Weekly Export Risk Outlook


​In the headlines

- US: Shut down, with a debt ceiling appoaching
- Eurozone: The ECB is likely to come to the rescue...but not yet
- Spain: Reduction in the pace of austerity
- Japan: Sales tax to increase to 8% next April


Countries in Focus

- Brazil: Downward revision in official growth forecast
- Czech Republic: Gradually emerging from recession
- Middle East: Small but potentially significant steps
- Asia: Mixed industrial production data


Figure of the week: 26.6% - Spain's official forecast for unemployment in 2013