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09/21/2016
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09/20/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Moroccan company payments survey 2016

Morocco’s growth rate has slowed in 2016, after recording an increase of close to 4.5% in 2015.

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09/20/2016
Corporate news

Coface appoints Fredrik Murer to lead its North America region

Coface continues to strengthen its senior management team, with the appointment of Fredrik Murer as CEO of the North America region.

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09/16/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Poland Insolvency Report: Insolvencies fall amid fair economic growth

Poland’s economy is slowing this year, although the growth rate will remain fair: 3.2% for 2016, following 3.6% in 2015.
Business is benefiting from positive macroeconomic conditions.
Insolvencies and restructuration proceedings fell by over 14%. Coface forecasts further improvements, with the number of proceedings falling in 2016 and 2017.

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09/14/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Short-term risk is reduced for the French automotive sector, but profound changes are ahead

The automotive sector has been upgraded to the best risk category
Private buyers are returning to the car market, driving up sales of new vehicles, which are expected to increase by 5.6% in 2016

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09/14/2016
Country risk and economic studies

The French economy: a temporary pause in growth

Q2 impacted by external shocks
2016 growth forecasts remain positive at 1.6%
Non-financial corporate debt: an upward momentum unique in Europe but far below alert thresholds

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09/09/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Agrofood in North Africa: a strategic sector at nature’s mercy

Several favourable factors are boosting the sector, including rising populations, increasing demand for processed food, higher per capita incomes and improved production capacities. Infrastructures, climate and government strategies are major influencers.

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08/31/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Pharmaceutical companies in the United States face two opposing scenarios for their business: "optimistic" or "pessimistic”

Despite strong private and public investments, health indicators in the United States are below average compared to the 12 most advanced countries

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08/30/2016
Country risk and economic studies

The outlook for the us pharmaceuticals

Of all the industrialised nations, the USA has the highestn expenditure for public healthcare but poor results

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08/26/2016
Country risk and economic studies

New Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2016

Despite the solidity of Germany’s economy, payment delays are still commonplace

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08/09/2016
Country risk and economic studies

China’s two-speed economy: Sector winners and losers

China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, the slowest expansion pace in 25 years. Growth should continue to slow in 2016 and 2017, and will probably undershoot the government’s average annual growth target of 6.5% - as set out in the five-year plan for 2016-2020.

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07/27/2016
Corporate news

H1-2016 results in line with July 4th announcement.

Strategic plan Fit to Win designed to transform Coface into the most agile global trade credit partner in the industry

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07/18/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Company insolvencies in central, eastern and northern Europe: Positive trends but the decline will be slower than in 2015 in some countries

Company insolvencies in central, eastern and northern Europe: Positive trends but the decline will be slower than in 2015 in some countries

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07/18/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Sector assessments revised in 6 global regions

Sector risks are still increasing in emerging markets

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07/13/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Coface Insolvency Panorama for Central and Eastern Europe: Less business insolvencies due to favourable economic conditions

The number of insolvencies decreased over the course of 2015 in 9 out of 13 countries, while the GDP-weighted regional insolvency average was -14%.

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07/12/2016
Corporate news

Thomas Jacquet appointed Coface Group Investor Relations & Rating Agencies Director

Thomas Jacquet will be joining Coface credit insurer on 12 September as Group Investor Relations & Rating Agencies Director. He succeeds Nicolas Andriopoulos, appointed Managing Director of Coface Re, who continues to manage the Group’s internal and external reinsurance.

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07/11/2016
Country risk and economic studies

United Arab Emirates: A new era of slower growth

High level of diversification does not make the UAE totally immune from the energy prices fall, retail and tourism challenged

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07/08/2016
Country risk and economic studies

EURO 2016: the final as seen by Coface economists !

How countries have beat the competition

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07/05/2016
Corporate news

Coface appoints Valérie Brami as Group Chief Operating Officer

Valerie Brami, 49, is appointed to the newly created position of Group Chief Operating Officer, in charge of information systems, organization and process enhancement. As such, she joins the Group’s Executive Committee and Management Board.

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07/04/2016
Corporate news

Noting a higher than expected increase in claims in emerging countries, Coface continues to adapt its risk management policy and foresees a net [...]

...loss ratio of 63% to 66% for full year 2016

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07/01/2016
Corporate news

Coface strengthens its risk function with the appointment of Thierry Croiset as Group Risk Director

Thierry Croiset, 56, will join credit insurer Coface as Group Risk Director as of 11 July 2016, reporting directly to Carine Pichon, Chief Finance & Risk Officer.

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