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GCC: tight financial conditions for businesses feed alternative sources of financing

08/01/2019

Despite improving economic performances across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), monetary and financial conditions remain tighter compared with before 2015. Access to financing remains one of the key issues for companies, particularly for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loan growth in the region has recovered somewhat thanks to higher oil prices, but it remains below its historical average.

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Country and Sector risks Barometer - July 2019: Trade tensions return to the forefront of the global economy

07/04/2019

US/China trade war, struggling automotive sector, slower growth in emerging economies... the second quarter of 2019 highlights a global economic slowdown

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Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2019: Deteriorating payment trends amid trade war woes

07/09/2019

Coface’s 2019 Asia Corporate Payment Survey covered over 3,000 companies in nine economies (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan). 63% of companies surveyed stated that they experienced payment delays in 2018. The length of payment delays increased to 88 days on average in 2018, compared to 84 days in 2017. The length of payment delays was highest in China, Malaysia and Singapore; as well as the energy, construction and ICT sectors.

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Coface's political risks overview: the temperature is rising on the African continent

07/04/2019

With numerous bouts of conflicts, terrorism, and social and political tensions, which show no signs of stopping in the near future, Africa will continue to experience fragility and destabilisation.

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Natural gas: an oscillation between boom and gloom

06/20/2019

The natural gas market is booming and will increase in the medium term, but many factors point to a less promising future.

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Morocco: payment delays are improving but remain too long

06/18/2019

Coface's fourth survey on payment terms in Morocco shows a situation that remains worrying despite a slight improvement.

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