Malaysia | Credit Rating

Standard & Poor's credit rating for Malaysia stands at A- with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Malaysia was last set at A3 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Malaysia was last reported at A- 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 Malaysia thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Malaysia as reported by major credit rating agencies.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
TE66 Stable Apr 16 2016
Moody'sA3 Stable Jan 11 2016
FitchA- Stable Jun 30 2015
Moody'sA3 Positive Nov 20 2013
FitchA- Negative Jul 30 2013
FitchA- Stable Nov 09 2008
S&PA- Stable May 15 2008
FitchA- Positive Jan 22 2008
S&PA- Positive Jul 31 2007
Moody'sA3 Stable Dec 16 2004
FitchA- Stable Nov 08 2004
Moody'sBaa1 Positive Watch Sep 29 2004
FitchBBB+ Positive Apr 06 2004
Moody'sBaa1 Positive Feb 05 2004
S&PA- Stable Oct 07 2003
Moody'sBaa1 Stable Sep 24 2002
S&PBBB+ Stable Aug 19 2002
FitchBBB+ Stable Aug 07 2002
Moody'sBaa2 Positive Watch Jun 24 2002
FitchBBB Positive Apr 09 2002
Moody'sBaa2 Positive Apr 02 2002
S&PBBB Positive Mar 04 2002
FitchBBB Stable Sep 12 2001
S&PBBB Stable Apr 04 2001
Moody'sBaa2 Stable Oct 17 2000
FitchBBB Positive Sep 21 2000
S&PBBB Positive Aug 31 2000
Moody'sBaa3 Positive Watch Jul 12 2000
FitchBBB N/A Dec 07 1999
S&PBBB Stable Nov 10 1999
Moody'sBaa3 Positive Oct 07 1999
FitchBBB- Negative Watch Sep 09 1999
FitchBBB- N/A Apr 26 1999
Moody'sBaa3 Stable Apr 20 1999
S&PBBB- Stable Mar 31 1999
Moody'sBaa3 Negative Dec 03 1998
S&PBBB- Negative Sep 15 1998
Moody'sBaa3 Stable Sep 14 1998
Moody'sBaa3 Negative Watch Sep 14 1998
FitchBB N/A Sep 09 1998
FitchBBB- N/A Aug 13 1998
S&PBBB+ Negative Jul 24 1998
Moody'sBaa2 Stable Jul 23 1998
Moody'sA2 Negative Watch Jun 04 1998
S&PA- Stable Apr 17 1998
Moody'sA2 Stable Dec 29 1997
S&PA Negative Dec 23 1997
S&PA+ Negative Sep 23 1997
S&PA+ Stable Aug 18 1997
S&PA+ Positive Mar 28 1996
Moody'sA1 Stable Mar 15 1995
Moody'sA2 Positive Watch Jan 20 1995
S&PA+ Stable Dec 29 1994
Moody'sA2 Stable Mar 11 1993
S&PA Positive Jan 18 1993
S&PA Stable Jul 08 1991
S&PA- Positive Jul 24 1990
Moody'sA3 Stable Mar 12 1990
S&PA- Stable Jun 26 1989
S&PA- N/A Mar 08 1989
Moody'sBaa1 Stable Jan 18 1986

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


Ratings

The Trading Economics credit rating (TE Rating) scores the credit worthiness of a country between 100 (riskless) and 0 (likely to default). Unlike the ratings provided by the major credit agencies, our index is numerical because we believe it is easier to understand and more insightful when comparing multiple countries. Arguably, our ratings are less likely to be manipulated because they are unsolicited and we are not paid in any way to provide countries with a rating. Technically, our ratings are based on a forward looking macro economic model which takes into account several leading economic indicators, financial markets and very little discretion. If you have any question please email us at contact@tradingeconomics.com

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