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07/31/2017
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07/28/2017
Corporate news

Coface H1-2017 Results

Operating income up 17.5% and net income at €20.2m
Improving guidance for 2017: net loss ratio 3pts better, at below 58%

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07/24/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Hidden Impact of Lower Oil Prices: Tough Funding Conditions for GCC Banks

The economic stagnation from low oil prices is affecting liquidity conditions across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a study released by global credit insurer Coface.

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07/13/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2016: Tail Risks Are on the Rise

Coface’s annual survey traces the evolution of corporate payments in eight countries and 11 sectors in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The survey was conducted in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand, with 2,795 respondents.

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07/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Country and Sector Risks Worldwide

The ongoing recovery seems to be a lasting one, given the economic rally in a considerable number of industrial sectors and in Europe, even if a few rain clouds on the horizon, in the United States and in China, darken the picture.

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07/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Sector risk assessments 2nd quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide

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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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06/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Despite Several Shocks, the United Kingdom Will Remain Attractive for Businesses

Businesses have proven their resilience since the referendum, but a downturn in investments is starting to be seen.
The fall in growth (1.4% in 2017 and 1.2% in 2018) will lead to a rise in the number of business failures, of 8.7%1 and 8%1 respectively

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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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