Hong Kong | Credit Rating

Standard & Poor's credit rating for Hong Kong stands at AA+ with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Hong Kong was last set at Aa2 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Hong Kong was last reported at AA+ with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Hong Kong thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Hong Kong as reported by major credit rating agencies.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
S&PAA+ Stable Sep 22 2017
Moody'sAa2 Stable May 24 2017
TE95 Negative Apr 16 2016
S&PAAA Negative Mar 31 2016
Moody'sAa1 Negative Mar 12 2016
Moody'sAa1 Stable Apr 16 2013
FitchAA+ Stable Nov 21 2011
S&PAAA Stable Dec 16 2010
FitchAA+ Stable Nov 25 2010
Moody'sAa1 Positive Nov 10 2010
Moody'sAa2 Positive Watch Oct 08 2010
Moody'sAa2 Positive Nov 08 2009
S&PAA+ Stable Jul 31 2008
Moody'sAa2 Stable Sep 26 2007
S&PAA Positive Jul 26 2007
FitchAA Stable Jul 12 2007
Moody'sAa3 Positive Watch May 30 2007
Moody'sAa3 Positive Sep 26 2006
S&PAA Stable Jul 27 2006
FitchAA- Positive Jul 24 2006
Moody'sA1 Positive Jul 06 2006
Moody'sA1 Positive Watch Jul 06 2006
S&PAA- Positive Apr 18 2006
S&PAA- Stable Jul 19 2005
S&PA+ Positive May 03 2005
FitchAA- Stable May 16 2004
Moody'sA1 Stable Oct 15 2003
Moody'sA3 Positive Watch Sep 21 2003
FitchAA- Negative Apr 24 2003
FitchAA- Stable Jun 25 2001
Moody'sA3 Positive Feb 15 2001
S&PA+ Stable Feb 08 2001
FitchA+ Stable Sep 21 2000
Moody'sA3 Stable May 05 2000
S&PA Stable Dec 06 1999
Moody'sA3 Negative Watch Sep 03 1998
S&PA Negative Aug 31 1998
S&PA+ Negative Watch Jun 22 1998
Moody'sA3 Negative Feb 19 1998
S&PA+ Stable May 14 1997
FitchA+ N/A Aug 09 1995
S&PA Positive Feb 13 1995
FitchAA- N/A Aug 10 1994
S&PA Negative Sep 07 1993
S&PA N/A Dec 07 1992
S&PA Negative Watch Dec 04 1992
S&PA Stable Feb 12 1990
S&PA Negative Feb 09 1990
Moody'sA3 Stable Nov 08 1989
S&PA+ Negative Jun 26 1989
Moody'sA2 Stable Nov 09 1988
S&PA+ N/A Oct 23 1988


 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB 65
B- B2 B 41
B+ B2 B B 15
B1 B+ 43
BBB+ BBB- 63
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 97
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 55
BB+ Baa3 65
B+ B1 BB+ 60
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
CCC+ Caa3 53
B Caa1 B- 25
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 25
N/A N/A 30
A+ A2 N/A 91
BB Ba3 BB- 38
B B3 28
A- A2 73
BB Ba2 BB BB 34
BBB- Baa2 BBB 53
B 30
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 35
Aa3 85
A+ Aa3 A N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB BBB 52
CCC+ B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB 50
BB Ba2 BB 45
Caa2 20
BB+ Ba3 BB BB (low) 36
AA- A1 A+ 81
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
B- B3 B 29
B- B3 B 28
CCC+ Caa1 B- 41
AA- A1 A+ AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 33
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 90
N/A B3 B 40
BB- Ba2 BB- 38
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 31
B- Caa2 B- CCC (high) 10
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 49
BB- B1 33
AA+ Aa2 AA+ 95
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 47
A A3 A 55
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 48
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 46
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A A (high) 70
N/A Aa2 98
A+ A1 A+ 76
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB (high) 60
Ba3 B+ 38
B B3 B 24
A+ A1 A A 78
B+ B1 45
BBB- Baa3 BBB 61
B+ B1 B+ 20
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
B- B3 B- 31
B+ 40
AAA 100
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA- 88
BB- BB 48
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+
A- A3 A+ A 74
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB+ BBB (high) 60
B3 25
B- Caa1 B- 36
B+ B1 40
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 54
SD Caa3 CC 30
Ba1 BB+ 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 90
B+ B2 B+ 33
B B2 B+ 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Baa2 BBB- 78
B B3 B 19
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B+ B2 35
BB Ba1 BB 41
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 60
BBB Baa2 BBB 53
BBB+ A2 A- A 67
BBB- Ba1 BB+ BBB (low) 44
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 87
CCC+ B3 CC 30
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 52
BB+ Ba1 BBB- 43
B B2 B+ 30
BBB- 65
A- A1 A+ 86
B+ Ba3 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
BB- 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 80
A+ Baa1 A- A 61
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 49
AA Aa2 AA- 84
BBB+ Baa2 BBB+ A (low) 62
B+ B1 B+ 38
B3 25
B B1 B- 39
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 82
B- B3
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 63
BBB+ Ba1 68
BB- B1 B+ 44
BB Ba1 BB+ BB (high) 44
B B2 B+ 33
B- Caa2 B- 15
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 95
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 97
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 56
SD Caa3 RD 5
BB- B1 BB- 29
B B3 B 34


Ratings

TE S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
100 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA- AA (low)
80 A+ A1 A+ A (high) Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A A
70 A- A3 A- A (low)
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB (high) Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB (low)
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB (high) Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB- BB (low)
35 B+ B1 B+ B (high) Highly speculative
30 B B2 B B
25 B- B3 B- B (low)
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC CCC (high) Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 CCC Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 CCC (low) In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca CC
5 C C C
0 D / DDD   In default
/ DD D
D
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