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17/05/2017
Economic Publications

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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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28/03/2017
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - 1st quarter 2017

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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27/03/2017
Economic Publications

The rise and rise of political risks

Political risk seems to have been at the core of concerns since 2016, following numbers of articles and editorials on the topic (...)

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15/03/2017
Economic Publications

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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13/03/2017
Economic Publications

Business insolvencies in France: new year starts where the old year left off

January 2017 saw the drop in insolvencies, which started in May 2014, reach 58,031 - its lowest figure since September 2012 (-2.8% on the same period in 2016)

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03/02/2017
Economic Publications

Panorama : Coface Brazil corporate payment survey

Brazilian companies are currently faced with a challenging environment. GDP underwent an accumulated contraction of 7.4% during the two years of 2015-2016.

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24/01/2017
Economic Publications

Panorama : An economic upturn in the face of uncertainty

Starting with falling oil prices and financial markets in the winter, the Brexit referendum in the summer and the election of Donald Trump in the autumn, 2016 was punctuated by a series of upsets.

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23/01/2017
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - January 2017 - 4th quarter 2016

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

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12/01/2017
Economic Publications

Panorama 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
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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