Interactive Data Adds Globalrating Group to Sources for Emerging Markets Credit Ratings Service

25 September 2008

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services, today announced that its Pricing and Reference Data business has added credit ratings from the GlobalRating Group to its Credit Ratings - Emerging Markets service. Interactive Data’s credit ratings services offer a comprehensive and integrated resource of credit ratings from a variety of sources that can assist customers in calculating capital adequacy under Basel II and the Capital Requirements Directive.

Interactive Data’s Credit Ratings - Emerging Markets service is a comprehensive source of credit information for more than 80 emerging market economies, containing over 8,000 issuer ratings from over 35 international and local rating agencies. The offering is part of Interactive Data’s range of credit ratings services, which also includes Credit Ratings - International, one of the largest compilations of sovereign, corporate and financial issuer credit ratings available, providing over 40,000 issuer ratings from key international rating agencies and covering over 120 countries, with up to 15 years of history.

Anthony Neville, divisional director, Interactive Data (Europe), said: “We are pleased to enhance our Credit Ratings - Emerging Markets service with the addition of credit ratings from the GlobalRating Group. The service now covers the increasingly important markets of Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Azerbaijan to complement the existing wide range of credit information from many other established contributors."

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