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The widespread rise in the political risk conceals mixed regional dynamics
Conflicts grew by +100% between 2007 and 2015. 2017 likely to pay a heavy price, due to intensification of armed conflicts
12 major sectors assessed worldwid
Country and sector risks worldwide - Business confidence is picking up again, despite persistent political risk
Main economic surprise of early 2017: the rise in business confidence is perceptible, but is not yet generating a positive widespread upturn in country and risk assessments.
RMB depreciation, capital flow measures and new monetary stance: What are the implications for Chinese corporates?
The potential depreciation of the renminbi (RMB), along with the implementation of capital flow measures, are longstanding concerns for China.
“The second half of 2016 marks the beginning of the transformation of Coface. We delivered a net profit of €41.5m in the year, successfully closed the transfer of our French State export guarantees activity, and launched our 3-year strategic plan, Fit to Win, the (...)
As part of the implementation of the three-year strategic Fit-to-Win plan, aimed at positioning Coface as the most agile global credit insurer on the market, changes are to be made to the Group's Executive Committee, effective from 3 April 2017.
Payment experience affected by the bleak economic scenario. 75% of interviewed companies received payment extensions requests from their clients;
Despite the recent economic upturn, uncertainties will continue to dominate the global economic climate this year.
Four major risks for 2017 but some positives points...
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.
In line with previous communication, Coface has ceded its State export guarantees activity to the French public investment bank, Bpifrance.
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 (...)
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.
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 (...)