BRIEF-S&P Says Bahrain Outlook Revised To Positive From Stable On Improving Fiscal Trajectory 'B+/B' Ratings Affirmed

BY Reuters | CORPORATE | 11/25/22 04:17 PM EST

Nov 25 (Reuters) - S&P GLOBAL:

* S&P SAYS BAHRAIN OUTLOOK REVISED TO POSITIVE FROM STABLE ON IMPROVING FISCAL TRAJECTORY; 'B+/B' RATINGS AFFIRMED

* S&P ON BAHRAIN SAYS POSITIVE OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT IT EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE IMPLEMENTING FISCAL REFORMS TO REDUCE THE BUDGET DEFICIT

* S&P ON BAHRAIN SAYS BEYOND 2023, EXPECT FISCAL TRAJECTORY TO REMAIN CONTINGENT ON OIL PRICES & GOVERNMENT'S APPETITE FOR CONTINUED BUDGET CONSOLIDATION

* S&P ON BAHRAIN SAYS EXPECT THE LIKELIHOOD OF FURTHER GCC SUPPORT WILL HELP MAINTAIN CONFIDENCE IN THE BAHRAINI DINAR'S PEG TO THE U.S. DOLLAR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: [ ]

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