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20/02/2024
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29/02/2024
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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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20/02/2024
Products news

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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16/02/2024
Products news

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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31/01/2024
Country risk

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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24/01/2024
Corporate news

Coface joins the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Coface strengthens its commitment to the environment by joining the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) and signing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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12/01/2024

Business Information: 5 (good) reasons for choosing iCON by Coface

With iCON by Coface and take the best credit decisions so you can manage your business strategy and trade on a competitive advantage over your rivals!

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10/01/2024
Corporate news, Products news

4 (good) reasons to hand your unpaid debts over to Coface

Acting quickly and mastering procedures are key to collecting receivables successfully! Entrust the handling of your unpaid invoices to Coface's experts, and you'll achieve a positive result in no time at all.

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03/01/2024
Corporate news, Country risk

Xavier Durand: “We’re seeing a wall of debt coming up with substantial due dates in 2025”

In this second part of his interview, Xavier Durand shares his vision of the role of credit insurance in challenging times and the consequences of CSR policies on businesses.

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18/12/2023
Country risk

Slightly shorter payment delays but not for all sectors in Poland in 2023

Despite economic challenges and fading resilience of to various headwinds, the general picture on payment liquidity in Poland remains favorable. Which sectors are performing best ?

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13/12/2023
Corporate news, Country risk

Coface Country Risk Conference 2024: Registrations are open!

Coface Country Risk conference will take place on Thursday 1st February.
Find out more about the program and register online now.

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13/12/2023
Country risk

To grow out of its debt, Southern Europe must look beyond tourism and solve its demographic crisis

In the future, climate change and inflation will make it hard for the tourism boom in southern Europe countries to last much longer.
Learn more about the challenges southern European countries will face in the coming years, and the opportunities ahead.

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04/12/2023
Corporate news, Country risk, Products news

Xavier Durand: “We're plotting a course through a world that is harder to predict” - Part 1

At the end of November, Xavier Durand, CEO of Coface, gave a comprehensive interview to the newspaper L'Agefi.
In this first part, he explains the consequences of conflicts around the world for companies, and what this means for Coface.

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23/11/2023
Country risk

The German Metals Industry Negative outlook, but surprisingly positive payment behaviour

Despite challenges we detail in our latest publication, the payment behaviour has - counter-intuitively - improved over the years in the metals sector according to the results of our annual Germany payment surveys.

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21/11/2023
Country risk

Egypt: no relief for the foreign currency squeeze

Egyptian importers have encountered growing issues in obtaining foreign currency to settle their foreign suppliers.
Read our news to know more.

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14/11/2023
Corporate news

Coface records excellent income of €189.7m in the first nine months

Coface releases its 9M-2023 financial results and records excellent income of €189.7m in the first nine months amidst slowing inflation and claims normalisation. Annualised ROATE at 14.1%

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08/11/2023
Country risk

Longer and more frequent payment delays in France, with small companies in the firing line

The deterioration in corporate payment habits in France is echoed in insolvency numbers, with an undisputed increase observed since the start of the year that has even overshot pre-Covid levels. Learn more now.

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03/11/2023
Country risk

Gulf Cooperation Council: A real winner of the global economic headwinds?

After a slowdown in 2023 mainly due to lower energy production and prices, 2024 is expected to be a year of higher economic growth for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as, after several months of pessimism about global oil demand, prices have been on the rise since summer. But all countries are not equal…

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17/10/2023
Country risk

Country and Sector Risk Barometer Q3 2023: Macroeconomics put to the test by microeconomic deterioration

All the leading indicators point to a sharp slowdown in activity in North America and the Eurozone towards the end of the year, and the recovery of the Chinese economy has rapidly collided with structural weaknesses and a lack of confidence among households and businesses. In this context, we have modified 7 country risk assessments (2 upgrades and 5 downgrades) and 33 sector risk assessments (17 upgrades and 16 downgrades).
More in our latest barometer.

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02/10/2023
Corporate news

Quadient and Coface join forces to offer an advanced customer risk management solution in France and other international markets

Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, and Coface, a globally renowned trade credit insurer with over 75 years of experience, announce their strategic partnership to offer an advanced risk management solution.

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28/09/2023
Corporate news

COFACE SA: Moody's upgrades Coface's main operating company to A1 IFSR, stable outlook

The rating agency Moody’s, on 28th September 2023, has upgraded the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength Rating – IFSR) for Coface to A1 from A2. The agency has also changed the outlook for Coface to stable from positive.

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