Monitoring sovereign, currency and banking sector risk

Combining EIU’s market-leading data and country expertise in a rigorous risk-modelling framework, our Financial Risk service enables you to accurately identify sovereign, currency and banking sector risks posed by political and economic developments across 131 markets.

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Why EIU’s Financial Risk analysis?

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Product benefits

  • Unparalleled coverage—assess the financial risks to your business posed by the political and economic situation in each country, with up to 220 macroeconomic variables provided in each report
  • Consistent methodology—compare economic risk easily across countries, with a standardised format and forecasting methodology
  • Actionable intelligence—download, manipulate, and analyse data in your own financial and risk-rating models using our Viewpoint API for faster decision-making
  • Information you can trust—our country risk ratings are independent and impartial. Explore reliable data with information gathered, checked and assessed by our in-house team of experts
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Product features

Financial Risk provides three risk rating reports per year. Each report contains:

  • Executive summary—all of the essential information covering the five main financial risk ratings categories (sovereign, currency, banking, politics, and economic structure risk analysis)
  • Analysis and outlook—explanations of the risk ratings, including any positive or negative grade changes, as well as the ratings outlook for the next two calendar years
  • Our medium-term forecast—a two-year forecast of the political, economic, and external payments situation
  • Data tables—forecasts and back series for a wide range of macroeconomic data relevant to financial risk assessment, including the public finances, exchange rates, the banking sector, and the external payments position
  • Regular event-driven economic analysis—updates are provided whenever events that affect our financial forecasts occur
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Use Financial Risk to:

  • Assess and compare sovereign, currency, and banking sector risk in 131 markets
  • Analyse credit risks posed by the political and economic situation in each country
  • Identify the financial risks to your business or investment
  • Download data for your own financial and risk-rating models

Financial and country risk service is relevant for:

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EIU’s Financial Risk enables you to accurately identify sovereign, currency and banking sector risks posed by political and economic developments across 131 markets.


Australia | Bangladesh | Cambodia | China | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Malaysia | Japan | Mongolia | Myanmar | New Zealand | Papua New Guinea | Philippines | Singapore | South Korea | Sri Lanka | Taiwan | Thailand

Middle East & Africa

Algeria | Angola | Bahrain | Botswana | Cameroon | Congo (Brazzaville) | Côte d’Ivoire | Congo (Democratic Republic) | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Ethiopia | Gabon | Ghana | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kenya | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Malawi | Mauritius | Morocco | Mozambique | Namibia | Nigeria | Oman | Pakistan | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | South Africa | Sudan | Syria | Tanzania | Tunisia | Uganda | United Arab Emirates | Yemen | Zambia


Albania | Austria | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Belgium | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Kazakhstan | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | North Macedonia | Malta | Moldova | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | United Kingdom | Uzbekistan


Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Jamaica | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Trinidad and Tobago | Uruguay | United States | Venezuela | Vietnam

Financial Risk service

EIU’s ratings are based on 59 individual indicators covering five different risk factors, including political and economic structure risks. Contact EIU to learn more.

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