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11/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

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11/20/2017
Event news

The effects of a "hard" Brexit will be decisive for the innovation capacity and competitiveness of the British automotive industry

The UK automotive industry is entering a dry period. The voices of the main UK industry representatives and their concerns regarding the negative effects of a potential hard Brexit appear to remain unheard (...)

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11/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

China's ambitions in sub-Saharan Africa: Efforts to rebalance bilateral relations still needed

Almost twenty years after the launch of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China-Africa relations remain unbalanced. Bilateral trade has leaped over the past ten years (a total of $123 billion in 2016), driven, up to 2014, by exports, which have fallen by 51% since the peak.

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10/18/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Argentine legislative elections: is the continuity of the pro-business direction at stake?


The trajectory of Argentina´s economic rebound will be subject to the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections on October 22.

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09/29/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Morocco : Extended payment periods across practically all sectors

Morocco Corporate Payment Survey, first half of 2017: Extended payment periods across practically all sectors: 99 days on average in 2017, up from 82 days in 2016

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09/27/2017
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks: Europe remains the big winner in the world economic upturn

World economic growth might not yet be at its highest (2.9% in 2017 and 2018), but there can be no denying that there are healthy signs.

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09/27/2017
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Financing businesses: the bond market is turning into a "spare tyre"

Corporate bond financing: an advantage in times of crisis?

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09/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infrastructure: the Achilles’ heel of development in Latin America

Weak development of infrastructure in the region
Poor record in improving investment rates [...]

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09/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Coface announces CEE Top 500 companies: Automotive & transport sector is the regional leader Oil & gas continues downturn, losing number one posit...

2016 – a mixed year for CEE. The labour market boomed, while turnover and net profit of the largest companies decreased by -0.6% and -3.1% / CEE Top 500 companies increased their workforces in 2016. Lower regional unemployment rates / Poland (+3.3% in turnover) remains the biggest player, followed by Hungary (-11.5%) and the Czech Republic (-2.2%) / Sectors: automotive industry up (+8.6% in turnover), oil & gas sector down (-5.6%) [...]

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09/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Central & Eastern European insolvencies overview

2016 showed a continued decline of 6% in the number of company insolvencies in the Central and Eastern European region, following a fall of 14% in 2015. [...]

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07/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

How could “Trumponomics” affect Latin America’s economies?

Political developments in the US have caused uncertainties over the trade policies that could be implemented and the region’s vulnerability to tighter financial conditions.

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07/28/2017
Corporate news

Isabelle Laforgue and Nathalie Lomon join COFACE SA’s Board of Directors

At its meeting on 27 July, the Board of Directors of COFACE SA co-opted Isabelle Laforgue, Chief Transformation Officer of Econocom, and Nathalie Lomon,(...)

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07/17/2017
Country risk and economic studies

GCC banks urged to fine-tune liquidity management in order to address new economic cycle - Coface Economic Report

The stagnation of low oil prices is weighing on liquidity conditions across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This is slowing down government fiscal revenues, (...)

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07/11/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2016: Tail risks are on the rise

Coface’s latest annual payment survey covered 2,795 corporates in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on 8 markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The survey also traced the evolution of corporate payments in 11 sectors.

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07/04/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Sector risk assessments 2nd quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide

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06/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics - Brexit: despite a series of shocks, british companies remain sound

Mixed resilience, first signs of Brexit during the exit negociations phase but still some positive points…

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06/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Brexit: Despite several shocks, the United Kingdom will remain attractive for businesses

Businesses have proven their resilience since the referendum, but a downturn in investments is starting to be seen.
The fall in growth (1.4% in 2017 and 1.2% in 2018) will lead to a rise in the number of business failures, of 8.7%1 and 8%1 respectively

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05/24/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Russia is emerging from recession, but the structural constraints risk impeding its mid-term growth

The diversification of the Russian economy, made necessary by a slump in oil prices that is set to last, is coming up against structural constraints that may well have a deleterious effect on its mid-term growth.

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05/23/2017
Corporate news, Product news

Coface places digital transformation at the heart of its strategy with launch of new customer portal

Coface’s new customer portal and fully revamped CofaNet online credit insurance contract management tool are being launched today. With the new solutions, customers will benefit from innovative features, unique access, customised content, advanced ergonomics, real time results displays and easier contacts.

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05/16/2017
Country risk and economic studies

New Coface survey shows optimism among UAE non-oil private companies

Coface, the worldwide leader in trade credit management solutions and risk information services, has published its first-ever Credit Opinion Survey for the UAE region (...)

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05/05/2017
Corporate news

Coface digitalizes the customer experience

One of the priorities of Coface’s three-year strategic plan Fit-to-Win is to enhance Client Service.

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