Saudi banking system outlook revised to negative from stable - Moody's

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    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    Moody's rating agency has revised Saudi banking system outlook to negative from stable, reflecting expectation of persistently low oil prices, with government spending declines to weigh on sector.

    Headlines - Reuters

    We expect the operating environment for saudi banks to weaken over the next 12-18 months"

    With prospect of lower oil prices for longer and 14% reduction in public spending in 2016, believes credit risks across system are rising

    Banks will also continue to remain exposed to event risks stemming from persistently high single-party exposures

    Tightening liquidity to likely expose banks to greater funding volatility in line with regional pressures
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