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Recession, inflation, Ukraine, China, monetary policy... 2023 as seen by Jean-Christophe Caffet, Coface Chief EconomistRead More
China has started its reopening process faster than expected. The economic, social, and fiscal costs of the zero-covid policy have created many uncertainties for the economy. Here is our forecast for 2023.Read More
What is the outlook for the semiconductor industry with its proven economic and geostrategic importance?
In the medium and long term, the technological competition between the main economies in semiconductor manufacturing raises concerns: oversupply, mismatch between industry needs and the ability of supply chains to follow... Understand here the challenges of the sector.Read More
While the sources of economic uncertainty are legion, new political disturbances could be added to their ranks. The new geopolitical landscape opened up by Russia's actions could reawaken risks in other global hot spots.
More about those hot regions and countries.
Beyond the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, the global monetary tightening and the multiple constraints on Chinese growth paint a gloomy outlook. In the short term, the economy seems to be settling into a regime of "stagflation", where almost no growth and rapidly rising prices coexist. The possibility of a global recession, meanwhile, is becoming clearer.
In this context, Coface is making general downward revisions to its GDP growth forecasts and its country and sectoral assessments. Check them out!
The rating agency Moody’s, on 11th October 2022, has confirmed the financial strength rating (Insurance Financial Strength Rating – IFSR) for Coface at A2. The agency has also changed the outlook for Coface to positive from stable.Read More
Coface increases its support to the financing & implementation of ESG projects through Single Risk solutionsRead More
The impact on corporate payments in 2022 appears to be moderate and comparatively lower than the shock on the economy. However, companies are vigilant in the short-term and very pessimistic about the future.
Christiane von Berg, our economist for the Northern Europe region, details the payment terms and expectations of companies in Germany.
Coface Romania has a new Country Manager as of August 1st. Alina Popa takes over the management of the company from Eugen Anicescu who held this position since 2016. The appointment from within the organization reconfirms the solidity of the local team and its potential to strengthen the Coface brand.Read More
Coface confirms its excellent start of the year with first-half net income of €144.4m. Annualised return on tangible equity at 15.4%. Turnover for the first half of the year: €895m, up 14.6% at constant FX and perimeter and up 16.5% on a reported basis.Read More
Coface announces the appointment of Jun Minorikawa as Japan Country Manager effective as of today. In addition to the management and development of Coface’s branch in Japan, Jun will be in charge of further expanding the portfolio of Japanese Multinationals clients globally.Read More