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Global metals sector: prices to continue to rise in 2018, ahead of a possible slight decline in 2019

06/06/2018

On the back of highly-synchronised economic growth, technological shifts boosting a surge in the use of metals and a shortfall in supply, metals have been benefitting from a bull market since mid-2016.

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Election season in Latin America: Growing political risks undermine economic activity

06/04/2018

The Coface Political Risk Index takes into consideration various risk aspects: political and social fragility issues, conflicts and terrorism.

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Western Balkans' accession to EU membership likely to be completed - supported by the region's strategic importance

05/14/2018

The European Union - Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists see the EU accession as likely to happen, particularly as it would counterbalance Russian and Chinese presence in the region.

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Africa: diminishing reserves increase risks of another crash

04/24/2018

Adversely affected by the slump in raw material prices, most African currencies lost over 20% of their value between 2013 and 2016

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China Corporate Payment Survey 2018

04/10/2018

The aim of this exercise is to better understand corporate credit management practices and payment experiences. In our latest survey, data collection was conducted during the final quarter of 2017, and valid responses were received from 1,003 companies.

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