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Country and sector risks worldwide: Signals of risk on the increase in the 2nd quarter

06/21/2018

Downgraded assessments in the majority this quarter

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France’s loss of market share in Africa benefits several European countries, China and India

06/19/2018

While France’s trade balance has remained in surplus, its market share of exports to Africa halved from 11% in 2000, to 5.5% in 2017.

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Global metals sector: prices to continue to rise in 2018, ahead of a possible slight decline in 2019

06/01/2018

On the back of highly-synchronised economic growth, technological shifts boosting a surge in the use of metals and a shortfall in supply, metals have been benefitting from a bull market since mid-2016 (...)

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Turkey Payment Survey 2018: Payment terms expand amid positive economic expectations

05/24/2018

This is the first corporate payment survey in Turkey aiming at indicating how payment terms stand in different sectors, how companies manage credit management practices and evaluate future payment experience (...)

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Election season in Latin America: Growing political risks undermine economic activity

05/23/2018

The Coface Political Risk Index takes into consideration various risk aspects: (...)

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Western Balkans’ accession to EU membership likely to be completed - supported by the region’s strategic importance

05/14/2018

The European Union - Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists see the EU accession as likely to happen, particularly as it would counterbalance Russian and Chinese presence in the region.

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