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01/23/2018
Economic Publications

Coface handbook: Country & Sector risks 2018

Download the Coface handbook about Country & Sector risks 2018. Tools for identifying, assessing and monitoring the risks businesses are facing.

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01/22/2018
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - January 2018

160 countries under the magnifying glass. Coface assesses the average credit risk of companies in 160 countries.

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01/22/2018
Economic Publications

Sector risk assessments - January 2018

13 major sectors assessed worldwide. Every quarter, Coface reviews the assessments of 13 sectors throughout 24 countries in 6 major regions in the world (representing approximately 75% of global GDP).

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12/20/2017
Economic Publications

Turkey: Impressive growth but increasing vulnerability to external factors

Turkey’s economy grew substantially during the first three quarters of 2017, surging by 7.4% compared to a year earlier (...)

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12/12/2017
Economic Publications

France: will the organic agrofood sector be forced to abandon its principles?

The agrofood industry is facing a number of challenges in Europe1, including the central issue of how to share created value.

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12/12/2017
Economic Publications

Infographics - French organic food sector: how can it increase scale without abandoning its original principles?

Strength of organic companies and consumption growing faster than supply

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11/27/2017
Economic Publications

Germany’s corporate payment survey: a better year, particularly for exporters

Coface carried out its second payment survey for Germany this year, making it possible to compare results between the two surveys (...)

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11/24/2017
Economic Publications

Poland insolvencies Focus: Are restructuring proceedings the remedy?

Business proceedings aimed at insolvencies and restructuring have been on rise in Poland this year.

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11/20/2017
Economic Publications

The UK automotive sector and Brexit – or, how to slow a rolling industry?

he UK automotive industry is entering a dry period. The voices of the main UK industry representatives and their concerns regarding the negative effects of a potential hard Brexit appear to remain unheard (...)

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11/08/2017
Economic Publications

Embargo on Qatar: Manageable for the time being, but not perennially

On June 5, 2017 Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain (known as the quartet) announced they were breaking diplomatic ties with Qatar (...)

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11/07/2017
Economic Publications

China-Africa: Will the marriage of convenience last?

Falling in love is easier than staying in love: a tale of unbalanced exchanges and increasing dependency

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11/07/2017
Economic Publications

Infographics - New chinese ambitions in Sub-saharan Africa

Unbalanced Trade links between China and Africa. Under threat from a potential drop in chinese demand

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10/18/2017
Economic Publications

Argentina legislative elections: is the continuity of the pro-business direction at stake?

Since Mauricio Macri took office in mid-December 2015, the economy has started to recover

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09/29/2017
Economic Publications

Morocco: drawing out of payment periods, a perplexing trend?

While more than 30% of respondents said in 2015 that that the time between the transmission of invoice and collection was between 30 and 60 days, this share decreased to 24% of respondents in 2016 and 11% of respondents in 2017.

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09/27/2017
Economic Publications

Are bond markets the new “spare tyre” for corporates in emerging economies?

If the year 2017 is synonymous with a slight economic upturn in the emerging markets, let’s not forget the previous three years were marked by increased corporate risk

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09/26/2017
Economic Publications

Country and sector risk Barometer Q3 2017 - Global growth recovery: a real or a false start?

For once, the summer proved to be particularly quiet. No major events disrupted the path taken by the world economy.

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09/26/2017
Economic Publications

Infographics - Sector risk assessments - 3rd Quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide, each quarter, by Coface.

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09/25/2017
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map 3rd quarter 2017

Each quarter Coface evaluates 160 countries with a unique methodology.

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09/08/2017
Economic Publications

Time to address the infrastructure gap in Latin America

During the commodity super-cycle that lasted over a decade, until around 2014, Latin American economies showed robust performance.

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09/07/2017
Economic Publications

Central and Eastern Europe: Less business insolvencies despite temporary headwinds in the construction sector

Despite some slowdown last year, average GDP growth remained at a solid level of 2.9% in Central and Eastern Europe

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