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12/20/2016
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12/19/2016
Country risk and economic studies

After a series of shocks in 2015 and 2016, Turkey’s economy is coming to the end of its new “Tulip era”

Greater political uncertainty resulting from two parliamentary elections in 2015, drying global liquidity due to the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike process and the weaker Turkish lira, all contributed to dragging down growth.

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08/26/2016
Country risk and economic studies

New Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2016

Despite the solidity of Germany’s economy, payment delays are still commonplace

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05/25/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Is the French economy definitely taking off?

A number of positive indicators for the French economy appeared between January and April 2016.

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05/17/2016
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What to expect from Brazil’s perfect storm?

Brazil is in the midst of a perfect storm. The enduring political crisis and deep economic recession, which led to the collapse of confidence indexes, have now been topped by an impeachment trial of President Dilma Rousseff (...)

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05/10/2016
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Hungary: Private consumption rising but challenges remain for corporates

Hungary is performing well, considering the context of struggling economies globally.

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03/17/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Few companies in China spared from overdue payments in 2015: 80% of corporates affected

A new Coface survey on corporate credit risk management, to which 1,000 companies based in China responded, reveals that corporate payments continued to deteriorate in 2015 (...)

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03/16/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Infografics: The return of Iran to the global market

Iran: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

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03/16/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Iran: Sharp turn ahead, drive carefully

After five years of sanctions, Iran is finally to rejoin the global community. The return of Iran should have an effect on international growth via the oil channel but, above all, will bring huge changes to Iran itself.

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03/02/2016
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Risks for German exports have risen significantly

The greater export risks faced by German companies are hampering growth performance. As Germany has strong trading ties with the Emerging Market and Developing Economies group (EMs), it is highly exposed to the (...)

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02/18/2016
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China’s role in Latin America is much more than a trade issue

China, on its way to becoming an important financial player for economies with restricted access to international markets, has announced its intention to increase its (...)

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02/16/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Panorama : Company insolvencies in France

Lessons learned 2015, hope in 2016: situation of companies returning to normal

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02/09/2016
Corporate news

Coface 2015 results: net income €126M and proposed dividend stable at €0.48 per share (5)

At the end of 2015, a year marked by a deterioration in the global economic environment, Coface recorded a slight increase in net income (group share), at €126M (€125M in 2014).

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01/26/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics : Country risk assessment map - January 2016

160 countries under the magnifying glas

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01/26/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Country risks again under tension in 2016

To be monitored: cheap oil, financial market volatility and the Chinese slowdown in advanceD countries and growing debt of companies in emerging countries.

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12/09/2015
Country risk and economic studies

Europe’s qualitative wine production model resists competition

Europe’s qualitative wine production model is resisting competition, while Spain is more vulnerable

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12/09/2015
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Sector assessments in the world, the persistence of high risks

2015 marked by the persistence of high risks around the world

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12/08/2015
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Sector risk 4rd quarter 2015

The temperature of 14 sectors in 3 of the world’s major regions

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12/08/2015
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics : Globalisation of the vine market

Europe's double positioning and Asia, the world's futur landing consumer

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11/24/2015
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French companies are starting to benefit from a tenuous recovery, although certain sectors remain at risk

Coface economists estimate a growth of 1.1% for 2015 and 1.4% for 2016. Company insolvencies are down, although the level remains high. Companies are benefiting from lower oil prices and advantageous tax measures, to restore their margins and for modernisations. They are expected to continue investing in 2016, although this is anticipated to follow the customary pattern for a recovery phase.

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11/24/2015
Country risk and economic studies

Construction: the Achilles' heel of the French economy

Following a long period of stagnation, construction in Europe is showing signs of recovery.
In France it is the only sector, out of the fourteen studied by Coface, to be rated as very high risk. However confidence is slowly returning. The pace of new-build and pre-owned sales increased respectively by 1.4% year-on-year at the end of September 2015 and by 9.3% in the 2nd quarter of 2015. Nevertheless, despite this slight upturn, the volume of activity in the sector remains below its pre-crisis levels. Household demand remains weak, mainly due to high housing costs and the lack of dynamism in the labour market.

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