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All eyes on Malaysia's debt rating review

If Fitch Ratings downgrades the country's debt, the impact could cut deep

If the rating slips by one notch to BBB+, Malaysia's ringgit and bond and equity markets could suffer a further hit.


AS the rout in the Malaysian ringgit unfolds, triggered by a blend of external and internal factors, there is one swiftly approaching timeline that is keeping the market on tenterhooks.

Before the end of this month, Fitch Ratings, one of the big three rating agencies,