June 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 Downgraded (risk level has deteriorated):


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Albania’s country risk rating as the opposition Democratic Party abandons parliament and threatens to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections.

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

No countries have been upgraded this month.

Outlook Trend Changes


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Gabon as the global oil price recovers and government spending is trimmed.


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Tunisia amid a depreciating currency, which is fuelling social discontent in the south of the country.


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Pakistan amid rising political tensions over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's court ruling and leaks from a blueprint document with China.

South Korea

Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for South Korea as the new Democratic Party administration forms, promising to address tensions in the Korean peninsula and with China.





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