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04/27/2023
Country risk and economic studies

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04/18/2023
Corporate news

A further tightening of the oil market

In early April, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Algeria and Oman announced combined oil output cuts of more than 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d), surprising the markets. This commitment follows a first production cut announced in October 2022 by OPEC+. It comes in addition of Russia's decision to cut output by around 500,000 b/d in reaction to the implementation of a EU ban on seaborne imports of Russian oil and oil products.
Read our press release here for more.

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04/06/2023
Corporate news

Coface x Rel8ed: "Nowadays, Data Science is a key component of Risk Management"

Recently acquired by Coface, Rel8ed is a specialized data analytics boutique, which develops innovative solutions leveraging Big Data and AI. How can our trade credit insurance and Business Information clients benefit from the pooling of expertise? Bob Lytle, General Manager and founder of Rel8ed, shares more here.

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04/05/2023
Country risk and economic studies

The agreement on cereal shipments in the Black Sea will not be enough to solve all the challenges of the agri-sector in 2023

Although the agreement concerning the cereals transit in the Black sea has contributed to ease the pressure on cereals supply, its effects are limited and grey areas on the food security of many countries persist.

> Read our analysis.

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02/16/2023
Corporate news

FY-2022 results: record net income at €283.1m and 80% pay-out ratio

Coface releases its FY-2022 results: record net income at €283.1m and 80% pay-out ratio

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02/06/2023
Country risk and economic studies

From excessive pessimism to excessive optimism - Coface Barometer Q4 2022

2023 starts with good news on the macroeconomic front. First, Europe has avoided a recession that looked long promised. Second, the prospect of a rebound in China in the second half of the year, also raises hopes for the global economy. In this context, Coface's risk assessments have changed only slightly, with 5 changes for country risks and 16 changes for sector risks. Discover which ones in our latest barometer.

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01/12/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Recession, inflation, Ukraine, China, monetary policy... 2023 as seen by Jean-Christophe Caffet, Coface Chief Economist

The French media Wansquare asked a panel of economists and leaders of large companies to give their forecasts for 2023. Read the answers Jean-Christophe Caffet, Chief Economist at Coface, gave them.

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01/11/2023
Country risk and economic studies

China reopening has a positive but gradual impact on consumption

China has started its reopening process faster than expected. The economic, social, and fiscal costs of the zero-covid policy have created many uncertainties for the economy. Here is our forecast for 2023.

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11/07/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Lithium: large-scale industrial opportunities but limited medium-term supply

With the conversion to electric or hydrogen vehicles under greater scrutiny than ever, lithium is making its mark as a strategic raw material of vital importance.

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10/27/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Coface CEE Top 500 - 2022 Edition

The 14th CEE Top 500 study provides an insight into the future and summarizes the region’s economic activity for the previous year. Moreover, it describes the condition of the 500 largest companies in CEE by their turnover.

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10/12/2022
Country risk and economic studies

A cold chill on the global economy - Q3 2022 Barometer

Beyond the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, the global monetary tightening and the multiple constraints on Chinese growth paint a gloomy outlook. In the short term, the economy seems to be settling into a regime of "stagflation", where almost no growth and rapidly rising prices coexist. The possibility of a global recession, meanwhile, is becoming clearer.
In this context, Coface is making general downward revisions to its GDP growth forecasts and its country and sectoral assessments. Check them out!

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10/11/2022
Corporate news

Moody’s affirms Coface’s ratings, changes outlook to positive

The rating agency Moody’s, on 11th October 2022, has confirmed the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength Rating – IFSR) for Coface at A2. The agency has also changed the outlook for Coface to positive from stable.

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09/13/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2022: Battered companies prepare for another crisis

The impact on corporate payments in 2022 appears to be moderate and comparatively lower than the shock on the economy. However, companies are vigilant in the short-term and very pessimistic about the future.

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07/07/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Asia-Pacific: companies face rising credit risks despite shorter payment delays

Coface's 2022 Asia Corporate Payment Survey, conducted between November 2021 and February 2022, provides insights into the evolution of payment behaviour and credit management practices of about 2,800 companies across the Asia-Pacific region during another 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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06/21/2022
Country risk and economic studies

A recession to avoid stagflation? The world economy at a crossroads

Four months after the start of hostilities in Ukraine, first lessons can be drawn.
Which countries and sectors are doing best? Which ones are going to face major difficulties?
Read the forecasts from our Q2 Barometer now.

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06/01/2022
Corporate news

Coface and Al Rajhi Takaful enter a strategic partnership in credit insurance

Coface and Al Rajhi Takaful, one of the largest financial institutions and insurance company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have entered into a strategic partnership to distribute credit insurance solutions and help Saudi Companies boost their growth in their domestic and export markets.

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05/26/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Medium & long-term knock-on effects of the war in Europe on global sectors trends: will there be resilient sectors?

In the short run, all sectors for which Coface publishes sector risk assessments in six regions worldwide will be impacted by the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Which ones would be the most resilient sectors? Read our full study now!

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05/18/2022
Corporate news, Product news

Discover Broker Portal Insights, our new video series

Discover the Coface Broker Portal with Broker Portal Insights, our new video series!

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05/11/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Coface China Corporate Payment Survey: Increasing risks in supply chain disruptions and rising raw material prices

Coface's 2022 China Corporate Payment Survey shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did report longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year. The average payment delay rose from 79 days in 2020 to 86 days in 2021. Firms in 9 out of 13 sectors reported an increase in payment delays, led by agri-food, which recorded the largest increase of 43 days, followed by wood, transport, and textile.

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05/10/2022
Country risk and economic studies

War in Ukraine: Many (big) losers, few (real) winners

More than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, prospects for a rapid resolution of the war seem increasingly unlikely.

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05/05/2022
Country risk and economic studies

CEE company insolvencies on the rise

Various economic conditions, support measures and legal changes have affected insolvency trends in the Central and Eastern Europe region over the last two years.

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