All investments carry some degree of risk. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds can lose value, even all their value, if market conditions sour. Even conservative, insured investments, such as certificates of deposit CDs issued by a bank or credit union, come with inflation risk. They may not earn enough over time to keep pace with the increasing cost of living.
Our services are used by a diverse client base across businesses, governments, NGOs, and academic institutes. Custom solutions A comprehensive global mining and metals sector talent dynamics assessment for Rio Tinto Rio Tinto employs people from all over the world to work in their Product Groups.
As part of a human capital planning exercise, they needed information to validate the labour market risks they face as they develop their workforce and look to understand labour trends over the short to medium-terms.
The EIU developed a three-phased approach: With this information Rio Tinto made evidenced-based decisions on market priorities, operating conditions in key markets, and conducted detailed human capital planning in priority markets.
Custom solutions Measuring global food security for DuPont Increasing global population and economic growth in emerging markets have put increasing pressure on food supply networks, raising prices around the world. As a company involved in food and agriculture, DuPont wanted to look at the challenges involved in the production and distribution of food globally, and identify which countries can improve food systems in order to improve overall food security.
The EIU assessed the food security systems of over countries through a selection of approximately 20 to 25 quantitative and qualitative indicators.
Today, the GFSI highlights where in the world nutritional quality and safety of foods is most at risk based on the underlying drivers most affecting food security. Custom solutions Patient engagement and health promotion Media hype about health stories often leads to an increased burden on health resources.
Every morning two stories from the media are identified and our analysts will publish an unbiased critique with detailed reviews of clinical evidence on the NHS choices website by midafternoon. By reviewing the story, the evidence and the reporting, we provide a much more objective view.
This helps to empower patients to make informed choices in self-management of their care and exercise informed choice in making health decisions.
Close Custom solutions As part of its mission to advance global human capital knowledge, the SHRM Foundation sought credible analysis on critical issues that will affect HR leaders in the coming years.
The EIU partnered with the SHRM Foundation on a multi-phase program to identify, analyse and then promote thought-provoking research on the most important trends affecting human capital management and global workforce dynamics by leveraging a combination of EIU expertise, surveys of business leaders and expert peer panels to identify the most relevant HR topics; creating a series of evidence based analyses and tangent content to educate and prepare HR leaders for key issues in their field; and engaging stakeholders with EIU produced research via events, seminars, online digital content, and broad public relations promotion.
Custom solutions The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies NPES The print industry is being disrupted by new technologies and trends putting pressure on the demand for print media. At the same time, rising incomes are boosting demand for printed materials in the developing world.
NPES, a print industry trade association, wanted to inform its members of what print sectors and emerging markets have opportunities for growth. Close Subscription services Our client a major international bank offers a broad range of services to personal and institutional customers, including governments.
It has significant activities in a large number of countries. Consequently, there are many ways in which changes in business conditions and the economy in a single country or region or globally can adversely impact profitability, whether at the level of the group, individual business units or specific countries of operation.
They use the service to understand the threat of sovereign default in individual countries as well as the risks associated with currencies and banking sectors around the world.
The Country Risk Service assists the bank in setting credit limits for countries and in controlling the risks that accompany investment in emerging and developed economies.
They employ a significant number of staff in offices around the world. They are able to draw on over a million data points from the Country Data service covering key indicators such as GDP growth, inflation and exchange rates. Close Subscription services The EIU supplies its information services to many types of academic institutions.
It is vital for students at these institutions to have a thorough grasp of the political, economic and business environment around the world now and in the future.
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Equally important is for the source of that information to be reliable and impartial. Academic institutions typically subscribe to the complete range of EIU Country Reports, covering over countries. Access to Country Reports allows both students and faculty to stay completely up-to-date with the latest economic and political situation in any given country.
Custom solutions Forecasting for a household fast-moving consumer goods brand This client already had a significant presence within China but came to us to find out the next group of cities and provinces that offered the best growth potential for the next decade.
Using the province forecasts, we were able to compare data across the provinces and prefectures. With these findings, the client justified a costly acquisition. Consequently the client now has the resources in place to maximise future opportunities, helping to ensure the company maintains its position as market leader.
Close Custom solutions A multi-national corporation, that designs and sells consumer electronics, wanted to better understand manufacturing conditions in Chinese provinces and South-east Asia in order to determine ideal manufacturing centres for its products in the future.
To do this, they required research to rate and rank the selected geographies based on criteria specific to their manufacturing operations.
The Economist Intelligence Unit developed a baseline assessment to support strategic decision-making in terms of locations for electronics manufacturing.Risk analysis is a process of using certain techniques to identify any dangers, which might prevent any organization, individuals or businesses from achieving their goals.
reality of “country risk” and the need to measure and manage it. Alas, perhaps as a result of complacency induced by good times, few banks are well equipped to do so.
How the EPA conducts risk assessment to protect human health and the environment. Several assessments are included with the guidelines, models, databases, state-based RSL Tables, local contacts and framework documents used to perform these assessments.
Country report. Use the country credit ratings to plan and manage your international trade. Our analysis is your best guide to making decisions with confidence.
View country report Country Risk. Check out the risk updates and economic outlook in countries. Debt collection insights. How to Evaluate Country Risk From Economic to Political Risk and Everything In-Between. International investors should use a combination of these techniques in order to determine a country's risk, as well as the risk associated with any individual international investment or security.
Credit risk arises from the potential that a borrower or counterparty will fail to perform on an obligation. For most banks, loans are the largest and most obvious source of credit risk.