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06/01/2018
Economic Publications

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05/24/2018
Economic Publications

Turkey Payment Survey 2018: Payment terms expand amid positive economic expectations

This is the fi rst corporate payment survey in Turkey aiming at indicating how payment terms stand in different sectors, how companies manage credi t management practices and evaluate future payment experience (...)

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05/23/2018
Economic Publications

Political Risk in Latin America: Back to the future?

Latin America has experienced a diffi cult period since 2014. The slump in commodity prices has impacted activity via several channels (...)

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05/14/2018
Economic Publications

Western Balkans and the European Union: political ties lagging behind economic ones

Despite regional conflicts, the 2007-08 financial crisis, and the 2009-11 eurozone crisis, Western Balkans countries have developed a close economic proximity with the European Union via a number of regional and bilateral agreements. However, due to institutional, economic, and diplomatic obstacles, accession to the EU will be a long process. At the same time, due to the region’s strategic importance and with the reinforcement of membership conditions, accession (or a pre-accession status) is likely to happen – especially as membership would divert the region from other
interested parties (Russia, China).

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04/24/2018
Economic Publications

Currency Risk in Africa: easing in 2018, but reserves have melted

The exchange rate risk is still relevant on the African continent, as evidenced by the depreciation of the Angolan kwanza by more than 30% since the partial liberalisation of the exchange rate regime in January 2018.

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04/03/2018
Economic Publications

China Corporate Payment Survey 2018: payment delays increase despite rapid and robust growth

The Chinese economy staged a comeback in 2017. GDP ticked up from 6.7% in 2016 to 6.9% in 2017, favoured by strong demand, as well as loose monetary and fiscal policy settings. As a result, risk managers have become more complacent, both in terms of their economic expectations and their risk management procedures.

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03/29/2018
Economic Publications

The singularity of political risk in Central and Eastern Europe

With the ongoing wave of elections in the Central and Eastern Europe region, CEE countries are experiencing a key period of change in a context of political risk and economic acceleration (...)

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03/13/2018
Economic Publications

Clash of the Titans: China’s rise fuels competition with Japan’s interests in Asia

China has undoubtedly modelled itself as the new champion of globalisation. Nowhere is this felt more strongly than in Asia. (...)

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03/06/2018
Economic Publications

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

The second edition of Coface’s survey on payment experiences in Poland was carried out in December 2017 (...)

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02/27/2018
Economic Publications

Mexico Automotive Industry: Headwinds coming from the North

The Mexican automotive industry has experienced strong growth since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993. (...)

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01/23/2018
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 85% of global GDP).

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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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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

The 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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