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07/09/2019
Economic Publications

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07/07/2019
Economic Publications

Political risks in Africa: the temperature is rising

Africa has seen a bevy of political events in recent months. After the deterioration of the security situation in the Sahel, as well as the forced departures of historical leaders from Algeria and Sudan via the streets, where will the political risks manifest in the second half of the year?

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07/04/2019
Economic Publications

Trade tensions return to the forefront of the global economy - Country and Sectors risks Barometer

The first part of 2019 was marked by the decline in world trade, which will decrease in volume over the year as a whole according to our forecasts (-0.7%), despite a slight recovery expected in the second half of 2019.

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07/03/2019
Economic Publications

Sector risk assessments - July 2019

13 major sectors assessed worldwide. Coface assessments are based on 70 years of Coface expertise and on the financial data published by listed companies from 6 geographical sectors. 5 financial indicators are taken into account: turnover, profitability, the net debt ratio, cashflow, and claims observed by our risk managers.

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07/03/2019
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - July 2019

New edition of the country risk map - April 2019. Consult, download and print the map of the 161 countries assessed by Coface.

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06/19/2019
Economic Publications

An unsure future for natural gas: How risks could derail the current boom

The energy industry is quickly evolving: as renewable energy sources increase in popularity compared to fossil fuels, their costs are plummeting. New forms of electricity conservation have recently become the focal point of widespread international attention, resulting in heavy investment and research. Furthermore, natural gas is increasingly losing its reputation as a cleaner energy source in the battle against climate change, as it pollutes more than renewable alternatives.

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06/18/2019
Economic Publications

Morocco Payment Survey 2019: Payment terms to remain long

During the first quarter of 2019, Coface conducted its fourth survey on businesses’ payment experience in Morocco. This survey aims to monitor the evolution of payment terms and delays. The payment behaviour reflects the evolution of both the economic situation and of the business environment.

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05/28/2019
Economic Publications

Corporate insolvencies in France: micro-entreprises in the wave’s trough

During the first four months of 2019, the rate of corporate insolvencies in France increased by +0.8%.
This rate was particularly high during January and February, mainly due to the repercussions of the "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests) movement; however, the increasing rate of insolvencies declined in March and April.

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03/14/2019
Economic Publications

China Payment Survey 2019: Longer delays as growth falters

The Chinese economy experienced some challenges in 2018 . Corporate bond defaults in US dollars quadrupled, reaching an amount of USD 16 billion, while the number of bankruptcy cases settled through the Supreme Court of the People’s Republic of China spiked to 6,646 (...)

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03/04/2019
Economic Publications

Poland payment survey 2019: robust economic growth has not eliminated payment delays

The third edition of Coface’s survey on payment experiences in Poland was carried out in December 2018 with 293 companies participating in the study.

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02/05/2019
Economic Publications

Global Economy: industry is stalling

Despite the many obstacles in its path (diverse and varied political risks, high volatility of commodity prices, supply constraint s in advanced economies, to name but a few), world growth in 2018 managed to sustain its 2017 rate (3.2%)

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02/05/2019
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - January 2019

Country risk assessment map - January 2019

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12/20/2018
Economic 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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11/19/2018
Economic 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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11/06/2018
Economic 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 of power due to its affordable cost of production, its ease of use, and the abundance of wind.

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10/25/2018
Economic 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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06/21/2018
Economic 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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06/21/2018
Economic Publications

Sector risk assessments - 2nd quarter 2018

13 MAJOR SECTORS ASSESSED WORLDWIDE

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06/21/2018
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map : 2nd quarter 2018 publication

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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06/19/2018
Economic Publications

Race for market share in Africa: the European pack is catching up with the French breakaway

The loss of French influence is not only attributable to China: other major emerging countries, as well as some European neighbours, have entered the African market.

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06/01/2018
Economic 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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