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04/10/2018
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04/10/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide

Now that peak growth has been reached in the United States and Europe, businesses are preparing for supply side constraints and the risk of protectionism

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03/29/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Central and Eastern Europe: Political risks on the rise but no impact yet on local businesses

With the wave of ongoing elections in countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, Central and Eastern Europe is undergoing a major period of change against the background of economic growth that is still strong (...)

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03/13/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Regional economic ambitions of China and Japan show striking parallels

According to Coface, China and Japan are becoming competitors for trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region (...)

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02/27/2018
Country risk and economic studies

NAFTA-onderhandelingen - zou de "zeer risicovolle" automotive industrie van Mexico kunnen wegzinken in een crisis?

De automotive industrie van Mexico speelt een belangrijke rol in de economie (...)

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02/27/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Insolvent or ‘zombies’, distressed companies represent nearly 6% of the total in France

The beginning of the year marked a clear improvement in key business insolvency indicators (...)

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02/12/2018
Corporate news

COFACE SA announces a share buyback operation targeting a total amount of 30 million euros

In the second pillar of its Fit to Win plan, Coface aims at improving the capital efficiency of its business model. The Group published today an estimated Solvency ratio of ~166%, above its target range.

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02/12/2018
Corporate news

Full-year results 2017: Coface doubles net income to €83.2m, and activates the capital optimisation lever provided for in its Fit to Win plan

Turnover: €1 354.9m, up 0.3% at constant scope and exchange rates. Net loss ratio 51.4%, improved by 14.1 pts; annual net combined ratio at 86.6%.

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01/23/2018
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Country Risk Conference. 2018: the upturn continues, but corporates risk overheating

During its annual conference on country and sector risks, Coface shares with companies its vision of the major global economic trends for 2018

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12/17/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Turkey records dynamic growth but is increasingly vulnerable to external factors

Turkey’s economy recorded substantial growth during the first three quarters of 2017, up by 7.4% compared to a year earlier. This was achieved despite the series of shocks which occurred in the country in 2016 (...)

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12/12/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Although dynamic, France’s organic food sector could be forced to abandon its original principles in order to increase scale

The increasing preference of households for organic food is reflected in the sector’s very strong growth which is expected to exceed €8 billion in 2017

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11/27/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Germany’s corporate payment survey 2017

The second annual corporate payment survey for Germany carried out by Coface confirms many of the foregone trends. However, some improvements can be seen (...)

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11/24/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Poland Insolvency Report: Insolvencies and restructuring proceedings still on the rise, despite a robust economy

Insolvencies and restructuration proceedings increased by 14% in the first three quarters of 2017 compared to the same period last year. Most sectors experienced an increase in the number of proceedings.

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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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11/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Embargo on Qatar: Manageable for the time being, but not perennially

On June 5 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain (known as the quartet) announced they were breaking diplomatic ties with Qatar (...)

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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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