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Country Risk Update September 2018

United States of America 

Second-quarter real GDP grows faster than originally estimated. Report

Japan

The supply environment deteriorates following both a typhoon and earthquake. Report

Belgium

Growing uncertainty clouds the
business outlook. Report

Country Risk Update August 2018

Russian Federation  

Proxy indicators suggest that growth has continued in the second quarter.  Report

Zimbabwe  

The election hands victory to the ruling party.  Report

Canada

The shifting political landscape destabilises the external environment. Report

Country Risk Update July 2018

Canada

New trade barriers shrink Canada's potential for US exporters.  Report

India

Banking system stresses limit the scope for boosting the rupee via rate rises.  Report

Italy

Absolute poverty rises again despite continued economic expansion.  Report

Country Risk Update June 2018

Argentina

President Macri's falling popularity jeopardises planned reforms.  Report

Ireland

Payment performance improves but remains below the European average.  Report

Papua New Guinea

A free-trade agreement with China could be signed in November.  Report

Country Risk Update May 2018

Honduras: Economic growth will remain moderate. Report

Hong Kong (S.A.R.): The Monetary Authority intervenes to support the HKD’s peg. Report

Netherlands: A dividends tax cut has been driven by fears of corporations leaving for the UK. Report

Country Risk Update April 2018

Peru: Martin Vizcarra’s presidency could help restore some much-needed stability. Report

Sri Lanka: Violent attacks prompt an island-wide state of emergency. Report

United Kingdom: Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for the UK from 'deteriorating' to 'stable'. Report

Country Risk Update March 2018

Australia: Foreign investment is likely to fall amid greater restrictions and scrutiny. Report

Chile: Police and security reforms will be President Pinera’s first priority. Report

Ireland: Data for 2017 hints at the strongest economic growth in fourteen years. Report

Country Risk Update February 2018

Brazil: Pension reform remains elusive. Report

France: The credit environment outlook improves as business failures decrease. Report

India: A populist budget aimed at rural voters could pose inflationary risks. Report

Country Risk Update January 2018

Argentina: The government's structural reforms receive a boost. Report

Belgium: The EU-Japan free-trade deal could increase opportunities for Belgium. Report

Indonesia: Near-term economic prospects look favourable. Report

Country Risk Update December 2017

Peru: New evidence in the Odebrecht scandal puts more strain on political stability. Report

Sweden: Low inflation sends the krona tumbling. Report

Yemen: The killing of ex-President Saleh is unlikely to bring peace any closer. Report

Country Risk Update November 2017

Costa Rica: Advances in technology and telecommunications raise Costa Rica’s global competitiveness. Report

United Kingdom: An interest rate rise creates more headwinds for the economy. Report

Vietnam: Economic growth rebounds in Q3. Report

Country Risk Update October 2017

Germany: Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for Germany as the election outcome increases the political risk. Report

Saudi Arabia: The King’s crack-down on internal dissent suggests rising political tensions. Report

Trinidad & Tobago: Two new gas finds will help boost energy output. Report

Country Risk Update September 2017

Peru: The government declares a state of emergency as labour unrest escalates. Report

Switzerland: Full order books in manufacturing and services indicate a strong end to the year. Report

Thailand: Economic performance continues to improve at a modest pace. Report

Country Risk Update August 2017

Greece: The economy is likely to have expanded further in Q2 but downside risks remain. Report

Japan: Japan signs a major free-trade agreement with the EU. Report

Mexico: The central bank tightens monetary policy as robust inflation persists. Report

Country Risk Update June 2017

Australia: The 2017 Budget marks a shift as the government seeks new revenue in lieu of cuts. Report

Belgium: The pace of growth in bankruptcies has peaked, and we expect a slowing trend in 2017. Report

Brazil: The president’s legal woes continue amid new accusations. Report

Country Risk Update May 2017

Argentina: Unions lead a 24-hour strike as wage talks with the government break down. Report

France: Dun & Bradstreet upgrades France’s country risk rating as Emmanuel Macron is elected president. Report

Iran: The presidential election in May will be fought by six candidates, with a reformist expected to win. Report

Country Risk Update April 2017

Germany: Dun & Bradstreet upgrades its rating outlook for Germany due to growing optimism, both economically and politically. Report

USA: The Republican Party’s majority does not guarantee smooth policy passage. Report

Vietnam: Officials show concern over exports‘ heavy dependence on foreign direct investment. Report

Country Risk Update March 2017

Chile: Growth forecast is hit by an ongoing strike at the world’s largest copper mine. Report

Indonesia: A damaging dispute in the mining sector disrupts copper output. Report

Iran: The IMF commends the authorities on the improved macroeconomic position. Report

Country Risk Update February 2017

Canada: Canada looks to shift its focus as international trade deals start to unravel. Report

France: Political risk is elevated ahead of the upcoming elections, but the economy holds up well. Report

Philippines: Strong domestic consumption and investment drives world-leading growth in 2016. Report

Country Risk Update January 2017

India: Dun & Bradstreet downgrades its rating outlook for India due to the demonetisation shock. Report

Mexico: Economic activity accelerates in the third quarter but the near-term outlook remains subdued. Report

Russia: Russia remains in recession but the pace of contraction continues to moderate. Report