On Jan 27, Fitch Ratings had a sombre message for investors of banks. Its newly-updated interactive country-by-country map of bank rating trends shows that nearly 60% of bank ratings were still on Negative Outlook at end-2020, with just a marginal decrease from end-1H2020. “There were virtually no ratings on Positive Outlook or Rating Watch Positive,” the ratings agency says.

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