country risk

4 Changes in Country Risk Ratings

This map shows the changes in sovereign ratings, during the second quarter of 2017.

4 Changes in Country Risk Ratings

Source: Euler Hermes, Economic Research, Country Risk Outlook 2017, Q2 2017.

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: Map|Tags: , , |

4 Changes in Country Risk Ratings

This map shows the changes in sovereign ratings, during the second quarter of 2017.

4 Changes in Country Risk Ratings

Source: Euler Hermes, Economic Research, Country Risk Outlook 2017, Q2 2017.

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: Map|Tags: , , |

What effects of the integration of “Energy-Climate-Natural Resources” determinants in the country risk methodology?

Summary
The Beyond Ratings country risk proprietary methodology is based on five pillars of analysis, of which the Energy-Climate-Natural Resources (ECR) pillar is the main innovation in comparison with conventional methodologies. The comparative analysis of risk scores, excluding and including the Energy-Climate-Natural Resources determinants, reveals that they provide distinct complementary information to the determinants of the [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight, Research Note|Tags: , , , , |

Climate of fear in Germany as more attacks follow Munich atrocity

A series of violent incidents over the weekend in Germany has fuelled the nation's already charged atmosphere following terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, Turkey and Afghanistan.

Source:  ABC, 2016/07/25

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Fitch Reviews Thailand’s Ratings, Applies Criteria Changes

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Thailand's Long-Term Local Currency (LTLC) IDR to 'BBB+' from 'A-' and affirmed the Long-Term Foreign Currency (LTFC) IDR at 'BBB+'. The Outlooks are Stable. Thailand's senior local currency bonds have been downgraded to 'BBB+' from 'A-'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'A-' and the Short-Term Foreign Currency (STFC) IDR [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Nigeria: IMF Warns Nigeria Heading Towards Recession

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday gave conflicting prognoses of the Nigerian economy, with the fund forecasting that the Nigeria economy was likely to contract by 1.8 per cent this year, warning that it was heading towards recession.

Source:  allAfrica.com, 2016/07/19

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

EDF investors agree €4bn Hinkley Point power station fundraising

EDF shareholders have signed off on a €4bn equity fundraising to help pay for the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Somerset, southern England — a project that the company expects to approve on Thursday. Investors agreed to the financing package on Tuesday, with the French state, which owns 85 per cent of the indebted [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The British Climate Department Is Gone — But It Could Have More Power Than Ever

The fallout from Brexit continues. The pound has hit record lows against the dollar. Former Prime Minister David Cameron is out, and a new administration of Leave campaigners is in, headed by Theresa May. In her first day of office, Prime Minister May scratched “Climate Change” from the title of the former Department of Energy [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

South African Utility Eskom Gets $1.3 Billion Loan For Renewable Energy Transmission Grid

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a $1.34 billion loan to South African utility Eskom for the expansion and strengthening of its transmission network. This exercise will enable Eskom to procure more renewable energy.

Source:  Clean Technica, 2016/07/18

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Nice attack is a crisis for presidency of François Hollande

France’s security policy and Hollande’s leadership were already under the spotlight following the devastating attacks in Paris in November

Source:  The Guardian, 2016/07/15

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |