Country Risk Rating Alert - November 2018

05 marras 2018

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.

Full analysis, commentary and coverage is available from our Country Insight Snapshots and Country Insight Reports on the key 132 economies worldwide.

What You Need To Know:

Which Countries have been Upgraded

Risk level has improved:


With Thailand’s Q2 GDP growth coming in at a healthy 4.6% y/y, our confidence in our full-year 2018 forecast growth of 4.4% has increased.


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades Oman's country risk rating on the back of the improved outlook for oil prices and production (and consequently for oil revenues).


Dun & Bradstreet upgrades Qatar's country risk rating amid plans to increase gas production, also leading to upgrades for both the market environment and supply environment outlooks.

Which Countries have been Downgraded

Risk level has deteriorated


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades Macedonia's country risk rating due to new political uncertainty.

Outlook Trend Change:



Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Bahrain due to the agreement made with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait to provide USD10bn in financial support.


Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Switzerland from 'improving' to 'stable' as the number of business failures is still rising and confidence indicators are deteriorating.



Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Colombia.


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