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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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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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