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07/08/2021
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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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03/23/2021
Economic Publications

Insolvencies in France: +22,000 businesses left dangling

In France, the number of corporate insolvencies in January 2021 fell by 38% year-on-year – exactly the same drop as in 2020. Although the economic & health crisis has not affected all sectors the same way, insolvencies have fallen significantly across the board. However, taking into account government support measures and the drop in turnover by sector, insolvencies in France should have risen by 6.5% in 2020. Learn more about 2020’s “hidden insolvencies” in our Focus.

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03/16/2021
Economic Publications

The business insolvency paradox in Europe: miracle and mirage

Normally, insolvencies rise when the economy contracts. Yet, in 2020, insolvencies fell in all major eurozone economies. It is safe to assume that government support is keeping many fragile firms alive – are we therefore seeing the “calm before the storm”, with a wave of insolvencies around the corner?

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03/11/2021
Economic Publications

Middle East & Africa: volatile oil prices lead to varying effects on producing countries, including diversification

The COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on global GDP growth and trade volumes caused a sharp decline in oil prices. Coface expects oil prices to remain volatile in the upcoming quarters. Read our forecasts in our latest Panorama.

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10/01/2020
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q3 2020 Quarterly Update

In spite of a gradual recovery, political risks are on the rise

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10/01/2020
Economic Publications

Sector Risk Assessment Map - October 2020

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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09/15/2020
Economic Publications

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2020: German companies have switched to “crisis-mode” and offer less payment terms

COVID-19 and its effects on the global and German economy is the predominant topic of this fourth edition of Coface’s survey on corporate payment experience in Germany.

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09/01/2020
Economic Publications

The Netherlands - Corporate Payment Survey 2020

More payment delays alongside COVID-19 for Dutch companies

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08/09/2020
Economic Publications

Panorama: Global renewable energies climb despite COVID-19

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the renewables segment of the global energy sector has continued its ascension.

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07/23/2020
Economic Publications

Post-pandemic production relocation: an opportunity for CEE countries

The COVID-19 crisis has triggered a discussion on increasing supply chain resilience to foreign supply shocks.
Before the pandemic’s arrival in Europe, a lockdown of factories that temporarily suspended manufacturing in China put the supply of intermediary goods at risk. In order to limit such risks, supply chain managers are likely to diversify their sources of supply.

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07/16/2020
Economic Publications

Global Transport: What does the future hold beyond COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a mobility crisis, mainly because of physical distancing requirements and the necessity to avoid confined spaces, in order to limit the virus’ propagation. This has had a disastrous impact on the global transport sector, with air passenger transport being the most affected segment.

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07/09/2020
Economic Publications

United States: Two-speed business bankruptcies

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the United States (U.S.) very hard, inflicting a heavy human and economic toll.

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07/02/2020
Economic Publications

Asia-Pacific Corporate Payment Survey 2020: COVID-19 will overturn last year’s incipient recovery

Coface’s annual Asia Corporate Payment Survey evaluates the payment behaviour of companies across nine economies in Asia Pacific.

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