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06/11/2018
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25/10/2018
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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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11/10/2018
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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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01/10/2018
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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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25/09/2018
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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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20/08/2018
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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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01/08/2018
Corporate news

Coface Global Solutions celebrates five years of success

One of the greatest challenges facing multinational companies has always been how to expand and manage trade risk across very different markets. Five years ago, Coface began a new service to specifically support these businesses alongside you, our broker partners.

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29/06/2018
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France’s loss of market share in Africa benefits several European countries, China and India

While France’s trade balance has remained in surplus, its market share of exports to Africa halved from 11% in 2000, to 5.5% in 2017.

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25/06/2018
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Country and sector risks worldwide: Signals of risk on the increase in the 2nd quarter

Downgraded assessments in the majority this quarter.

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01/06/2018
Sectors Risk

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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24/05/2018
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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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14/05/2018
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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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24/04/2018
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Africa: diminishing reserves increase risks of another crash

Adversely affected by the slump in raw material prices, most African currencies lost over 20% of their value between 2013 and 2016

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10/04/2018
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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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10/04/2018
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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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03/04/2018
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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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16/03/2018
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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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09/03/2018
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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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28/02/2018
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NAFTA renegotiations - could Mexico’s “high-risk” automotive industry deteriorate into a crisis?

Mexico’s automotive industry plays an important role in its economy (...)

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23/01/2018
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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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21/12/2017
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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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