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02/10/2017
Corporate Publications

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28/09/2017
Economic Publications

Are bond markets the new “spare tyre” for corporates in emerging economies?

If the year 2017 is synonymous with a slight economic upturn in the emerging markets, let’s not forget the previous three years were marked by increased corporate risk

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27/09/2017
Economic Publications

Country and sector risk Barometer Q3 2017 - Global growth recovery: a real or a false start?

For once, the summer proved to be particularly quiet. No major events disrupted the path taken by the world economy.

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27/09/2017
Economic Publications

Infographics - Sector risk assessments - 3rd Quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide, each quarter, by Coface.

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27/09/2017
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map 3rd quarter 2017

Each quarter Coface evaluates 160 countries with a unique methodology.

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11/09/2017
Economic Publications

Time to address the infrastructure gap in Latin America

During the commodity super-cycle that lasted over a decade, until around 2014, Latin American economies showed robust performance.

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07/09/2017
Economic Publications

Central and Eastern Europe: Less business insolvencies despite temporary headwinds in the construction sector

Despite some slowdown last year, average GDP growth remained at a solid level of 2.9% in Central and Eastern Europe

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07/09/2017
Economic Publications

Coface CEE TOP 500 ranking

Automotive and transport is the leading sector in the region CEE

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31/07/2017
Economic Publications

Latin America: The winners and losers of “Trumponomics”

Political changes in the US have caused uncertainty over the trade policies that could be implemented and the region’s vulnerability to tighter financial conditions. Since Donald Trump’s victory, the currencies of many emerging countries have fallen against the dollar. Mexico’s currency was the most greatly affected in the world, with 19 % depreciation against the USD in 2016.

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20/07/2017
Economic Publications

Tough funding conditions for GCC corporates: the hidden effect of lower oil prices

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

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11/07/2017
Economic Publications

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2016: tail risks are on the rise

Coface conducts an annual survey to examine corporate payment trends and experiences in eight selected economies in the (...)

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04/07/2017
Corporate Publications

A gust of optimism is blowing over the world economy

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, we were wondering whether the timid global economic recovery was a flash in the pan (...)

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04/07/2017
Corporate Publications

Country risk assessment map 2nd quarter 2017

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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08/06/2017
Economic Publications

In the face of Brexit, are British businesses left to sink or swim?

One year after the “yes” vote for Brexit, seen as traumatic, the time has come for the United Kingdom to accelerate the implementation of its exit from the European Union (EU).

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02/06/2017
Economic Publications

Brexit: despite a series of shocks, British companies remain sound

Company profits at record high £105 billion but investments decreased by - 1.5% in 2016.
Impact of 15% depreciation in the exchange rate.
Exports grew by + 1.6pp in a year.

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30/05/2017
Economic Publications

Russia – from recession to recovery, but to what extent and how fast?

Between 1999 and 2008, Russia’s GDP grew by an average of almost 7% per year. In 2009, the fall in oil prices led to a severe recession (-7.8%).

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17/05/2017
Economic Publications

UAE payments survey: slight payment delays expected, due to slower growth

Through the initiative of Coface, a world leader in trade credit management and risk information services, a credit opinion survey across the UAE was rolled out in order to map out major shifts and prevailing trends in company payments.

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03/05/2017
Economic Publications

Labour shortages in Central and Eastern Europe countries: a growing concern for businesses

Labour markets in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region are continuing to improve.
Unemployment rates have reached the lowest levels ever recorded and most CEE economies are enjoying lower unemployment than the EU average

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21/04/2017
Economic Publications

Insolvencies in the construction industry in France: interest rates are key

With an average increase in corporate insolvencies of 4.2% per year, 137,520 companies went bankrupt between 2008 and 2014.

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30/03/2017
Economic Publications

China corporate payment survey: the devil is in the detail

In 2016, credit extension practices in China differed from those seen in previous years. Fewer Chinese companies offered credit sales – but (...)

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29/03/2017
Economic Publications

Recovery in global growth: more than a flash in the pan?

Signs of a recovery in global growth are multiplying at the start of 2017.

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