Wednesday, December 8

Why Moody’s downgraded Peru’s credit rating and what are the consequences for the country


  • Cecilia Barría
  • BBC News World

Person with a Peruvian coin in hand

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For the first time in 20 years, Peru’s credit rating was downgraded.

Even in the worst moments of political instability, such as when the country had three presidents in a week, the international rating agencies did not punish the country with a less favorable evaluation.

This week, however, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the country from A3 to Baa1, sending a warning signal to investors about the situation in the country governed by President Pedro Castillo.

“In a continually polarized and fractured political environment, political risk has increased and policymaking capacity has been significantly weakened,” argued Moody’s.


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