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October 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.

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):

Cuba

Dun & Bradstreet upgrades Cuba's country risk rating as the re-establishment of ties with the US is set to boost consumption and investment spending.

Czech Republic

Dun & Bradstreet upgrades the Czech Republic's country risk rating as growth surges in the second quarter, despite the varied negative external effects.

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

Australia

Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Australia's country risk rating amid sustained macroeconomic pressures, including a regional slump and currency deterioration.

Brazil

Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Brazil's country risk rating as the recession deepens, investor sentiment drops, and ongoing political turmoil stymies crucial reforms.

Uruguay

Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Uruguay's country risk rating in the wake of the recent quarterly economic contraction and amid some contagion from Brazil.

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