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EMEA ratings roundup, Oct. 11

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily summary of ratings actions on European, Middle Eastern and African financial institutions and economies.

EUROPE

* Fitch Ratings upgraded the long- and short-term issuer default ratings of Portugal-based Banco BPI SA and unit Banco Português de Investimento SA to BBB/F2 from BBB-/F3, with a stable outlook on the long-term ratings. The agency also upgraded Banco BPI's long- and short-term senior unsecured debt to BBB/F2 from BBB-/F3 and affirmed the bank's support rating at 2, while Banco Português de Investimento's support rating was affirmed at 2.

* Moody's assigned Estonia-based Luminor Bank AS a Baa2 local- currency long-term senior unsecured debt rating, with a stable outlook.

* S&P Global Ratings assigned Kazakhstan-based BTA Bank JSC B/B long- and short-term foreign- and local-currency issuer credit ratings, with a stable outlook. The agency also assigned the lender a Kazakhstan national scale rating of "kzBB."

* Moody's placed TP Icap PLC's Ba1 corporate family rating on review for downgrade.

* S&P assigned A/A-1 long- and short-term issuer credit ratings to Spain-based nonbanking investment firm Credit Suisse Securities Sociedad De Valores SA, with a positive outlook. The agency also assigned the company A+/A-1 long- and short-term resolution counterparty ratings.

AFRICA

* Fitch downgraded Zambia's long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings to B- from B, with a negative outlook, following the substantial rise in the government's budget deficit targets. At the same time, the agency affirmed Zambia's short-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings at B.

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