November 2015

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.

*New* Country Risk Outlook Trend Changes Scoring

With immediate effect Dun & Bradstreet’s Country Insight Snapshot Reports provide greater visibility of potential upcoming outlook trend changes for each country. This enables us to foreground any changes to the outlook trend by referring to them explicitly in the headlines and key developments sections of the reports, and explaining the underlying reasons for the change in rating outlook.

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. 

The Outlook Trend Changes for November 2015 have been added to the outputs below.

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 Cyprus' country risk rating as the economic outlook brightens, with household consumption and gross fixed capital formation the primary growth drivers.

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

There are no country downgrades this month.

Outlook Trend Changes


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Israel as violence with the Palestinians leaves many dead on both sides, although a Third Intifada looks unlikely given the circumstances.

South Korea


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for South Korea as quarterly data portrays a resilient economy supported by a expansionary fiscal stance and diversified industrial sector.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Pakistan as the improving inflation environment prompts a rate cut by the central bank.


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