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03/15/2019
Country risk and economic studies

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03/08/2019
Corporate news

Coface appoints Oscar Villalonga to lead its North America region

Coface announces today the appointment of Oscar Villalonga, 52, as the new CEO, North America Region.

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02/26/2019
Country risk and economic studies

Turkish economy: domestic demand still waning but exports fuelled by the lira’s depreciation

Stagflation becoming a reality, exports are a key-source of revenues for economy, especially in the automotive sector
Exporters are flexible; government support is vital for exporters to gain new market shares

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02/11/2019
Corporate news

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

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

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02/05/2019
Country risk and economic studies

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

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.

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01/25/2019
Country risk and economic studies

Corporate insolvencies in France: The rebound that began in May 2018 is expected to continue in 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%) (...)

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01/17/2019
Corporate news

Coface strengthens the senior management team of its Western Europe region

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.

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12/20/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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

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 (...)

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12/04/2018
Corporate news

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

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 (...)

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11/27/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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

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% (...)

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11/19/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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

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

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11/13/2018
Corporate news

Coface: Keyvan Shamsa appointed Business Technology Director

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.

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11/06/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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

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

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11/02/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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

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, and many other speakers.

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10/25/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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

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 (...)

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10/24/2018
Corporate news

Coface results at 30 September 2018

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

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10/19/2018
Corporate news

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

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

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10/10/2018
Corporate news

Coface and Tradeshift announce strategic partnership

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

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10/09/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide Some emerging economies become increasingly vulnerable

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

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10/09/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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

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

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09/28/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Central & Eastern European insolvencies: The good times are over

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

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