The government will continue supporting economic activity in a responsible manner, in view of the challenges it has to address both in terms of growth and employment as well as public finances,  Minister of Finance Makis Keravnos said in a written statement, in view of the decision published on Friday, June 14, by the rating agency Standard & Poor's which raised the credit rating of the Republic of Cyprus to "BBB+" from "BBB" while maintaining its outlook as positive.