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02/27/2024
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02/20/2024
Country risk and economic studies

Challenging times for homebuilders and real estate companies

Construction and real estate sectors are among the most cyclical sectors. Sensitive to changes in the labour market, prices in commodities and, first and foremost, the interest rate environment and accessibility of credit, they are currently under strain. And things are unlikely to get any better in 2024.

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01/31/2024
Country risk and economic studies

2024: a pivotal year, in Coface Country and Sector Risk Barometer – Q4 2023

After a somewhat turbulent 2023, which ultimately turned out much better than expected, 2024 is shaping up to be as decisive as it is uncertain, both in (geo)political terms, with more than 60 national elections - presidential and/or legislative - and in economic terms, with risks mounting on a still slowing global economy.

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01/26/2024
Corporate news

Coface joins the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Coface strengthens its commitment to the environment by joining the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) and signing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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01/19/2024
Corporate news, Product news

Business Information: 5 (good) reasons for choosing iCON by Coface

With iCON by Coface and take the best credit decisions so you can manage your business strategy and trade on a competitive advantage over your rivals!

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01/10/2024
Corporate news, Product news

4 (good) reasons to hand your unpaid debts over to Coface

Acting quickly and mastering procedures are key to collecting receivables successfully! Entrust the handling of your unpaid invoices to Coface's experts, and you'll achieve a positive result in no time at all.

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01/04/2024
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Coface Country Risk Conference 2024: Registrations are open!

Coface Country Risk conference will take place on Thursday 1st February.
Find out more about the program and register online now.

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01/03/2024
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Xavier Durand: “We’re seeing a wall of debt coming up with substantial due dates in 2025”

In this second part of his interview, Xavier Durand shares his vision of the role of credit insurance in challenging times and the consequences of CSR policies on businesses.

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12/04/2023
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies, Product news

Xavier Durand: “We're plotting a course through a world that is harder to predict” - Part 1

At the end of November, Xavier Durand, CEO of Coface, gave a comprehensive interview to the newspaper L'Agefi.
In this first part, he explains the consequences of conflicts around the world for companies, and what this means for Coface.

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11/21/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Egypt: no relief for the foreign currency squeeze

Egyptian importers have encountered growing issues in obtaining foreign currency to settle their foreign suppliers.
Read our news to know more.

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11/10/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Longer and more frequent payment delays, with small companies in the firing line

The deterioration in corporate payment habits in France is echoed in insolvency numbers, with an undisputed increase observed since the start of the year that has even overshot pre-Covid levels. Learn more now.

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10/27/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Gulf Cooporation Council: A real winner of the global economic headwinds?

After a slowdown in 2023 mainly due to lower energy production and prices, 2024 is expected to be a year of higher economic growth for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as, after several months of pessimism about global oil demand, prices have been on the rise since summer. But all countries are not equal…

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10/18/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Country and Sector Risk Barometer Q3 2023: Macroeconomics put to the test by microeconomic deterioration

All the leading indicators point to a sharp slowdown in activity in North America and the Eurozone towards the end of the year, and the recovery of the Chinese economy has rapidly collided with structural weaknesses and a lack of confidence among households and businesses. In this context, we have modified 7 country risk assessments (2 upgrades and 5 downgrades) and 33 sector risk assessments (17 upgrades and 16 downgrades).
More in our latest barometer.

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10/02/2023
Corporate news

Coface launches API Portal, a new digital platform dedicated to API solutions

This portal offers Coface’s customers a complete suite of API solutions developed by Coface to enable them to integrate its services, expertise and unique data directly into their business ecosystem.
This initiative illustrates Coface's willingness to provide higher connectivity to its customers via advanced digital solutions designed to optimise credit risk management.

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10/02/2023
Corporate news

Moody's upgrades Coface's main operating company to A1 IFSR, stable outlook

The rating agency Moody’s, on 28th September 2023, has upgraded the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength Rating – IFSR) for Coface to A1 from A2. The agency has also changed the outlook for Coface to stable from positive.

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09/12/2023
Country risk and economic studies

On the way back to the bad old times in 2023's Germany Payment Survey

Although payment behaviour remains in a relatively good shape even after this deterioration, companies are very pessimistic about their business outlook.
Learn more in our full publication.

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09/12/2023
Corporate news

Appointment of Ayanda Ndlovu as CEO / Country Manager for South Africa

Coface is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayanda Ndlovu as Coface CEO /Country Manager for South Africa

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08/03/2023
Corporate news, Product news

Towards more predictive risk management with Data Science

Coface uses advanced Data Science technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and predictive analysis to better anticipate commercial risks for the benefit of its customers.
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07/19/2023
Press release, Sectors Risk

El Niño, a threat to global agriculture

The El Niño weather phenomenon, which is due to return in the 2nd half of 2023, is set to amplify the effects of climate change. Coface's forecasts point to major uncertainties for certain agricultural commodities (cereals, sugar, palm oil, citrus fruit) in the medium term, and significant risks for food security in certain regions of the world. Read our press release here.

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07/12/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Debt sustainability in Africa under the spotlight again

The successive shocks linked to the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine have had a clear negative impact on African economies. They have revealed, materialized and even exacerbated major structural weaknesses. Over-indebtedness and food insecurity, with their economic, political and social ramifications, are the chief hallmarks. Read our press release about it here.

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07/06/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Transport sector: Recovery takes hold for air transport

While the global macroeconomic outlook remains uncertain, the transport sector has recorded the highest number of risk assessment upgrades in the latest Coface barometer.
Read our expert's analysis now.

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