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Baa

A credit rating used by Moody's credit agency for long-term bonds and some other investments. It is subdivided (in descending order) into Baa1, Baa2, Baa3. A Baa rating is equivalent to the BBB rating range used by Fitch and S&P. A Baa rating represents a relatively low-risk bond or investment; banks are allowed to invest in Baa rated bonds. However, Baa is toward the bottom of investment-grade bond ratings, being only one grade above junk bond ratings. Risk-averse investors must therefore exercise caution in Baa investments, especially if the rating was recently downgraded.

Baa

See BBB.
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TABLE 40 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET SIZE & FORECAST, BY COMPUTING PLATFORMS, 2012 - 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 41 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET, BY COMPUTING PLATFORM PROPORTIONS, 2012 - 2017 (%)
TABLE 42 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET, Y-O-Y GROWTH, BY COMPUTING PLATFORMS, 2012 - 2017 (%)
TABLE 43 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET SIZE & FORECAST, BY VERTICAL SEGMENTS, 2012 - 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 45 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET, Y-O-Y GROWTH, BY VERTICAL SEGMENTS, 2012 - 2017 (%)
TABLE 46 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET SIZE & FORECAST, BY END-USERS, 2012 - 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 47 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET, BY END-USER PROPORTIONS, 2012 - 2017 (%)
TABLE 48 NORTH AMERICA BAAS MARKET, Y-O-Y GROWTH, BY END-USER SEGMENTS, 2012 - 2017 (%)
TABLE 49 EUROPE BAAS MARKET SIZE & FORECAST, BY COMPUTING PLATFORMS, 2012 - 2017 ($MILLION)
TABLE 50 EUROPE BAAS MARKET, BY COMPUTING PLATFORM PROPORTIONS, 2012 - 2017 (%)