METHODOLOGY FOR MAPPING REGIONAL & NATIONAL SCALE CREDIT RATINGS

This article updates our criteria for assigning national and regional scale credit ratings. We assign national scale credit ratings in almost all jurisdictions except for the islands of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in which case we assign regional scale ratings only. This methodology seeks to describe how mapping tables between national and regional scale ratings are designed and calibrated and explains how we determine these ratings

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Sovereigns

The following rating methodology is the generalized version of the methodology that CariCRIS would use to analyse sovereigns domiciled in the English-speaking Caribbean and key Central American countries such as Panama, Belize, Costa Rica as well as the Dominican Republic.

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Real Estate Investment Trust

The following rating methodology is the generalized version of the methodology that CariCRIS would use to analyse real estate investment trusts (REIT). REITS can be in the form of a corporation, trust or association that owns or finances income-producing real estate.

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Manufacturing & Service Companies

The following rating methodology is the generalized version of the methodology that CariCRIS would use to analyse entities in the manufacturing & service industry. The analysis of entities in specific sectors within the manufacturing & service spectrum will be based on slightly customized versions of this general methodology.

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