Current New Zealand credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's AA - 29 Sep 2011 rating downgrade
Moody's Investors Service Aaa - 20 Oct 2002 rating upgrade
Fitch Ratings AA - 26 Jan 2016 outlook downgrade
DBRS - -

New Zealand Credit Ratings: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

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Grade S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
Investment AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA(high) High Medium Grade
AA Aa2 AA AA
AA- Aa3 AA- AA(low)
A+ A1 A+ A(high) Upper Medium Grade
A A2 A A
A- A3 A- A(low)
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB(high) Lower Medium Grade
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB(low)
Speculative BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB(high) Speculative
BB Ba2 BB BB
BB- Ba3 BB- BB(low)
B+ B1 B+ B(high) Highly Speculative
B B2 B B
B- B3 B- B(low)
CCC+ Caa1 CCC+ CCC(high) Substantial Risk
CCC Caa2 CCC CCC
CCC- Caa3 CCC- CCC(low)
CC Ca CC CC Extremely Speculative
C Ca C C
RD C RD RD In Default
SD / SD SD
D / D D

New Zealand Credit Ratings historical data

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Timetable of New Zealand credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.

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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
26 Jan 2016 AA
8 Jul 2014 AA
29 Sep 2011 AA AA
21 Nov 2010 AA+
15 Jul 2009 AA+
27 May 2009 AA+
12 Jan 2009 AA+
18 Aug 2003 AA+
20 Oct 2002 Aaa
27 Mar 2002 AA
6 Mar 2001 AA+
23 Sep 1998 Aa2
9 Sep 1998 AA+
4 Jun 1998 Aa1
26 Feb 1996 Aa1
31 Jan 1996 AA+
3 Jan 1996 Aa2
22 Dec 1994 AA
7 Jul 1994 AA
16 Mar 1994 Aa2
22 Feb 1994 Aa3
22 Jan 1991 AA-
26 Jun 1989 AA
2 Nov 1986 AA
15 Aug 1986 Aa3
17 Oct 1984 Aa
29 Apr 1983 AA+
29 Jun 1977 Aaa
1 Nov 1976 AAA
10 Jul 1975 Aa
1 Jul 1965 Baa
29 Sep 1961 BBB

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