The share of Russian companies with adequate liquidity in the agency’s ratings is still above 80%, the agency said.
Russian companies have learned from the 2008 crisis, when the liquidity crunch on the market caused many defaults. In the past several years companies increased the length of their debt to become less vulnerable to refinancing risks as the volume of liabilities to be redeemed decreases every year.
The Western sanctions had no impact on operational figures of Russian companies. A direct short-term effect from the sanctions is limited even in the oil sector, where a technology supply ban was imposed. The country’s retail chain operators are also very likely to cope with the sanctions’ consequences, the agency said.