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The global automotive industry and enhanced regulations: a very steep path ahead

12/10/2019

Hit by increasingly stringent regulations, particularly for environmental purposes, the global automotive industry is facing a downturn and is being forced to reinvent itself.

In a gloomy global economic context, the automotive sector faces several very specific challenges, including stronger and stricter environmental regulations. As a result, car sales are experiencing negative growth not seen since the Great Recession of 2008 and there is an uncertainty prevailing in the sector.

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Business failures in France are less frequent, but of a larger size

12/10/2019

While the number of companies facing corporate insolvency has decreased since the beginning of the year, their cost has increased, both financially and in terms of the number of jobs affected. After a difficult first quarter, marked by the repercussions of the “yellow vests” movement, the number of corporate insolvencies since the beginning of the year in France is set to decline for the fourth consecutive year. However, Coface expects a slight rebound in insolvencies in 2020 (+0.9%), mainly due to the expected slowdown in the construction sector, which was largely driven by public works in 2019 in the run-up to the municipal elections.

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Broker Portal, Coface’s new digital interface for its brokers

11/19/2019

Coface launches its new portal for brokers, offering a new experience to its partners in the development of their business around the world.

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Country and Sector risks Barometer - October 2019: general slowdown in the global economy despite central banks’ actions

10/17/2019

With business morale being affected by a summer marked by a multiplication of areas of political uncertainty around the world, it seems likely that 2020 will be a year of economic decline.

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Coface delivers record first semester in riskier economy

07/25/2019

Net income up 25% at €78.5m, RoATE at 9.6% and Partial Internal Model submitted

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