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04/03/2024
Economic Publications

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02/20/2024
Economic Publications

Challenging times for homebuilders and real estate companies

It is no secret that the construction and real estate sectors are among the most cyclical sectors, sensitive to changes in the labour market, prices in commodities and, first and foremost, the interest rate environment and accessibility of credit.

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02/01/2024
Economic Publications

Barometer Q4 2023

Busy, eventful, buzzing, decisive, crucial... there has been no shortage of adjectives to describe the year that has just begun.

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01/11/2024
Economic Publications

Focus Southern Europe December 23

While the good tourism season benefits Southern European economies, their tourism-led growth raises questions on their structural vulnerabilities that could shape their long-term sustainability.

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01/11/2024
Economic Publications

Focus Poland Payment Survey 2023

The eighth edition of Coface’s survey on payment experience in Poland was carried out in October 2023 with 341 companies participating in the study. At that time, the economic situation was relatively

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11/08/2023
Economic Publications

Focus Payment study in France

The Coface Corporate Payment Survey which was conducted among 630 businesses last July has demonstrated that offering payment terms to clients is a well-established practice among businesses: 97% of them stated that they do so, irrespective of the sector and the size of the company.

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10/17/2023
Economic Publications

Country Risks Assessment map Q3-2023

This is our latest edition of the Coface Country Risk Map.

Consult and download Coface's risk assessments of 164 countries across the world.

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10/17/2023
Economic Publications

Macroeconomics put to the test by microeconomic deterioration in Coface Barometer for Q3-2023

The spectre of recession is receding, as evidenced by the fact that yield curves in most developed economies are less and less inverted.
More in our latest barometer of the world economy.

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09/12/2023
Economic Publications

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2023

Coface publishes its 2023 edition of the survey on corporate payment experience in Germany. In short, this year companies are very pessimistic about their business outlook.
More in our publication.

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07/12/2023
Economic Publications

Debt sustainability in Africa under the spotlight again

Africa has been a major focus of attention since the pandemic and, more particularly, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The twin shocks and their consequences – obstacles to the movement of people and goods, skyrocketing energy and food prices, plus monetary policy tightening – have revealed structural weaknesses of African economies, either by exacerbating them or manifesting them. Read our study about it here.

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07/06/2023
Economic Publications

Sector risk assessment infographics Q2-2023

In a context that we explain in our barometer, Coface has made 26 changes to sector ratings: 13 reclassifications and 13 downgrades.

Find out which sectors in which regions are affected in our sector risk infographic.

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07/06/2023
Economic Publications

Country Risks Assessment map Q2-2023

This is our latest edition of the Coface Country Risk Map.

Consult and download Coface's risk assessments of 164 countries across the world.

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07/06/2023
Economic Publications

Lost illusions and great expectations in Coface Barometer for Q2-2023

The year 2023 began with great enthusiasm, but in all likelihood it will not be the year that most observers and investors were expecting.

Read our economists' forecasts to understand what to expect in the coming months.

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07/04/2023
Corporate Publications

Universal Registration Document 2022

Coface publishes its 2022 Universal Registration Document. Download a full copy.

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07/04/2023
Economic Publications

Asia Payment Survey 2023

In 2022, Asian businesses took a more stringent approach to credit terms amid a year of aggressive rate hikes, tighter financial conditions and higher inflation.
Check out now which countries and sectors are less affected now.

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05/23/2023
Economic Publications

China Payment Survey 2023: Shorter payment delays but worsening credit conditions in chemicals and wood

The year 2022 was marked by a significant economic slowdown and stringent Covid response in China. In the face of tight liquidity and mobility restrictions that disrupted payment processes, Chinese businesses showed
greater flexibility in giving credit terms. Read our full publication

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05/12/2023
Economic Publications

United Kingdom: Corporate insolvencies are going from zero to a hundred after end of government support measures

In 2022, around 23,400 companies went bankrupt in the United Kingdom, causing corporate insolvencies to reach its highest levels since the 2009 Global Financial Crisis “GFC”.

Read our analysis of this rapid rise in insolvencies.

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02/06/2023
Economic Publications

From excessive pessimism to excessive optimism - Coface Barometer Q4 2022

The year 2023 starts with good news, at least on the macroeconomic front. In consequence, we have made few changes to our country (5 changes) and sector risk assessments (16 changes). In net terms, however, the trend remains towards downgrades. Check them out.

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12/21/2022
Economic Publications

Poland Payment Survey 2023: Stock building makes payment delays shorter but only temporarily

Grzegorz Sielewicz, our economist for Central and Eastern Europe delivers his analysis after the survey on payment experience from 356 companies in Poland.

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10/12/2022
Economic Publications

A cold chill on the global economy - Barometer Q3 2022

In the short-term, the economy seems to be settling into a regime of “stagflation”, where almost no growth and rapidly rising prices coexist. The possibility of a global recession, meanwhile, is becoming clearer.
Our economic research team gives some more perspective in our latest barometer.

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10/10/2022
Economic Publications

Country Risk Assessment Map - Q3 2022

Our latest edition of the Coface Country Risk Map. Consult and download Coface's risk assessments of 162 countries across the world.

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