S&P Ratings

S&P Ratings World Map
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August 6, 2011
World - Economy
ratings, s&p
by @TargetMap
Ratings Standard & Poor's before the cut to the EEUU's rating Investment Grade AAA: the best quality borrowers, reliable and stable (many of them governments) AA: quality borrowers, a bit higher risk than AAA. Includes: AA+: equivalent to Moody's and Fitch Aa1 AA: equivalent to Aa2 AA-: equivalent to Aa3 A: quality borrowers whose financial stability could be affected by certain economic situations A+: equivalent to A1 A: equivalent to A2 BBB: medium class borrowers, which are satisfactory at the moment Non-Investment Grade (also known as junk bonds) BB: more prone to changes in the economy B: financial situation varies noticeably CCC: currently vulnerable and dependent on favorable economic conditions to meet its commitments CC: highly vulnerable, very speculative bonds C: highly vulnerable, perhaps in bankruptcy or in arrears but still continuing to pay out on obligations

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