In the first of a new podcast series, economist and contributor Jeremy Weltman discusses the results of Euromoney’s latest quarterly country risk survey with Euromoney editor Louise Bowman.
This first episode explains how the survey is conducted, including who takes part. It looks into the safest and riskiest countries for investors, and delves into the various issues affecting notably the emerging markets. Among the topics discussed are inflation, the various factors weighing on China’s risk profile, and specific political risks in Taiwan. The discussion widens out to some of the economic and political risks affecting countries such as Brazil, Nigeria, Chile and Ethiopia. Reasons are given for the relative resilience of CEE countries in the survey, and finally there is mention of an interesting newcomer into the world’s top-10 safest countries.