July 6 (Bloomberg) — Brazil’s credit ratings were put on review for an increase to investment grade by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited the country’s “demonstrated resilience to shocks” in the global economy. Bonds gained and stocks and the currency pared losses.
Moody’s placed both the country’s foreign and local ratings of Ba1, or one level below investment grade, on review for upgrade. Moody’s is the only one of the three major rating companies that has Brazil below investment grade. Both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings raised Brazil to BBB-, the lowest investment grade rating, last year. [...more]