Country and sector risks barometer - January 2019: Two pitfalls for businesses - The economic downturn and political risks


Coface will be sharing its vision of the major trends in the world economy in 2019 with businesses at its annual conference on country and sectoral risks.

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Corporate insolvencies in France: The rebound that began in May 2018 is expected to continue in 2019


Since May 2018, the number of insolvencies in France has started to rise again. This trend is expected to continue in 2019 (forecast of 1%) (...)

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Coface strengthens the senior management team of its Western Europe region


The Western Europe region, which comprises six mature credit insurance markets, represented 21.6% of the Group’s total exposure and 20.7% of its total revenue in 2017.

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Tighter liquidity in Asia: not all gloom and doom in 2019


Asia has been under pressure following tighter global liquidity in 2018. Coface’s index for measuring relative vulnerability to outflows points to increasing divergence in Asia (...)

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SMEs in China: Monetary easing won’t be sufficient to reduce credit pressure


When considering risk in the Chinese economy, a lot of the discussion has focused on large State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) or large private conglomerates ...

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Halfway through its trade diversification process, the United Arab Emirates is yet to be integrated into international value chains


In the last three decades, the UAE has developed into the second largest and most diversified economy in GCC area through the implementation of specific policy frameworks regarding regulations (...)

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