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Sovereign debt ratings
Where can I find sovereign (national) debt ratings?


Bloomberg give current ratings by Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch.

  • Hit the yellow GOVT key, type TK, then hit GO.
  • Select desired country from the menu, then hit GO.
  • Select desired security from the list.  Note that it may be necessary to drill down through more than one menu.
  • Type CRPR, then hit GO.
  • The ensuing display shows current ratings (historical ratings may be available).

Standard & Poor's Ratings Direct gives ratings and analysis.

  • Type in issuer name in keyword/identifier search and click on Issuer.
  • Scroll down or use the Table of Contents menu (on the sidebar) to get to ratings history. Click on a research report for background on the Standard & Poor's rating.

Moody's Default & Recovery Database is available to HBS faculty, doctoral students, and staff via Baker Research Services.

Go to for ratings calculated by The PRS Group.

  • Click on CountryData.  
  • Click on Subscriber Shortcut near the bottom of the page.  
  • In the Variables section for ICRG Risk Ratings select Financial Risk Rating.