Country risk premia quarterly update

Quarter one 2016 update

Quarter one 2016 saw a reverse in the trends seen in previous updates as all regions experienced a decrease in the level of country risk premium (CRP). Economic forecasts for global growth in 2016 continue to be set lower than 2015, but lower energy and commodity prices have provided a boost to some economies, notably in Europe. Our latest update highlights the impact on country risk of Argentina's new debt agreement with creditors and the slower growth of the Chinese economy.

Why should you and your business care about country risk? Watch our overview video below to get a better understanding.

Country risk map

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Our country risk videos

Why should you care about country risk?

We look in more detail at the quarter one results for our country risk map, and look at examples of how this is affecting business today.

 

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Country risk in two minutes

Naz Naini gives an overview of what country risk is, why it's relevant for your business and our services in this area.

 

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How has country risk evolved?

Our interactive map, above, shows just how much country risk has evolved over the past decade. Some countries have become much riskier to operate in, whilst others have seen their risk levels fall. An analysis of country risk trends can help organisations identify these risks and opportunities early on in their planning processes.

For UK companies that have international operations or are considering opportunities abroad, managing and accounting for country risk will be a key consideration. Our country risk service can help companies to quantify and manage such risks in order to make better business decisions.


How can we help?

Our country risk service can help companies to quantify and manage such risks in order to make better business decisions.

We calculate Country Risk Premiums (CRPs) for 187 sovereign nations using an economic model that we have developed since 1998. Our model uses a range of inputs in generating CRPs, including reliable sources of credit and risk ratings and sovereign bond information.

For more information, please contact a member of the team.