March 23, 2018 / 9:43 PM / a month ago

BRIEF-S&P Says Norway 'AAA/A-1+' Ratings Affirmed

March 23 (Reuters) - S&P:

* S&P SAYS NORWAY ‘AAA/A-1+’ RATINGS AFFIRMED; OUTLOOK REMAINS STABLE

* S&P SAYS EXPECT NORWAY’S ECONOMIC GROWTH TO ACCELERATE IN 2018 SUPPORTED BY MAINLAND EXPORTS, DOMESTIC DEMAND, REBOUND OF PETROLEUM SECTOR INVESTMENTS

* S&P SAYS IN 2020-2021, SEE INCREASE IN PETROLEUM PRODUCTION AS KEY OFFSHORE PLATFORMS COME ON STREAM, ADDING TO PETROLEUM-RELATED EXPORTS IN NORWAY

* S&P SAYS EVEN IF POLITICAL TENSIONS RESURFACED IN NORWAY, BELIEVE THERE WOULD BE BROAD CROSS-PARTY CONSENSUS ON KEY MACROECONOMIC ISSUES Source text: (bit.ly/2FYXLea)

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