February 6, 2018 / 12:37 PM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka At 'B+'; Outlook Stable

Feb 6 (Reuters) -

* FITCH AFFIRMS SRI LANKA AT ‘B+’; OUTLOOK STABLE

* FITCH SAYS SRI LANKA’S FISCAL PERFORMANCE HAS IMPROVED FOLLOWING APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TAX REFORMS

* FITCH SAYS SRI LANKA’S EXTERNAL DEBT SERVICE OUTLOOK REMAINS CHALLENGING OVER 2019-2022

* FITCH SAYS OUTLOOK FOR SRI LANKA’S BANKING SECTOR IS NEGATIVE, BASED ON ASSESSMENT OF A DIFFICULT OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Source text for Eikon:

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