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February 21, 2018

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The warning from Fitch joins that launched last week Moody s. Fitch warned that it could lower the debt rating restricted suspension of payments if the Government in Washington does not pay bonuses. The Fitch credit rating agency threatened Wednesday to revise downwards the rating granted to the sovereign debt of the United States if Congress does not reach an agreement on the maximum number of public borrowing. The warning from Fitch joins that launched last week Moody s, which said if there is no agreement in the Capitol can put on review its rating of U.S. debt for a possible downgrade from stable to negative. If not climbs the roof on the date set by the Treasury and guarantee payment of all obligations on time, the rating of U.S. sovereign debt is placed under watch negative (RWN), Fitch warned today in a report.

The U.S. Government has asked Congress to approve a rise in the debt ceiling allowed to prevent the country falling in arrears, which, according to analysts, could generate a new international financial crisis. Like Moody s last week, Fitch expressed the view that in the end will congressmen eventually reached an agreement before August 2 – date fixed by the Treasury to raise the debt ceiling – that will allow United States not incur in a default. However, Fitch warned that could lower the rating of the current AAA (maximum credit quality) U.S. debt restricted suspension of payments if the Government in Washington does not pay the Treasury bonds before August 15. The Agency added that in the end unlikely that the U.S. Government incurred in payment of Treasury bonds will be a reduction from its current AAA to B + rating. Source of the news: Fitch threatens to review the qualification of EE UU if there is no agreement on debt