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Germany’s corporate payment survey 2017

11/28/2017

A better year for exporters and domestic trade

The second annual corporate payment survey for Germany carried out by Coface confirms many of the foregone trends. However, some improvements can be seen.

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Poland Insolvency Report

11/28/2017

Poland Insolvency Report: Insolvencies and restructuring proceedings still on the rise, despite a robust economy

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The effects of Brexit on the UK auto industry

11/27/2017

The effects of a "hard" Brexit will be decisive for the innovation capacity and competitiveness of the British automotive industry

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Embargo on Qatar: Manageable for the Time Being, but not Long-term

11/15/2017

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 due to the country’s relations with Iran and accusations that it supports extremism. Although the embargo has had some impact on Qatar, the country has so far been able to soften the effects of the crisis. The biggest threat to the Qatari economy would be if this crisis is prolonged.

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China - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Relations: Still Unbalanced

11/14/2017

Brussels, November 14, 2017 -- Almost twenty years after the launch of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China-Africa relations remain unbalanced, according to Ruben Nizard, Coface economist and author of the study, China-Africa: Will the Marriage of Convenience Last? Bilateral trade, which totaled $123 billion in 2016, has leaped over the past ten years driven by Sub-Saharan African exports until 2014. The region now has a trade deficit with China. While 90% of exports to China are concentrated on natural resources, imports are more diversified and include manufactured goods, transport equipment, and machinery.

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