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Sovereign Upgrades to Exceed Downgrades in 2004 Jan 04
Standard & Poors, January 2004
In 2004, Standard & Poor's expects that: Upgrades of sovereign credit ratings will exceed downgrades; Upgrades likely will be concentrated in EU and EU-accession countries; Downgrades likely will be concentrated in Latin America; The ratio of sovereign downgrades to upgrades will rise; Changes in sovereign ratings, except at the bottom of the scale, will be mostly by a single notch; Defaults rates will remain steady among speculative grade sovereign credits. These predictions are based upon the distribution of sovereign ratings with positive, stable, or negative outlooks; current rating criteria; and past patterns of rating changes. This commentary on sovereign rating prospects for 2004 is a companion article to "2003 Transition Data Update for Rated Sovereigns," and "Outlooks: The Sovereign Credit...
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