country’s credit rating by Standard and Poor’s.

“I don’t think there is a serious threat of downgrade,” he said when asked about his reaction to the recent threat of downgrade of India’s credit rating to junk grade in 24 months by global agency S&P if more reforms measures were not implemented.

The Minister, who was addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings, said that there would be lot of action on the reforms front in the next 24 months, the timeline provided by S&P.

The rating agency had in its report yesterday said that there was one-in-three likelihood of rating downgrade for India if “the country’s economic growth prospects dim, its external position deteriorates, its potential climate worsens, or fiscal reforms slow’’.

The Minister said, “(we will) convince them that India does not deserve a downgrade and in terms of growth and growth potential...India is way above most countries of the world’’.

Published on October 11, 2012

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