Lagos, Nigeria, 30 September 2021 – GCR Ratings (“GCR”) has suspended the national scale long-term and short-term issuer ratings of BB+(NG) and A3(NG) respectively, assigned to Aarti Steel Nigeria Limited without review. No information has been received and therefore a review of the ratings cannot be finalised as a result of GCR’s information sufficiency standard...
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