Country risk


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Country risk

The general level of political, financial, and economic uncertainty in a country which impacts the value of the country's bonds and equities. See:Sovereign risk.

Country Risk

The risk that a foreign government will significantly alter its policies or other regulations so that it negatively impacts the business climate in that country or the returns on a particular industry, company, or project. Macro-country risk deals with policy changes that harm, say, exporters or foreign-owned businesses in general, while micro-country risk implies that a government will deliberately target a particular company or way of making a living. For example, the political climate of a country in which defense contractors operate may turn against one particular company because of its perceived excesses or against defense contractors in general. This may cause the government revoke contracts for one or more defense contractors See also: Reputational risk, political risk, sovereign risk, geographic risk.
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This robust resource includes country-level country risk premia (CRPs) and country-level equity risk premia (ERPs), useful in estimating country-level cost of equity capital globally from the perspective of investors based in 55 different countries.
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Belcsak, along with a number of economists, and trade and risk experts on specific economies, were in New York May 9 for trade credit insurer Coface Group's fourth annual country risk meeting.

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