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Fitch Downgrades Cyprus's LC IDR to 'Restricted Default' from 'CCC'
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Cyprus's Long-term local currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'RD' ('Restricted Default') from 'CCC' following confirmation from the Cypriot government that the exchange of a number of domestic law government bonds has been completed. KEY RATING DRIVERS The downgrade to 'RD' reflects Fitch's opinion that the exchange constitutes a distressed debt exchange (DDE) in line with its criteria and follows the downgrade of Cyprus's LC IDR to 'CCC' from 'B' on 3 June. Fitch has downgraded only the affected domestic bonds to 'D' from 'CCC' and affirmed the rest at 'CCC'. With foreign law bonds ... (full story)