China downgrade predicted by Euromoney survey

China downgrade predicted by Euromoney survey

The decision by Moody’s to lower its sovereign rating on China was flagged-up in ECR’s crowd-sourcing survey more than a year ago, and it will mean higher funding costs in the offshore market.

Conflict risk damages South Korea’s appeal

Conflict risk damages South Korea’s appeal

A stronger yen-won exchange rate underlines Japan’s perception of safety with Seoul now plunged into a crisis, awaiting elections and wary of tensions escalating on the Korean peninsula.

Surprise snap election rocks UK risk profile

Surprise snap election rocks UK risk profile

Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election to increase her Conservative government’s majority has generated a positive reaction in the markets, but does not guarantee a more favourable investor climate.

Country risk expert insight: Australia vulnerable despite more balanced economy

Country risk expert insight: Australia vulnerable despite more balanced economy

In Q4 2016, Australia’s ECR score dipped by 0.4 points, dropping two places to 12th in the country risk rankings. Political challenges, lower economic forecasts than expected and a fall in Australia’s debt indicator score all contributed to the decline. As the end of the first quarter of the year approaches, ECR asks two experts what lies in store for 2017.