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30/05/2017
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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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30/05/2017
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Russia is emerging from recession, but the structural constraints risk impeding its mid-term growth

The diversification of the Russian economy, made necessary by a slump in oil prices that is set to last, is coming up against structural constraints that may well have a deleterious effect on its mid-term growth.

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24/05/2017
Products news

Coface places digital transformation at the heart of its strategy with launch of new customer portal

Coface has launched its new customer portal and fully revamped CofaNet online credit insurance contract management tool. With the new solutions, customers will benefit from innovative features, unique access, customised content, advanced ergonomics, real time results displays and easier contacts.

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17/05/2017
Country risk

New Coface survey shows optimism among UAE non-oil private companies

Coface, the worldwide leader in trade credit management solutions and risk information services, has published its first-ever Credit Opinion Survey for the UAE region (...)

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03/05/2017
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Labour shortages in the Central and Eastern Europe region: an opportunity for households but a threat for local companies

Developments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) labour markets have been beneficial for households. Rising wages and low inflation, combined with improving consumer confidence, have led to lower unemployment rates and an increase in private consumption.

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02/05/2017
Corporate news

Coface enhances the customer experience

One of the priorities of Fit-to-Win, Coface’s three-year strategic plan, is to enhance the service we provide to our clients.

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30/03/2017
Country risk

Corporate payments improve in China in 2016 but ultra-long overdues are up under financial stress

A survey on corporate credit risk management, to which 1,017 Chinese companies responded, reveals that corporate payments improved in 2016, with only 68% of the respondent companies experiencing overdue payments in 2016 (...)

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29/03/2017
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Country and sector risks worldwide - Business confidence is picking up again, despite persistent political risk

Main economic surprise of early 2017: the rise in business confidence is perceptible, but is not yet generating a positive widespread upturn in country and risk assessments.

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29/03/2017
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Infographics : New political risk index for 159 countries

Conflicts grew by +100% between 2007 and 2015. 2017 likely to pay a heavy price, due to
intensification of armed conflicts

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28/03/2017
Sectors Risk

Infographics: Sector risk assessments - 1st quarter 2017

12 major sectors assessed worldwide

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27/03/2017
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New Coface Political Risk Index in 159 countries

The widespread rise in the political risk conceals mixed regional dynamics

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15/03/2017
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RMB depreciation, capital flow measures and new monetary stance: What are the implications for Chinese corporates?

The potential depreciation of the renminbi (RMB), along with the implementation of capital flow measures, are longstanding concerns for China.

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03/02/2017
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First Brazilian Corporate Payment Survey 2016

Payment experience affected by the bleak economic scenario.
75% of interviewed companies received payment extensions requests from their clients.

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24/01/2017
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2017: A year of political and banking risks for emerging countries

Despite the recent economic upturn, uncertainties will continue to dominate the global economic climate this year.

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24/01/2017
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Infografics - 2017: An economic upturn in the face of political risk

Four major risks for 2017 but some positives points...

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12/01/2017
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Poland Payment Survey: Payment delays pervade Polish corporates

Coface’s payment survey confirms that sales on credit are being extensively used by Polish companies. Although credit periods have become common practice, it does not mean that receivables are being paid on time.

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21/12/2016
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South Africa’s economy challenged by crises in agriculture and mining, amid fears of an investment downgrade

Concerns over the country’s economic performance have been amplifying, due to its prolonged economic decline since 2011 (...)

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20/12/2016
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After a series of shocks in 2015 and 2016, Turkey’s economy is coming to the end of its new “Tulip era”

Greater political uncertainty resulting from two parliamentary elections in 2015, drying global liquidity due to the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike process and the weaker Turkish lira, all contributed to dragging down growth.

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13/12/2016
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Uberisation of French economy: A positive impact on employment, but will it last?

France is one of the leaders in collaborative economics in Europe, with more than 50 companies in this field. Prior to 2012, an imbalance between supply and demand in traditional sectors.

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30/11/2016
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German Economy in 2017: Stable, but not staid

The signs for Germany’s further economic development are promising, with a high level of stability. Coface’s expectations for solid growth therefore come as little surprise.

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