August 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 Canada’s country risk rating due to strengthening GDP growth, historically high business sentiment, and record-high exports and imports.

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


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Romania’s country risk rating as the political environment deteriorates, and the government radically shifts its fiscal policy.

Outlook Trend Changes


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Australia as growth prospects weaken and become increasingly reliant on segments such as consumption and government spending.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Namibia as an AfDB first tranche credit enhances fiscal stability by part-funding the 2017/18 budget deficit.






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