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02/05/2019
Country risk and economic studies

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01/03/2019
Country risk and economic studies

Tighter liquidity and Asia : not all gloom and doom in 2019

Asia has been under pressure following tighter global liquidity in 2018. Coface’s index for measuring relative vulnerability to outflows points to increasing divergence in Asia (...)

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11/27/2018
Country risk and economic studies

French companies in 2019: Rise in insolvencies

In the third quarter of 2018, after two years of improvement, French companies experienced a reversal of the trend with the number of insolvencies increasing by +2.3% (...)

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11/19/2018
Country risk and economic studies

SMEs in China: Monetary easing won’t be sufficient to reduce credit pressure

When considering risk in the Chinese economy, a lot of the discussion has focused on large State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) or large private conglomerates (...)

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11/06/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Wind energy industry: Production costs will increase under the influence of the trade war and the liquidity squeeze

Alongside other renewables, wind energy has experienced a strong growth since the mid-2000s across the world (...)

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10/25/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Halfway through its trade diversification process, the United Arab Emirates is yet to be integrated into international value chains

In the last three decades, the UAE has developed into the second largest and most diversified economy in GCC area through the implementation of specific policy frameworks regarding regulations (...)

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10/24/2018
Corporate news

Coface results at 30 September 2018

Coface reports a solid performance confirming the relevance of its strategy and launches additional €15m share buyback programme

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10/19/2018
Corporate news

AM Best assigns A (Excellent) rating to Coface North America Insurance Company, with stable outlook

Rating agency AM Best has just assigned Coface North America Insurance Company the ‘A’ (Excellent) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating, with stable outlook.

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10/18/2018
Product news

Launch of TradeLiner: Coface revamps its credit insurance offer for mid-market companies

Aimed at the evolving credit insurance needs of mid-market companies, Coface has modernised its flagship policy, renamed TradeLiner. The move follows on from the experience Coface gained through its first global non-payment protection offer introduced fifteen years ago and is based on its desire to work harder to help protect mid-sized companies operating in the real economy.

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10/09/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide Some emerging economies become increasingly vulnerable

Higher oil prices and continued capital outflows from emerging markets mark the third quarter of 2018 (...)

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10/09/2018
Country risk and economic studies

US protectionism: Significant knock-on effect on trade partners of targeted countries

Increased protectionism is affecting a large number of economies – both advanced and emerging (...)

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09/28/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Central & Eastern European insolvencies: The good times are over

Despite economic acceleration in the region, insolvencies increased by +6.4% in 2017

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09/17/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Political risks in Asia are on the rise

According to Coface’s Political Risk Index, Asia scored 45% on the latest risk ranking, above the world average of 35% (...)

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08/17/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Greece's exit from the international bailout programme: Greek companies are experiencing a revival - more competitive and less indebted

Multiple signs of an economic recovery in Greece. Reforms have helped to clean up public accounts, restore Greece's credibility and strengthen confidence.

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05/23/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Global metals sector: prices to continue to rise in 2018, ahead of a possible slight decline in 2019

On the back of highly-synchronised economic growth, technological shifts boosting a surge in the use of metals and a shortfall in supply, metals have been benefitting from a bull market since mid-2016 (...)

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05/14/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Election season in Latin America: Growing political risks undermine economic activity

The Coface Political Risk Index takes into consideration various risk aspects: (...)

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05/04/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Western Balkans’ accession to EU membership likely to be completed - supported by the region’s strategic importance

The European Union - Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists see the EU accession as likely to happen, particularly as it would counterbalance Russian and Chinese presence in the region.

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04/10/2018
Country risk and economic studies

New Mediterranean trade routes will be through the South and East of the region

In the Mediterranean, the recent rise in protectionism is starting to transform the vast network of free trade agreements and reshape intra-Mediterranean trade routes. Two new trends are emerging.

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04/10/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide - 1st quarter 2018

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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