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05/12/2022
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05/11/2022
Economic Publications

China Corporate Payment Survey : Increasing Risks In Supply Chain Disruptions And Rising Raw Material Prices

Coface’s China Corporate Payment Survey 2022, in which 1,000 companies participated, shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did reported longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year. (...)

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05/03/2022
Economic Publications

War in Ukraine: Many (big) losers, few (real) winners

More than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, prospects for a rapid resolution of the war seem increasingly unlikely.

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03/07/2022
Economic Publications

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Stagflation ahead

In this Focus, the Coface Economic Research team examines the economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising commodity prices in particular.

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02/28/2022
Economic Publications

POLAND PAYMENT SURVEY 2022

The sixth edition of Coface’s survey on payment experience in Poland was carried out in November and December 2021 with 331 companies participating in the study. At that time, Poland, as other countries, was still facing significant COVID-19 cases, with the ongoing official state of epidemic emergency in force. Nevertheless, restrictive measures were relatively soft and have not limited economic activity. GDP growth in Poland reached 5.7% in 2021, and should maintain its recovery pace in 2022, reaching 4.4% growth, according to the Coface forecast.

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02/17/2022
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer - Q4 2021

The global recovery continues in 2022, but a bumpy road lies ahead.

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01/18/2022
Economic Publications

Morocco Payment Survey 2021

Morocco Corporate Payment Survey: shortened payment delays in 2021. During the second quarter of 2021, Coface conducted its fifth survey on the payment behaviour of 380 companies in Morocco, with the objective to monitor the evolution of payment terms and delays.

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10/21/2021
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q3 2021 Quarterly Update

Supply chain and inflation headwinds hamper the global recovery

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10/05/2021
Economic Publications

In the COVID-19 aftermath, Latin American exports towards China should continue to gain ground at the United States’ expense

The trade relationship between China and Latin America has expanded considerably over the past two decades, gradually standing out (compared to the United States) as an important market for the region’s exports.

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09/28/2021
Economic Publications

Has the global retail sector returned to normal?

The COVID-19 pandemic affected global retail activity through social distancing measures and store closures. Our Focus looks at varying effects across segments, as well as the outlook for the global retail sector.

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09/21/2021
Economic Publications

New wave of post-pandemic social movements: international trade as a collateral victim

While the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to the resurgence of social movements, a new wave is on the horizon. The resurgence of mass protests, which had already been strong since 2017, mainly in emerging countries, is expected to accelerate again.

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09/14/2021
Economic Publications

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2021

For the second consecutive year, although Germany experienced a strong recession, the number and duration of payment delays in the country both decreased. Learn more in the fifth edition of our Germany Corporate Payment Survey.

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09/07/2021
Economic Publications

What perspectives for the UAE after COVID-19?

Middle East & Turkey economist Seltem Iyigun investigates the perspectives for the United Arab Emirates following the coronavirus pandemic in this Coface Focus.

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07/26/2021
Economic Publications

Will the electric vehicle metals boom last?

Metals used in electric vehicles are in high demand, as these cars at the forefront of a revolution in the automotive industry. Stringent regulations, States’ support schemes, and customers’ willingness to buy and own EV are bolstering demand for these vehicles. However, imbalances between supply and demand are pushing prices higher, while EV market shares have not overtaken that of traditional engines.

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07/08/2021
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q2 2021 Quarterly Update

Global GDP growth rate for 2021 revised upwards; Coface forecasting model indicates an 11% growth in world trade for this year.

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07/05/2021
Economic Publications

Asia Payment Survey 2021: Shorter payment delays amid support measures

More companies in Asia Pacific offered credit facilities in 2020 as competition intensified amid the challenging economic conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, firms had different responses to credit management despite facing similar economic shocks. Find out about them in our latest publication on Asia Pacific.

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07/01/2021
Economic Publications

Remote Work: The Risks and Opportunities of Virtual Offshoring

from the crisis, this cultural shift could allow companies located in developed countries to hire teleworking talent in emerging countries to reduce their labour costs. Coface estimates that the total number of teleworkable jobs in high-income economies is about 160 million, while the number of potential teleworkers in low- and middle-income economies is about 330 million. Coface also estimates that French compaines would save 7% on labor costs even if only 1 in 4 teleworkable jobs were offshored.

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05/26/2021
Economic Publications

China Payment Survey 2021: Shorter credit terms for most sectors except construction, food and automotive

Coface’s 2021 China Corporate Payment Survey shows that payment terms shortened by 11 days on average in 2020, falling to 75 days, while the distribution of credit terms leaned towards a shorter rather than longer period.

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05/11/2021
Economic Publications

Germany: More insolvencies in the pipeline

Coface's Northern Europe economist, Christiane von Berg, examines Germany's "hidden insolvencies" in our Focus.

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04/27/2021
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q1 2021 Quarterly Update

The United States leads the race to global recovery, emerging markets lag behind.

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04/13/2021
Economic Publications

Coface report looks at China and Australia's trade relationship

The China-Australia bilateral relationship deteriorated sharply over 2020, with China imposing trade restrictions on a number of Australian exports. But there are growing concerns that an escalation of bilateral tensions will see China hardening its stance towards Australia.

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