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S&P assigns ratings to Shinhan Bank Vietnam

S&P Global Ratings assigned Shinhan Bank Vietnam Ltd. BB long-term and B short-term issuer credit ratings, with a stable outlook.

The rating agency said the ratings reflect its view that the bank will remain fundamental to the overseas business expansion plan of its parent, South Korea-based Shinhan Financial Group Co. Ltd.

Ratings views Shinhan Bank Vietnam as a highly strategic unit of the parent, adding that Shinhan Financial will remain supportive of the subsidiary's capitalization.

The ratings are also constrained by the sovereign credit ratings on Vietnam, the rating agency notes.

Meanwhile, the stable outlook reflects the outlook on Vietnam, as well as the view that the lender will maintain its highly strategic importance to the parent over the next 18 to 24 months.

This S&P Global Market Intelligence news article may contain information about credit ratings issued by S&P Global. Descriptions in this news article were not prepared by S&P Global Ratings.The original S&P Global Ratings document referred to in this news brief can be found here.