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Country Financial Risk Information: Home

This guide lists books, journals, websites and databases for locating country financial risk information including sovereign ratings and in-depth country analyses. Step-by-step instructions for obtaining reports in EIU and Lexis-Nexis are also provided.

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When you need to determine a country's risk factor for investment purposes or new business opportunities, there are a variety of sources you can use to find such information:

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit for country reports with economic, financial, forecast and risk analysis.
  • Lexis-Nexis provides access to The PRS Group International Country Risk Guide.
  • Several reputable web sites provide analysis and reports that are freely available on the internet.
  • The Business Library also has books & journals available in the print collection that can provide some insight.

Note: While many of the resources listed in this guide will provide an overview of the country in question, it is up to the student to interpret the information and come to their own conclusions regarding the risk factors involved with any given country. Risk analysis can be an inexact science—please consult with your instructor for guidance if you are unsure how to interpret the information you find.

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