S&P says Uganda local bond liability management is not a distressed exchange
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Uganda asking holders of a local bond maturing in April to swap it for longer-tenured instruments is not a distressed exchange event, but "suggests heightened medium-term fiscal and monetary risks associated with rising debt servicing costs," the rating agency S&P Global said on Thursday.
"Our view is that the government of Uganda continues to be solvent, but fiscal flexibility is deteriorating," S&P Global added in the statement, without changing the country's rating.
S&P rates Uganda's sovereign debt 'B' and revised the outlook to negative in December 2022. (Reporting by Rachel Savage, Editing by Jorgelina do Rosario)