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11/15/2017
Country risk and economic studies

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11/14/2017
Country risk and economic studies

China - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Relations: Still Unbalanced

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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10/18/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Argentine Legislative Elections: Is the Continuity of the Pro-Business Direction at Stake?

The trajectory of Argentina´s economic rebound will be subject to the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections on October 22.

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09/29/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Morocco : Extended Payment Periods Across Practically All Sectors

Morocco Corporate Payment Survey, first half of 2017: Extended payment periods across practically all sectors: 99 days on average in 2017, up from 82 days in 2016

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09/28/2017
Corporate news

Coface Improves its Full-Year Guidance: Loss Ratio Net of Reinsurance Now Seen Below 54%, A 4ppts Improvement

The measures taken by Coface to strengthen its risk infrastructure continue to bear fruit. They benefit from an improving economic environment, as growth in all large regions around the globe is on a positive momentum.

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09/27/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Financing Businesses: The Bond Market is Turning Into a "Spare Tire"...

Corporate bond financing: an advantage in times of crisis?

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09/26/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Country and Sector Risks: Europe Remains the Big Winner in the World Economic Upturn

World economic growth might not yet be at its highest (2.9% in 2017 and 2018), but there can be no denying that there are healthy signs.

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09/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infrastructure: The Achilles’ Heel of Development in Latin America

During the commodity super-cycle that lasted over a decade, until around 2014, Latin American economies showed robust performance.The poor performance of recent years highlights the region’s competitiveness challenges.

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09/08/2017
Corporate news

Fitch Affirms Coface AA- Rating, With an Outlook ‘Stable’

Fitch Ratings affirmed, on September 8th 2017, Coface AA- Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The outlook is stable.

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09/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Announces CEE Top 500 Companies

The Top 500 companies generated EUR 580 billion in 2016 – a minor decrease of 0.6% – and experienced a greater downturn in net profit by -3.1% to EUR 26.3 billion. In contrast to the decrease in turnover and net profit, employment rates boomed.

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09/07/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Central & Eastern European Insolvencies Overview

Company insolvencies dropped by 14% in 2015 and 6% in 2016

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07/31/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Latin America: The Winners and Losers of “Trumponomics”

Global credit insurer Coface released a report today outlining possible outcomes of US trade policies for the region, focusing on exchange rate, trade and investment.

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07/28/2017
Corporate news

Notice to all Illinois Policyholders Located in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties

Coface North America Insurance Company has advised its business units to take immediate steps to comply with the Illinois Department of Insurance Bulletin 2017-03 which was issued in response to significant flooding.

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07/28/2017
Corporate news

Coface H1-2017 Results

Operating income up 17.5% and net income at €20.2m
Improving guidance for 2017: net loss ratio 3pts better, at below 58%

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07/24/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Hidden Impact of Lower Oil Prices: Tough Funding Conditions for GCC Banks

The economic stagnation from low oil prices is affecting liquidity conditions across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a study released by global credit insurer Coface.

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07/13/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2016: Tail Risks Are on the Rise

Coface’s annual survey traces the evolution of corporate payments in eight countries and 11 sectors in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The survey was conducted in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand, with 2,795 respondents.

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07/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Country and Sector Risks Worldwide

The ongoing recovery seems to be a lasting one, given the economic rally in a considerable number of industrial sectors and in Europe, even if a few rain clouds on the horizon, in the United States and in China, darken the picture.

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07/05/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Sector risk assessments 2nd quarter 2017

12 Major sectors assessed worldwide

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06/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics - Brexit: Despite a Series of Shocks, British Companies Remain Sound

Mixed resilience, first signs of Brexit during the exit negotiations phase but still some positive points…

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06/08/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Despite Several Shocks, the United Kingdom Will Remain Attractive for Businesses

Businesses have proven their resilience since the referendum, but a downturn in investments is starting to be seen.
The fall in growth (1.4% in 2017 and 1.2% in 2018) will lead to a rise in the number of business failures, of 8.7%1 and 8%1 respectively

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06/07/2017
Corporate news

Coface Names Gina Gruhn to Lead Sales and Marketing in North America

Coface North America, part of the global Coface Group, has named Gina Gruhn as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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