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Country risk March 2011: Country rankings and acknowledgements



For more information contact Andrew Mortimer, Deputy Editor - Euromoney Country Risk (ECR) +44 (0) 20 7779 8287, amortimer@euromoney.com

Country risk March 2011: Middle East drops, sub-Saharan Africa rises


Methodology

Acknowledgements

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Current risk score
Current rank Sept '10 Country name Current score Economic (% score, 30% weighting) Political (% score, 30% weighting) Structural (% score, 10% weighting) Credit rating (score out of 10, weighting 10%) Debt indicators (score out of 10, weighting 10%) Access to capital markets (score out of 10, weighting 10%)
1 1 Norway 93.44 90.40 92.97 84.10 10.00 10.00 10.00
2 6 Luxembourg 91.03 81.00 93.67 86.25 10.00 10.00 10.00
3 2 Switzerland 89.59 82.50 87.23 86.71 10.00 10.00 10.00
4 4 Denmark 89.21 78.33 92.10 83.25 10.00 10.00 9.75
5 3 Sweden 88.74 78.17 90.83 82.83 10.00 10.00 9.75
6 12 Singapore 87.48 78.25 86.28 83.75 10.00 10.00 9.75
7 5 Finland 86.96 74.00 89.29 79.71 10.00 10.00 10.00
8 8 Netherlands 86.67 75.60 87.38 77.70 10.00 10.00 10.00
9 7 Canada 86.17 73.50 88.97 76.75 10.00 10.00 9.75
10 10 Australia 85.36 74.50 85.65 77.63 9.79 10.00 9.75
11 9 Hong Kong 84.84 81.67 82.83 83.25 9.17 10.00 8.00
12 13 Germany 84.43 70.92 84.59 77.79 10.00 10.00 10.00
13 11 Austria 84.01 72.20 82.28 76.65 10.00 10.00 10.00
14 14 New Zealand 83.62 62.67 91.15 81.50 9.58 10.00 9.75
15 17 United States 81.60 60.67 85.25 78.35 10.00 10.00 10.00
16 16 United Kingdom 80.04 59.80 82.91 74.80 10.00 10.00 9.75
17 23 Taiwan 80.04 74.60 75.89 74.70 7.92 10.00 9.50
18 17 France 79.89 62.56 79.30 73.39 10.00 10.00 10.00
19 22 Cyprus 77.02 67.00 75.97 74.29 7.71 10.00 9.00
20 20 Belgium 76.87 62.25 78.82 71.75 9.38 10.00 8.00
21 21 Qatar 75.53 79.75 66.17 59.81 8.75 10.00 7.00
22 30 Macau 75.52 80.00 60.00 74.00 8.13 10.00 8.00
23 28 Malta 75.27 66.67 70.41 78.75 7.29 10.00 9.00
24 29 Czech Republic 74.77 69.55 71.83 65.59 7.29 10.00 8.50
25 19 Japan 74.66 53.80 76.79 70.80 8.54 10.00 9.88
26 24 Slovenia 74.45 57.50 76.22 65.81 8.75 10.00 9.00
27 15 Chile 73.61 75.63 75.42 68.34 7.50 7.95 6.00
28 27 Slovak Republic 73.42 66.00 71.79 63.20 7.50 10.00 8.25
29 25 Korea South 72.28 65.75 67.86 69.13 7.29 10.00 8.00
30 32 Italy 71.20 57.71 65.94 70.00 8.13 10.00 9.00
31 40 Poland 70.99 64.36 69.67 58.02 6.46 10.00 8.50
32 39 Kuwait 70.47 76.00 55.34 55.00 8.54 10.00 7.00
33 34 United Arab Emirates 69.70 67.50 59.71 53.96 8.13 10.00 8.00
34 37 Spain 67.73 44.11 71.26 67.61 9.38 10.00 7.00
35 41 Oman 67.65 71.25 61.99 54.63 7.19 10.00 5.00
36 38 Bahrain 67.39 71.67 60.47 58.58 6.88 10.00 5.00
37 31 Israel 66.83 59.00 68.11 71.25 7.08 10.00 4.50
38 35 Saudi Arabia 65.12 72.14 51.67 53.36 8.13 10.00 4.50
39 60 Malaysia 64.75 60.80 60.63 65.40 6.25 8.04 7.50
40 36 China 63.55 66.88 48.47 52.41 7.71 8.73 7.25
41 42 Brazil 63.22 67.75 64.50 60.92 4.38 8.56 4.50
42 45 Thailand 63.00 65.33 52.89 66.00 5.42 9.03 6.50
43 26 Ireland 61.72 38.27 66.69 73.52 7.92 10.00 5.00
44 33 Portugal 61.35 42.14 64.31 61.36 7.29 10.00 6.00
45 63 Panama 60.42 69.33 61.50 41.25 4.38 8.62 4.00
46 47 Iceland 59.84 41.50 73.49 61.88 4.17 10.00 5.00
47 53 Hungary 59.67 47.55 59.41 55.89 5.00 10.00 7.00
48 44 South Africa 59.20 55.44 60.36 54.31 5.83 9.18 4.00
49 65 Bahamas 59.16 38.00 62.74 50.00 5.94 10.00 8.00
50 51 Estonia 58.79 62.75 70.32 67.88 7.08 0.00 5.00
51 48 Colombia 58.72 64.22 61.30 58.36 3.75 8.47 3.00
52 61 Indonesia 58.27 62.75 51.72 53.38 3.33 8.50 6.75
53 43 Mexico 58.13 56.00 55.14 62.88 5.21 8.81 4.50
54 50 Turkey 57.07 60.94 60.07 56.70 3.33 7.25 4.50
55 55 Lithuania 57.05 47.00 62.48 57.83 5.21 6.72 6.50
56 49 India 56.96 57.00 49.66 51.82 4.38 8.40 7.00
57 52 Russia 56.83 61.56 44.30 49.04 5.21 8.45 6.50
58 46 Peru 56.70 65.25 51.76 47.56 4.38 8.95 3.50
59 54 Croatia 56.47 46.17 56.63 57.67 4.38 10.00 5.50
60 66 Sri Lanka 54.86 56.33 52.01 71.00 1.88 8.41 5.00
61 58 Philippines 54.46 52.67 50.08 57.50 2.92 8.23 6.75
62 102 Botswana 54.00 47.00 50.96 33.33 6.56 8.69 6.00
63 59 Bulgaria 53.82 57.50 52.57 42.80 4.58 6.91 5.00
64 68 Latvia 52.47 46.17 61.14 54.67 3.96 6.85 4.00
65 56 Greece 52.38 38.85 56.12 59.52 3.96 10.00 4.00
66 88 Brunei 51.81 59.00 50.00 0.00 0.00 10.00 9.00
67 62 Morocco 51.28 46.67 52.21 51.75 4.17 8.78 3.50
68 67 Jordan 50.42 46.67 54.76 48.00 3.13 9.06 3.00
69 83 Armenia 49.66 52.00 51.11 50.92 2.81 7.57 3.25
70 91 Bermuda 49.48 0.00 69.00 0.00 8.96 10.00 9.75
71 75 Vietnam 49.46 46.00 44.26 50.83 2.29 8.27 6.75
72 73 Romania 49.09 49.78 44.79 45.19 3.96 6.99 5.25
73 74 Costa Rica 48.81 39.00 54.44 54.38 3.33 8.02 4.00
74 72 Kazakhstan 47.91 55.00 44.76 52.00 4.79 4.00 4.00
75 57 Uruguay 47.79 54.50 34.72 63.13 2.92 8.33 3.50
76 71 Georgia 47.77 44.00 55.34 60.56 1.88 8.56 1.50
77 77 Namibia 47.65 50.00 63.03 58.75 4.38 0.00 3.50
78 87 Azerbaijan 46.95 52.75 38.91 28.44 3.96 9.12 3.50
79 81 Libya 46.85 62.67 40.52 54.58 5.94 0.00 4.50
80 114 Honduras 46.34 54.00 43.00 48.00 1.25 8.19 3.00
81 69 Tunisia 45.41 35.50 43.22 49.69 5.00 7.35 4.50
82 80 El Salvador 45.16 50.00 45.36 36.25 3.13 6.78 3.00
83 85 Gabon 44.85 53.00 32.07 56.50 2.50 8.21 3.00
84 105 Mauritius 44.78 29.50 43.98 31.88 5.00 9.54 5.00
85 95 Ghana 44.71 47.71 46.94 38.39 1.56 8.89 2.00
86 70 Serbia 44.34 43.25 48.23 58.81 2.50 6.54 2.00
87 90 Macedonia (FYR) 44.23 46.67 44.61 38.33 3.44 7.06 2.50
88 64 Egypt 44.01 38.11 39.69 43.36 3.54 9.30 3.50
89 78 Ukraine 43.97 46.62 42.48 54.73 1.46 6.58 3.75
90 86 Argentina 43.73 45.63 41.68 57.03 1.04 8.32 2.50
91 76 Lebanon 43.53 45.25 45.58 61.31 1.46 7.22 1.50
92 82 Albania 42.77 38.00 41.47 48.38 1.88 8.48 3.75
93 92 Venezuela 42.47 47.67 32.16 53.67 1.88 9.30 2.00
94 118 Mongolia 42.09 44.33 40.85 30.00 1.88 7.63 4.00
95 110 Nigeria 42.05 45.56 33.67 45.75 2.19 9.54 2.00
96 79 Paraguay 40.33 51.00 24.70 53.25 1.25 9.07 2.00
97 112 Seychelles 40.27 45.00 51.00 60.00 0.63 3.37 1.50
98 96 Belarus 39.84 43.75 34.38 27.81 1.88 8.73 3.00
99 101 Algeria 39.50 45.80 37.40 50.60 0.00 5.50 4.00
100 100 Mozambique 38.79 41.00 47.00 0.00 1.56 8.74 2.00


Thank you:  

With special thanks to the World Bank, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch IBCA and the following economists/institutions for their contributions: Adam Antoniak, Bank BPH SA; Anjali Verma, MF Global Sify Securities I Pvt Ltd; Azusa Kato, BNP Paribas; Bernard Musyck, Frederick University; Camilo Perez, Banco de Bogota; Cheng Cheng-Mount, Citibank Taiwan; Colen Garrow, Brait SA Ltd; Dr Olga Mrinska, Institute of Local and Regional Initiatives; Eduard Hagara, ING Barings; Francesca Panelli, Aletti Gestielle SGR SPA; Hans Holzhacker, Nenci Francesca and Rozália Pál, UniCredit Group; Helena Horska, Raiffeisenbank; John R. Harris, Boston University; Julien Manceaux and Dmitry Polevoy, ING; Madan Sabnavis, Credit Analysis and Research Ltd; Maristella Ansanelli, Banco Fibra; Michael Kappeler, LGT Capital Management; Michael Loufir, National Bank of Greece; Nassib Ghobril, Byblos Bank; Nuchjarin Panarode, Capital Nomura Securities; Olena Bilan, Dragon-Capital; Oliver Kovacs, ICEG European Center; Panicos Demetriades, University of Leicester; Peter Meister, BHF Bank Aktien Gesellschaft; Philip Hanson, Chatham House; Plamen Plantev, ISIS; Pornthep Jubandhu, Siam Commercial Bank; Robin Clements, UBS; Shakill K. Hasssan, University of Cape Town, Tiina Helenius, Handelsbanken; Vicky Redwood, Capital Economics; Vitaliy Vavryshchuk, BG Capital; Henry Mo, Credit Suisse; Lana Soelistianingsih, PT Samuel Sekuritas; Michal Dybula, BNP Paribas; Georgy Y. Ganev, Centre for Liberal Strategies; Wei Li, Standard Chartered Bank China; Pragrom Pathomboorn, Siam Commercial Bank; Aysegul Aykol Kocabas; Tekstil Bankasi; Martin Pelucha, University of Economics in Prague ; Galina Borisova Hale, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Ilias Lekkos, Piraeus bank, Athens; Dalton Gardimam, Banco Bradesco; M. Nicolas J. Firzli, Canadian European Economic Council; Yasuo Yamamoto, Mizuho Research Institute.