Country risk premia quarterly update

Quarter two 2015 update

In quarter two 2015, the overall trend in country risk levels has been upward; driven by a more volatile economic and political climate within some higher-risk nations in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In our latest update, we discuss the implications of the ongoing Greek crisis for country risk in the Eurozone, and highlights the potential medium-to-longer term advantages from implementing difficult economic reforms by shining a spotlight on the case of Jamaica, which has seen its country risk fall sharply this quarter. Why does country risk matter to your business? 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.