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01/17/2023
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12/28/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Netherlands Outlook 2023: It Ain’t Over ‘Til it’s over

Our NER economist Christiane von Berg shares her forecast for 2023 in the Netherlands.

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12/02/2022
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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11/23/2022
Corporate news

Fitch confirms Coface AA- rating

The rating agency Fitch, on 23 November 2022, affirmed Coface AA- Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The outlook remains stable.

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11/17/2022
Country risk and economic studies

What is the outlook for the semiconductor industry with its proven economic and geostrategic importance?

In the medium and long term, the technological competition between the main economies in semiconductor manufacturing raises concerns: oversupply, mismatch between industry needs and the ability of supply chains to follow... Understand here the challenges of the sector.

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11/15/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Auto industry on front line of transition to carbon neutrality

The battle for leadership and innovation in metals and technologies is raging, and the global stakeholders have embarked on a fierce competition. More in our article.

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10/28/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Social unrest set to rise as socio-economic pressures mount around the world

While the sources of economic uncertainty are legion, new political disturbances could be added to their ranks. The new geopolitical landscape opened up by Russia's actions could reawaken risks in other global hot spots.
More about those hot regions and countries.

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10/27/2022
Corporate news

Coface reports a new record result of €84.0m in Q3-2022

Coface reports a new record result of €84.0m in Q3-2022. Annualised return on tangible equity at 16.4%

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10/21/2022
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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10/14/2022
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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09/16/2022
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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07/28/2022
Corporate news

Coface confirms its excellent start of the year with first-half net income of €144.4m

Coface confirms its excellent start of the year with first-half net income of €144.4m. Annualised return on tangible equity at 15.4%. Turnover for the first half of the year: €895m, up 14.6% at constant FX and perimeter and up 16.5% on a reported basis.

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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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06/30/2022
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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06/14/2022
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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05/16/2022
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. As sanctions against Russia continue to pile up, a return to the pre-war situation seems illusory, even in the event of an early end to the conflict.

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05/11/2022
Country risk and economic studies

China Corporate Payment Survey : Increasing Risks In Supply Chain Disruptions And Rising Raw Material Prices

Coface’s China Corporate Payment Survey 2022, in which 1,000 companies participated, shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did reported longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year.

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04/28/2022
Corporate news

3M-2022 Financial Results: a strong start to the year with a net income of €66.2m

Coface releases its 3M-2022 Financial Results: a strong start to the year with a net income of €66.2m.

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04/27/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Gulf countries benefit from higher energy prices, but inflationary pressures are increasing

Oil prices stabilized around $100 - the highest level since 2014 - are unsurprisingly benefiting the Gulf countries. However, rising agricultural commodity prices are putting upward pressure on consumer price inflation.

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04/07/2022
Corporate news

Coface increases its footprint in New Zealand with the opening of a local branch

Global Credit insurer Coface today announces it has opened a branch in New Zealand after receiving the approval from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on 1 April.

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03/28/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Stagflation ahead?

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has triggered turmoil in the financial markets, and drastically increased uncertainty about the recovery of the global economy. Since our last publication, the world has shifted, so have the risks.

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