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Pakistan: Hard work for a fragile government


No single party managed to win an absolute majority in the contested legislative elections held on 8 February 2024. A total of 128.5 million voters were called to the polls, with a final turnout of 47%. Independent candidates affiliated to the Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) came out on top (93 seats), followed by the two traditional parties, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), with 75 and 54 seats respectively. The latter two joined forces with five smaller parties to win an absolute majority.

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Challenging times for homebuilders and real estate companies


Construction and real estate sectors are among the most cyclical sectors. Sensitive to changes in the labour market, prices in commodities and, first and foremost, the interest rate environment and accessibility of credit, they are currently under strain. And things are unlikely to get any better in 2024.

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Trade Credit Insurance: Five false facts


Trade Credit Insurance is a vast sector, and no one is safe from being misleaded. Watch us debunk 5 myths about Trade Credit Insurance.

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Our clients trust us: “It was an important decision to cover our risks through Coface’s trade credit insurance!”


Read why the Austrian company Augusta-Buntmetalle renewed and extended its long-term policy alongside Coface.

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2024: a pivotal year, in Coface Country and Sector Risk Barometer – Q3 2023


After a somewhat turbulent 2023, which ultimately turned out much better than expected, 2024 is shaping up to be as decisive as it is uncertain, both in (geo)political terms, with more than 60 national elections - presidential and/or legislative - and in economic terms, with risks mounting on a still slowing global economy.

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