3.4.1. Credit, Corporate & Country Rating

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Scope Ratings.

Corporate credit

Fact of the week: Norway is the safest place on Earth. Standard and Poor’s published its Global Sovereign Debt report for the second quarter of 2014 recently .

Fact of the week: Norway is the safest place on Earth

The report ranks countries according to the riskiness of their debt, depicting a North-South divide in creditworthiness, with Norway being the least and Argentina being the most risky. Standard and Poor’s Global Sovereign Debt report for the second quarter of 2014 rates Norway as the least risky sovereign and Argentina as the most risky one. Norway is followed by Sweden and the US, whereas the UK climbs up to to fourth place, which used to belong to Germany. The four “eurozone core”’s members (Germany, Austria, Finland and the Netherlands) make up almost half of the top ten, whereas only two “eurozone periphery”’s countries are still among the worst ten. Greece and Cyprus are classified as the 5th and 6th most risky sovereigns, down 2 places and up 1 place respectively. Les agences de notation : plus de cent cinquante ans de polémiques. France - Baromètres économiques régionaux 2013.

Spread Research. Preface (online) ARC Ratings. Riskergy. List of registered and certified CRA's. The credit rating agencies listed below have been registered or certified in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on credit rating agencies (the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation).

List of registered and certified CRA's

The list is published by ESMA in accordance with Article 18(3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation and is updated within five working days of adoption of a registration or certification decision. The European Commission republishes the list in the Official Journal of the European Union within 30 days of any update. There may therefore be differences between the list published by ESMA and the list available in the Official Journal during that period. Esma. ESMA is exclusively responsible for the registration and supervision of Credit Rating Agencies (CRA) in the European Union.

Esma

A full list of all CRAs currently registered in the EU, can be found via the menu. In addition, ESMA also carries out policy work to prepare future legislation, such as regulatory technical standards, and guidelines. This work is undertaken through the CRA technical committee, which has representatives from all the national competent authorities. DBRS. Cofacerating. Carte des notations pays par Coface. Egan-Jones. Fitch Ratings. Is Fiscal Easing on the Horizon?

Fitch Ratings

The motivations for an easing of fiscal policy in Europe are clear. Bond market conditions have been favourable, economic conditions are unfavourable and the public mood calls for short-term policy support after years of austerity. Moody's Analytics. Moody's Analytics helps capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence.

Moody's Analytics

Through its team of economists, Moody's Analytics is a leading independent provider of data, analysis, modeling and forecasts on national and regional economies, financial markets, and credit risk. Through its team of economists, Moody's Analytics is a leading independent provider of data, analysis, modeling and forecasts on national and regional economies, financial markets and credit risk. If you ask our clients what distinguishes us from our competitors, the first thing they'll tell you is that Moody's Analytics client service is far and away the best in the industry. Key insight, analysis and forecasts of national and regional economies, financial markets and credit risk, recognized by numerous sources including MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal and more.

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