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

Outlook Trend Changes


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Australia due to a strong recovery in overall growth and the strength of key exports.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Croatia due to an acceleration in GDP growth for 2017, with increased private consumption and investment.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Norway as the country appears to be recovering from the prolonged oil price slump.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Luxembourg amid robust economic growth and increased optimism.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Pakistan amid positive signs in the manufacturing sector and despite a generally difficult operating climate.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Portugal as the country's budget deficit decreases to 2.1% of GDP in 2016.





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