Peru’s economic risk hits new low

Peru’s economic risk rating dropped on Friday from 1.00% to 0.97%, as calculated on the JPMorgan EMBI+ rating. This is the first time in the nation’s history that its rating has dropped below 1%.

The Emerging Markets Bond Index Plus is a rating of the difference in value between a Peruvian government issued bond and an equivalent bond issued by the US treasury, so is an accepted measure of the probability that a country fail to meet its obligations. A low rating means that the country is seen as “safe” by international investors.

This drop in risk is likely to encourage a large number of international financiers who only consider investing in countries with a rating of under 1%.

Peru’s international credit score is given as BB+ by two of the three main agencies, Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s – just one step away from the top level ratings in the A category.

Many analysts consider it likely that Peru will reach the “investment level” soon, which is expected to result in a flood of foreign investment. A risk rating of under 1% and a credit score of A are the key components necessary for this to happen.

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