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10/27/2022
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11/23/2022
Corporate news

Fitch confirms Coface AA- rating

The rating agency Fitch, on 23 November 2022, affirmed Coface AA- Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The outlook remains stable.

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11/17/2022
Sectors Risk

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.

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11/15/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Auto industry on front line of transition to carbon neutrality

The battle for leadership and innovation in metals and technologies is raging, and the global stakeholders have embarked on a fierce competition. More in our article.

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11/07/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Lithium: large-scale industrial opportunities but limited medium-term supply

With the conversion to electric vehicles under greater scrutiny than ever, lithium is making its mark as a strategic raw material of vital importance.

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10/19/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Social unrest set to rise as socio-economic pressures mount around the world

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.

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10/12/2022
Country risk and economic studies

A cold chill on the global economy - Q3 2022 Barometer

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!

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10/11/2022
Corporate news

Moody’s affirms Coface’s ratings, changes outlook to positive

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.

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10/04/2022
Corporate news, Press release

Coface increases its support to the financing & implementation of ESG projects through Single Risk solutions

Coface has decided to increase its support to the financing and implementation of long-term ESG projects by providing Single Risk insurance solutions more widely.

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09/21/2022
Corporate news

COFACE SA announces the success of its debt management exercise

COFACE SA successfully completed the repurchase of subordinated and guaranteed bonds issued in 2014 and will issue Eur 300 million new Tier 2 subordinated bonds.

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09/13/2022
Country risk and economic studies

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

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.

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08/03/2022
Corporate news

Alina Popa appointed new Country Manager of Coface Romania

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.

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07/28/2022
Corporate news

Coface confirms its excellent start of the year with first-half net income of €144.4m

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.

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07/25/2022
Corporate news, Other news, Press release

Coface uses blockchain to certify its press releases and financial communications

Coface is now using Wiztrust, the information certification platform designed by Wiztopic, to secure its communications.

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07/04/2022
Corporate news

Jun Minorikawa appointed as Japan Country Manager

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.

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06/29/2022
Country risk and economic studies

Asia-Pacific: companies face rising credit risks despite shorter payment delays

Coface’s 2022 Asia Corporate Payment Survey, conducted between November 2021 and February 2022, provides insights into the evolution of payment behaviour and credit management practices of about 2,800 companies across the Asia-Pacific region during another pandemic year. Respondents came from nine markets (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan) and 13 sectors located in the Asia-Pacific region.

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06/21/2022
Country risk and economic studies, Press release

A recession to avoid stagflation? The world economy at a crossroads

Four months after the start of hostilities in Ukraine, first lessons can be drawn.
Which countries and sectors are doing best? Which ones are going to face major difficulties?
Read the forecasts from our Q2 Barometer now.

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06/17/2022
Corporate news

Coface and Doha Insurance Group enter a strategic partnership in credit insurance

Coface and Doha Insurance Group have signed a strategic partnership to provide credit insurance products to Qatari companies and help strengthen their growth on their domestically and export markets.

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05/31/2022
Corporate news

Coface and Al Rajhi Takaful enter a strategic partnership in credit insurance

Coface and Al Rajhi Takaful, one of the largest financial institutions and insurance company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have entered into a strategic partnership to distribute credit insurance solutions and help Saudi Companies boost their growth in their domestic and export markets.

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05/31/2022
Country risk and economic studies

CEE company insolvencies on the rise

Various economic conditions, support measures and legal changes have affected insolvency trends in the Central and Eastern Europe region over the last two years.

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05/27/2022
Corporate news

Coface celebrates its 2nd Diversity & Inclusion Week

Coface's Diversity & Inclusion Week returns for its second edition, featuring daily conferences on D&I topics and unconscious bias.

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