S&P's UK rating

PARIS: Britain kept its coveted top-grade triple-A credit rating from Standard and Poor's on Friday, with the agency saying it expected the country to ultimately vote to remain in the European Union. Standard and Poor's said ‘our affirmation of the rating reflects our assumption that, by a small majority, the referendum will deliver a vote to remain in the EU', citing polls which show a slim majority planning to vote on June 23 to stay in the EU. However, the ratings agency kept the top-grade rating, which generally allows a nation to borrow at lower rates, on negative outlook over the possibility voters would choose to leave the bloc, or 'Brexit'.