Moody’s changed the Outlook on the ratings of 18 Russian companies to “stable”

Moody’s changed the Outlook on the ratings of 18 Russian companies to “stable”


LONDON, 4 December. International rating Agency Moody’s on Friday changed the Outlook on the Issuer default ratings of 18 Russian companies to “stable” from “negative”. As they say in the Agency message, the rating Outlook was upgraded in connection with the change of the Outlook on government bonds of the Russian Federation to stable.

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Among the companies whose forecast has been revised – “Bashneft”, “Helicopters of Russia”, “Gazprom”, “Gazprom Neft”, “MMC “Norilsk Nickel” Corporation “Irkut”, LUKOIL, MegaFon, MTS, NLMK, NOVATEK, Russian Railways, Rosneft, Rosneft International Holdings Ltd, Severstal, SIBUR, PhosAgro and FPC.

At the same time the Agency affirmed the ratings of these companies.

As previously reported, Moody’s on Thursday changed the Outlook government bonds from “negative” to “stable” in connection with the stabilization of external Finance. In addition, the change in Outlook was influenced by such factors as the decreased likelihood of intense “shock”, for example, from additional international sanctions that can be faced in Economics and Finance in the next 12-18 months.