March 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):


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades Egypt’s country risk rating on the back of a strengthening currency against the US dollar and rising FX reserves.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades Iceland's country risk rating due to a new government and buoyant growth, combined with the imminent removal of capital controls.

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


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Chile's country risk rating as political risk rises at the start of an election year characterised by rising populism.


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Jordan's country risk rating amid multiple ongoing issues that are undermining the economic, political and commercial environments.


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Romania's country risk rating due to a deterioration of the business regulatory environment and the increased risk of civil unrest.

Outlook Trend Changes


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Germany from 'deteriorating' to 'stable' as the economy produces encouraging news.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for the UAE as the stronger oil price gives a boost to macroeconomic conditions.





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