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21/12/2017
Economic Publications

Turkey: Impressive growth but increasing vulnerability to external factors

Turkey’s economy grew substantially during the first three quarters of 2017, surging by 7.4% compared to a year earlier (...)

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14/12/2017
Economic Publications

Infographics - French organic food sector: how can it increase scale without abandoning its original principles?

Strength of organic companies and consumption growing faster than supply

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14/12/2017
Economic Publications

France: will the organic agrofood sector be forced to abandon its principles?

The agrofood industry is facing a number of challenges in Europe, including the central issue of how to share created value.

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01/12/2017
Economic Publications

Germany’s corporate payment survey: a better year, particularly for exporters

Coface carried out its second payment survey for Germany this year, making it possible to compare results between the two surveys

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23/11/2017
Economic Publications

The UK automotive sector and Brexit – or, how to slow a rolling industry?

The UK automotive industry is entering a dry period. The voices of the main UK industry representatives and their concerns regarding the negative effects of a potential hard Brexit appear to remain unheard (...)

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07/11/2017
Economic Publications

China-Africa: Will the marriage of convenience last?

Falling in love is easier than staying in love: a tale of unbalanced exchanges and increasing dependency.

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07/11/2017
Economic Publications

Infographics - New chinese ambitions in Sub-saharan Africa

Unbalanced Trade links between China and Africa. Under threat from a potential drop in chinese demand.

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18/10/2017
Economic Publications

Argentina legislative elections: is the continuity of the pro-business direction at stake?

Since Mauricio Macri took office in mid-December 2015, the economy has started to recover

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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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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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