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06/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

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06/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics - Brexit: Despite a Series of Shocks, British Companies Remain Sound

Mixed resilience, first signs of Brexit during the exit negotiations phase but still some positive points…

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05/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Russia Is Emerging from Recession, but Structural Constraints Could Hurt Medium-Term Growth

The diversification of the Russian economy, made necessary by the lingering slump in oil prices, is coming up against structural constraints that may have an adverse effect on medium-term growth.

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05/18/2017
Country risk and economic studies

New Coface Survey Shows Optimism Among UAE Non-Oil Private Companies

Coface, the worldwide leader in trade credit management solutions and risk information services, has published its first-ever Credit Opinion Survey for the UAE region (...)

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05/01/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Labor Shortages in the Central and Eastern Europe Region: An Opportunity for Households but a Threat for Local Companies

Developments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) labor markets have been beneficial for households. Rising wages and low inflation, combined with improving consumer confidence, have led to lower unemployment rates and an increase in private consumption.

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04/26/2017
Corporate news

Coface enhances the customer experience

One of the priorities of Fit-to-Win, Coface’s three-year strategic plan, is to enhance the service we provide to our clients.

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04/26/2017
Corporate news

Coface Results for Q1-2017: Net Income at €7.3m Driven by an Improvement in Net Loss Ratio. Fit to Win Progressing as Planned.

Net income at €7.3m driven by an improvement in net loss ratio. Fit to Win progressing as planned.

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03/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Corporate Payments Improved in China in 2016 with the Exception of Ultra-Long Overdues

A Coface survey of 1,017 Chinese companies on corporate credit risk management reveals that corporate payments improved in 2016 (...)

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03/23/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics: Sector Risk Assessments - 1st Quarter 2017

12 major sectors assessed worldwide

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03/23/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Country and Sector Risks Worldwide - Business Confidence Is Picking Up, Despite Persistent Political Risk

Main economic surprise of early 2017: the rise in business confidence is perceptible, but is not yet generating a positive widespread upturn in country and risk assessments.

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03/23/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics : New Political Risk Index for 159 Countries

Conflicts grew by +100% between 2007 and 2015. 2017 likely to pay a heavy price, due to
intensification of armed conflicts

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03/21/2017
Country risk and economic studies

New Coface Political Risk Index in 159 countries

The widespread rise in the political risk conceals mixed regional dynamics

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03/20/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Impact of Monetary Policy and Currency Depreciation on Chinese Corporates

The potential depreciation of the renminbi (RMB), along with the implementation of capital flow measures, are longstanding concerns for China.

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02/24/2017
Corporate news

Coface results at 31 December 2016

“The second half of 2016 marks the beginning of the transformation of Coface. We delivered a net profit of €41.5m in the year, successfully closed the transfer of our French State export guarantees activity, and launched our 3-year strategic plan, Fit to Win, the (...)

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02/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Corporate Payment Survey: Brazil Payment Experience Affected by the Bleak Economic Situation

Coface’s first Brazil payment survey, conducted with over 120 companies, reveals a challenging environment, even though the country is expected to exit recession in 2017 with a meager growth rate of 0.4%.

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01/24/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Country Risk Outlook 2017

Despite the recent economic upturn, uncertainties will continue to dominate the global economic climate this year.

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01/23/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics - 2017: An Economic Upturn in the Face of Political Risk

Four major risks for 2017 but some positives points...

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01/12/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Poland Payment Survey: Payment delays pervade Polish corporates

Coface’s payment survey confirms that sales on credit are being extensively used by Polish companies. Although credit periods have become common practice, it does not mean that receivables are being paid on time.

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12/20/2016
Country risk and economic studies

South Africa’s Economy Challenged by Crises in Agriculture and Mining, and Fears of an Investment Downgrade

Concerns over the country’s economic performance have been amplifying, due to its prolonged economic decline since 2011 (...)

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12/19/2016
Country risk and economic studies

After a Series of Shocks in 2015 and 2016, Turkey’s Economy Is Coming to the End of its New “Tulip Era”

Greater political uncertainty resulting from two parliamentary elections in 2015, drying global liquidity due to the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike process and the weaker Turkish lira, all contributed to dragging down growth.

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12/13/2016
Country risk and economic studies

“Uber-ization” in the French Economy: a Positive Impact on Employment but Will It Last?

Taxi Company Insolvencies Are Offset by the Creation of Private Hire Vehicles in the Greater Paris Region

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