Top Sovereign Credit Ratings League Table

Anyone want to hazard a guess — assuming we still have credit rating companies after the apocalypse — whether the credit league table of Aaa-rated sovereign nations (according to Moody’s) will look the same in 12-24 months?

Here they are:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

As a related aside, here are the bottom-rated nations:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cambodia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Honduras
  • Pakistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Lebanon
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay

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  1. Australia says:

    Sorry to be the jerk in the forum here, but I don't see any other country with a debt to GDP ratio higher than the U.S. on the list. (Currently $13 trillion / $10 trillion, with an over $1 trillion deficit expected for 2009 and 2010 each.) Perhaps the U.S. (and some other countries) should have been downgraded earlier this year, but weren't out of fear of creating a panic.