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09/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

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08/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Coface announces CEE TOP 500 Companies

The CEE Top 500 companies generated a turnover of EUR 580 billion in 2016. The biggest companies experienced a decrease in turnover and net profit, but increased their workforces significantly. Automotive overtook oil & gas as the biggest sector for the very first time.

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08/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographic: CEE Top 500 companies

The CEE Top 500 companies generated a turnover of EUR 580 billion in 2016. The biggest companies experienced a decrease in turnover and net profit, but increased their workforces significantly.

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08/04/2017
Country risk and economic studies

How could “Trumponomics” affect Latin America’s economies?

Political developments in the US have caused uncertainties over the trade policies that could be implemented and the region’s vulnerability to tighter financial conditions.

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07/27/2017
Country risk and economic studies

GCC banks urged to fine-tune liquidity management in order to address new economic cycle

The stagnation of low oil prices is weighing on liquidity conditions across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This is slowing down government fiscal revenues, (...)

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07/12/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2016: Tail risks are on the rise

Coface’s latest annual payment survey covered 2,795 corporates in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on 8 markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The survey also traced the evolution of corporate payments in 11 sectors (...)

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07/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide

The second quarter of 2017 marked a new start for Europe, Russia and, on the sector side, for the automobile and agrofood industries in several countries (...)

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07/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Sector risk assessments 2nd quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide

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06/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Brexit: Despite several shocks, the United Kingdom will remain attractive for businesses

Businesses have proven their resilience since the referendum, but a downturn in investments is starting to be seen.
The fall in growth (1.4% in 2017 and 1.2% in 2018) will lead to a rise in the number of business failures, of 8.7%1 and 8%1 respectively

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06/01/2017
Corporate news, Product news

Coface places digital transformation at the heart of its strategy with launch of new customer portal

Coface’s new customer portal and fully revamped CofaNet online credit insurance contract management tool are being launched today. With the new solutions, customers will benefit from innovative features, unique access, customised content, advanced ergonomics, real time results displays and easier contacts.

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05/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Russia is emerging from recession, but the structural constraints risk impeding its mid-term growth

The diversification of the Russian economy, made necessary by a slump in oil prices that is set to last, is coming up against structural constraints that may well have a deleterious effect on its mid-term growth.

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05/26/2017
Country risk and economic studies

New Coface survey shows optimism among UAE non-oil private companies

Coface, the worldwide leader in trade credit management solutions and risk information services, has published its first-ever Credit Opinion Survey for the UAE region (...)

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05/15/2017
Corporate news

Coface enhances the customer experience

One of the priorities of Coface’s three-year strategic plan is to enhance the service we provide to our clients.

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05/12/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Labour Shortages in the Central and Eastern Europe Region: An Opportunity for Households but a Threat for Local Companies

Developments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) labor markets have been beneficial for households. Rising wages and low inflation, combined with improving consumer confidence, have led to lower unemployment rates and an increase in private consumption.

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05/10/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Corporate payments improve in China in 2016 but ultra-long overdues are up under financial stress

A survey on corporate credit risk management, to which 1,017 Chinese companies responded, reveals that corporate payments improved in 2016, with only 68% of the respondent companies experiencing overdue payments in 2016 (...)

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05/06/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics : Sector risk assessments - 1st quarter 2017

12 major sectors assessed worldwide

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05/06/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide - Business confidence is picking up again, despite persistent political risk

Main economic surprise of early 2017: the rise in business confidence is perceptible, but is not yet generating a positive widespread upturn in country and risk assessments.

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04/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics : New political risk index for 159 countries

Conflicts grew by +100% between 2007 and 2015. 2017 likely to pay a heavy price, due to intensification of armed conflicts

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04/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

New Coface Political Risk Index in 159 countries

The widespread rise in the political risk conceals mixed regional dynamics

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03/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

RMB depreciation, capital flow measures and new monetary stance: What are the implications for Chinese corporates?

The potential depreciation of the renminbi (RMB), along with the implementation of capital flow measures, are longstanding concerns for China.

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02/20/2017
Country risk and economic studies

First Brazilian Corporate Payment Survey 2016

Payment experience affected by the bleak economic scenario.
75% of interviewed companies received payment extensions requests from their clients;

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