IRI undertakes specialized reporting with
focus on political, economic, and commercial risk: that is, …. “sovereign risk” (country
administration) and “country risk” (country economics)
as well as underlying “custom and usage” risk (local
business practices) inherent in specific countries.
Such analysis includes industry and market risk useful to multinational
corporations operating in foreign locations. Foreign operations
typically carry uncertainties regarding labor conditions, competition
with local producers, and intellectual property abuse including counterfeiting.
For example, doing business in certain countries
carries not only the macro economic risks associated with balance
of trade imbalances and currency devaluation, but also risks inherent
in trade practices which may have elements of political corruption
and money laundering integral to local business activity.
IRI also provides specialized reporting to allow clients access to information on topics relevant to them specifically
or to their industry. Clients may commission specialized reports
for particular purposes, and such projects may entail a combination
of corporate intelligence and information management reporting.