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03/14/2019
Economic Publications

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03/04/2019
Economic Publications

Poland Payment Survey 2019: Robust economic growth has not eliminated payment delays

The third edition of Coface’s survey on payment experiences in Poland was carried out in December 2018 with 293 companies participating in the study.

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02/26/2019
Economic Publications

Turkey’s economic slowdown continues, but exports offer some support

Turkey is experiencing a severe economic slowdown, coupled with a jump in inflation, as a result of the sharp depreciation of the lira during 2018.

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02/06/2019
Economic Publications

Coface handbook: Country & Sector risks 2019

Download the Coface handbook about Country & Sector risks 2019. Tools for identifying, assessing and monitoring the risks businesses are facing.

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02/05/2019
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - January 2019

161 countries under the magnifying glass

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02/05/2019
Economic Publications

Sector risk assessments - January 2019

13 major sectors assessed worldwide

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02/05/2019
Economic Publications

Country and sector risks barometer - January 2019: Global economy, industry is stalling

Despite the many obstacles in its path (diverse and varied political risks, high volatility of commodity prices, supply constraint s in advanced economies, to name but a few), world growth in 2018 managed to sustain its 2017 rate (3.2%)

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01/25/2019
Economic Publications

Corporate insolvencies in France: 2018 report and outlook for 2019

The number of corporate insolvencies has increased since May 2018. Coface expects this trend to continue in 2019 (+1%), in a context of growth hampered both by a less favourable international environment (less dynamic growth in the rest of the world, greater protectionism), and by ongoing supply constraints (capacity utilisation rates and recruitment difficulties are at their highest since 2007) (...)

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12/20/2018
Economic Publications

Tighter global liquidity and Asia: not all gloom and doom

Asia has been under pressure following from tighter global liquidity in 2018, led by a rapid pace of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve (Fed) of the Unites States (US) (...)

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11/27/2018
Economic Publications

Corporate insolvencies in France: all good things come to an end

The third quarter of 2018 marks a turning point for companies in France: for the first time in two years, insolvencies increased by 2.3% compared to the same quarter of the year previous (...)

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11/19/2018
Economic Publications

Could SMEs become the weak link in China’s economy?

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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11/06/2018
Economic Publications

Wind energy: how long will the wind stay in the industry’s sails?

Wind energy undoubtedly has a bright future, with many countries around the world eager to develop this source (...)

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10/25/2018
Economic Publications

United Arab Emirates: A new place in new world trade?

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the second largest and the most diversified economy in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (...)

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10/09/2018
Economic Publications

Country and sector risks barometer - October 2018: A new deal of cards for emerging markets

The past quarter has been marked by a continued rise in oil prices and capital outflows from emerging markets (...)

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10/09/2018
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - October 2018

160 countries under the magnifying glass

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10/09/2018
Economic Publications

Sector risk assessments - October 2018

13 major sectors assessed worldwide

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10/09/2018
Economic Publications

US trade protectionism: what are the knock-on effects on global value chains?

While policies to open up trade have been a standard feature since the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, the 2008-2009 crisis proved a turning point (...)

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09/17/2018
Economic Publications

Rising political risks cloud outlook for Asian economies

Political risks in Asia have increased, according to Coface’s Political Risk Model (...)

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09/05/2018
Economic Publications

Coface CEE TOP 500 Companies - 2018 Edition

Analyses show a strong and expanding CEE region with decreasing risks in 2017, which also translated into higher revenues and net profits at the region’s 500 largest businesses. Competition at the top is getting more intense.

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08/24/2018
Corporate Publications

Corporate brochure - Coface 2018

For Trade, more than an ambition, our commitment.

Our tagline, For Trade, reflects Coface’s purpose and deep commitment to trade.

We make trade – business – easier.

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08/17/2018
Economic Publications

Businesses in Greece: finally, a fresh start?

With Greece about to pull out of its third bailout package, signs of economic recovery are multiplying: 2017 was a year marked by the return of positive growth (+1.4%), and – despite weakening growth in the eurozone – Greek GDP growth is expected to be close to 2% in 2018, with Greek households and businesses remaining more optimistic in the first half of the year than in 2017.

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