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08/26/2019
Economic Publications

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08/22/2019
Corporate Publications

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2019: Deteriorating payment trends amid trade war woes

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2019: Deteriorating payment trends amid trade war woes

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08/20/2019
Corporate Publications

Coface's political risks overview: the temperature is rising on the African continent

With numerous bouts of conflicts, terrorism, and social and political tensions, which show no signs of stopping in the near future, Africa will continue to experience fragility and destabilization

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08/13/2019
Corporate Publications

Coface Survey: 4% increasing income for the wholesale of pharmaceuticals

A new survey conducted by Coface Romania on the wholesale of pharmaceutical products indicates a positive trend of the revenues of the companies operating in this sector of activity in 2017, but with a slight decrease in profitability. This study aggregated the data of 1,662 companies, which submitted the financial data for 2017 and generated RON 28.6 MLD consolidated turnover.

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08/01/2019
Corporate Publications

Coface Barometer - Trade tensions return to the forefront of the global economy

US/China trade war, struggling automotive sector, slower growth in emerging economies... the second quarter of 2019 highlights a global economic slowdown
The decline in world trade is confirmed for this first half of the year and even if a slight recovery is expected in the second half of the year, it should suffer a 0.7% loss in volume over the year according to the Coface barometer. World economic growth is expected to decrease from 3.1% in 2018 to 2.7% in 2019 and then remain stable in 2020. In this context, Coface expects that a majority of countries should see an increase in corporate insolvencies this year.

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08/01/2019
Economic Publications

Country risk assessment map - T2 2019

New edition of the country risk map - July 2019. Consult, download and print the map of the 161 countries assessed by Coface.

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07/30/2019
Corporate Publications

Coface Survey: 33% decrease of Insolvencies in Romania in H1 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year

A new survey conducted by Coface Romania on the evolution of insolvencies in Romania in H1 2019, points out a 33% decrease in the number of insolvent companies during this period, in the context of a real and sustainable economic growth of 5.1%. However, the macroeconomic evolution is not sustainable due to many imbalances: the growth of the fiscal deficit by 81% during the first half of this year compared to the same period of the previous year, the highest annual inflation in the EU of 4.1%, the increase of the trade deficit and depreciation of the national currency. Moreover, Coface’s analysis shows that the decline of insolvencies is offset by the increase of the number of radiated companies, the payment delays increase significantly and the large companies are facing a challenging economic environment.

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07/22/2019
Corporate Publications

Corporate insolvencies in France: microenterprises in the trough of the wave

While the yellow vests movement did have a strong impact on corporate insolvencies at the beginning of the year, the decline in mobilization and the resilience of economic growth had a positive impact on the health of French companies in March and April.

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07/16/2019
Economic Publications

Natural gas: an oscillation between boom and gloom

The natural gas market is booming and will increase in the medium term, but many factors point to a less promising future.


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07/09/2019
Corporate Publications

Morocco: payment delays are improving but remain too long

Coface's fourth survey on payment terms in Morocco shows a situation that remains worrying despite a slight improvement.
Coface presents its fourth survey on the payment behavior of companies in Morocco. Carried out at the beginning of 2019, this survey aims to monitor the evolution of payment terms and delays between the various Moroccan economic actors.

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07/04/2019
Corporate Publications

Positive revenue trend and an increase of 17% in 2017 compared to the previous year for wholesale of wood, construction materials and sanitary equip...

Positive revenue trend and an increase of 17% in 2017 compared to the previous year for wholesale of wood, construction materials and sanitary equipment

Strengths:
• 17% increase in consolidated revenues in the sector;
• The money conversion cycle became positive in 2017, 3 days, from -1 day in 2016;
• Decrease in the period of receivables collection from 64 to 60 days.

Weaknesses:
• More than one third of companies (43%) registered a decrease in revenues;
• Almost a third of the companies operating in this sector do not obtain profit from their core business;
• Among companies with turnover > EUR 1 Million, 2018 was a maximum in terms of the number of incidents recorded and the number of companies for which they were registered.

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06/14/2019
Corporate Publications

From copycat to early bird: Taking stock of China’s 5G ambitions

China coordinated its approach to 5G and some successes are already visible. However, China still relies on imports, especially for high-end products, leaving the sector exposed to protectionist threats. Moreover, the deployment of 5G networks by Chinese companies is perceived as a cybersecurity risk by many recipient countries. The US is banning Huawei equipment and pressing its allies to do the same, which could limit the growth of Chinese 5G in the future.

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05/22/2019
Corporate Publications

Road Freight Transport Sector

Strengths:
• Consolidated sector revenues increased by 14%
• Over a third of the companies (40%) made investments in 2017
• Profitability ratios have remained at the same level as last year

Vulnerabilities:
• Over half of the companies in the sector are exposed to an insolvency risk above average
• The car fleet is obsolete, with 75% of the registered vehicles in use at the end of the year being older than 10 years, in line with the modest evolution of the infrastructure
• Over one third of the companies (43%) reported a decrease in revenues

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05/06/2019
Economic Publications

Despite five years of "Modinomics", India continues to be constrained by economic fragilities

Despite five years of Modinomics, India continues to be constrained by economic fragilities

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04/24/2019
Economic Publications

Country and Sector Risks Barometer Q1 2019

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Country and Sector Risks Barometer Q1 2019



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04/24/2019
Corporate Publications

Sectorial Risk Map April 2019

Sector Risk Assessment
13 Major Sectors Assessed Worldwide

Coface assessments are based on 70 years of Coface expertise.
Financial data published by listed companies from 6 geographical regions.

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12/21/2018
Economic Publications

Is the risk of insolvency threatening the tourism sector?

Travel Agency Sector: 38% are ranked by Coface as medium-high-risk companies, 13% having a high risk of insolvency.

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12/19/2018
Economic Publications

The metal market is on the rise, but the risks remain high.

Wholesale of metals and metallic ores: 50% of companies have a high insolvency risk.

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11/07/2018
Economic Publications

How will insolvencies increase in France in 2019?

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

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06/13/2018
Economic Publications

Residential and non-residential construction works

For the current analysis, the data of 30,835 companies that submitted their financial data for 2016 and generated a consolidated turnover of RON 29.45 million, were studied.

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05/23/2018
Economic Publications

Political Risk in Latin America: Back to the future?

Latin America has experienced a difficult period since 2014. The slump in commodity prices has impacted activity via several channels (...)

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