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 .
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.
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