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09/08/2017
Economic Publications

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09/08/2017
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. Economies have been benefiting from the favourable situation on the labour market, with contracting unemployment rates and rising wages. The improving macroeconomic environment has had positive effects on business. Company insolvencies dropped by 14% in 2015 and a further 6% in 2016. Over the course of last year, 6 entities per 1,000 became insolvent.

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09/07/2017
Economic Publications

Coface CEE TOP 500 ranking

Coface CEE Top 500 Ranking

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07/31/2017
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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07/13/2017
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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07/04/2017
Economic 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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07/04/2017
Economic Publications

Country Risk Assessment map 2nd Quarter 2017

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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05/16/2017
Economic Publications

UAE corporate payments delay, but export 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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04/13/2017
Corporate Publications

Registration document 2016

Registration document 2016 including the annual financial report

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04/06/2017
Economic Publications

Panorama - Coface Global Growth

Signs of a recovery in global growth are multiplying at the start of 2017. Companies are more confident. If the uptrend in inflation in developed economies and in China takes shape in coming months and does not only concern energy prices, it would testify to a distancing of deflation risk.

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03/30/2017
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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03/23/2017
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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03/21/2017
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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03/16/2017
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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02/05/2017
Corporate Publications

2016 Activity report

2016 was a challenging year for Coface. We had to cope with a sharp rise in risks in emerging countries and the transfer of our historical business managing French public guarantees to the French state.

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02/03/2017
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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01/24/2017
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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01/13/2017
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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12/13/2016
Economic Publications

Company insolvencies in France: a further fall in 2017

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

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12/13/2016
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 (...)

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11/25/2016
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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