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09/13/2022
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06/21/2022
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer - Q2 2022

Four months after the start of hostilities in Ukraine, what initial lessons can be drawn ?
As the horizon continues to darken, the risks are naturally bearish and no scenario can be ruled out.
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05/31/2022
Economic Publications

CEE company insolvencies on the rise

Insolvency trends in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region have been subject to various economic conditions, support measures and legal changes over the last two years. Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic that triggered the economic downturn and officially implemented lockdowns brought concerns not only for the macroeconomic activity but also the companies’ payment liquidity.

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05/12/2022
Economic Publications

Medium and long-term knock-on effects of the war in Europe on global sectors trends: will there be resilient sectors?

In the short run, all sectors for which Coface publishes sector risk assessments in six regions worldwide will be impacted by the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Which ones would be the most resilient sectors? Read our full study now!

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05/11/2022
Economic Publications

China Payment Survey 2022

Coface’s China Corporate Payment Survey 2022, in which 1,000 companies participated, shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did reported longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year.

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05/10/2022
Economic Publications

War in Ukraine: Many (big) losers, few (real) winners

More than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, prospects for a rapid resolution of the war seem increasingly unlikely.

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03/07/2022
Economic Publications

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Stagflation ahead

In this Focus, the Coface Economic Research team examines the economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising commodity prices in particular.

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02/16/2022
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer - Q4 2021

The global recovery continues in 2022, but a bumpy road lies ahead.

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01/18/2022
Economic Publications

Morocco Payment Survey 2021

Morocco Corporate Payment Survey: shortened payment delays in 2021. During the second quarter of 2021, Coface conducted its fifth survey on the payment behaviour of 380 companies in Morocco, with the objective to monitor the evolution of payment terms and delays.

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10/21/2021
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q3 2021 Quarterly Update

Supply chain and inflation headwinds hamper the global recovery

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10/05/2021
Economic Publications

In the COVID-19 aftermath, Latin American exports towards China should continue to gain ground at the United States’ expense

The trade relationship between China and Latin America has expanded considerably over the past two decades, gradually standing out (compared to the United States) as an important market for the region’s exports.

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09/28/2021
Economic Publications

Has the global retail sector returned to normal?

The COVID-19 pandemic affected global retail activity through social distancing measures and store closures. Our Focus looks at varying effects across segments, as well as the outlook for the global retail sector.

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09/21/2021
Economic Publications

New wave of post-pandemic social movements: international trade as a collateral victim

While the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to the resurgence of social movements, a new wave is on the horizon. The resurgence of mass protests, which had already been strong since 2017, mainly in emerging countries, is expected to accelerate again.

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09/14/2021
Economic Publications

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2021

For the second consecutive year, although Germany experienced a strong recession, the number and duration of payment delays in the country both decreased. Learn more in the fifth edition of our Germany Corporate Payment Survey.

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09/07/2021
Economic Publications

What perspectives for the UAE after COVID-19?

Middle East & Turkey economist Seltem Iyigun investigates the perspectives for the United Arab Emirates following the coronavirus pandemic in this Coface Focus.

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07/26/2021
Economic Publications

Will the electric vehicle metals boom last?

Metals used in electric vehicles are in high demand, as these cars at the forefront of a revolution in the automotive industry. Stringent regulations, States’ support schemes, and customers’ willingness to buy and own EV are bolstering demand for these vehicles. However, imbalances between supply and demand are pushing prices higher, while EV market shares have not overtaken that of traditional engines.

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07/08/2021
Economic Publications

Sector Risk Assessment - Q2 2021

Coface's assessments of 13 major global sectors are based on 75 years of Coface expertise and on the financial data published by listed companies from 6 geographical sectors. These assessments are based on Coface’s expertise and payment experience data, external financial data forecasts (quantiles), and multifactorial key items (commodities price forecasts, structural changes, Coface country risk assessment).

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07/08/2021
Economic Publications

Country Risk Assessment Map - Q2 2021

The latest edition of the Coface Country Risk Map. Consult and download Coface's risk assessments of 162 countries across the world.

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07/05/2021
Economic Publications

Asia Payment Survey 2021: Shorter payment delays amid support measures

More companies in Asia Pacific offered credit facilities in 2020 as competition intensified amid the challenging economic conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, firms had different responses to credit management despite facing similar economic shocks. Find out about them in our latest publication on Asia Pacific.

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06/29/2021
Economic Publications

The risks and opportunities of virtual offshoring

The cultural changes the pandemic has brought will continue to shape the economy for years to come. Among these, the normalization of remote work is one of the most consequential. If it can be done from home, could it be done from abroad?
Check the risks and opportunities of virtual offshoring in our latest Focus by Marcos Carias our economist for Southern Europe and Coline Louis, Junior Economist.

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05/26/2021
Economic Publications

China Payment Survey 2021: Shorter credit terms for most sectors except construction, food and automotive

Coface’s 2021 China Corporate Payment Survey shows that payment terms shortened by 11 days on average in 2020, falling to 75 days, while the distribution of credit terms leaned towards a shorter rather than longer period.

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