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14/12/2017
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28/11/2017
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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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28/11/2017
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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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23/11/2017
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The effects of a 'hard' Brexit will be decisive for the innovation capacity and competitiveness of the British automotive industry

After an exceptional peak in production of vehicles recorded in mid-2016 (1.02 million unit sales, up 8.5% for the January-August period compared to the same period in 2015), 2017 saw a drop in production of nearly 2% (...)

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08/11/2017
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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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07/11/2017
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China's ambitions in sub-Saharan Africa: efforts to rebalance bi-lateral 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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18/10/2017
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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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02/10/2017
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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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28/09/2017
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Financing businesses: the bond market is turning into a "spare tyre"...

Corporate bond financing: an advantage in times of crisis?

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27/09/2017
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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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11/09/2017
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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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07/09/2017
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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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07/09/2017
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Central & Eastern European insolvencies overview

Company insolvencies dropped by 14% in 2015 and 6% in 2016

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31/07/2017
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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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20/07/2017
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GCC banks urged to fine-tune liquidity management in order to address new economic cycle - Coface Economic Report

Oil prices declined by around 75% between mid- 2014 and January 2016 (...)

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11/07/2017
Corporate news

Time for experts at Coface Country Risk Conference

After a year of political turmoil, Coface UK’s 2017 Country Risk Conference on 28 June in London gave businesses a welcome chance to hear informed views from recognised experts in economic and geopolitical risk.

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11/07/2017
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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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04/07/2017
Sectors Risk

Sector risk assessments 2nd quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide

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04/07/2017
Sectors Risk

Country and sector risks worldwide

The second quarter of 2017 marked a new start for Europe, Russia and, on the sector side, for the automobile and agrofood industries in several countries (...)

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08/06/2017
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Brexit: Despite several shocks, the United Kingdom will remain attractive for businesses

Businesses have proven their resilience since the referendum, but a downturn in investments is starting to be seen.
The fall in growth (1.4% in 2017 and 1.2% in 2018) will lead to a rise in the number of business failures, of 8.7%1 and 8%1 respectively

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30/05/2017
Corporate news

Coface Country Risk Conference will help steer businesses through UK and global challenges

Coface UK’s next Country Risk Conference will provide an early chance for businesses to consider trade risks and opportunities at a critical time for the British economy.

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