Taiwan shines in risk assessment study
By Ted Chen, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan has ranked second in Asia and third worldwide as the most ideal investment destination in terms of risk, according to findings published yesterday by BERI, a ratings and analysis business intelligence provider.
September 3, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
BERI issued a favorable 1B rating, and an overall score of 73 for Taiwan, in the second investment risk analysis and survey published by the company.
Taiwan trails Singapore and Switzerland in the 50-country study, while holding the runner-up position in terms of corporate operational risk and degree of currency risk. Based on its findings, the company indicated an upbeat outlook on increasing investment weighting in Taiwan.
The company expects Taiwan's corporate operational risk rating to improve next year, matching the high standards attained by Singapore, who holds the lead position. In addition, the company expects Taiwan to become the second most ideal investment destination in the world by 2018.
Taiwan ranks eighth in the world in terms of political risk, a decline from the sixth position it held previously in April. In global political risk rankings, Taiwan trails behind Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, the Netherlands, Finland and Germany. Among Asian nations, Taiwan is ranked second in terms of political risk, trailing Singapore.
Citing sound commerce performance and a long record of trade surpluses, Taiwan also received a stellar rating for currency risk, ranking second globally, trailing only after the Netherlands. Taiwan is expected to maintain its low currency risk and its second place ranking from 2014 to 2018.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economic Affairs cited Taiwan stellar corporate operational and investment risk ratings to rapidly growing ties with mainland China, in form of numerous trade pacts and deregulating policies. The ministry stated that cross-strait collaborations are likely to heighten in the next five years.