SINGAPORE, June 21 Ratings agency Fitch said on
Tuesday it would place the U.S. credit rating on watch negative
if its debt ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2, when the U.S.
Treasury has warned that it may not be able to borrow more.
"If we reach the second of August without a lifting of the
debt ceiling, Fitch would assign a rating watch negative to the
U.S. sovereign ratings," Andrew Colquhoun, head of Asia-Pacific
sovereign ratings with Fitch, said at a conference.
(Reporting by Masayuki Kitano; Editing by Kim Coghill)