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01/14/2023
Country risk and economic studies

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01/11/2023
Country risk and economic studies

China reopening has a positive but gradual impact on consumption

China has started its reopening process faster than expected. The economic, social, and fiscal costs of the zero-covid policy have created many uncertainties for the economy. Here is our forecast for 2023.

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01/10/2023
Corporate news

98% of our key clients have renewed their trust in Coface for 2023

The team dedicated to our key accounts has just announced that 98% of our key account clients have renewed their trust in Coface for the year 2023. A great pride for us!

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12/28/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Netherlands Outlook 2023: It Ain’t Over ‘Til it’s over

Our NER economist Christiane von Berg shares her forecast for 2023 in the Netherlands.

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12/06/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Political instability increases economic risks

World trade is increasingly exposed to risks due to a state of flux in the world order.

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11/17/2022
Country risk and economic studies

What is the outlook for the semiconductor industry with its proven economic and geostrategic importance?

In the medium and long term, the technological competition between the main economies in semiconductor manufacturing raises concerns: oversupply, mismatch between industry needs and the ability of supply chains to follow... Understand here the challenges of the sector.

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11/15/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Auto industry on front line of transition to carbon neutrality

The battle for leadership and innovation in metals and technologies is raging, and the global stakeholders have embarked on a fierce competition. More in our article.

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11/07/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Lithium: large-scale industrial opportunities but limited medium-term supply

With the conversion to electric vehicles under greater scrutiny than ever, lithium is making its mark as a strategic raw material of vital importance.

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10/27/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Coface publishes CEE Top 500 companies

The 14th CEE Top 500 study provides an insight into the future and summarizes the region’s economic activity for the previous year. Moreover, it describes the condition of the 500 largest companies in CEE by their turnover.

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10/27/2022
Product news

How Does BI Help Companies Grow?

Business Intelligence helps teams make more data-driven decisions. Companies use BI platforms to import, analyze, and transform data into business insights.

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10/27/2022
Corporate news

Coface reports a new record result of €84.0m in Q3-2022

Coface reports a new record result of €84.0m in Q3-2022. Annualised return on tangible equity at 16.4%

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10/12/2022
Country risk and economic studies

A cold chill on the global economy - Q3 2022 Barometer

Beyond the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, the global monetary tightening and the multiple constraints on Chinese growth paint a gloomy outlook. 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.
In this context, Coface is making general downward revisions to its GDP growth forecasts and its country and sectoral assessments. Check them out!

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10/11/2022
Corporate news

Moody’s affirms Coface’s ratings, changes outlook to positive

The rating agency Moody’s, on 11th October 2022, has confirmed the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength Rating – IFSR) for Coface at A2. The agency has also changed the outlook for Coface to positive from stable.

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10/04/2022
Corporate news

Coface increases its support to the financing & implementation of ESG projects through Single Risk solutions

Coface has decided to increase its support to the financing and implementation of long-term ESG projects by providing Single Risk insurance solutions more widely.

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09/21/2022
Corporate news

COFACE SA announces the success of its debt management exercise

COFACE SA successfully completed the repurchase of subordinated and guaranteed bonds issued in 2014 and will issue Eur 300 million new Tier 2 subordinated bonds.

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09/20/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2022: Battered companies prepare for another crisis

The impact on corporate payments in 2022 appears to be moderate and comparatively lower than the shock on the economy. However, companies are vigilant in the short-term and very pessimistic about the future.

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08/30/2022
Corporate news

Coface receives its first AAA ESG rating from MSCI

Coface has been rated AAA by the extra-financial rating agency MSCI. This places Coface among the Top 4% of Property & Casualty Insurance companies worldwide for action across environmental, social and governance matters.

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08/10/2022
Corporate news

Alina Popa appointed new Country Manager of Coface Romania

Coface Romania has a new Country Manager as of August 1st. Alina Popa takes over the management of the company from Eugen Anicescu who held this position since 2016. The appointment from within the organization reconfirms the solidity of the local team and its potential to strengthen the Coface brand.

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07/28/2022
Corporate news

Coface confirms its excellent start of the year with first-half net income of €144.4m

Coface confirms its excellent start of the year with first-half net income of €144.4m. Annualised return on tangible equity at 15.4%. Turnover for the first half of the year: €895m, up 14.6% at constant FX and perimeter and up 16.5% on a reported basis.

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07/07/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Asia-Pacific: companies face rising credit risks despite shorter payment delays

Coface’s 2022 Asia Corporate Payment Survey, conducted between November 2021 and February 2022, provides insights into the evolution of payment behaviour and credit management practices of about 2,800 companies across the Asia-Pacific region during another pandemic year. Respondents came from nine markets (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan) and 13 sectors located in the Asia-Pacific region.

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06/21/2022
Country risk and economic studies

A recession to avoid stagflation? The world economy at a crossroads

Four months after the start of hostilities in Ukraine, first lessons can be drawn.
Which countries and sectors are doing best? Which ones are going to face major difficulties?
Read the forecasts from our Q2 Barometer now.

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