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10/01/2020
Economic Publications

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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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09/08/2020
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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09/01/2020
Economic Publications

THE NETHERLANDS - CORPORATE PAYMENT SURVEY 2020

More payment delays alongside COVID-19 for Dutch companies

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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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07/10/2020
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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06/23/2020
Corporate Publications

FOCUS: ARE CORPORATE BALANCE SHEETS IN SPAIN AND ITALY READY FOR THE COVID-19 SHOCK?

Spain and Italy will be amongst the economies hardest hit by COVID-19, contracting by 12.8% and 13.6% respectively in 2020, according to Coface’s forecasts. Taking a closer look at the health of Spanish and Italian corporate balance sheets should help identify pockets of vulnerability where widespread defaults are more likely to materialize.

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06/16/2020
Economic Publications

Focus: Corporate insolvencies in Europe - temporary framework amendments kick the can down the road

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are of an unprecedented scale in Europe. The twin supply-demand shock has resulted in the halting of production (at least partially) in many companies as employees cannot go to work and in a fall in consumption because of mobility restrictions. The decline in revenues has deteriorated companies’ cash positions, fostering an increase in payment delays – and, ultimately, payment defaults.

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06/08/2020
Corporate Publications

COUNTRY & SECTOR RISK BAROMETER: Q2 2020 QUARTERLY UPDATE

From a massive shock to a differentiated recovery

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06/02/2020
Corporate Publications

CHINA PAYMENT SURVEY 2020: PAYMENT DELAYS WILL INCREASE FURTHER BECAUSE OF COVID-19

Our survey shows a deterioration in payment behaviour in 2019, which ultimately does not bode well for Chinese companies in the context of weaker activity in 2020. Coface expects growth to fall to 1.0%, the lowest level in 30 years, so given the historic correlation between economic activity and payment delays, we anticipate a sharp deterioration in 2020.

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05/26/2020
Economic Publications

Focus: World Trade - despite a sudden interruption, global value chains still have a bright future

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, global trade has been dragged down by numerous factors. However, as tight border controls begin to ease and producers begin to adapt, the good news is that global value chains still have a bright future.

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04/29/2020
Economic Publications

Focus: COVID-19 swings the spotlight back onto emerging countries’debt


While the focus, so far, has mainly been on China, Europe and the United States, the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be even more severe in emerging economies

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04/14/2020
Corporate Publications

CAN CHINA SHIELD ITS ECONOMY FROM THE IMPACT OF COVID-19?

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the global economy, it is unlikely that China will be able to achieve its 2020 growth target. Coface forecasts a growth rate of 4% for the Chinese economy in 2020.

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02/11/2020
Economic Publications

Coface handbook: Country & Sector risks 2020

Download the Coface handbook about Country & Sector risks 2020. Tools for identifying, assessing and monitoring the risks businesses are facing.

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11/05/2019
Corporate Publications

Coface introduces CRAFT, a new forecasting tool to estimate growth in the Eurozone

Recession or slight decline, CRAFT provides the keys to the slowdown in the major economies of the Eurozone.
Since the beginning of 2019, there have been increasing signs of a slowdown in global growth. While all economists agree on this downward trend, after reaching the peak of the cycle in 2017, the question mark now lies in the extent of this slowdown, particularly in the Eurozone. While some people mention a recession in 2020, most economists predict "only" a slight slowdown.
To have more clarity, it is therefore important to have reliable and innovative forecasting tools to take advantage of existing indicators. This is why Coface has decided to develop its own forecasting tool: CRAFT (Coface Research Activity Forecasting Tool).

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10/25/2019
Economic Publications

Germany Payment Survey 2019: Turn of the tide

This is the third edition of Coface’s survey on payment experience in Germany, done this summer, with 442 participating companies located in Germany. Our survey highlights that Germany is in a changing phase. The pressure on companies due to international competition is getting stronger. This is one of the reasons why German companies have increased their average credit period from 29.8 days to 35.9 days between 2017 and 2019.

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10/17/2019
Economic Publications

Global economy in 2020: general slowdown despite the action of central banks

As usual, many political events marked the summer: another episode of the Argentine exchange rate crisis, an unexpected change of government in Italy, major demonstrations in Hong Kong and Russia, an ever more challenging continuation of the “Brexit” process and an attack on oil installations in Saudi Arabia.

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10/17/2019
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - october 2019

New edition of the country risk map. Consult, download and print the map of the 161 countries assessed by Coface.

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10/17/2019
Economic Publications

Global outlook for the agri-food sector within a protectionist environment

The agri-food sector (alongside the ICT sector), has been at the heart of the global trade war, aggravated by the fact that China’s retaliation measures have often targeted US soybean imports. As a consequence, the US agri-food sector, notably American soybean exporters are negatively impacted by this situation.

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