When it comes to business, it matters who you work with. Choosing the wrong business partner, whether it’s a supplier, customer, or key vendor, can be risky, disruptive, and costly. But how can you see the risk before it impacts your business? For 75 years, Coface has been a global leader in risk management and trade credit solutions. Building on and leveraging our risk expertise, we’re proud to announce a new business information platform designed to give global insights and risk decisions at the click of your fingers.
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Leaving a substantial debt of $2.59 billion in its wake, the third-largest U.S. trucking company, Yellow, made headlines in August by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, leading to the displacement of 30,000 workers and the announcement it will cease operations.Read More
Coface North America Names Mark Jomaa Chief Operating Officer and Jacqui Jooste Coface Country Manager, Canada
Coface announced today Mark Jomaa has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the North America region and Jacqui Jooste as Country Manager, Canada.
Both Mark and Jacqui bring proven track records of accomplishments which have raised the bar for customer experience in the risk management and trade credit insurance industries. Adding to the Coface North America leadership team, their work will help set a new standard for service delivery and operational excellence with North America.
Global credit rating agency AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of ‘a’ (Excellent) to Coface and its main operating subsidiaries. This rating reflects the agency’s belief in the strength of Coface group’s balance sheet, operating performance, business profile, and enterprise risk management.Read More
Preventing delinquencies or collecting receivables immediately is critical to the survival of many companies. To help you gain insight into your own credit management and improve your business risk prevention, here are seven tips to better protect your business.Read More
In early April, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Algeria and Oman announced combined oil output cuts of more than 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d), surprising the markets. This commitment follows a first production cut announced in October 2022 by OPEC+. It comes in addition of Russia's decision to cut output by around 500,000 b/d in reaction to the implementation of a EU ban on seaborne imports of Russian oil and oil products.
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Silicon Valley Bank’s failure highlights heightened financial stability risks amid monetary tightening
California and federal banking regulators shut down Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and seized its deposits citing both illiquidity and insolvency. This is the 2nd largest failure of a U.S. financial institution after Washington Mutual in 2008. Read our expert's analysis of the situation.Read More
2023 starts with good news on the macroeconomic front. First, Europe has avoided a recession that looked long promised. Second, the prospect of a rebound in China in the second half of the year, also raises hopes for the global economy. In this context, Coface's risk assessments have changed only slightly, with 5 changes for country risks and 16 changes for sector risks. Discover which ones in our latest barometer.Read More
Coface announces the appointment of Stefan Matheis as leader of Global Solutions in the North American regionRead More
Medium & long-term knock-on effects of the war in Europe on global sectors trends: will there be resilient sectors?
In the short run, all sectors for which Coface publishes sector risk assessments in six regions worldwide will be impacted by the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Which ones would be the most resilient sectors? Read our full study now!Read More
Coface China Corporate Payment Survey: Increasing risks in supply chain disruptions and rising raw material prices
Coface’s 2022 China Corporate Payment Survey shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did report longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year. The average payment delay rose from 79 days in 2020 to 86 days in 2021. Firms in 9 out of 13 sectors reported an increase in payment delays, led by agri-food, which recorded the largest increase of 43 days, followed by wood, transport, and textile.Read More
More than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, prospects for a rapid resolution of the war seem increasingly unlikely. As sanctions against Russia continue to pile up, a return to the pre-war situation seems illusory, even in the event of an early end to the conflict.Read More
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has triggered turmoil in the financial markets, and drastically increased uncertainty about the recovery of the global economy. Since our last publication, the world has shifted, so have the risks.Read More
The metals used in electric vehicles, such as lithium, cobalt and copper, are at the heart of the revolution currently taking place in the automotive industry. But imbalances between supply and demand are pushing up their prices, even though the market share of electric vehicles remains modest. In its latest analysis, Coface does not foresee any major changes in these price trends over the next two years.Read More
Asia Pacific: Corporate payment delay trend stabilized, companies see brighter outlook but risks and uncertainty remain
Coface’s 2021 Asia Corporate Payment Survey provides insights into the evolution of payment behavior and credit management practices of over 2,500 companies across Asia Pacific during a pandemic year. Respondents came from nine markets (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan) and 13 sectors located in the Asia Pacific region.Read More