As in previous years we cover the 34 member countries of the OECD plus the organisations six enhanced engagement countries, and the five largest non-OECD economies from emerging Europe. This year, however, we have brought the total number up to 46 with the inclusion of the Philippines, in recognition of the sovereigns increasingly active participation in the global capital markets.
Where possible, data has been sourced directly from the finance ministries or debt management offices of the countries in question. In addition, we have made use of information from official sources such as the IMF, various European Union entities and the OECD.
Fitch Ratings kindly supplied summaries of its rating rationale for each country. All ratings information was sourced at the end of November so please note that some details may have changed since that date. We are also grateful to Markit and MTS for supplying the CDS pricing and total return index data respectively.
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