Most Emerging Nations Since Financial Crisis Risk S&P Cut: Chart

Standard & Poor's Data

The number of emerging-market sovereigns with negative credit outlooks at Standard & Poor’s tripled since June to nine in March, the most since the global financial crisis in 2009. Poland and China joined the ranks this year of countries at risk of a downgrade, according to S&P data on 19 nations with the biggest outstanding commercial debt. A swathe of factors, including concern over the independence of key institutions in Poland and China’s economic rebalancing and credit growth, were behind the pessimistic view.

— With assistance by Douglas Lytle

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