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Coface Barometer Q2 2021: A two-speed world

07/15/2021

18 months after the start of the pandemic, access to vaccination is now the main factor setting the pace of people's daily lives and the global economy. GDP growth forecasts for 2021 have been revised upwards (+5.6%), but this is mainly the result of positive surprises from the United States. These improved growth prospects are reflected in world trade: after a 5% decline in volume last year, Coface forecasts an 11% increase for 2021.

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Asia Pacific: Corporate payment delay trend stabilized, companies see brighter outlook but risks and uncertainty remain

07/05/2021

Coface's 2021 Asia Corporate Payment Survey provides insights into the evolution of payment behavior and credit management practices of over 2,500 companies across Asia Pacific during a pandemic year. Respondents came from nine markets (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan) and 13 sectors located in the Asia Pacific region.

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Focus on remote work: The Risks and Opportunities of Virtual Offshoring

06/29/2021

Remote work has emerged as a new norm during the Covid-19 pandemic. This cultural shift could allow companies located in developed countries to hire teleworking talent in emerging countries to reduce their labour costs.

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China: rising payment risks in construction and energy sectors despite stronger economic outlook

05/26/2021

Coface expects an increase in bond defaults and insolvencies in 2021, especially among sectors that accumulated higher cash-flow risks in 2020 amid a slowdown in credit growth.

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Germany: More insolvencies in the pipeline, despite significant aid

05/11/2021

Insolvencies in Germany dropped significantly in 2020 compared to 2019 - despite the worst recession since 2009.

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