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BRIEF-Moody's affirms Standard Bank plc's ratings following downgrade of Standard Bank of South Africa

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service has affirmed theratings of Standard Bank plc (SBP) (Baa2, D/ba2 negative)following the recent rating action on the local and foreigncurrency deposit ratings of Standard Bank of South Africa(SBSA), the largest operating entity of the Standard Bank GroupLimited (SBGL), which is also the ultimate parent of SBP.

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