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Moody’s affirms Sharjah’s A3 credt rating

Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the long-term issuer rating for the Government of Sharjah at A3 and maintained the outlook at stable. Moody’s has affirmed the same high rating with a stable outlook for the emirate since its first rating report in 2014. Moody’s also affirmed its A3 ratings on Sharjah’s two senior unsecured sovereign Islamic ...

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Sharjah’s strong fiscal policy eases economic pressures

The latest annual credit analysis from Moody’s Investors Service, which rates Sharjah’s government at an A3 long-term credit rating with a stable outlook, reports that the emirate’s debt burden and debt affordability remain low and compare well with its peers, despite the economic pressures on fiscal metrics. Moody’s also expects the emirate’s nominal GDP growth to remain firmly in positive ...

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Sharjah industry diversification ensures growth

Sharjah’s higher degree of economic diversification compared to other Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) members diminishes the impact of the recent oil price drop on the emirate’s economy, according to Moody’s Investors Service annual Sharjah Credit Analysis, published this week. Moody’s expects Sharjah’s economic growth to remain solid with a low government debt burden, although the report noted that debt levels are ...

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Moody’s reaffirms Sharjah’s A3 rating

Moody’s Investors Services, has reconfirmed the Emirate of Sharjah’s strong “A3” long-term credit rating with a stable outlook. The international credit rating agency issued its first credit report on Sharjah in January 2014 an awarded an A3 stable rating reflecting the emirate’s credit strength, supported by its strong fiscal policy and low government debt position. Moody’s published a separate report ...

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Moody’s assigns (P)A3 to Sharjah sukuk

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a provisional rating of (P)A3 to the US dollar sovereign Islamic bond issue proposed by the Government of Sharjah. Plans for a sovereign sukuk first came to light in June and it has since been revealed that the government has mandated HSBC, Kuwait Finance House, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Standard ...

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