Moody’s changes outlook of five Pakistani banks to stable

Posted In: News Date:Dec 5th, 2019

Earlier this week, the Moody’s had also changed Pakistan’s outlook to positive from negative in the light of steps taken by the PTI government to uplift the economy.

It had further said the Pakistani economy is improving and the biggest challenge being faced by the Pakistani economy, the current account deficit, is also shrinking.

Earlier, the Moody’s in a report released in September, said, “Over the next 12-18 months, banks in Pakistan would see their credit profiles challenged by their high exposure to the country’s low-rated sovereign debt and a slowing economy.”

The report had said that the banks’ operating conditions would be difficult, as GDP growth slowing to 4.3% in the fiscal year ending June 2019, down from 5.8% in 2018.