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04/06/2022
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03/07/2022
Economic Publications

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Stagflation ahead

In this Focus, the Coface Economic Research team examines the economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising commodity prices in particular.

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02/22/2022
Economic Publications

Poland Payment Survey 2022

Poland Corporate Payment Survey 2022: Return to normality – unwinding support programs, longer payment delays. The sixth edition of Coface’s survey on payment experience in Poland was carried out in November and December 2021 with 331 companies participating in the study.

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02/17/2022
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer - Q4 2021

The global recovery continues in 2022, but a bumpy road lies ahead.

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01/18/2022
Economic Publications

Morocco Payment Survey 2021

Morocco Corporate Payment Survey: shortened payment delays in 2021. During the second quarter of 2021, Coface conducted its fifth survey on the payment behaviour of 380 companies in Morocco, with the objective to monitor the evolution of payment terms and delays.

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10/22/2021
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q3 2021 Quarterly Update

Supply chain and inflation headwinds hamper the global recovery

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10/05/2021
Economic Publications

In the COVID-19 aftermath, Latin American exports towards China should continue to gain ground at the United States’ expense

The trade relationship between China and Latin America has expanded considerably over the past two decades, gradually standing out (compared to the United States) as an important market for the region’s exports.

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09/28/2021
Economic Publications

Has the global retail sector returned to normal?

The retail sector’s activity has been affected by COVID-19 through social distancing measures and closure of stores.

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09/21/2021
Economic Publications

New wave of post-pandemic social movements: international trade as a collateral victim

While the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to the resurgence of social movements, a new wave is on the horizon. The resurgence of mass protests, which had already been strong since 2017, mainly in emerging countries, is expected to accelerate again.

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09/14/2021
Economic Publications

Germany Corporate payment Survey 2021

The fifth edition of Coface’s survey on corporate payment experience in Germany was conducted in July and August 202111, with 819 companies participating.

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09/07/2021
Economic Publications

What perspectives for the UAE after COVID-19?

Middle East & Turkey economist Seltem Iyigun investigates the perspectives for the United Arab Emirates following the coronavirus pandemic in this Coface Focus.

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07/27/2021
Economic Publications

Will the electrical vehicle metal's boom last?

Metals used in electric vehicles are in high demand, as these cars at the forefront of a revolution in the automotive industry. Stringent regulations, States’ support schemes, and customers’ willingness to buy and own EV are bolstering demand for these vehicles. However, imbalances between supply and demand are pushing prices higher, while EV market shares have not overtaken that of traditional engines.

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07/08/2021
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q2 2021 Quarterly Update

Global GDP growth rate for 2021 revised upwards; Coface forecasting model indicates an 11% growth in world trade for this year.

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07/05/2021
Economic Publications

The risks and opportunities of virtual offshoring

The cultural changes the pandemic has brought will continue to shape the economy for years to come. Among these, the normalization of remote work is one of the most consequential. If it can be done from home, could it be done from abroad?
Check the risks and opportunities of virtual offshoring in our latest Focus by Marcos Carias our economist for Southern Europe and Coline Louis, Junior Economist.

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07/05/2021
Economic Publications

Asia Payment Survey 2021: Shorter payment delays amid support measures

More companies in Asia Pacific offered credit facilities in 2020 as competition intensified amid the challenging economic conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, firms had different responses to credit management despite facing similar economic shocks. Find out about them in our latest publication on Asia Pacific.

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05/26/2021
Economic Publications

China Payment Survey 2021: Shorter credit terms for most sectors except construction, food and automotive

Coface’s 2021 China Corporate Payment Survey shows that payment terms shortened by 11 days on average in 2020, falling to 75 days, while the distribution of credit terms leaned towards a shorter rather than longer period.

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05/11/2021
Economic Publications

Germany: more insolvencies in the pipeline

It is not news that insolvencies in Germany dropped significantly by 15.5% in 2020 compared to 2019, although 2020 was marked by the strongest recession in Germany since 2009.

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04/27/2021
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q1 2021 Quarterly Update

More than a year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainties about its evolution continue to shape trends in the global economy.

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04/13/2021
Economic Publications

Coface report looks at China and Australia's trade relationship

The China-Australia bilateral relationship deteriorated sharply over 2020, with China imposing trade restrictions on a number of Australian exports. But there are growing concerns that an escalation of bilateral tensions will see China hardening its stance towards Australia.

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04/06/2021
Economic Publications

USA: recovery plan paves way for record trade deficit

In our latest Focus on the United States, Coface's North America economist, Ruben Nizard, analyzes the economic legacy that President Joe Biden's administration must now manage.

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04/06/2021
Corporate Publications

Universal Registration Document 2020

Coface publishes its 2020 Universal Registration Document and maintains its ambitions and strategy plan to 2023. Download a full copy.

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