The World’s Riskiest Sovereign Debt Issuers

With the level of concern mounting about the increase of debt to GDP ratios in countries like Greece and Dubai, many are questioning the stability and safety factor of government debt issued by the developed and developing  countries. But, what current government debt carries the highest risk of default? CMA DataVission has put together a ‘soverign risk report‘ that ranks the world’s most volatile sovereign debt issuers. The countries are ranked by their cumulative probability of default (CPD), which is a measure that quantifies the probability of a country being unable to honor its debt obligations over a given time period. So, if a country has a 20% CPD rating for its five-year credit default swaps (CDS) contracts, the market believes this debt has a two-in-ten chance of defaulting in the next five years.

Click ahead to find out the world’s riskiest sovereign debt issuers!

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3 Comments on The World’s Riskiest Sovereign Debt Issuers

    • So The Ukrain with 50% is Stable – and a u.s.vassel state with no mineral wealth to speak of – but Venezuela (and a state that amerika hates with a passion . . .because of his policies of actually doing his job and looking after his countrymen instead of the elite money changers) with 25% of the worlds oil is negative??? And Why Isnt the u.s. on the list. . is it because the corrupt “federal” reserve issues the bogus u.s.dollar and not the u.s. govt so on a technicality, its not a sovereign issuer of debt ??? . . . .And wot about Ireland. Pretty obvious to see who pays your way

  1. The US has over 2 Trillion cubic feet of natural gas the biggest on the planet and has one of the largest coal reserves in the world. So maybe you should do your homework.

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