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#1332811 - 01/28/10 03:53 PM High Risk Countries
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Some of you may be interested in this website.

http://www.knowyourcountry.com/index.html

Click on the icons for "Risk Banding Index" and "Country Reports Library" and check them out.
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#1332981 - 01/28/10 05:21 PM Re: High Risk Countries Retread
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Thanks,

what list can i look at that will show the ones that are listed or have santions againt it?

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#1333117 - 01/28/10 06:46 PM Re: High Risk Countries markp
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markp,

Click on the link offered by Retread and then click on the icon for "Risk Banding Index". That's one of the columns.

I think it's an interesting approach, very basic.

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#1333133 - 01/28/10 07:00 PM Re: High Risk Countries Hrothgar Geiger
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Thanks Retread!

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#1334506 - 01/30/10 01:51 AM Re: High Risk Countries NewTooBSA
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Great resource!
Thank you.

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#1334617 - 02/01/10 01:19 PM Re: High Risk Countries MagicCity
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Great resource - thanks for sharing!

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#1335360 - 02/01/10 10:29 PM Re: High Risk Countries AuditorK
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Did anyone else notice that neither North Korea nor Cuba is listed? Sanctions currently exist for those countries, but they are not covered on this site, which is a shame, because the other info is so interesting. Are there any others that are missing?
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#1335385 - 02/01/10 11:26 PM Re: High Risk Countries kw004h
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Looks like this site is administered by an individual in the UK. I did some Google searches on him and his company, but didn't turn up too much. He may very well be an expert in his field, but I would use this site as an interesting reality-check, but I would not rely upon his information as my bank's country risk indicator.

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#1335448 - 02/02/10 01:06 PM Re: High Risk Countries kw004h
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Originally Posted By: kw004h
Did anyone else notice that neither North Korea nor Cuba is listed? Sanctions currently exist for those countries, but they are not covered on this site, which is a shame, because the other info is so interesting. Are there any others that are missing?


Sorry about that. Sometimes the obvious can be overlooked when the presentation is splashy. I'm trying to contact the creator to find out why Cuba and North Korea have been omitted. In the meantime, here is another chart that expresses another group's idea of countries of concern. It is about 9 months old, but still useful.

http://finsolinc.com/CIP%20QUICK%20REFERENCE%20CHART%20-%20MARCH%202009.pdf
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#1335650 - 02/02/10 04:08 PM Re: High Risk Countries Retread
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Just so you know, I got a response. This is a work in progress, so stay tuned. When completed, it should be a great resource. I admire someone who can spend the time to create something like this for free use by those who have a need for this type of information.
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#1336216 - 02/02/10 10:45 PM Re: High Risk Countries Retread
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Thanks for checking into it Retread! If this were to be complete, it would definitely (for me) be less confusing than the current OFAC Sanctions pages for "at-a-glance" answers to are there sanctions or are there not?

If only more people used their powers for good instead of evil....

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#1347082 - 02/22/10 06:31 PM Re: High Risk Countries kw004h
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FYI. Cuba and North Korea are now on the chart from the UK.

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#1357194 - 03/12/10 09:47 PM Re: High Risk Countries Retread
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Has anyone now used the chart at: http://www.knowyourcountry.com/index.html to risk rate countries? If so, do you mind sharing how you derived the score (high, moderate or low)?

For example, did you say if they have XX number of High, they are rate High. If they have XX number of Moderate, then they are rated Moderate. I know that many countries have a mix of high and moderate indicators...just trying to devise a formula.

Thanks.

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