Peru: Country risk down to 134 basis points

Aerial view of Lima. Photo: ANDINA/Archive

Aerial view of Lima. Photo: ANDINA/Archive

10:44 | Lima, Jan. 26.

The EMBIG Peru spread fell 1bp to 134 bps, while the EMBIG Latin America spread reached 406 bps on January 13-20, the Central Reserve Bank (BCR) has reported.

It means that the Peruvian indicator remained below the regional average.

According to the issuing entity, the result came amid a context marked by concerns about the vaccine administration process, as well as about the variants and mutations of the coronavirus.


The country risk measures the ability of a country to meet its financial obligations and the implicit political risk and, based on that, receives an international credit rating.

The main consequences of a high country risk are a drop in foreign investment and lower economic growth, which could lead to unemployment and low wages.

This is an orientation index for investors, because it indicates the risk of doing business in a country is more or less high. 

It should be noted that the higher the risk, the less likely projects obtain a return in accordance with funds; and the lower this index is, the more attractive the country will be to investors.  

The index is measured based on the difference between the spread of Peru sovereign bonds over yield of U.S. Treasury bonds.


Published: 1/26/2021
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