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Coface Barometer Q1 2021: US leads the global recovery, emerging economies lag behind

04/27/2021

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, global economic trends are uneven due to lingering uncertainties around the spread of COVID-19. The acceleration of the vaccination process, as well as its effectiveness, are key to an economic recovery.

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Coface CEE Business Information celebrates its 30th anniversary!

04/22/2021

This year, Coface Central and Eastern Europe celebrates its 30th anniversary of Business Information. For over three decades we have been providing the best products and services to customers in our region.

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No easy end to ongoing China-Australia tensions

04/13/2021

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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United States: Stimulus plan paves the way for record trade deficit

04/12/2021

As the world's largest importer, and second largest exporter of manufactured goods, the United States has had a trade deficit since the early 1970s. Using an analysis based on historical estimates of a potential trade balance, Coface estimates that the deficit could grow by 56 billion dollars as a result of the stimulus plan.

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Diversification is one of the many effects of oil price volatility on Middle Eastern and African oil producers

03/17/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic's negative impact on global GDP growth and global trade volumes has caused a sharp drop in oil prices in the spring of 2020. This price drop, even if temporary, has affected Middle Eastern and African oil exporters differently, in line with their national output’s dependence on oil, as well as their fiscal strength and international reserves. Although Coface expects oil prices to average USD 60 per barrel in 2021, their volatility will remain a challenge for producing countries.

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