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07/22/2019
Corporate Publications

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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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APRIL 2019
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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05/05/2018
Corporate Publications

The non-specialized wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco

For the current analysis, data were collected from 2,735 companies that submitted their financial data for 2016 and generated a consolidated turnover of RON 23.02 MLD. Companies in the analyzed sector (4639 Non-specialized Wholesale of Food, Beverages and Tobacco) recorded a positive revenue trend in 2016, rising by about 5% compared to 2015, and a slight increase in profitability compared to 2015.

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04/24/2018
Economic Publications

Currency Risk in Africa: easing in 2018, but reserves have melted

The exchange rate risk is still relevant on the African continent, as evidenced by the depreciation of the Angolan kwanza by more than 30% since the partial liberalisation of the exchange rate regime in January 2018.

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03/29/2018
Economic Publications

The singularity of political risk in Central and Eastern Europe

With the ongoing wave of elections in the Central and Eastern Europe region, CEE countries are experiencing a key period of change in a context of political risk and economic acceleration (...)

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02/07/2018
Economic Publications

Insolvencies Study in Romania 2018

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

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02/07/2018
Economic Publications

Insolvencies Study in Romania 2018

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

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01/17/2018
Economic Publications

France: will the organic agrofood sector be forced to abandon its principles?

The agrofood industry is facing a number of challenges in Europe1, including the central issue of how to share created value.

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01/04/2018
Economic Publications

Germany’s corporate payment survey: a better year, particularly for exporters

Coface carried out its second payment survey for Germany this year, making it possible to compare results between the two surveys (...)

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