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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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11/30/2016
Country risk and economic studies

German Economy in 2017: Stable, but Not Staid

The signs for Germany’s further economic development are promising, with a high level of stability. Coface’s expectations for solid growth therefore come as little surprise.

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11/28/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Six Downgrades Reflect Precarious Global Risk Situation

At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated in six regions of the world, nearly half saw their assessments change. There were 23 downgrades for 10 upgrades.

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11/11/2016
Country risk and economic studies

The First Arrow of Abenomics: Why Is it Not Working?

Why did the yen depreciation, which occurred during the early success of the first arrow, not boost Japan’s merchandise export volumes?

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11/07/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Mexico’s Economy: More Difficult Times Ahead

In the 2nd Quarter of 2016, seasonally adjusted activity decelerated to 1.5 %, down from 2.5% y/y reported in the previous period. Industry, which shrank by 1.5% q/q, was the main contributor to this weak result, due to the fall in oil production and challenges faced by manufacturing and construction industries. The services sector also slowed during the period, to a growth rate of 2.4% YoY, down from 3.4% for 1Q2016.

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11/03/2016
Corporate news

Coface Results at 30 September 2016: Operating Trends in Line With Fit to Win

Xavier Durand, CEO of Coface, commented: These results are in line with the trends that we highlighted last September at our Investor Day.

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10/17/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Further downgrades triggered by the Brexit shock and falling oil revenues

Global growth: stability in developed countries, slight improvements among emerging economies

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10/17/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Rising Political Risks in Developed Countries: The Sword of Damocles Hangs Over Europe’s Major Economies

Periods of economic crisis naturally lead to heightened political uncertainty and this aspect is crucial in assessing country risks

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10/17/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Infografics - Is political risk a new threat for the global economy?

European political calendar: crucial deadlines

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10/04/2016
Corporate news

Fitch affirms Coface AA- rating

Fitch Ratings issued, on September 29th 2016, a press release on Coface in which the agency affirms the Group’s Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating at 'AA-', Outlook Stable.

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09/27/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Latin America: Why are manufacturing exports still lackluster?

Foreign trade is unlikely to be a main contributor to the growth of Latin American economies over the next few years

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09/21/2016
Corporate news

Fit to Win Plan to Transform Coface Into the Most Agile Global Trade Credit Partner in the Industry, While Evolving to a More Efficient Capital Model

Fit to Win 3-year plan financial ambitions

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09/20/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Moroccan company payments survey 2016

Morocco’s growth rate has slowed in 2016, after recording an increase of close to 4.5% in 2015.

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09/20/2016
Corporate news

Coface Appoints Fredrik Murer to Lead its North America Region

Coface continues to strengthen its senior management team, with the appointment of Fredrik Murer as CEO of the North America region.

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09/16/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Short-Term Risk Is Reduced For The French Automotive Sector, But Profound Changes Are Ahead

The automotive sector has been upgraded to the best risk category
Private buyers are returning to the car market, driving up sales of new vehicles, which are expected to increase by 5.6% in 2016

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09/16/2016
Country risk and economic studies

The French Economy: A Temporary Pause in Growth

Q2 impacted by external shocks
2016 growth forecasts remain positive at 1.6%
Non-financial corporate debt: an upward momentum unique in Europe but far below alert thresholds

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09/12/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Agrofood in North Africa: A Strategic Sector at Nature’s Mercy

Several favorable factors are boosting the sector, including rising populations, increasing demand for processed food, higher per capita incomes and improved production capacities. Infrastructures, climate and government strategies are major influencers.

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09/06/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Publishes CEE TOP 500 Companies

2015 was a good year for Central and Eastern Europe. Average GDP growth was 3.3%, following 2.6% in 2014. Private consumption rose, due to declining unemployment and increasing wages. EU funds supported investments. In short, the CEE enjoyed a booming economy. But how did the largest businesses perform?

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