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Looking Back, Looking Forward: A January View of Sovereign Credit Trends Dec 02 Product Image

Looking Back, Looking Forward: A January View of Sovereign Credit Trends Dec 02

  • ID: 1834574
  • December 2002
  • Standard & Poors

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  • Bahrain (Kingdom of)
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  • Estonia (Republic of)
  • Jamaica
  • Malaysia
  • Poland (Republic of)
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Abstract
Looking back, the number of sovereign upgrades and downgrades were balanced in 2002. Egypt and Uruguay lost their investment-grade ratings, while Mexico gained its 'BBB-'. (All ratings and outlooks cited in this article refer to long-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings, unless specified otherwise. Rating changes during 2002 refer to changes made from Jan. 1 to Dec.19.) Indonesia exited from Selective Default for the third time. Argentina remained in default to its commercial creditors for the entire year. The ratings of Finland and Canada were raised to 'AAA'. Russia's rating moved up two notches, to 'BB'. Standard & Poor's assigned initial sovereign ratings to Grenada ('BB-'/outlook Stable), Vietnam ('BB-'/Stable), and Bahrain ('A-'/Stable). These are the main sovereign rating stories for...

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- Canada
- Finland (Republic of)
- Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- France (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Japan (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Germany (Federal Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)
- Malaysia
- Thailand (Kingdom of)
- Korea (Republic of)
- Singapore (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- United States of America (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Portugal (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Brazil (Federative Republic of)
- Israel (State of)
- Taiwan (Republic of China) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- India (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- China (People's Republic of )
- Tunisia (Republic of)
- Turkey (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Cyprus (Republic of)
- El Salvador (Republic of)
- Mexico
- Hungary
- Indonesia (Republic of)
- Chile (Republic of)
- Colombia (Republic of)
- Philippines (Republic of the)
- Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Czech Republic
- Uruguay (Oriental Republic of)
- Slovak Republic
- Malta (Republic of)
- Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)
- Poland (Republic of)
- Paraguay (Republic of)
- Jordan (Hashemite Kingdom of)
- Qatar (State of)
- Romania
- Trinidad and Tobago (Republic of)
- Slovenia (Republic of)
- Russian Federation
- Kazakhstan (Republic of)
- Egypt (Arab republic of)
- Latvia (Republic of)
- Panama (Republic of)
- 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)
- European Central Bank (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Jamaica
- Suriname (The Republic of)
- Barbados
- Mongolia
- Ecuador (Republic of)
- Belize
- Guatemala (Republic of)
- Grenada
- Vietnam (Socialist Republic of)
- Bahrain (Kingdom of)

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