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02/16/2024
Country risk and economic studies

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01/24/2024
Corporate news

Coface joins the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Coface strengthens its commitment to the environment by joining the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) and signing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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01/23/2024
Product news

Business Information: 5 (good) reasons for choosing iCON by Coface

With iCON by Coface and take the best credit decisions so you can manage your business strategy and trade on a competitive advantage over your rivals!

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01/10/2024
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Xavier Durand: “We’re seeing a wall of debt coming up with substantial due dates in 2025”

In this second part of his interview, Xavier Durand shares his vision of the role of credit insurance in challenging times and the consequences of CSR policies on businesses.

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12/21/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Slightly shorter payment delays but not for all sectors in Poland in 2023

Despite economic challenges and fading resilience of to various headwinds, the general picture on payment liquidity in Poland remains favorable. Which sectors are performing best ?

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12/19/2023
Country risk and economic studies

To grow out of its debt, Southern Europe must look beyond tourism and solve its demographic crisis

In the future, climate change and inflation will make it hard for the tourism boom in southern Europe countries to last much longer.
Learn more about the challenges southern European countries will face in the coming years, and the opportunities ahead.

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12/15/2023
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies, Product news

Xavier Durand: “We're plotting a course through a world that is harder to predict” - Part 1

At the end of November, Xavier Durand, CEO of Coface, gave a comprehensive interview to the newspaper L'Agefi.
In this first part, he explains the consequences of conflicts around the world for companies, and what this means for Coface.

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12/13/2023
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Coface Country Risk Conference 2024: Registrations are open!

Coface Country Risk conference will take place on Thursday 1st February.
Find out more about the program and register online now.

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11/27/2023
Country risk and economic studies

The German Metals Industry Negative outlook, but surprisingly positive payment behaviour

Despite challenges we detail in our latest publication, the payment behaviour has - counter-intuitively - improved over the years in the metals sector according to the results of our annual Germany payment surveys.

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11/24/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Egypt: no relief for the foreign currency squeeze

Egyptian importers have encountered growing issues in obtaining foreign currency to settle their foreign suppliers.
Read our news to know more.

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11/15/2023
Corporate news

Coface records excellent income of €189.7m in the first nine months

Coface releases its 9M-2023 financial results and records excellent income of €189.7m in the first nine months amidst slowing inflation and claims normalisation. Annualised ROATE at 14.1%

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11/10/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Longer and more frequent payment delays in France, with small companies in the firing line

The deterioration in corporate payment habits in France is echoed in insolvency numbers, with an undisputed increase observed since the start of the year that has even overshot pre-Covid levels. Learn more now.

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11/07/2023
Country risk and economic studies

COFACE CEE TOP 500 - 2023

The 15th 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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11/07/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Country and Sector Risk Barometer Q3 2023: Macroeconomics put to the test by microeconomic deterioration

All the leading indicators point to a sharp slowdown in activity in North America and the Eurozone towards the end of the year, and the recovery of the Chinese economy has rapidly collided with structural weaknesses and a lack of confidence among households and businesses. In this context, we have modified 7 country risk assessments (2 upgrades and 5 downgrades) and 33 sector risk assessments (17 upgrades and 16 downgrades).
More in our latest barometer.

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11/03/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Gulf Cooperation Council: A real winner of the global economic headwinds?

After a slowdown in 2023 mainly due to lower energy production and prices, 2024 is expected to be a year of higher economic growth for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as, after several months of pessimism about global oil demand, prices have been on the rise since summer. But all countries are not equal…

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10/10/2023
Corporate news

Coface launches API Portal, a new digital platform dedicated to API solutions

This portal offers Coface’s customers a complete suite of API solutions developed by Coface to enable them to integrate its services, expertise and unique data directly into their business ecosystem.
This initiative illustrates Coface's willingness to provide higher connectivity to its customers via advanced digital solutions designed to optimise credit risk management.

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09/28/2023
Corporate news

COFACE SA: Moody's upgrades Coface's main operating company to A1 IFSR, stable outlook

The rating agency Moody’s, on 28th September 2023, has upgraded the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength Rating – IFSR) for Coface to A1 from A2. The agency has also changed the outlook for Coface to stable from positive.

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09/18/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Payment Survey Germany 2023

Although payment behaviour remains in a relatively good shape even after this deterioration, companies are very pessimistic about their business outlook.
Learn more in our full publication.

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08/14/2023
Corporate news

Coface confirms its very good start to the year with first-half net income of €128.8m

Coface confirms its very good start to the year with first-half net income of €128.8m and annualised return on tangible equity at 14.3%

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08/03/2023
Corporate news, Product news

Towards more predictive risk management with Data Science

Coface uses advanced Data Science technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and predictive analysis to better anticipate commercial risks for the benefit of its customers.
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07/26/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Transport sector: Recovery takes hold for air transport

While the global macroeconomic outlook remains uncertain, the transport sector has recorded the highest number of risk assessment upgrades in the latest Coface barometer.
Read our expert's analysis now.

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