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11/21/2023
Country risk and economic studies

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11/29/2023
Country risk and economic studies

COFACE BALTIC TOP 50 2023

Estonian companies are increasing in the ranking, while Lithuanian and Latvian companies are decreasing, according to the latest TOP-50 ranking of the largest companies in the Baltic States, prepared annually by the international risk management company Coface.

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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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10/17/2023
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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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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09/26/2023
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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08/17/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Debt sustainability in Africa under the spotlight again

The successive shocks linked to the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine have had a clear negative impact on African economies. They have revealed, materialized and even exacerbated major structural weaknesses. Over-indebtedness and food insecurity, with their economic, political and social ramifications, are the chief hallmarks. Read our press release about it here.

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08/10/2023
Corporate news

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

Over the past quarter, Coface’s results amounted to €68m, a high level reflecting good management of the higher loss experience and tight cost control, with a combined ratio of 65.5% under the new IFRS 17 accounting standards.

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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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07/19/2023
Country risk and economic studies

El Niño, a threat to global agriculture

The El Niño weather phenomenon, which is due to return in the 2nd half of 2023, is set to amplify the effects of climate change. Coface's forecasts point to major uncertainties for certain agricultural commodities (cereals, sugar, palm oil, citrus fruit) in the medium term, and significant risks for food security in certain regions of the world. Read our press release here.

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07/06/2023
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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07/04/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Asia: companies experience fewer payment delays in our latest Survey

The Asia Corporate Payment Survey provides insights of about 2,300 companies across the Asia Pacific region. Asian companies experience fewer payment delays and are rather optimistic despite multiple headwinds ahead.

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06/30/2023
Corporate news, Product news

"Debt against nature": Coface provides reinsurance in largest deal in history!

Coface participated in the reinsurance of the financial package for the Marine conservation project of Galapagos islands in Ecuador, which is the largest debt swap to benefit the preservation of biodiversity.
Learn more about it.

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06/27/2023
Product news

How Coface uses advanced Data Science to help businesses

Artificial intelligence, massive data analysis, Machine Learning, predictive analytics and modeling, Deep Learning and Image Processing… Coface employs a whole lot of advanced Data Science technologies to design new solutions for its clients.

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06/26/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Agricultural commodities under pressure

High production costs, trade tensions and increased weather risks will continue to weigh on global agricultural production in the months ahead.
Read our outlook on agro-food sector

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06/22/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Energy sector: outlook and opportunities in our latest podcast

Highlights from a new episode of the "Trade Talk" podcast with our chief economist Jean-Christophe Caffet, and Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of the Energy & Climate Center at IFRI.

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06/10/2023
Corporate news

Coface pledges to shrink its carbon footprint

Coface has set clear social and environmental responsibility (CSR) goals, especially for direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, with the first milestone in 2025.

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06/07/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Lost illusions and great expectations in our latest Country and sector risks Barometer

The year 2023 began with great enthusiasm, but in all likelihood it will not be the year that most observers were expecting. The 1st half of the year has reinforced some of our convictions... Read them and our economists' forecasts now.

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05/30/2023
Country risk and economic studies

To hike or not to hike? Bank of England’s great dilemma

On May 11, the Bank of England (BoE) decided to raise its key interest rate for the 12th time in a row, bringing it to 4.5%. At its latest meeting, the BoE stated that it would stay the course to ensure that inflation returned to 2%, and did not rule out further hikes if there are signs of persistent inflation. The latest figures show a slowdown in headline inflation, from 10.1% in March to 8.7% in April, but core inflation reached its highest level in 30 years.
Read our press release to learn more.

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05/23/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Companies in China report shorter payment delays in 2022 and expect higher economic growth in 2023

Coface’ survey shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2022. 40% of respondents reported overdue, down from 53% in 2021. The average payment delay was shortened from 86 to 83 days in 2022. More information here and in our publication.

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05/23/2023
Country risk and economic studies

Decreasing inflation, decreasing margins?

While one might have expected that the sharp rise in commodity prices over the past two years would have lowered corporate margins, the opposite has occurred: since the end of 2020, the margin rate of non-financial companies has risen by more than one point in the euro zone. Read the article by Jean-Christophe Caffet, Coface Chief Economist, on the subject in the Lettre du Trésorier.

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