S&PGlobal Market Intelligence presents a weekly overview of various ratingsactions on European financial institutions and economies. Ratings actions arelisted by announcement date in reverse chronological order.
*Fitch Ratings assigned NN Group NV a long-term issuer default rating of A andunit Nationale-Nederlanden LevensverzekeringMaatschappij NV an insurer financial strength rating of A+, withstable outlooks.
*Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned, with a stable outlook, a long-term counterpartycredit rating of B-.
*S&P lowered to"trAA-" from "trAA" HSBC Holdings Plc unit ' long-term Turkeynational scale rating, while the outlook on the unit's long-term counterpartycredit rating was revised to negative from developing. The agency also affirmedthe Turkish unit's short-term Turkey national scale rating and counterpartycredit ratings at "trA-1" and BB/B, respectively.
*DBRS confirmedSpain's long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer ratings at A (low), andchanged the trend to stable from positive. Spain's short-term foreign- andlocal-currency issuer ratings were confirmed at R-1 (low), with a stable trend.
*Fitch affirmed various ratings of four Kazakh banks, including their long-termissuer default ratings, which for JSC SB Alfa-Bank was affirmed at B+, for and at B, and forJSC EximbankKazakhstan at B-. The short-term issuer default ratings for alllenders were affirmed at B. Outlooks on AsiaCredit Bank and Eximbank Kazakhstanwere revised to negative from stable, while those of Alfa-Bank and Bank ofAstana were kept at stable.
*Fitch affirmedat AAA Switzerland's long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer defaultratings, with stable outlooks. The country's short-term foreign-currency issuerdefault rating of F1+ and country ceiling of AAA were also affirmed.
*Moody's affirmed at Aaa Sweden's long-term issuer and senior unsecured debtratings, with an outlook that remained stable.
*S&P affirmed Otkritie HoldingJSC units OtkritieFinancial Corp. Bank's and PJSC Khanty-Mansiysk bank Otkritie's long- andshort-term counterparty credit ratings at BB-/B and B+/B, respectively, with anegative outlook. The units' Russia national scale ratings were affirmed atruAA- and ruA, respectively.
*S&P affirmed Belarus' long- and short-term foreign- and local-currencysovereign credit ratings at B-/B, with a stable outlook.
*S&P affirmed at BBB-/A-3 Romania's long- and short-term foreign- andlocal-currency sovereign credit ratings, with a stable outlook.
*A.M. Best affirmed and withdrew Lloyd's Syndicate - 1183 (Talbot Underwriting Ltd)'sfinancial strength rating of A(Excellent) and issuer credit rating of"a+," with a positive outlook on each rating. The syndicate is managedby Talbot UnderwritingLtd.
*Moody's withdrewSID - Slovenska izvozna inrazvojna banka d.d.'s local-currency issuer rating of Baa3, with astable outlook, and its baseline credit assessment of "b3."
*S&P changed topositive from stable BankinterSA's outlook as it affirmed the bank's long- and short-termcounterparty credit ratings at BBB-/A-3.
*S&P affirmed at A Versicherungskammer Bayern Versicherungsanstalt des offentlichenRechts' and its core operating entities' long-term counterpartycredit and insurer financial strength rating, with a stable outlook on all ratings.
*S&P affirmed at BB/B the long- and short-term counterparty credit ratingson Spain-based Ibercaja BancoSA, with an outlook that remained positive.
*S&P raisedBankia SA's long-termcounterparty credit rating to BB+ from BB and its stand-alone credit profile to"bb+" from "bb." Parent BFA Sociedad Tenedora de Acciones SAU's long-term counterpartycredit rating was upgraded to BB- from B+. The outlook remained positive andshort-term ratings of both entities were affirmed at B.
*Moody's affirmed at Aa3 the long-term issuer rating of .
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