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Businesses expanding into global markets need to understand the political situations in their overseas trading partners' home nations. Sudden changes in politics can impact a company's ability to meet debt obligations. In this article, we'll explore the idea of political risk as part of a country risk assessment, what this looks like in practice and how your organization can protect against it.Read More
Country risk assessment, also known as country risk analysis, is the process of determining a nation's ability to transfer payments. It considers political, economic and social factors, and is used to help organizations make strategic decisions when conducting business in a country with excessive risk.Read More
The deterioration in corporate payment habits in France is echoed in insolvency numbers, with an undisputed increase observed since the start of the year that has even overshot pre-Covid levels. Learn more now.Read More
Our recent analyses show an increase in insolvencies in Western Europe and, to a lesser extent, in Switzerland. These corporate problems are having an impact on the economy's investment activity, and indicate that an economic recovery in Western Europe is imminent.Read More
After a slowdown in 2023 mainly due to lower energy production and prices, 2024 is expected to be a year of higher economic growth for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as, after several months of pessimism about global oil demand, prices have been on the rise since summer. But all countries are not equal…Read More
Country and Sector Risk Barometer Q3 2023: Macroeconomics put to the test by microeconomic deterioration
All the leading indicators point to a sharp slowdown in activity in North America and the Eurozone towards the end of the year, and the recovery of the Chinese economy has rapidly collided with structural weaknesses and a lack of confidence among households and businesses. In this context, we have modified 7 country risk assessments (2 upgrades and 5 downgrades) and 33 sector risk assessments (17 upgrades and 16 downgrades).
More in our latest barometer.
This portal offers Coface’s customers a complete suite of API solutions developed by Coface to enable them to integrate its services, expertise and unique data directly into their business ecosystem.
This initiative illustrates Coface's willingness to provide higher connectivity to its customers via advanced digital solutions designed to optimise credit risk management.
The rating agency Moody’s, on 28th September 2023, has upgraded the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength Rating – IFSR) for Coface to A1 from A2. The agency has also changed the outlook for Coface to stable from positive.Read More
The El Niño weather phenomenon, which is due to return in the 2nd half of 2023, is set to amplify the effects of climate change. Coface's forecasts point to major uncertainties for certain agricultural commodities (cereals, sugar, palm oil, citrus fruit) in the medium term, and significant risks for food security in certain regions of the world. Read our press release here.Read More
While the global macroeconomic outlook remains uncertain, the transport sector has recorded the highest number of risk assessment upgrades in the latest Coface barometer.
Read our expert's analysis now.
Coface participated in the reinsurance of the financial package for the Marine conservation project of Galapagos islands in Ecuador, which is the largest debt swap to benefit the preservation of biodiversity.
Learn more about it.
Preventing delinquencies or collecting receivables immediately is critical to the survival of many companies. To help you gain insight into your own credit management and improve your business risk prevention, here are seven tips to better protect your business.Read More
The chances of a rapprochement in negotiations between Switzerland and the EU are growing again. This is what experts from the credit insurer and risk manager Coface say. Coface refers to the EEA and CETA agreement as potential models for the basis of a cooperation.Read More
Coface’ survey shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2022. 40% of respondents reported overdue, down from 53% in 2021. The average payment delay was shortened from 86 to 83 days in 2022. More information here and in our publication.Read More
United Kingdom: Corporate insolvencies are going from zero to a hundred after end of government support measures
In 2022, around 23,400 companies went bankrupt in the United Kingdom, causing corporate insolvencies to reach its highest levels since the 2009 Global Financial Crisis “GFC”.
Read our analysis of this rapid rise in insolvencies.