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German Economy in 2017: Stable, but Not Staid


The signs for Germany’s further economic development are promising, with a high level of stability. Coface’s expectations for solid growth therefore come as little surprise.

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Six Downgrades Reflect Precarious Global Risk Situation


At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated in six regions of the world, nearly half saw their assessments change. There were 23 downgrades for 10 upgrades.

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The First Arrow of Abenomics: Why Is it Not Working?


Why did the yen depreciation, which occurred during the early success of the first arrow, not boost Japan’s merchandise export volumes?

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Mexico’s Economy: More Difficult Times Ahead


In the 2nd Quarter of 2016, seasonally adjusted activity decelerated to 1.5 %, down from 2.5% y/y reported in the previous period. Industry, which shrank by 1.5% q/q, was the main contributor to this weak result, due to the fall in oil production and challenges faced by manufacturing and construction industries. The services sector also slowed during the period, to a growth rate of 2.4% YoY, down from 3.4% for Q1 2016.

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Coface Results at 30 September 2016: Operating Trends in Line With Fit to Win


Xavier Durand, CEO of Coface, commented: These results are in line with the trends that we highlighted last September at our Investor Day.

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