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A collection of risks associated with investing in a country. Bonds issued by a national government in a foreign currency, in order to finance the issuing country's growth.
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    Available only to IMF staff. Provides credit ratings, research and financial information on corporate and governmental obligations issued in domestic (U.S.) and international markets. Sovereign risk services cover most countries that participate in the world's capital markets. Subscription services for the IMF include all sovereigns, all banks (Global), and all corporate (Global).
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    Provides access to real-time credit ratings, 16+ years of ratings history, and research reports in the area of Global Issuers (corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, local and regional governments, sovereigns, and utilities).
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    Provides access to Fitch's global credit ratings and research. The four sectors to which Bank Group and IMF staff currently have access via this service are Banks, Insurance, Sovereigns & Subnationals, and European & Int'l Structured Finance. Updated throughout the day.
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    Web-based interactive tool for analysing country credit risk. The risk model assesses the country credit risk of 100 emerging markets and highly indebted countries and provides an early warning system of financial crises in developing countries. Ratings and scores for six regional aggregates determine the riskiness of a region and serve as a benchmark for comparison.

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