Fitch Downgrades United Kingdom to ‘AA+’; Outlook Stable
Credit: Nino Munoz/The CW 2013 The CW Network Fans of The Vampire Diaries in the United Kingdom can breathe a sigh of relief because we know know when they can expect Season 5 to hit their TV screens and take them on an epic ride. Not only are they getting the newest season of TVD, but they can also expect a double dose of vampiric drama since the Syfy network recently acquired The Originals . So when might UK fans expect new episodes? Tuesday, October 22, will be the premiere date for The Originals while The Vampire Diaries will premiere a week later on Tuesday, October 29, at 9 p.m. While thats just 2 weeks away, for a die-hard international fans, that can seem like forever. As we already know, Season 5 is going to be a big change for the series, as Elena ( Nina Dobrev ) and Caroline ( Candice Accola ) head to Whitmore College. Elena has finally chosen Damon ( Ian Somerhalder ) as the Salvatore brother she loves the most and Bonnie ( Kat Graham ) is dead and can only talk to Jeremy ( Steven R. McQueen ). And dont forget that Stefan ( Paul Wesley ) is trapped in an underwater prison while his evil doppelganger, Silas , is wreaking havoc around Mystic Falls. Season 5 is only heading into its third episode here in the U.S., but we already know this is going to be one amazing season. Get ready for some serious drama, UK fans! Are you excited that The Vampire Diaries finally has a UK premiere date?
CUI Global Announces Retail Sale of its GasPTi Devices to National Grid in the United Kingdom for Use as Turbine Compressor Engine Controls
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– Fitch now forecasts that general government gross debt (GGGD) will peak at 101% of GDP in 2015-16 (equivalent to 86% of GDP for public sector net debt, PSND) and will only gradually decline from 2017-18. This compares with Fitch’s previous projection for GGGD peaking at 97% and declining from 2016-17 and the ‘AAA’ median of around 50%. – Fitch previously commented that failure to stabilise debt below 100% of GDP and place it on a firm downward path towards 90% of GDP over the medium term would likely trigger a rating downgrade. Despite the UK’s strong fiscal financing flexibility underpinned by its own currency with reserve currency status and the long average maturity of public debt, the fiscal space to absorb further adverse economic and financial shocks is no longer consistent with a ‘AAA’ rating. – Higher than previously projected budget deficits and debt primarily reflects the weak growth performance of the UK economy in recent years, partly due to headwinds of private and public sector deleveraging and the eurozone crisis. Fitch has revised down its forecast economic growth in 2013 and 2014 to 0.8% and 1.8%, respectively, from 1.5% and 2.0% at the time of the last review of the UK’s sovereign ratings in September 2012. The UK economy is not expected to reach its 2007 level of real GDP until 2014, underscoring the weakness of the economic recovery. – Despite significant progress in reducing public sector net borrowing (PSNB from a peak of 11.2% of GDP (GBP159bn) in 2009-10, the budget deficit remains 7.4% of GDP (excluding the effect of the transfer of Royal Mail pensions) and is not expected to fall below 6% of GDP and GBP100bn until the end of the current parliament term. The slower pace of deficit reduction means that the next government will be required to implement substantial spending reductions (and/or tax increases) if public debt is to be stabilised and reduced over the medium term. The Stable Outlook on the UK’s sovereign ratings reflects the following factors. – Under Fitch’s baseline economic and fiscal scenario, which assumes a continued policy commitment to reducing the underlying budget deficit and medium-term annual growth potential of 2%-2.25%, government debt gradually falls as a share of national income in the latter half of the decade. – The long average maturity of public debt (15 years) – the longest of any high-grade sovereign -exclusively denominated in local currency and low interest service burden implies a higher level of debt tolerance than many high-grade peers. – The international reserve currency status of sterling and the ability and willingness of the Bank of England to intervene in the UK government debt market largely eliminates the risk of a self-fulfilling fiscal financing crisis. – The gradual improvement in the UK banking sector’s capital and liquidity position has further reduced contingent liabilities arising from this sector.