S&P Global Ratings on March 28 upgraded Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak's long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer credit ratings to BB+ from BB and revised the outlook on the bank to stable from positive.
S&P also affirmed the Croatian development bank's B short-term foreign- and local-currency issuer credit ratings.
The upgrade reflects a similar action taken by the agency on Croatia. S&P has equalized the bank's ratings with the sovereign's as it believes that the country will provide timely and sufficient support to Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak in the event of financial distress.
The stable outlook reflects that on Croatia, with future ratings actions on the country to result in similar actions on the bank.
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