Luxembourg, part of shrinking AAA "club"
(ADW) Thirteen countries, including Luxembourg retain the top rating and therefore still members of the triple A “club” which is notably now short of one member; the United States whose rating dropped a level after the ratings agency Standard & Poors analysis report.
The best ratings students in the eurozone, that benefit from the triple "A" score from all three major rating agencies , Moody's, Standard and Poor's and the Franco-American agency Fitch - are Germany, Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Alongside them are Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as Canada and Singapore.
These thirteen 'AAA' countries have a stable economy, that is to say that their score should not change in 6 to 24 months.
However, the situation is more mixed for other G20 countries and the European Union, where only Australia and the United States enjoy a 'AAA' rating in at least one of the three agencies.
For example, Australia has maintained its triple "A" from S & P and Moody's, but Fitch downgraded the country a level (AA +), despite having a stable outlook.
The United States was downgraded to "AA +" under a negative outlook from S & P, but has always received the highest score from the two other agencies. However the country is under surveillance and the beady eye of Moody's and Fitch.