Sunday 17, February 2013 by Robin Amlôt

Standard & Poor's rates Emirate of Abu Dhabi AA/Stable/A-1+

The ratings on Abu Dhabi are anchored by its strong fiscal and external positions, which give it fiscal policy flexibility. Standard & Poor’s said the exceptional strength of the government's net asset position also provides a buffer to counter the negative impact of oil price volatility on economic growth and government revenues, as well as on the external account.

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