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01/14/2021
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

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01/07/2021
Country risk and economic studies

UK-EU trade agreement: almost late, but worth the wait

After nine months of tense negotiations, the UK and the EU finally struck a post-Brexit agreement. Watch our video to learn some of the key points of the deal.

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12/28/2020
Corporate news

Coface signs an agreement with Dutch government to support the economy

Dutch State extends guarantee with Credit insurers by six months from the first of January 2021.

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12/27/2020
Corporate news

Coface wishes you the best for the holiday season

Happy new year from everyone at Coface !

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12/22/2020
Corporate news

Coface works with Italian government to support trade credit

With a view to support the Italian economy during this unprecedented sanitary and economic context, the Italian Government has set up a reinsurance programme to support the guarantees provided by credit insurers in the field of supplier credits.

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12/15/2020
Corporate news, Product news

Coface to sign extension of the CAP Relais agreement with the French government to support inter-company credit

Coface is working with the French government to sign an agreement to extend the CAP Relais reinsurance scheme until June 30, 2021.

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12/04/2020
Corporate news

Coface participates in prolonged German state aid scheme

German government and credit insurers maintain joint protective shield for supply chains until mid-2021.

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12/01/2020
Country risk and economic studies

ExpressECO: COVID-19, a catalyst for Political Risk

Julien Marcilly, Coface’s Chief Economist, presents some of our predictions for 2021, and explains in this video how we measure political risk at Coface.

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11/24/2020
Corporate news

Coface commits to LGBT+ inclusion by signing L’autre cercle’s Commitment Charter

Coface has signed the LGBT+ Commitment Charter of L’autre cercle, an association that promotes greater LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.

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11/06/2020
Corporate news, Country risk and economic studies

Coface Webinar: Looking at 2021 (Western Europe & Americas)

Don't miss our economists' analysis about what to expect in 2021 !
Looking to the future, our economists covered three pivotal topics that will shape 2021 during this webinar.

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11/05/2020
Corporate news, Press release

Fitch maintains Coface Ratings on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch has maintained all the ratings of Coface SA and its operating subsidiaries on Rating Watch Negative, with the exception of the short-term ratings of Coface SA, which has been affirmed at 'F1'.

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10/26/2020
Corporate news

9M-2020 Financial Results: Strong balance sheet and positive operational KPIs

Coface releases its 9M-2020 Financial Results : A strong balance sheet and positive operational KPIs allow to launch share buyback programme

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10/01/2020
Country risk and economic studies

COVID-19, a catalyst for political risks

In addition to our Q3 2020 Country & Sector Risk updates, Coface's Political Risk Index highlights a dual trend: a decrease in the risk of conflict at a global level, but an increase in the risk of political and social fragility.

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09/15/2020
Country risk and economic studies

German companies have switched to “crisis-mode” and offer less payment terms

German companies want to cash in as early as possible, according to the fourth edition of Coface’s survey on corporate payment experience in Germany, conducted in July and early-August 2020, with 753 participating companies located in Germany.

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07/29/2020
Corporate news

Coface reports a positive net income of €11.3m for the second quarter 2020 and continues to implement its strategic plan

Turnover for the first semester: €725m, down 0.6% at constant FX and perimeter:
Client retention and new business achieve record levels, with a positive net production of €33m.
First effects of re-pricing are now visible (+0.2%).
Revenues from services progress by 7%, including information services up by 13%.
Client activities continue to slowdown – a trend expected to continue over the following quarters.

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07/23/2020
Country risk and economic studies

Post-pandemic production relocation: an opportunity for CEE countries?

Foreign trade and inclusion in supply chains had already increased in recent years, supported by EU membership by most CEE (Central and Eastern European) countries in 2004.

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07/16/2020
Sectors Risk

Global Transport: What does the future hold beyond COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a mobility crisis, mainly because of physical distancing requirements and the necessity to avoid confined spaces, to limit the virus’propagation. This has had a disastrous impact on the global transport sector, with air passenger transport being the most affected segment.

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07/09/2020
Country risk and economic studies

United States: Two-speed business bankruptcies

As the COVID-19 epidemic hits the United States very hard, Coface forecasts in its baseline scenario that the country's GDP will contract by 5.6% in 2020, before rebounding by 3.3% in 2021. Nevertheless, this forecast is threatened by the resurgence of the outbreak in several states, which are already pausing or even reversing the resumption of activity after the extensive lockdown of April.

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07/01/2020
Corporate news

Coface finalises the acquisition of GIEK Kredittforsikring AS

Coface announces the closing of the acquisition of GIEK Kredittforsikring AS, a company that manages a short-term export credit insurance portfolio.

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07/01/2020
Country risk and economic studies

Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2020: COVID-19 will overturn last year’s incipient recovery

After a 2019 that was dominated by trade tensions between the United States and China, Coface has observed an incipent recovery in Asia (excluding China), supported by supply chain shifts and additional liquidity from the US Federal Reserve.

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06/23/2020
Country risk and economic studies

Are corporate balance sheets in Spain and Italy ready for the COVID-19 shock?

Although the second quarter of 2020 is shaping up to be the most challenging period of the year, there are now good reasons to think that the road to recovery will be long and arduous. Despite immediate tax deferrals, liquidity guarantees, it is likely that many firms will find themselves in difficulty.

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