Peru: Country risk down to 175 basis points

Photo: ANDINA/Melina Mejía

Photo: ANDINA/Melina Mejía

13:37 | Lima, Nov. 19.

The EMBIG Peru decreased 10 basis points to 175 bps from November 8 to 15, the Central Reserve Bank (BCR) has reported.

Meanwhile, the EMBIG Latin America decreased 2 bps to 434 bps in the same period.

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. 

Publicado: 19/11/2023