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Sovereign Ratings And Country T&C Assessments Jun 11

  • ID: 1826643
  • June 2011
  • Standard & Poors
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services currently rates 126 sovereign governments and has established transfer and convertibility (T&C) assessments for each country with a rated sovereign, as shown in the table below. A T&C assessment is the rating associated with the likelihood of the sovereign restricting nonsovereign access to foreign exchange needed for debt service. For most countries, Standard & Poor's analysis concludes that this risk is less than the risk of sovereign default on foreign-currency obligations; thus, most T&C assessments exceed the sovereign foreign currency rating. A nonsovereign entity can be rated as high as the T&C assessment if its stress-tested operating and financial characteristics support the higher rating. For more information, please see "Corporate And Government Ratings That Exceed...

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Research Type: Commentary
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Georgia,Norway,Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Austria (Republic of),Canada,Denmark (Kingdom of),Finland (Republic of),New Zealand,Sweden (Kingdom of),Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of),France (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Japan (Unsolicited Ratings),United Kingdom (Unsolicited Ratings),Spain (Kingdom of),Germany (Federal Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Belgium (Kingdom of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Italy (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region),Swiss Confederation (Unsolicited Ratings),Ireland (Republic of),Malaysia,Thailand (Kingdom of),Korea (Republic of),Singapore (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings),United States of America (Unsolicited Ratings),Iceland (Republic of),Netherlands (State of The) (Unsolicited Ratings),Portugal (Republic of),Brazil (Federative Republic of),Hellenic Republic,Israel (State of),Taiwan (Unsolicited Ratings),India (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings),China (People's Republic of),Tunisia (Republic of),Turkey (Republic of),Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of),Cyprus (Republic of),El Salvador (Republic of),United Mexican States,Hungary (Republic of),Indonesia (Republic of),Chile (Republic of),Oman (Sultanate of),Colombia (Republic of),Philippines (Republic of),Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Czech Republic,Uruguay (Oriental Republic of),Slovak Republic,Malta (Republic of),Pakistan (Islamic Republic of),South Africa (Republic of),Poland (Republic of),Bermuda,Paraguay (Republic of),Qatar (State of),Romania,Trinidad and Tobago (Republic of),Slovenia (Republic of),Russian Federation,Kazakhstan (Republic of),Liechtenstein (Principality of),Egypt (Arab Republic of),Latvia (Republic of),Croatia (Republic of),Panama (Republic of),Dominican Republic,Lebanon (Republic of),Costa Rica (Republic of),Lithuania (Republic of),Kuwait (State of),Morocco (Kingdom of),Estonia (Republic of),Cook Islands,Ukraine,Bulgaria (Republic of),Bolivia (Plurinational State of),Papua New Guinea (Independent State of),Jamaica,Suriname (The Republic of),Barbados,Mongolia,Isle of Man,Ecuador (Republic of),Belize,Senegal (Republic of),Botswana (Republic of),Seychelles (Republic of),Guatemala (Republic of),Grenada,Vietnam (Socialist Republic of),Bahrain (Kingdom of),Andorra (Principality of),Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of),Ghana (Republic of),Cameroon (Republic of),Bahamas (The Commonwealth of The),Benin (Republic of),Sri Lanka (Democratic Socialist Republic of),Burkina Faso,Mali (Republic of),Madagascar (Republic of),Mozambique (Republic of),Montserrat,Serbia (Republic of),Montenegro (Republic of),Georgia (Government of),Nigeria (Federal Republic of),Bangladesh (People's Republic of),Fiji Islands (Republic of),Kenya (Republic of),Abu Dhabi (Emirate of),Cambodia (Kingdom of) (Unsolicited Ratings),Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah,Aruba,Cape Verde (Republic of),Honduras (Republic of),Azerbaijan (Republic of),Uganda (Republic of),Guernsey,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Republic of Angola,Republic of Albania,Republic of Zambia

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