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06/02/2020
Economic Publications

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05/26/2020
Economic Publications

Focus: World Trade - despite a sudden interruption, global value chains still have a bright future

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, global trade has been dragged down by numerous factors. However, as tight border controls begin to ease and producers begin to adapt, the good news is that global value chains still have a bright future.

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04/29/2020
Economic Publications

Focus: COVID-19 swings the spotlight back onto emerging countries’debt

While the focus, so far, has mainly been on China, Europe and the United States, the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be even more severe in emerging economies

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04/14/2020
Economic Publications

Focus: Can China shield its economy from the impact of COVID-19?

China will likely miss its 2020 growth target due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.

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02/11/2020
Economic Publications

COUNTRY AND SECTOR RISK BAROMETER: Q4 2019 QUARTERLY UPDATE

World trade in the face of political and environmental change.

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02/04/2020
Economic Publications

COUNTRY RISK ASSESSMENT MAP - FEBRUARY 2020

New edition of the country risk map. Consult, download and print the map of the 161 countries assessed by Coface.

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02/04/2020
Economic Publications

SECTOR RISK ASSESSMENT MAP - FEBRUARY 2020

13 major sectors assessed worldwide. Coface assessments are based on 70 years of Coface expertise and on the financial data published by listed companies from 6 geographical sectors. 5 financial indicators are taken into account: turnover, profitability, the net debt ratio, cashflow, and claims observed by our risk managers.

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09/05/2019
Economic Publications

COFACE CEE TOP 500 COMPANIES - 2019 EDITION

Analyses show that the favourable economic environment was beneficial for the region’s 500 largest businesses, which translated into higher revenues. However, various challenges caused net profits to decrease. Competition is getting more intense and a higher turnover is required to be classified in the ranking compared to previous years.

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09/05/2019
Economic Publications

COFACE BALTIC TOP 50 - 2019 EDITION

The Baltic region’s economic growth is strongly driven by domestic demand. The countries benefit from the favourable situation on the labour market as well as rebounding fixed asset investments. Nevertheless, the external environment remains crucial for the Baltic States. The share of exports of goods and services as a percentage of nominal GDP is especially high in Lithuania and Estonia, where it amounted to 82% and 72% respectively last year. In Latvia it was 59%, making dependence on foreign markets a further important factor.

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09/05/2018
Economic Publications

Coface CEE TOP 500 Companies - 2018 Edition

Analyses show a strong and expanding CEE region with decreasing risks in 2017, which also translated into higher revenues and net profits at the region’s 500 largest businesses. Competition at the top is getting more intense.

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02/05/2017
Corporate Publications

2016 Activity report

2016, working towards the in-depth transformation of our Group. We aim to make Coface the most agile global credit insurance partner in the industry.

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09/19/2016
Economic Publications

Coface CEE Top 500 Companies - 2016 edition

The CEE Top 500 ranks the 500 biggest companies in the region by turnover. These top players increased their turnover by 4.2% to nearly 593 billion EUR and enlarged their staff by 0.5%.

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07/22/2015
Economic Publications

Automotive Sector Central Europe

The automotive sector plays an important role in the CEE’s economic activity. Thanks to low labour costs, the educated workforce, geographical proximity to Western European markets, tax incentives and the stabilising legal environment, CEE countries have become attractive destinations for investment by global car manufacturers.

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07/21/2015
Corporate Publications

2014 Activity report

Our IPO (Euronext, Paris) on 27 June 2014 was a success, confirmed subsequently on 22 December by Coface’s listing on the SBF 120 index. Its success proved that investors recognise the soundness of our Strong Commitment strategic plan, our governance, and the quality of our results in recent years.

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06/25/2015
Economic Publications

Global Country Risk Outlook June 2015

In this panorama, we first set out a study examining the economic situation and outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. After a long period of gloominess, the economic weather became more favorable despite the Lehmann Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and the eurozone sovereign debt crisis.

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06/16/2015
Economic Publications

India: Happy birthday Mr Prime Minister

In May 2014, following 5 weeks of legislative elections, India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadre - Narendra Modi - became Prime Minister.

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06/08/2015
Economic Publications

End of european milk quotas: a new era for the french dairy sector

Since the introduction of milk quotas in 1984, until their effective ending in 2015, milk production has undergone many reforms. Having regulated the market for over 30 years, milk quotas disappeared on 1st April 2015.

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06/01/2015
Economic Publications

Insolvencies in Central and Eastern Europe

Challenging macroeconomic conditions have been a determining factor in companies’ business activities in recent years. These challenges included weak growth in domestic demand, due to difficult situations in the labour market and the reluctance of companies to make investments in fixed assets.

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05/28/2015
Economic Publications

Morocco: credit opinion survey

Corporate payment habits and the proportion of overdue payments they record are a good indicator of the health of an economy. Longer payment terms are an indicator not only of a company’s poor financial health but are also likely to have a knock-on effect on all its suppliers.

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05/11/2015
Economic Publications

Morocco: the challenge of becoming an emerging economy

Moroccan economy remains resilient during the last world economic crisis and was able to resist to Arab springs. In an increasingly unstable International environment, Morocco remains stable. Implementing an original development model, the country succeed the challenge to accelerate its potential growth when the major big emerging markets slow down.

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05/04/2015
Corporate Publications

What we see in the Asia Pacific region

Coface conducts an annual survey to examine corporate payment trends and experiences in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2014, the survey was conducted in 8 economies – Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, as well as, for the first time, Thailand. The study revealed some key indicators that showed signs of a slight deterioration.

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