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How Moody’s Rates Sovereigns and Supranational Entities


National governments are the largest capital market borrowers and their credit standing serves as a key benchmark in the world’s capital markets. For investors, an accurate appreciation of sovereign default risk is critical - Moody’s rates the debt of over 120 sovereign nations, thus providing investors with a frame of reference that facilitates broad comparability amongst sovereigns. 
   
Publication Date Document Type Report
Dec 2013 Sector Comment MDBs and Derivatives Collateral
Dec 2013 Request for Comment/Results of Consultation Multilateral Development Banks and Other Supranational Entities
Dec 2013 Rating Methodology Multilateral Development Banks and Other Supranational Entities
Oct 2013 Special Comment Government Debt Definition and Relevance to Creditworthiness: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Sep 2013 Rating Methodology Sovereign Bond Rating Methodology
Jun 2013 Rating Symbols and Definitions Rating Symbols and Definitions
Apr 2013 Special Comment Sovereign Ratings and Regulation: The Problem of Intervention
Mar 2013 Cross-Sector Rating Methodology Local Currency Country Risk Ceiling for Bonds and Other Local Currency Obligations
Dec 2012 Request for Comment Proposed Refinements to the Sovereign Bond Rating Methodology
Aug 2012 Rating Implementation Guidance Local Currency Country Risk Ceiling for Bonds and Other Local Currency Obligations
Feb 2012 Rating Implementation Guidance How Sovereign Credit Quality May Affect Other Ratings
Aug 2011 Sector Comment Moody’s Sovereign Ratings Accurately Rank Default Risk
Jun 2011 Special Comment Moody's Default Definition and its Application to Sovereign Debt
Mar 2011 Special Comment The Role of Credit Ratings in the Credit Market
Sep 2010 Special Comment Market Use of Sovereign Credit Ratings
Mar 2009 Rating Implementation Guidance Moody's Approach to Evaluating Distressed Exchanges
   
   
Key Contacts

Bart Oosterveld
Managing Director
Bart.Oosterveld@moodys.com

 
Elena Duggar
Group Credit Officer
Elena.Duggar@moodys.com

  
Asia-Pacific and Middle East

 
Tom Byrne
Senior Vice President
Thomas.Byrne@moodys.com

 
Europe


Yves Lemay
Managing Director
Yves.Lemay@moodys.com

 
Dietmar Hornung
Associate Managing Director
Dietmar.Hornung@moodys.com 
 

Sarah Carlson
Vice President
– Senior Credit Officer
Sarah.Carlson@moodys.com


Latin America

 
Mauro Leos
Vice President
– Senior Credit Officer
Mauro.Leos@moodys.com
 

 
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