Country risk update

Country Risk Update Dec 2013

The latest issue of D&B's Country Risk Update

Key Risks: The talk is of modest recoveries and consolidation, but much of the world is still in an extremely dynamic phase outside of Europe. Bank credit, private consumption, service sector output and stock markets have expanded or put in good performances in a host of emerging markets and some developed ones in recent quarters. It is in investment in fixed capital and manufacturing that the tone has been much more choppy and uneven in the past several quarters, in what has been a surprisingly global pattern that reminds us of the reality of global supply chains. The recovery from this understated, specific down-cycle in manufacturing, that had its trigger in China, is helping to consolidate the sense of recovery, even as large questions marks still exist about demand in Europe and how the Federal Reserve can extricate the US from its unprecedented, deep policy experiments.

This complimentary newsletter from D&B's Country Insight Services group has been put together by their team of experts using the most up-to-date information to provide a snapshot of the latest country risk situation, and provides an excellent overview for those exposed to cross-border credit or investment risks.

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Ecuador: Developments in a high-profile case highlight concerns over the country's judicial system.

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Finland: Rising government debt poses an increasing risk to growth and stability.  

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Pakistan: The government makes further progress with its economic reforms.

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D&B Country Insight Services

D&B's Country RiskLine reports above are written by a team of highly skilled analysts in D&B's Country Insight Services team using exclusive data from its global network of reporting offices as well as primary and secondary data from national and international sources.

These snapshot reports provide a succinct assessment of the risk of doing business in a country, given its economic, political and commercial situation.

Updated monthly, the data and analysis are presented in a standard format  which helps you monitor and evaluate the business trading conditions in a foreign country and facilitates the management of ongoing business risk around the globe.

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