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Germany: More insolvencies in the pipeline, despite significant aid

05/11/2021

Insolvencies in Germany dropped significantly in 2020 compared to 2019 - despite the worst recession since 2009.

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Fitch raises the outlook for Coface’s ratings to “stable”

04/20/2021

The rating agency Fitch, on 20th April 2021, affirmed Coface AA- Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The agency also removed the Rating Watch Negative. The outlook is now stable.

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The paradox of corporate insolvencies in Europe: miracle and mirage

03/16/2021

In 2020, and even if the real impact of the COVID-19 crisis remains uncertain, the number of insolvencies actually fell in all major European economies. According to our research, the gap between the expected deterioration of the companies’ financial health and the number of insolvencies suggests that there is a high number of “hidden insolvencies” that have been postponed, rather than prevented.

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Diversification is one of the many effects of oil price volatility on Middle Eastern and African oil producers

03/11/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on global GDP growth and global trade volumes has caused a sharp drop in oil prices in the spring of 2020. This price drop, even if temporary, has affected Middle Eastern and African oil exporters differently, in line with their national output’s dependence on oil, as well as their fiscal strength and international reserves. Although Coface expects oil prices to average USD 60 per barrel in 2021, their volatility will remain a challenge for producing countries.

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Attend our 25th Country Risk Conference 8-10 february

01/14/2021

This year at our Country Risk Conference: 3 round tables to embrace the new business risks in a post-covid world.

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