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12/10/2022
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13/09/2022
Economic Publications

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2022: Battered companies prepare for another crisis

One of the main takeaways of this year’s survey is that payment behaviour has become slightly more restrictive: with a gas-crisis on the horizon, fewer companies are offering payment terms (71%) compared to last year (74%).

Christiane von Berg, our economist for the Northern Europe region, details the payment terms and expectations of companies in Germany.

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01/07/2022
Economic Publications

ASIA PAYMENT SURVEY 2022

The year 2021 was characterised by a stop-start economic recovery amid new COVID-19 variant outbreaks, prompting companies in Asia-Pacific to remain accommodative in the provision of credit terms. Average payment terms increased from 68 days in 2020 to 71 in 2021, as more companies provided longer credit terms, according to the 2022 Asia Corporate Payment Survey. Out of 13 sectors, only textile and energy reported a shortening of credit terms amid rising input prices, especially for energy and fibres, exerting greater cost pressure on these two sectors.

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21/06/2022
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer - Q2 2022

Four months after the start of hostilities in Ukraine, what initial lessons can be drawn ? As the horizon continues to darken, the risks are naturally bearish and no scenario can be ruled out. Read our full publication.

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31/05/2022
Economic Publications

CEE company insolvencies on the rise

Insolvency trends in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region have been subject to various economic conditions, support measures and legal changes over the last two years. Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic that triggered the economic downturn and officially implemented lockdowns brought concerns not only for the macroeconomic activity but also the companies’ payment liquidity.

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12/05/2022
Economic Publications

Medium and long-term knock-on effects of the war in Europe on global sectors trends: will there be resilient sectors?

In the short run, all sectors for which Coface publishes sector risk assessments in six regions worldwide will be impacted by the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Which ones would be the most resilient sectors? Read our full study now!

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11/05/2022
Economic Publications

China Corporate Payment Survey : Increasing Risks In Supply Chain Disruptions And Rising Raw Material Prices

Coface’s China Corporate Payment Survey 2022, in which 1,000 companies participated, shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did reported longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year. (...)

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03/05/2022
Economic Publications

War in Ukraine: Many (big) losers, few (real) winners

More than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, prospects for a rapid resolution of the war seem increasingly unlikely.

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07/03/2022
Economic Publications

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Stagflation ahead

In this Focus, the Coface Economic Research team examines the economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, rising commodity prices in particular.

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22/02/2022
Economic Publications

Poland Payment Survey 2022

Poland Corporate Payment Survey 2022: Return to normality – unwinding support programs, longer payment delays. The sixth edition of Coface’s survey on payment experience in Poland was carried out in November and December 2021 with 331 companies participating in the study.

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17/02/2022
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer - Q4 2021

The global recovery continues in 2022, but a bumpy road lies ahead.

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16/02/2022
Economic Publications

Country Risk Assessment Map - Q4 2021

The latest edition of the Coface Country Risk Map. Consult and download Coface's risk assessments of 162 countries across the world.

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16/02/2022
Economic Publications

Sector Risk Assessment - Q4 2021

Coface's assessments of 13 major global sectors are based on 75 years of Coface expertise and on the financial data published by listed companies from 6 geographical sectors. These assessments are based on Coface’s expertise and payment experience data, external financial data forecasts (quantiles), and multifactorial key items (commodities price forecasts, structural changes, Coface country risk assessment).

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18/01/2022
Economic Publications

Morocco Payment Survey 2021

Morocco Corporate Payment Survey: shortened payment delays in 2021. During the second quarter of 2021, Coface conducted its fifth survey on the payment behaviour of 380 companies in Morocco, with the objective to monitor the evolution of payment terms and delays.

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01/10/2020
Economic Publications

Country & Sector Risk Barometer: Q3 2020 Quarterly Update

In spite of a gradual recovery, political risks are on the rise

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15/09/2020
Economic Publications

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2020: German companies have switched to “crisis-mode” and offer less payment terms

COVID-19 and its effects on the global and German economy is the predominant topic of this fourth edition of Coface’s survey on corporate payment experience in Germany.

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01/09/2020
Economic Publications

The Netherlands - Corporate Payment Survey 2020

More payment delays alongside COVID-19 for Dutch companies

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12/09/2019
Economic Publications

CEE insolvencies: so far, so good despite an increasingly challenging global economic environment

The Central and Eastern European region has experienced unparalleled growth in the European Union. However, a slowdown is expected in the coming years.

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03/09/2019
Corporate Publications

Coface: A world of trade

Expertise & agility: We believe that trade is the driving force behind value creation and stability on a worldwide scale, but it is a risky and complex world out there. That is why it is our job to help you make the right decisions, so you can get on with growing your business without any disruptions. Because each market is unique, there are two essential dimensions to how we operate: expertise and agility. Our employees are ready, willing and able to assist in more than 100 countries where Coface can support you.

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01/08/2019
Economic Publications

GCC: tight financial conditions for businesses feed alternative sources of financing

Despite improving economic performances across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), monetary and financial conditions remain tighter compared with before 2015. Access to financing remains one of the key issues for companies, particularly for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loan growth in the region has recovered somewhat thanks to higher oil prices, but it remains below its historical average.

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09/07/2019
Economic Publications

Asia-Pacific Corporate Payment Survey 2019: deteriorating payment trends amid trade war woes

Trade wars, volatile global capital flows, slowing growth in the United States (U.S.) and Europe, Brexit — businesses in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region had to navigate a number of political, economic, and financial pitfalls last year. To better understand the impact that such events have on companies, Coface conducts annual corporate payment surveys across the world. The 2019 Asia-Pacific Corporate Payment Survey covers nine economies in the APAC region. For the survey, data was collected from over 3,000 companies during the fourth quarter of 2018.

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