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Coface Country Risk Conference 2019 in Paris


Two pitfalls for businesses in 2019: the economic downturn and political risks.
Coface will be sharing its vision of the major trends in the world economy in 2019 with businesses at its annual conference on country and sectoral risks.

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Coface launches new online product Business Finder


Coface continues its innovation strategy expanding its online offer to Business Finder, an interactive online tool that helps clients to easily find new business partners. With this service, Coface enables its clients to select new target groups from the largest database in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with 30 million companies.

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French companies in 2019: Rise in insolvencies but higher margins will allow cushioning the impact of slowing global trade


• After two years of improvement, insolvencies are on the rise and this trend should continue in 2019 (forecast of +0.8%)
• This uptrend mainly affects micro-enterprises with revenues of less than EUR 500,000
• The disappointing export performance of French companies is partly due to their choice to increase their margin rate
• This applies to most key export sectors: automotive, pharmaceuticals, aeronautics and agri-food
• But this recovery in margins would be an advantage to cushion the impact of slowing global trade in 2019

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SMEs in China: Monetary easing won’t be sufficient to reduce credit pressure


When considering risk in the Chinese economy, a lot of the discussion has focused on large State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) or large private conglomerates. However, headwinds impacting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) should not be neglected. SMEs are scrambling to access financial resources to meet their working capital and long-term expansion needs, amidst a looming trade war with the United States and rapidly deteriorating financing conditions. Given their importance in the Chinese economy, it is likely that policymakers will take steps to prevent SMEs from becoming the weak link. Several measures could be helpful: prudent fiscal stimulus, a rational approach to regulating shadow banking, and a shift to more market-based interest rates so as to reward underwriting procedures that allocate adequate risk returns.

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Wind energy industry: production costs will increase under the influence of the trade war and the liquidity squeeze


European wind energy manufacturers are likely to keep leading position for next 10 years

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