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Country risk poll: 101 to 185

To obtain the overall country risk score, Euromoney assigns a weighting to nine categories. These are political risk (25% weighting), economic performance (25%), debt indicators (10%), debt in default or rescheduled (10%), credit ratings (10%), access to bank finance (5%), access to short-term finance (5%), access to capital markets (5%), forfaiting (5%). • Political risk: the risk of non-payment or non-servicing of payment for goods or services, loans, trade-related finance and dividends, and the non-repatriation of capital. Risk analysts give each country a score between 10 and zero: the higher, the better.

Economic performance: based on the results of a Euromoney poll of economic projections and on GNI (Atlas Method) figures per capita.

Debt indicators: calculated using these ratios from the World Bank’s Global Development Finance 2007: (a) total debt stocks to GNP; (b) debt service to exports; and (c) current account balance to GNP. Developing countries that do not report complete debt data get a score of zero.

Debt in default or rescheduled: scores are based on the ratio of rescheduled debt to debt stocks, taken from the World Bank’s Global Development Finance 2007. OECD and developing countries that do not report under the debtor reporting system score 10 and zero respectively.

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