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05/26/2021
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05/11/2021
Country risk and economic studies

Germany: More insolvencies in the pipeline, despite significant aid

Insolvencies in Germany dropped significantly in 2020 compared to 2019 - despite the worst recession since 2009.

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04/30/2021
Corporate news

Report on the financial situation 2020, Coface Switzerland

«Public disclosure»

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04/27/2021
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Barometer - April 2021: US leads the global recovery, emerging economies lag behind

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, global economic trends are uneven due to lingering uncertainties around the spread of COVID-19. The acceleration of the vaccination process, as well as its effectiveness, are key to an economic recovery

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04/13/2021
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Focus study examines trade relations between China and Australia

The China-Australia bilateral relationship deteriorated sharply over 2020, with China imposing trade restrictions on a number of Australian exports. But there are growing concerns that an escalation of bilateral tensions will see China hardening its stance towards Australia.

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04/06/2021
Country risk and economic studies

United States: Stimulus plan paves the way for record trade deficit

As the world's largest importer, and second largest exporter of manufactured goods, the United States has had a trade deficit since the early 1970s. Using an analysis based on historical estimates of a potential trade balance, Coface estimates that the deficit could grow by 56 billion dollars as a result of the stimulus plan.

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03/16/2021
Country risk and economic studies

The paradox of corporate insolvencies in Europe: miracle and mirage

In 2020, and even if the real impact of the COVID-19 crisis remains uncertain, the number of insolvencies actually fell in all major European economies. According to our research, the gap between the expected deterioration of the companies’ financial health and the number of insolvencies suggests that there is a high number of “hidden insolvencies” that have been postponed, rather than prevented.

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03/11/2021
Country risk and economic studies

Diversification is one of the many effects of oil price volatility on Middle Eastern and African oil producers

The COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on global GDP growth and global trade volumes has caused a sharp drop in oil prices in the spring of 2020. This price drop, even if temporary, has affected Middle Eastern and African oil exporters differently, in line with their national output’s dependence on oil, as well as their fiscal strength and international reserves. Although Coface expects oil prices to average USD 60 per barrel in 2021, their volatility will remain a challenge for producing countries.

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02/14/2021
Corporate news

COFACE SA: Moody's raises the outlook for Coface to “stable”

The rating agency Moody’s, on 10th February 2021, has confirmed the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength – IFS) for Coface at A2. The agency has also raised the outlook for Coface, which is now stable.

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02/10/2021
Corporate news, Press release

Coface FY-2020 results: Net income at €82.9m and 100% pay-out ratio

Coface releases its FY 2020 Financial Results.

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02/09/2021
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Barometer Q4 2020 - An uneven recovery

In its latest quarterly Barometer and on the occasion of the publication of the country and sector risk guide, Coface highlights an uneven recovery across countries, sectors of activity and income levels.

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01/14/2021
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Attend our 25th Country Risk Conference 8-10 february

This year at our Country Risk Conference: 3 round tables to embrace the new business risks in a post-covid world.

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01/07/2021
Country risk and economic studies

UK-EU trade agreement: almost late, but worth the wait

After nine months of tense negotiations, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) eventually struck a post-Brexit trade and security agreement on Christmas Eve, only one week before the expiry of the transition period. The deal has come into provisional force since 1 January 2021.

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12/27/2020
Corporate news

Coface wishes you the best for the holiday season

Happy new year from everyone at Coface !

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12/01/2020
Country risk and economic studies

⚡️ ExpressECO | COVID-19: a catalyst for Political Risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a unique set of circumstances weighing on the world economy, notably in terms of political risk.

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10/26/2020
Corporate news

9M-2020 Financial Results: Strong balance sheet and positive operational KPIs

Coface releases its 9M-2020 Financial Results: A strong balance sheet and positive operational KPIs allow to launch share buyback programme

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10/01/2020
Country risk and economic studies

COVID-19, a catalyst for political risks

In addition to our Q3 2020 Country & Sector Risk updates, Coface's Political Risk Index highlights a dual trend: a decrease in the risk of conflict at a global level, but an increase in the risk of political and social fragility.

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07/29/2020
Corporate news

Coface reports a positive net income of €11.3m for the second quarter 2020 and continues to implement its strategic plan

• Turnover for the first semester: €725m, down 0.6% at constant FX and perimeter.
• Client retention and new business achieve record levels, with a positive net production of €33m.
• First effects of re-pricing are now visible (+0.2%).
• Revenues from services progress by 7%, including information services up by 13%.
• Client activities continue to slowdown – a trend expected to continue over the following quarters.

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07/23/2020
Country risk and economic studies

Post-pandemic production relocation: an opportunity for CEE countries?

Foreign trade and inclusion in supply chains had already increased in recent years, supported by EU membership by most CEE (Central and Eastern European) countries in 2004.

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07/16/2020
Country risk and economic studies

Global Transport: What does the future hold beyond COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a mobility crisis, mainly because of physical distancing requirements and the necessity to avoid confined spaces, to limit the virus’propagation. This has had a disastrous impact on the global transport sector, with air passenger transport being the most affected segment.

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07/09/2020
Country risk and economic studies

United States: Two-speed business bankruptcies

As the COVID-19 epidemic hits the United States very hard, Coface forecasts in its baseline scenario that the country's GDP will contract by 5.6% in 2020, before rebounding by 3.3% in 2021. Nevertheless, this forecast is threatened by the resurgence of the outbreak in several states, which are already pausing or even reversing the resumption of activity after the extensive lockdown of April.

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