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Expropriation risk, (1=low, 7=high), 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 173 countries was 3 index points.The highest value was in Afghanistan: 7 index points and the lowest value was in Australia: 1 index points. The indicator is available from 2014 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Credendo Group
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Definition: The risk of expropriation encompasses all discriminatory measures taken by a host government which deprive the investor of its investment without any adequate compensation; for the purpose of analysing the expropriation risk, events of embargo, change of (legal) regime and denial of justice are included.
In order to assess the expropriation risk Credendo not only assesses the risk attached to expropriation as such, but also the functioning of legal institutions in the host country and the probability of a negative change in attitude towards foreign investments.
Countries are classified into seven categories: from 1 (low risk) to 7 (high risk).
Expropriation risk in the European union
Expropriation risk in Europe
Expropriation risk in Asia
Expropriation risk in Africa
Expropriation risk in North America
Expropriation risk in South America
Expropriation risk in Australia


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