Country risk includes several factors that need to be considered when establishing operations abroad. For example, financial factors such as currency controls, devaluation or regulatory changes or stability factors such as mass riots, civil war and other potential events contributing to companies' operational risk.
Chile is one of the Latin American countries with the lowest country risk. The different opinions of international institutions and investment banks provide an objective and impartial assessment of Chiles performance. According with the data they provide, Chile appears with political and economical stability, reliable macroeconomic fundamentals and positive business environment.
The 2008 Index of Economic Freedom covers 157 countries across 10 specific freedoms such as trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights; this are the results: Chile's economy is 79.8 per cent free, according to our 2008 assessment, which makes it the world's 8th freest economy. Its overall score is 80 basis points higher than last year, mainly reflecting an improved investment climate. Chile is ranked 3rd out of 29 countries in the Americas and has been a regional leader for over a decade.ç
The EIU's country-risk ratings take account of 77 indicators of political stability and other measures of credit quality. The 2008 Risk Ranking, published by them in May 2008 gives Chile an overall rating of A which means a stable country View More »