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Coface’s 2019 Asia Corporate Payment Survey covered over 3,000 companies in nine economies (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan). 63% of companies surveyed stated that they experienced payment delays in 2018. The length of payment delays increased to 88 days on average in 2018, compared to 84 days in 2017. The length of payment delays was highest in China, Malaysia and Singapore; as well as the energy, construction and ICT sectors.
Brexit, tariff wars and social unrest have created a fog of uncertainty for business but there was plenty of clarity and insight at the seventh Coface Country Risk Conference in London on June 20th which featured a highly distinguished line-up of experts, including the French Ambassador to United Kingdom, Jean-Pierre Jouyet.
- CEE insolvencies: so far, so good despite an increasingly challenging global economic environment
- GCC: tight financial conditions for businesses feed alternative sources of financing
- Asia-Pacific Corporate Payment Survey 2019: deteriorating payment trends amid trade war woes
Covering hot topics such as the UK Economy or Geopolitical Risks, this conference on the worldwide evolution of country risk draws together leading specialists from the worlds of finance, research and business who gather to debate the major economic and geopolitical trends that will shape the economies of the UK and key export destinations.