Political and environmental risks are the main threats facing businesses in 2020


As Coface launches the 2020 edition of its Country & Sector Risks Handbook, Chief Economist Julien Marcilly today presents the main threats for the global economy in 2020 at the Coface Country Risk Conference in Paris.

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Turkey Payment Survey 2019: better picture in payment terms but companies are still cautious regarding economic prospects


Following the economic recession during the second half of 2018, the private sector remains mixed in terms of the economic outlook.

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The global automotive industry and enhanced regulations: a very steep path ahead


The global auto sector is facing several challenges including enhanced and stricter regulations against environmental risks in the context of a slowdown of the global economy.

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Corporate insolvencies in France: fewer in number, larger in size


Corporate insolvencies fell by 3.3% in France during the first ten months of the year. After a difficult first quarter, due in particular to the repercussions of the “yellow vest” movement, they have been steadily declining since May 2019. As a result, the number of corporate insolvencies is expected to decline over the full year, for the fourth consecutive time. However, Coface expects a slight rebound of insolvencies in 2020 (+0.9%), for around 52,000 proceedings, mainly due to the expected slowdown in the construction sector that was largely driven by public works in 2019.

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