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Posted by portugalpress on June 19, 2017

The ratings game that has kept Portugal in the doldrums for so many years appears finally to be turning a corner. Fitch - one of the ‘big four’ - has kept the country’s status at “junk level” but upped the perspective çast Friday from “stable” to “positive”. Finance minister Mário Centeno concedes ratings agencies are “slow” with re-evaluation processes, but Portugal is hoping for an upgrade “within the next few months”.