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Moody’s downgrades SBI

Markets are down 1.5% in a sudden move after Moody’s downgraded SBI, India’s largest bank. The Rating goes to D+ from C-.

"Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the State Bank of India’s (SBI) bank financial strength rating (BFSR), or stand-alone rating, to D+ from C-. The revised rating maps to a baseline credit assessment (BCA) of Baa3. As a result of the lower BCA, the Hybrid debt rating was downgraded to Ba3(hyb) from Ba2(hyb)," a statement from the ratings agency said.

The stock is down 5% on reasonable volumes, at 1765.

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