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Turkey records dynamic growth but is increasingly vulnerable to external factors

December 20, 2017
Turkey’s economy recorded substantial growth during the first three quarters of 2017, up by 7.4% compared to a year earlier. This was achieved despite the series of shocks which occurred in the country in 2016 (...)

Although dynamic, France’s organic food sector could be forced to abandon its original principles in order to increase scale

December 12, 2017
The increasing preference of households for organic food is reflected in the sector’s very strong growth which is expected to exceed €8 billion in 2017

Germany’s corporate payment survey 2017

November 27, 2017
The second annual corporate payment survey for Germany carried out by Coface confirms many of the foregone trends. However, some improvements can be seen (...)

Poland Insolvency Report: Insolvencies and restructuring proceedings still on the rise, despite a robust economy

November 24, 2017
Insolvencies and restructuration proceedings increased by 14% in the first three quarters of 2017 compared to the same period last year. Most sectors experienced an increase in the number of proceedings.

The effects of a "hard" Brexit will be decisive for the innovation capacity and competitiveness of the British automotive industry

November 20, 2017
After an exceptional peak in production of vehicles recorded in mid-2016 (1.02 million unit sales, up 8.5% for the January-August period compared to the same period in 2015), 2017 saw a drop in production of nearly 2% (...)

Embargo on Qatar: Manageable for the time being, but not perennially

November 8, 2017
On June 5 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain (known as the quartet) announced they were breaking diplomatic ties with Qatar (...)

China's ambitions in sub-Saharan Africa: efforts to rebalance bi-lateral relations still needed

November 7, 2017
Almost twenty years after the launch of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China-Africa relations remain unbalanced. Bilateral trade has leaped over the past ten years (a total of $123 billion in 2016), driven, up to 2014, by exports, which have fallen by 51% since the peak.

Coface 9M-2017 Results: Net income at €55.0m driven by loss ratio improvement, in line with new guidance

October 25, 2017
We now see the full impact of the measures taken in the previous quarters within the Fit to Win strategic plan to drive down the loss ratio, in what is a still favourable economic environment. The net profit for the quarter, at €35m, shows significant progress compared to previous quarters.

Argentine legislative elections: is the continuity of the pro-business direction at stake?

October 18, 2017
The trajectory of Argentina´s economic rebound will be subject to the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections on October 22.