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Risk Briefing

Risk Briefing is designed to help assess and mitigate the risks of doing business in 180 markets.

Risk Briefing will enable you to make confident, informed business decisions, based on our comprehensive and timely analysis. Risk Briefing provides forecasts, alerts, background studies, and data covering a wide range of risk factors. The service is updated daily in response to events that affect our assessment of operating risk in a particular country.

Organisations use Risk Briefing to:

  • Evaluate opportunities and risks for competing projects.
  • Open country operations in order: from least risky to most risky for maximum profit.
  • Balance supply chain sourcing across several countries.
  • Monitor international changes from a risk perspective.
  • Input Risk Briefing data into an internal opportunity model.

How does Risk Briefing determine a country’s risk level?

At the centre of the service sits a risk model that assesses a country’s overall business operating risk. It combines our renowned political and economic analysis with new material covering the business conditions on the ground. The resulting scores allow us to rank countries by operating risk.

Each country’s scores are updated by our analysts once a quarter, or more frequently as events require. The model rests on 66 indicators for each of the 180 countries covered. Indicators are scored on both qualitative and quantitative factors. The model processes the results for the main categories of risk, producing a category score for each from 0 to 100 (lower is less risky). The model then provides an overall country score from 0 to 100. For 120 of the largest countries, Risk Briefing provides scenario analysis for each of the ten risk factors, highlighted by impact and probability.

10 categories of risk

  • Security
  • Political stability
  • Government effectiveness
  • Legal and regulatory
  • Macroeconomic
  • Foreign trade and payments
  • Financial
  • Tax policy
  • Infrastructure
  • Labour market