August 2015

Country Risk Update

Welcome to the latest issue of D&B's Country Risk Update.

Although politicians have grabbed the headlines with agreements concluded over the Greek debt crisis and Iranian nuclear programme, uncertainty continues to pervade prospects for the global economy. Both agreements could yet unravel, with ill consequences for growth, and even with no such shocks the emerging market outlook is disappointing. China, in the thrall of a precipitous stock market crash, is a worry as concerns grow that it will fail to achieve its 7% real growth target in 2015, or only meet it because real GDP ignores plunging producer prices: China’s manufacturing sector is barely expanding. Furthermore, positive effects from the commodity price rout in the last year are yet to be felt (the IMF expected global growth to gain 0.2 percentage points for each USD10 per barrel fall in oil prices); and our Global Risk Index is at its third-highest level ever.

This complimentary newsletter from D&B's Country Insight Services group has been put together by their team of experts using the most up-to-date information to provide a snapshot of the latest macro market risk situation, and provides an excellent overview for those exposed to cross-border credit or investment risks.

D&B Country Insight Snapshots

Designed with the help of our customers these reports build on the key areas assessed by 'D&B's Country Insight Model' and deliver a perfect balance between mitigating risk exposure and providing insight into new opportunities.


Investor concerns rise and the peso falls as the ruling party's candidate maintains their lead.
Read D&B Country Insight Snapshot: Argentina.pdf


The growth forecast is revised upwards once again amid prevailing tailwinds.
Read D&B Country Insight Snapshot: France.pdf


Increasing FX-denominated debt poses medium-term risks to financial stability.
Read D&B Country Insight Snapshot: Malaysia.pdf

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