Global Recession Map

In: Global Economy Maps

3 Mar 2010

I’d expect better from Moody’s (or maybe not). Most of the analysis is meaningless because it isn’t dated. for example, France’s rating is based on Q209 data?  Maybe they’re just not updating it at all anymore?


2 Responses to Global Recession Map


A Cassel

March 10th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Thanks for the critique. Would your concern be addressed if each country’s text balloon included the last-update date? Or am I missing something here? We’re eager to improve and would welcome any suggestions.

A Cassel
Editor in Chief



March 10th, 2010 at 8:44 pm


Something like that would help a lot. I see that you already added that for France. I understand that these are somewhat broad qualitative categories, but giving a date context is important. Perhaps just update the whole chart quarterly? When I first saw it I thought “this is great” but when I browsed the popups and realized that each country was based on such widely different data time periods I thought “why bother putting it on a map for comparison?”

Thanks for asking!

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