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: , , , , |

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: , , , , , , |

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: , , |

Pan American Energy to Invest $1.4 Billon in Argentina

Pan American runs the largest oil field in Argentina, Cerro Dragon, and has so-called tight gas projects in the province of Neuquén, home to Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s leading resources of unconventional oil and gas. The company is expected to announce that it will invest around about $900 million in production at its [...]

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

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil sector slips into recession

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economy has slipped into a technical recession for the first time since the 1980s, compounding the woes of a country already grappling with an oil sector pummelled by low prices. The country’s non-oil sector contracted 0.7 per cent year on year in the first three months of 2016, according to official data.

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

Iraq Gets $5.34 Billion IMF Loan to Support Economic Stability

The IMF has approved a three-year, $5.34 Billion loan for Iraq focused on implementing economic and financial policies to help the country cope with lower oil prices and ensure debt sustainability.

Source:  IMF, 2016/07/14

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