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UK loses AAA rating (sovereign debt ratings)

24 February 2013 Leave a comment

The decision of the credit rating agency Moody’s to downgrade the United Kingdom from AAA to Aa1 has been widely reported in the news recently.

Bankscope gives access to the current sovereign debt ratings from Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and  Fitch.

At the Bankscope home page, select Help and Country ratings list:

Bankscope country ratings (sovereign debt ratings) - (click to expand)

Bankscope country ratings (sovereign debt ratings) – (click to expand)

 Bloomberg Professional also has sovereign debt ratings – use function CSDR (Sovereign Ratings)Bloomberg

Selecting a country will launch CRPR (Credit Rating Profile) for more detail.
Selecting a rating will give the historical changes in a pop-up window.

Global Insight (from IHS) provides its own Sovereign Risk Ratings and how these compare with Fitch, S&P, and Moody’s.

For example on 27 Feb 2013:

  • France is among the top rating “0 AAA Highest Quality” but given a “Higher Risk” by Fitch, S&P and Moody’s.
  • Australia is among the rating “5 AA Very High Quality” but given a “Lower Risk” by Fitch, S&P and Moody’s.

IHS Global Insight covers 204 countries including many that are not covered by Fitch, S&P and Moody’s. For example, Zimbabwe “85 C Poorest Quality” and Somalia “95 D Poorest Quality“.


Bankscope – worldwide banking data

23 March 2010 2 comments

Now that we have access to Bankscope from Bureau van Dijk, we have added a question and answer for this.

How do I find information on banks and banking?

Bankscope provides detailed financial, descriptive, ownership and rating information on over 29,000 public and private banks worldwide. It also provides country ratings from Fitch, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s.

Bankscope – how banks are listed is a very useful post from the Aberconway library blog (Cardiff business school).

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