February 2017

Country Risk Rating Alert

D&B’s Country Risk Indicator provides a comparative, cross-border assessment of the risk of doing business in a country and encapsulates the risk that country-wide factors pose to the predictability of export payments and investment returns over a time horizon of two years.

Country Insight Snapshot Reports

Dun & Bradstreet’s Country Insight Snapshot Reports provide greater visibility of potential upcoming outlook trend changes for each country. Any changes to the outlook trend can be further explored in the headlines and key developments section of the reports.

This is a powerful refinement and – alongside the Country Risk Ratings – provides our customers with even greater visibility of the current and future situations across 132 countries.

Shown below are our Risk Rating Changes recently published in the latest edition of our International Risk & Payment Review Journal.

What You Need To Know:

Which Countries have been Upgraded (risk level has improved):

No countries have been upgraded this month.

Which Countries have been Downgraded (risk level has deteriorated):


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades India's country risk rating amid evidence of a significant negative demand shock since the demonetisation order of November 2016.

Outlook Trend Changes


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Australia amid broad weakness and a quarterly contraction in GDP, but growth will resume despite the economy's fragility.


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Serbia as relations with the breakaway state of Kosovo deteriorate.





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