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Country risk reports

A comprehensive information source for evaluating cross-border risks and opportunities around the globe. Any firm or individual who conducts cross-border transactions is exposed to country risk: the risk associated with a countryís overall political, economic and commercial performance. Whether you are involved in foreign trade, direct investment or portfolio management, D&B Country Risk products allow you to evaluate country risk. These regional or global subscription services contain a combination of monitoring and in-depth reports and are supplemented with regularly updated headline alerts and archived briefing documents on a range of topics of interest to international business.

D&B International Risk & Payment Review

D&B's International Risk &Payment Review provides detailed analysis on the risks and opportunities of doing business in over 132 countries.

The D&B International Risk &Payment Review prepares corporations and investors for the risks involved in doing business within specific countries. This monthly periodical tracks the economic, political and commercial risk factors that affect trade and includes key data such as payment terms and delays, currency fluctuations and the unique D&B Country Risk Indicator which rates the overall risk of doing business with a specific country. Each country assessment includes a two-year forecast, which facilitates the management of ongoing business risk. International Risk &Payment Review is provided on an annual subscription basis and is available in the following formats: printed journal (with monthly updates), Internet Access, or diskettes (with monthly updates).

Report includes key data such as:

  • Payment terms and delays
  • Currency fluctuations
  • Economic Indicators and Risk Analysis
  • The unique D&B Country Risk Indicator which rates the overall risk of doing business with a specific country
  • A two-year country specific forecast that facilitates the management of ongoing business risk

The D&B International Risk and Payment Review is researched and written by D&B's international business analysts from information supplied by D&B's global network of reporting countries.

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D&B Country RiskLine

Individual countries from International Risk &Payment Review - Up-to-date snapshot (around 4 pages) on the overall risk of doing business in another country including analysis of political, commercial and economic risk covering over 132 countries worldwide. Updated monthly, D&B Country RiskLine Reports help you evaluate the current terms and business trading conditions in a foreign country and is ideal when you need quick information on just one country. Data includes a Country Risk Indicator, a guide to payment terms and delays, key economic indicators with forecasts and a concise analysis of the latest developments.

The reports offer critical trade data including:

  • Usual terms of credit
  • D&B's recommended country credit terms
  • Average time local banks take to exchange currency
  • D&Bís unique CountryRisk Indicator, which assesses the risk of doing business in a country

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D&B Country Report

Detailed information required to evaluate critical trade and investment decisions on a single country.

Comprehensive information for evaluating risks and opportunities across the globe, providing a unique insight into the relative performance of different countries. D&B Country Report - Contains around 60 pages of in-depth political, economic and commercial data and analysis, including changes in business risk and a detailed forecast of a country's prospects in the short to medium term.

Offers critical information and analysis on the trade environment of an individual country to support an investment decision, while minimising exposure to the risk of doing business in a particular country. Offers more than 60 pages of in-depth analysis for evaluating the risks and opportunities of doing business in foreign country.

These detailed reports, available for 132 countries, are divided into six sections to help you address the key areas of risk that may impact your international business:

  • Political Risk - How stable is the country's government?
  • Economic Risk - Is the economy expanding or contracting?
  • External Risk - Is the currency stable or unstable?
  • Commercial Risk - Will I get paid? How quickly will I get paid?
  • Trade Environment - Have import regulations changed?
  • Investment Environment - In which sectors can I safely invest?

Analysis includes economic forecasts and the D&B Country Risk Indicator rating which provides a cross-country comparison of the risks of doing business around the globe. A monitoring option is also available, with D&B Country Reports in-depth report plus 11 monthly updates alerting you to critical information D&B learns of on recommended and usual payment terms, foreign exchange/bank delays, and an overview of the latest country risk situation. Individual D&B Country Reports are available in printed format.

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