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03/31/2017
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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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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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