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Business failures in France are less frequent, but of a larger size

12/13/2019

While the number of companies facing corporate insolvency has decreased since the beginning of the year, their cost has increased, both financially and in terms of the number of jobs affected. After a difficult first quarter, marked by the repercussions of the “yellow vests” movement, the number of corporate insolvencies since the beginning of the year in France is set to decline for the fourth consecutive year. However, Coface expects a slight rebound in insolvencies in 2020 (+0.9%), mainly due to the expected slowdown in the construction sector, which was largely driven by public works in 2019 in the run-up to the municipal elections.

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Coface is recognized as the Best Credit Insurance Company in 2019 by International Finance Magazine

10/21/2019

Participating in this prestigious award for the first time, Coface took the highest step on the podium, acknowledging the many initiatives deployed by Coface to better assist its customers.

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Coface Barometer: general slowdown in the global economy despite central banks’ actions

10/21/2019

With business morale being affected by a summer marked by a multiplication of areas of political uncertainty around the world, it seems likely that 2020 will be a year of economic decline.

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Agri-food sector outlook: in a global economy marked by protectionist tensions, what does the future hold?

10/21/2019

Central to the current trade tensions, notably between the USA and China, the global agri-food sector is impacted by knock on effects, notably via downward trends on the prices of key agri-food commodities, such as soybean. Coface has conducted an in-depth analysis of future trends in this market.

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Netherlands: What is the secret of Dutch trade?

10/02/2019

Rising protectionism in China and the United States, Brexit, contracting world trade... despite all the clouds on the horizon, the Dutch economy remains surprisingly bright.

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