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FY-2018 results: net income up 47% at €122.3M and pay-out of 100% of net income

February 11, 2019
Our good 2018 results show the relevance of our Fit to Win strategic plan in a now more volatile economic environment. Our net income of €122 million is up 47% and corresponds to a return on equity close to our average through the cycle objective excluding further capital optimisation actions

Two pitfalls for businesses in 2019: the economic downturn and political risks

February 5, 2019
Coface will be sharing its vision of the major trends in the world economy in 2019 with businesses at its annual conference on country and sectoral risks.

Corporate insolvencies in France: The rebound that began in May 2018 is expected to continue in 2019

January 25, 2019
Since May 2018, the number of insolvencies in France has started to rise again. This trend is expected to continue in 2019 (forecast of 1%) (...)

Coface strengthens the senior management team of its Western Europe region

January 17, 2019
The Western Europe region, which comprises six mature credit insurance markets, represented 21.6% of the Group’s total exposure and 20.7% of its total revenue in 2017.

Tighter liquidity in Asia : not all gloom and doom in 2019

December 20, 2018
Asia has been under pressure following tighter global liquidity in 2018. Coface’s index for measuring relative vulnerability to outflows points to increasing divergence in Asia (...)

Coface upgraded to ‘Prime’ status by ISS-oekom agency in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility rating

December 4, 2018
ISS-oekom, one of the world's leading rating agencies in the area of sustainable investment, has awarded for the first time ‘Prime’ status to Coface for its social responsibility performance (...)

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

November 27, 2018
In the third quarter of 2018, after two years of improvement, French companies experienced a reversal of the trend with the number of insolvencies increasing by +2.3% (...)

SMEs in China: Monetary easing won’t be sufficient to reduce credit pressure

November 19, 2018
When considering risk in the Chinese economy, a lot of the discussion has focused on large State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) or large private conglomerates (...)

Coface: Keyvan Shamsa appointed Business Technology Director

November 13, 2018
Keyvan, 56, holds a PhD in computer science and brings broad experience in financial market information systems and knowledge of new technology approaches to Coface.

Wind energy industry: Production costs will increase under the influence of the trade war and the liquidity squeeze

November 6, 2018
Alongside other renewables, wind energy has experienced a strong growth since the mid-2000s across the world (...)

Coface Country Risk Conference - Paris 2019 : Sign up now!

November 2, 2018
If you're interested in world economic trends, don’t miss Coface’s 23rd Country Risk Conference, with Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Total; Fatih Birol, CEO International Energy Agency; Samuele Furfari, Professor of Geopolitics of Energy at the Free University of Brussels; Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman, Michelin; Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Professor at the Paris School Economics (PSE) and President of the Association française des sciences économiques (AFSE); Yves Bonnefont, Chief Executive Officer of DS Automobiles, member of PSA Groupe Executive Committee; Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Co-Founder of the Global Trade Alert.