Fitch Raises Italy Insurance Market Outlook as 1st Half Betters Expectations

By Mark Bentley | August 12, 2014

Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook to stable from negative, reflecting expectations that insurers’ profit and capital adequacy will be resilient amid the Italian recession.

The outlook also reflects reduced credit risk on certain Italian insurers’ balance sheets, following the revision of the outlook for Italy in April to stable from negative, Fitch said in a statement.

The revised outlook underlines the rating agency’s view over the next 12-18 months of the entire Italian insurance market rather than just companies within the sector that are rated by Fitch.

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