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02/10/2017
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01/25/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Infografics - 2017: An economic upturn in the face of political risk

Four major risks for 2017 but some positive points...

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01/25/2017
Country risk and economic studies

2017: A year of political and banking risks for emerging countries

Following two consecutive years of slower world growth, the outlook should improve slightly in 2017 (up from 2.5% to 2.7%). This will be driven by a rebound in business in emerging countries (4.1% growth), due to the recoveries in Brazil and Russia offsetting the slowdown in China. Advanced countries will see stable growth of 1.6%.

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01/13/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Poland Payment Survey: Payment delays pervade Polish corporates

Coface’s payment survey confirms that sales on credit are being extensively used by Polish companies. Although credit periods have become common practice, it does not mean that receivables are being paid on time.

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01/02/2017
Corporate news

Coface has transferred French State export guarantees activity to Bpifrance

In line with previous communication, Coface has ceded its State export guarantees activity to the French public investment bank, Bpifrance.

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12/20/2016
Country risk and economic studies

South Africa’s economy challenged by crises in agriculture and mining, amid fears of an investment downgrade

Concerns over the country’s economic performance have been amplifying, due to its prolonged economic decline since 2011 (...)

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12/19/2016
Country risk and economic studies

After a series of shocks in 2015 and 2016, Turkey’s economy is coming to the end of its new “Tulip era”

Greater political uncertainty resulting from two parliamentary elections in 2015, drying global liquidity due to the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike process and the weaker Turkish lira, all contributed to dragging down growth.

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12/13/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Uberisation of French economy: a positive impact on employment but will it last?

Taxi company insolvencies in France increased by nearly 60% in one year, rising from 141 cases in August 2015, to 224 at the end of August 2016 and resulting in the loss of 3.38 jobs on average (...)

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11/30/2016
Country risk and economic studies

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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11/28/2016
Country risk and economic studies

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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11/11/2016
Country risk and economic studies

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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11/07/2016
Country risk and economic studies

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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11/03/2016
Corporate news

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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10/17/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Rising Political Risks in Developed Countries: The Sword of Damocles Hangs Over Europe’s Major Economies

Periods of economic crisis naturally lead to heightened political uncertainty and this aspect is crucial in assessing country risks

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10/17/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Further downgrades triggered by the Brexit shock and falling oil revenues

Global growth: stability in developed countries, slight improvements among emerging economies.

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10/10/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Infografics - Is political risk a new threat for the global economy?

European political calendar: crucial deadlines

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09/30/2016
Corporate news

Coface welcomes Fitch’s decision to affirm its AA- rating

Fitch Ratings issued, on September 29th 2016, a press release on Coface in which the agency affirms the Group’s Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating at 'AA-', Outlook Stable.

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09/23/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Latin America: Why are manufacturing exports still lackluster?

Foreign trade is unlikely to be a main contributor to the growth of Latin American economies over the next few years.

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09/22/2016
Corporate news

Fit to Win Plan to Transform Coface Into the Most Agile Global Trade Credit Partner in the Industry, While Evolving to a More Efficient Capital Model.

Fit to Win 3-year plan financial ambitions.

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09/20/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Moroccan company payments survey 2016

Morocco’s growth rate has slowed in 2016, after recording an increase of close to 4.5% in 2015.

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09/14/2016
Country risk and economic studies

The French economy: a temporary pause in growth

Q2 impacted by external shocks
2016 growth forecasts remain positive at 1.6%
Non-financial corporate debt: an upward momentum unique in Europe but far below alert thresholds

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