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09/05/2018
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08/23/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Insolvencies are the minimum level of the last ten years, but the level of losses generated to creditors is close to the maximum in the last decade

The number of large companies with the turnover over EUR 1 M becoming insolvent registered a growth of almost 5%, reaching 189 insolvent companies in the first semester of the current year.

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08/23/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Infographic: Insolvencies in Romania in the first semester of 2018

4,199 new insolvency procedures were initiated in the first semester of the current year, down by 5% fewer in relation to the same period of the previous year, when 4,442 insolvency procedures were initiated.

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07/11/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Join the ranking of the biggest companies in Central and Eastern Europe

Take this opportunity to present your results and compare them with the largest companies in CEE. The ranking gives you the possibility to show that you belong to the best companies in this region.

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06/27/2018
Country risk and economic studies

41% of the companies of the wholesale of cars and equipment have an insolvency risk above average

41% of the companies of the wholesale of cars and equipment have an insolvency risk above average and the number of companies with banking incidents doubled in 2017 compared to 2016

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06/13/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Residential and non-residential construction works

The sector of residential and non-residential construction works had a negative evolution of the returns in 2016, dropping 8% compared to 2015, while the profitability continued to increase.

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05/14/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Election season in Latin America: Growing political risks undermine economic activity

The Coface Political Risk Index takes into consideration various risk aspects: (...)

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05/05/2018
Country risk and economic studies

The non-specialized wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco

In the sector of non-specialized wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco, more than one third of the companies have had a decrease in their income and 40% an insolvency risk above average.

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05/05/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Infographic: The non-specialized wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco

The non-specialized wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco - more than one third of the companies have registered a decrease in their income and 49% a high and above average insolvency risk

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04/24/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Africa: diminishing reserves increase risks of another crash

Adversely affected by the slump in raw material prices, most African currencies lost over 20% of their value between 2013 and 2016

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04/10/2018
Corporate news

Country and sector risks worldwide - 1st quarter 2018

Now that peak growth has been reached in the United States and Europe, businesses are preparing for supply side constraints and the risk of protectionism

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04/10/2018
Country risk and economic studies

New Mediterranean trade routes will be through the South and East of the region

In the Mediterranean, the recent rise in protectionism is starting to transform the vast network of free trade agreements and reshape intra-Mediterranean trade routes. Two new trends are emerging.

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03/29/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Central and Eastern Europe: Political risks on the rise but no impact yet on local businesses

With the wave of ongoing elections in countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, Central and Eastern Europe is undergoing a major period of change against the background of economic growth that is still strong (...)

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02/07/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Romanian insolvencies remain at a level twice as high as the average in Central and Eastern Europe

In 2017, in Romania, 8,256 new insolvency proceedings were opened, by 3% more than in the previous year, when 8,053 insolvencies were opened. Despite the minimum level of the insolvencies registered in the last 15 years, Romania reports an average rate of the ratio between the number of insolvent companies and 1.000 active organizations is of 2.4%, almost twice the average in the Central and Eastern Europe.

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02/07/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Infographic: Insolvencies Romania 2018

In 2017, in Romania, 8,256 new insolvency proceedings were opened, by 3% more than in the previous year, when 8,053 insolvencies were opened.

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02/07/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country Risk Conference 2018

2018: the upturn continues, but corporates risk overheating
During its annual conference on country and sector risks, Coface shares with companies its vision of the major global economic trends for 2018.

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01/25/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Turkey records dynamic growth but is increasingly vulnerable to external factors

Cresterea continua depaseste asteptarile
Economia Turciei a inregistrat o crestere semnificativa in primele trei trimestre ale lui 2017, in urcare cu 7,4% comparativ cu anul precedent. Acest lucru s-a realizat in ciuda seriei de socuri care au avut loc in tara in 2016.

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01/17/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Although dynamic, France’s organic food sector could be forced to abandon its original principles in order to increase scale

Organic production is insufficient to meet consumer demand
France’s organic food sector has been experiencing double-digit growth since 2014. This upward trend was confirmed during the first half of 2017 and suggests that there will be a growth of almost 14% for the entire year which will represent a turnover of over 8 billion Euros, according to Coface’s estimates.

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01/04/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Germany’s corporate payment survey 2017

A better year for exporters and domestic trade
The second annual corporate payment survey for Germany carried out by Coface confirms many of the foregone trends. However, some improvements can be seen.

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11/09/2017
Country risk and economic studies

China's ambitions in sub-Saharan Africa: efforts to rebalance bi-lateral relations still needed

Risky trade dependence for sectors and countries that export commodities
Almost twenty years after the launch of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China-Africa relations remain unbalanced.

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11/02/2017
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide

Europe remains the big winner in the world economic upturn.
World economic growth might not yet be at its highest (2.9% in 2017 and 2018), but there can be no denying that there are healthy signs. This quarter, once again, nearly all of the revised country and sector risk assessments from Coface show marked improvements.

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