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Argentine legislative elections: is the continuity of the pro-business direction at stake?

October 18, 2017
The trajectory of Argentina´s economic rebound will be subject to the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections on October 22.

Coface appoints two new regional CEOs to lead Central & Eastern Europe and Northern Europe, effective November 1st 2017

September 29, 2017
Xavier Durand, Coface CEO, commented: “As we focus on executing our strategic plan, Fit to Win, these appointments bring a wealth of experience that helps drive our ongoing revitalisation and transformation into the most agile global trade credit partner in the industry.”

Morocco : Extended payment periods across practically all sectors

September 29, 2017
Morocco Corporate Payment Survey, first half of 2017: Extended payment periods across practically all sectors: 99 days on average in 2017, up from 82 days in 2016

Coface improves its full-year guidance: loss ratio net of reinsurance now seen below 54%, a 4ppts improvement

September 28, 2017
The measures taken by Coface to strengthen its risk infrastructure continue to bear fruit. They benefit from an improving economic environment, as growth in all large regions around the globe is on a positive momentum.

Financing businesses: the bond market is turning into a "spare tyre"

September 27, 2017
Since the early 2000s, corporate debt in the emerging countries has been on a constant rise, with significant acceleration since the 2008 crisis

Country and sector risks: Europe remains the big winner in the world economic upturn

September 26, 2017
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.

Fitch affirms Coface AA- rating, with an outlook ‘stable’

September 8, 2017
Fitch Ratings affirmed, on September 8th 2017, Coface AA- Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The outlook is stable.

Infrastructure: the Achilles’ heel of development in Latin America

September 8, 2017
Weak development of infrastructure in the region. Poor record in improving investment rates

Central & Eastern European insolvencies overview

September 7, 2017
Company insolvencies dropped by 14% in 2015 and 6% in 2016

Coface announces CEE Top 500 companies: Automotive & transport sector is the regional leader. Oil & gas continues downturn, losing number one position for the first time

September 7, 2017
2016 – a mixed year for CEE. The labour market boomed, while turnover and net profit of the largest companies decreased by -0.6% and -3.1% / CEE Top 500 companies increased their workforces in 2016. Lower regional unemployment rates / Poland (+3.3% in turnover) remains the biggest player, followed by Hungary (-11.5%) and the Czech Republic (-2.2%) / Sectors: automotive industry up (+8.6% in turnover), oil & gas sector down (-5.6%)

How could “Trumponomics” affect Latin America’s economies?

July 31, 2017
Political developments in the US have caused uncertainties over the trade policies that could be implemented and the region’s vulnerability to tighter financial conditions.

Isabelle Laforgue and Nathalie Lomon join COFACE SA’s Board of Directors

July 28, 2017
Isabelle Laforgue and Nathalie Lomon join COFACE SA’s Board of Directors

Coface H1-2017 Results

July 28, 2017
Operating income up 17.5% and net income at €20.2m Improving guidance for 2017: net loss ratio 3pts better, at below 58%

GCC banks urged to fine-tune liquidity management in order to address new economic cycle - Coface Economic Report

July 19, 2017
The stagnation of low oil prices is weighing on liquidity conditions across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This is slowing down government fiscal revenues, (...)

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2016: Tail risks are on the rise

July 11, 2017
Coface’s latest annual payment survey covered 2,795 corporates in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on 8 markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The survey also traced the evolution of corporate payments in 11 sectors.

Sector risk assessments 2nd quarter 2017

July 4, 2017
12 Major sectors assessed worldwide

Country and sector risks worldwide

July 4, 2017
The second quarter of 2017 marked a new start for Europe, Russia and, on the sector side, for the automobile and agrofood industries in several countries (...)

Fonti Awards 2017

July 3, 2017
Coface in Italy win Le Fonti Awards 2017 as Exellence of the year in Credit Insurance (...)