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Medium and 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!
China Payment Survey 2022
Coface’s China Corporate Payment Survey 2022, in which 1,000 companies participated, shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did reported longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year.Read More
War in Ukraine: Many (big) losers, few (real) winners
More than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, prospects for a rapid resolution of the war seem increasingly unlikely.Read More
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Stagflation ahead
In this Focus, the Coface Economic Research team examines the economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising commodity prices in particular.Read More
Country & Sector Risk Barometer - Q4 2021
The global recovery continues in 2022, but a bumpy road lies ahead.Read More
Will the electric vehicle metals boom last?
Metals used in electric vehicles are in high demand, as these cars at the forefront of a revolution in the automotive industry. Stringent regulations, States’ support schemes, and customers’ willingness to buy and own EV are bolstering demand for these vehicles. However, imbalances between supply and demand are pushing prices higher, while EV market shares have not overtaken that of traditional engines.Read More
Asia Payment Survey 2021: Shorter payment delays amid support measures
More companies in Asia Pacific offered credit facilities in 2020 as competition intensified amid the challenging economic conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, firms had different responses to credit management despite facing similar economic shocks. Find out about them in our latest publication on Asia Pacific.
Germany: More insolvencies in the pipeline
Coface's Northern Europe economist, Christiane von Berg, examines Germany's "hidden insolvencies" in our Focus.Read More
No easy end to ongoing China-Australia tensions
The China-Australia bilateral relationship deteriorated sharply over 2020, with China imposing trade restrictions on a number of Australian exports. But there are growing concerns that an escalation of bilateral tensions will see China hardening its stance towards Australia.Read More
USA: recovery plan paves way for record trade deficit
In our latest Focus on the United States, Coface's North America economist, Ruben Nizard, analyzes the economic legacy that President Joe Biden's administration must now manage.Read More
Middle East & Africa: volatile oil prices lead to varying effects on producing countries, including diversification
The COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on global GDP growth and trade volumes caused a sharp decline in oil prices. Coface expects oil prices to remain volatile in the upcoming quarters. Read our forecasts in our latest Panorama.Read More
Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q4 2020 Quarterly Update
In spite of a gradual recovery, political risks are on the rise.Read More
Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q3 2020 Quarterly Update
In spite of a gradual recovery, political risks are on the riseRead More
Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2020: German companies have switched to “crisis-mode” and offer less payment terms
COVID-19 and its effects on the global and German economy is the predominant topic of this fourth edition of Coface’s survey on corporate payment experience in Germany.Read More
The Netherlands - Corporate Payment Survey 2020
More payment delays alongside COVID-19 for Dutch companiesRead More
Post-pandemic production relocation: an opportunity for CEE countries
The COVID-19 crisis has triggered a discussion on increasing supply chain resilience to foreign supply shocks.
Before the pandemic’s arrival in Europe, a lockdown of factories that temporarily suspended manufacturing in China put the supply of intermediary goods at risk. In order to limit such risks, supply chain managers are likely to diversify their sources of supply.
Global Transport: What does the future hold beyond COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a mobility crisis, mainly because of physical distancing requirements and the necessity to avoid confined spaces, in order to limit the virus’ propagation. This has had a disastrous impact on the global transport sector, with air passenger transport being the most affected segment.Read More
United States: Two-speed business bankruptcies
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the United States (U.S.) very hard, inflicting a heavy human and economic toll.Read More
Asia-Pacific Corporate Payment Survey 2020: COVID-19 will overturn last year’s incipient recovery
Coface’s annual Asia Corporate Payment Survey evaluates the payment behaviour of companies across nine economies in Asia Pacific.Read More
Focus: Are corporate balance sheets in Spain and Italy ready for the COVID-19 shock?
Spain and Italy will be amongst the economies hardest hit by COVID-19, contracting by 12.8% and 13.6% respectively in 2020, according to Coface’s forecasts. Taking a closer look at the health of Spanish and Italian corporate balance sheets should help identify pockets of vulnerability where widespread defaults are more likely to materialize.Read More