Compare Countries

European countries can be compared in several ways from a investor's point of view: macroeconomical situation, credit ratings, banking sectors, deposit rates and witholding taxes.

Compare Countries By Macroeconomic Data

Before investing into a particular country, it's important to assess the economical situation in the country. That's is why this page provides the main macroeconomic indicators of European countries: nominal GDP, nominal GDP per capita, inflation rate, unemployment rate, government bond yield.

Compare Countries By Credit Ratings

Credit ratings indicate the risk level of investing into the countries. Because the credit ratings are closely connected with the government bonds, the yields of the bonds are provided together with the credit ratings.

Compare Countries By Banking Sector

Banking sectors across the countries are compared using the following parameters:

  • number of banks and consolidated banking assets are provided to estimate the size of the banking sectors;
  • number of newly opened and recently closed banks show the dynamics of the banking sectors;
  • banking industry country risk is shown to evaluate and compare banking systems.

Compare Countries By Deposit Rates

Nominal deposit interest rates in different European countries are shown at this page. To roughly estimate the reliability of deposits in a particular country, the following two parameters are provided: the maximum amount covered by a deposit guarantee system in the country, and Moody's country ceilings for deposits.

Compare Countries By Withholding Tax

Withholding taxes are imposed at source of income and are often applied to dividends, interest, royalties, rent and similar payments. In particular, withholding taxes decrease income gained from interest of deposit accounts. This page summarizes withholding tax rates on dividends and interest for residents and non-residents in European countries.

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