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Despite Covid-19, ratio of rating upgrades to downgrades improves

According to SBI EcoWatch, only 15-20 per cent of firms may request for a debt rejig

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And by most pessimistic estimates could top Rs 1 trillion

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The ratio of rating upgrades to downgrades (U/D ratio) has improved since June.
 
The ratio stood at 0.15 during the July-October period, against 0.06 during April-June. The numbers of upgrades for these timeframes were 736 and 227, while downgrades were at 4,769 and 3,755, respectively. The sectors that have opted for a moratorium and appear to be in Covid stress reported improvement in ratios.
 
According to SBI EcoWatch, only 15-20 per cent of firms may request for a debt rejig; and by most pessimistic estimates could top Rs 1 trillion. Those which are able to pay the scheduled oblig ations

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First Published: Nov 23 2020 | 6:06 AM IST

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