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11/07/2017
Economic Publications

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11/07/2017
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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10/18/2017
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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09/27/2017
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. The reasons for this were numerous: declining commodity prices, high corporate indebtedness, production overcapacity, political risk at the highest level, etc. In this tumultuous environment, businesses have also had to deal with tighter credit conditions from banking institutions.

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09/27/2017
Economic Publications

Morocco: Drawing out of Payment periods, a perplexing trend ?

While more than 30% of respondents said in 2015 that that the time between the transmission of invoice and collection was between 30 and 60 days, this share decreased to 24% of respondents in 2016 and 11% of respondents in 2017.

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09/26/2017
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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09/26/2017
Economic Publications

Infographics - Sector risk assessments - 3rd Quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide, each quarter, by Coface.

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09/26/2017
Economic Publications

Country and sector risks: Europe remains the big winner in the world economic upturn

World economic growth might not yet be at its highest (2.9% in 2017 and 2018), but there can be no denying that there are healthy signs.

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09/25/2017
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map 3rd quarter 2017

Each quarter Coface evaluates 160 countries with a unique methodology.

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09/08/2017
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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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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