December 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.

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 Senegal’s country risk rating because of favourable macroeconomic indicators, improvements to the business environment and increased political stability.

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


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Lebanon's country risk rating due to political uncertainty centred around the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Outlook Trend Change:


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Guatemala as a new political crisis unfolds that threatens both government stability and the progress made against corruption and impunity.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Taiwan as, despite an
investment dip in Q3, further strong export growth looks set to last
into 2018.


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Turkey as the Turkish lira hits a record low and bond yields climb to a record peak.







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