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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.

Halfway through its trade diversification process, the United Arab Emirates is yet to be integrated into international value chains

October 25, 2018
In the last three decades, the UAE has developed into the second largest and most diversified economy in GCC area through the implementation of specific policy frameworks regarding regulations (...)

Coface results at 30 September 2018

October 24, 2018
Coface reports a solid performance confirming the relevance of its strategy and launches additional €15m share buyback programme

AM Best assigns A (Excellent) rating to Coface North America Insurance Company, with stable outlook

October 19, 2018
Rating agency AM Best has just assigned Coface North America Insurance Company the ‘A’ (Excellent) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating, with stable outlook.

Coface and Tradeshift announce strategic partnership

October 10, 2018
Global credit insurer to make risk indicators available to a network of 1.5 million businesses in 190 countries.

US protectionism: Significant knock-on effect on trade partners of targeted countries

October 9, 2018
Increased protectionism is affecting a large number of economies – both advanced and emerging (...)

Country and sector risks worldwide Some emerging economies become increasingly vulnerable

October 9, 2018
Higher oil prices and continued capital outflows from emerging markets mark the third quarter of 2018 (...)

Central & Eastern European insolvencies: The good times are over

September 28, 2018
Despite economic acceleration in the region, insolvencies increased by +6.4% in 2017

Political risks in Asia are on the rise

September 17, 2018
According to Coface’s Political Risk Index, Asia scored 45% on the latest risk ranking, above the world average of 35% (...)

Coface announces the signature of an agreement to acquire PKZ, the credit insurance subsidiary of SID Bank

September 6, 2018
Coface announces today that it has signed a binding agreement with SID Bank, a Slovenian public bank, to acquire 100% of PKZ capital, a credit insurance subsidiary of SID Bank.

Coface announces CEE Top 500 companies: Household consumption boosts economic activity in CEE

September 5, 2018
The international credit insurance company Coface presents its tenth annual study on the biggest 500 companies in Central and Eastern Europe – the Coface CEE Top 500. It ranks the businesses by their turnover and additionally analyses further facts such as the number of employees, the framework of the companies, sectors and markets as well as the new Coface company credit assessments. The trend of the CEE Top 500 reflects developments in the region.

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

August 29, 2018
Fitch Ratings affirmed, on August 29th 2018, Coface AA- Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The outlook remains stable.