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20/12/2018
Corporate Publications

Tighter global liquidity and Asia: not all gloom and doom

Asia has been under pressure following from tighter global liquidity in 2018, led by a rapid pace of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve (Fed) of the Unites States (US)

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14/12/2018
Corporate Publications

Corporate insolvencies in France: all good things come to an end

The third quarter of 2018 marks a turning point for companies in France: for the first time in two years, insolvencies increased by 2.3% compared to the same quarter of the year previous (...)

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20/11/2018
Corporate Publications

Could SMEs become the weak link in China’s economy?

When considering risk in the Chinese economy, a lot of the discussion has focused on large State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), or large private conglomerates (...)

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06/11/2018
Corporate Publications

Wind energy: how long will the wind stay in the industry’s sails?

Wind energy undoubtedly has a bright future, with many countries around the world eager to develop this source (...)

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25/10/2018
Corporate Publications

UAE: a new place in new world trade?

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the second largest and the most diversified economy in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (...)

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11/10/2018
Corporate Publications

A new deal of cards for emerging markets

The past quarter has been marked by a continued rise in oil prices and capital outflows from emerging markets (...)

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10/10/2018
Corporate Publications

Sector risk assessments 3rd quarter 2018

13 major sectors assessed worldwide

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10/10/2018
Corporate Publications

Country Risk assessment map - 3rd quarter 2018

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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01/10/2018
Corporate Publications

Central & Eastern Europe Insolvencies: Good times come to an end

A favourable economic environment was not enough to reduce company insolvencies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). While average GDP growth accelerated to 4.5%, i.e. the highest level in nine years, insolvencies increased by 6.4%.

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25/09/2018
Corporate Publications

Rising political risks cloud outlook for Asian economies

Political risks in Asia have increased, according to Coface’s Political Risk Model (...)

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20/08/2018
Corporate Publications

Businesses in Greece: finally, a fresh start?

With Greece about to pull out of its third bailout package, signs of economic recovery are multiplying: 2017 was a year marked by the return of positive growth (+1.4%), and - despite weakening growth in the eurozone - Greek GDP growth is expected to be close to 2% in 2018, with Greek households and businesses remaining more optimistic in the first half of the year than in 2017.

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25/06/2018
Corporate Publications

Barometer country and sector risks barometer Q2 2018

Feels like déjà vu: Rising sovereign spreads in the eurozone, increased protectionism, higher oil prices, capital outflows from major emerging countries.

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24/06/2018
Corporate Publications

Country risk assessment map: 2nd quarter 2018 publication

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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24/06/2018
Corporate Publications

Sector risk assessments - 2nd quarter 2018

13 MAJOR SECTORS ASSESSED WORLDWIDE

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05/06/2018
Corporate Publications

Taking stock of global metal sector trends and outlook

The most-widely traded base and ferrous metals have benefitted from a bull market since mid-2016 (...)

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10/04/2018
Corporate Publications

The new Mediterranean trade routes

Integration is slowly declining in the mediterranean. Nevertheless, new trade routes have opened.

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10/04/2018
Corporate Publications

Country risk assessment map - 1st quarter 2018

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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10/04/2018
Corporate Publications

Country and sector risks barometers Q1-2018: Beyond the peak of global growth

The leading Western economies continued to perform well during the first quarter of 2018. The United States (US) economy is expected to remain robust this year, with a GDP growth forecast of 2.3%.

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09/04/2018
Corporate Publications

Infographics - New mediterranean trade routes

More intra-mediterranean agreements. New bilateral trade flows are emerging

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06/03/2018
Corporate Publications

Poland Payment Survey 2018: Payment delays mounting amid robust economic growth

The second edition of Coface’s survey on payment experiences in Poland was carried out in December 2017 (...)

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