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02/06/2019
Country risk and economic studies

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01/30/2019
Corporate news

Coface launches new online product Business Finder

Interactive tool enables to find new target groups in Central and Eastern Europe. With Coface Business Finder, clients can find and reach new business partners, update and enrich their contact database, as well as analyze markets and competitors.

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12/21/2018
Corporate news

We would like to kindly inform that on 24/12/2018 all Coface offices in Poland are closed

Please contact us on 27/12/2018.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

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11/13/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Wind energy industry: Production costs will increase under the influence of the trade war and the liquidity squeeze

Alongside other renewables, wind energy has experienced a strong growth since the mid-2000s across the world, spurred on by strong support from governments, its favorable cost-competiveness ratios (compared to nuclear plants or coal facilities) and a less damaging environmental impact.

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10/15/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide

• Higher oil prices and continued capital outflows from emerging markets mark the third quarter of 2018
• A wave of sectorial downgrades in Turkey and Argentina
• Risks improve in Central Europe and the CIS
• Downgrades for Pakistan and Nicaragua, mainly due to political risks

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10/05/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Central & Eastern European insolvencies: The good times are over

Despite economic acceleration in the region, insolvencies increased by +6.4% in 2017. The weakening liquidity of CEE businesses is surprising, as they have been experiencing the highest rate of economic expansion since 2008

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09/24/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Political risks in Asia are on the rise

According to Coface’s Political Risk Index, Asia scored 45% on the latest risk ranking, above the world average of 35%. Nevertheless, this score remains lower than those of Sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East & North Africa, Central Europe and Latin America.

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09/06/2018
Corporate news

COFACE TOP 500 CEE 2018

Coface announces Top 500 CEE companies: household consumption boosts economic activity in CEE.

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08/21/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Greece's exit from the international bailout programme

With its exit from the European bailout programme, Greece is looking forward to closure on eight successive years of crises. For the first time since 2008, GDP grew for four consecutive quarters. Growth in 2017 reached +1.4%, driven by investment and dynamic external demand. A further development of +2% is forecast for 2018, despite the eurozone undergoing a slight slowdown.

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07/06/2018
Corporate news

Patrice Luscan, Coface, becomes the 41st President of ICISA

At the Annual General Meeting of ICISA (International Credit Insurance and Surety Association), marking its 90th anniversary, the membership elected Patrice Luscan, Marketing and Innovation Director of the Coface Group, as President of ICISA.

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06/26/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide

• A sense of déjà-vu between the economic contexts of 2018 and of 2012-2013
• Italy, downgraded to A4, has been the focus of all attention
• The rise in oil prices is benefiting the energy sector in several countries but, combined with capital outflows, is detrimental to the economies of Argentina, Turkey, Sri Lanka and India
• Construction and retail are the primary sectors to be affected by the currency risk in the emerging countries
• The intensification of protectionist policies is alarming businesses

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06/07/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Taking stock of global metal sector trends and outlook

Global metals sector: prices to continue to rise in 2018, ahead of a possible slight decline in 2019.

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05/21/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Western Balkans’ accession to EU membership likely to be completed - supported by the region’s strategic importance

The European Union - Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists see the EU accession as likely to happen, particularly as it would counterbalance Russian and Chinese presence in the region.

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04/19/2018
Country risk and economic studies

New Mediterranean trade routes

In the Mediterranean, the recent rise in protectionism is starting to transform the vast network of free trade agreements and reshape intra-Mediterranean trade routes. Two new trends are emerging:
• South-Med and East-Med countries are moving upmarket, as seen in particular in exports of automotive and ICT goods;
• New raw material (energy, chemicals and construction) suppliers, such as Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, are appearing in the region.

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04/17/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide

Now that peak growth has been reached in the United States and Europe, businesses are preparing for supply side constraints and the risk of protectionism.

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04/10/2018
Country risk and economic studies

China Corporate Payment Survey 2018

The aim of this exercise is to better understand corporate credit management practices and payment experiences. In our latest survey, data collection was conducted during the final quarter of 2017, and valid responses were received from 1,003 companies.

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04/04/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Central and Eastern Europe: Political risks on the rise but no impact yet on local businesses

With the wave of ongoing elections in countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, Central and Eastern Europe is undergoing a major period of change against the background of economic growth that is still strong.

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03/21/2018
Corporate news

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03/12/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Download the Coface Country & Sector Risks annual analysis

The free copy of Coface Country & Sector Risks 2018 to download in a PDF file includes:

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03/08/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Poland Payment Survey 2018: Payment delays mounting amid robust economic growth

According to our analysis, covering a wide range of company sizes and sectors, sales on credit are made extensively, with all surveyed companies having written terms and conditions to this end, and that 99% of corporates continue to face payment delays, some of which are long and unlikely to be fulfilled.

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03/02/2018
Country risk and economic studies

NAFTA renegotiations - could Mexico’s “high-risk” automotive industry deteriorate into a crisis?

Mexico’s automotive industry plays an important role in its economy. The sector’s representativeness rose from 1.5% of country’s GDP and 8.5% of its manufacturing output in 1993, to 3% of GDP and 18% of manufacturing output in 2015. Moreover, Mexico has 28 vehicle manufacturing plants which generate, directly and indirectly, jobs for 1.7 million people. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric since the beginning of his electoral campaign has not yet damaged the sector, but risks have been intensified by NAFTA renegotiations and Mexico’s electoral agenda.

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