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12/01/2017
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21/12/2016
Economic Publications

Still tough times for South Africa?

South Africa’s growth performance has been in decline since the global financial crisis. Since peaking in 2011, the growth rate (hit by lower commodity prices and power supply problems) has continued to slow.

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20/12/2016
Economic Publications

Turkey: end of the tulip period?

Turkey’s economy experienced several shocks during 2015 and 2016. Heightened political uncertainties, regional tensions, the US rate hike process, the credit rating downgrade and domestic security issues, have all resulted in (...)

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13/12/2016
Economic Publications

Uberisation of the economy in France: a new weapon of mass creative destruction?

Why is the collaborative economy so captivating in France? First of all, because it is synonymous with youth and innovation. But also because sectors that are experiencing double-digit growth nowadays are scarce.

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13/12/2016
Economic Publications

Panorama: Company Insolvencies

The number of insolvencies in France continued to fall in the twelve months to end October 2016 (-1.0%).

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30/11/2016
Economic Publications

Panorama: German Economy in 2017: Stable, but not staid

The signs for Germany’s further economic development are promising, with a high level of stability.

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29/11/2016
Economic Publications

Infographics - Sector risk assessments - 4th Quarter 2016

12 major sectors assessed worldwide.

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25/11/2016
Economic Publications

Barometer of sector risks in the world - 4th Quarter 2016

For this quarter, the result is clearly negative once again, as eight sectors have been downgraded and only one upgraded. The changes concern North America (increased risks in the retail, textile-clothing, paper-wood and transport sectors), Western Europe (downgrade of the agrofood sector) and Central Europe (downgrades for construction and IT & communications, but an upgrade for the transport sector) and Middle East (downgrade for IT & communications).

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09/11/2016
Corporate Publications

Mexico’s economy: more difficult times ahead

Mexico’s economy has been increasing above the Latin American average since 2012. While the region contracted by 0.5% in 2015, Mexico, its second largest economy, grew by 2.5%.

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09/11/2016
Economic Publications

Abenomics: The first arrow has silent impact on Japan’s exports and the yen, why?

Despite the silent impact of the first arrow on Japan’s exports, the operating profits of Japanese manufacturers which have been mainly exported oriented surged, in part due to their pricing-to-market behaviour.

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17/10/2016
Economic Publications

Rising political risks in developed countries: the sword of Damocles hangs over Europe’s major economies

Periods of economic crisis naturally lead to heightened political uncertainty and this aspect is crucial in assessing country risks.

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14/10/2016
Economic Publications

Country Risk Barometer Q3 2016

Concern again focused on oil prices, the emerging market thermometer.

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14/10/2016
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map • 3rd quarter 2016

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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26/09/2016
Corporate Publications

Latin america: why are Manufacturing exports still Lackluster?

Up until 2014, Latin America’s exports were boosted by China’s vast appetite for raw materials and the hike in their international prices.

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20/09/2016
Economic Publications

Morocco: The economy is slowing down; payment periods are getting longer

As a follow-up to the survey on Moroccan companies' payment periods published in May 2015, Coface here presents the results of the second edition.

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16/09/2016
Economic Publications

Panorama France: Growth takes a time-out

French growth has taken a time-out in Q2. The political uncertainties in the United Kingdom, the strikes in May and the floods affecting Ile-de France are all likely suspects responsible for this surprise halt. However, the figures are expected to recover in Q3.

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16/09/2016
Corporate Publications

Panorama Poland : Insolvencies fall amid fair economic growth

Poland has seen a slowing of its economy this year, compared to 2015. Nevertheless, growth is still continuing at a fair rate and, in fact, remains at a level which many other economies can only dream of.

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09/09/2016
Economic Publications

Agrofood in North Africa: a strategic sector at nature’s mercy

The importance of the Agribusiness sector varies between the different North African economies. While on a regional level, the sector leads exports, on a country basis it differs. In Morocco, agribusiness benefits from government subsidies, as it contributes nearly 16% of GDP and provides employment for 40% of the population. Overall, across the main north African countries, the lowest level of risk is in Morocco...

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05/09/2016
Economic Publications

Coface CEE Top 500 Companies - 2016 edition

The CEE Top 500 ranks the 500 biggest companies in the region by turnover. These top players increased their turnover by 4.2% to nearly 593 billion EUR and enlarged their staff by 0.5%.

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31/08/2016
Economic Publications

US pharmaceuticals have enjoyed their time in the sun, but is it time to get out the umbrellas?

Despite having the highest healthcare expenditure of all industrialised nations (17.1% of GDP in 2013), the US public health outcomes are being outperformed by other advanced nations.

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30/08/2016
Economic Publications

Germany corporate payment survey 2016: so far, so good, but the devil is in the details

2016 marks the first time Coface has carried out a payment survey for Germany. This follows on from other surveys presented this year for (...)

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