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09/17/2018
Country risk and economic studies

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09/06/2018
Corporate news

Coface announces the signature of an agreement to acquire PKZ, the credit insurance subsidiary of SID Bank

Coface announces today that it has signed a binding agreement with SID Bank, a Slovenian public bank, to acquire 100% of PKZ capital, a credit insurance subsidiary of SID Bank.

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09/05/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Coface announces CEE Top 500 companies: Household consumption boosts economic activity in CEE

The international credit insurance company Coface presents its tenth annual study on the biggest 500 companies in Central and Eastern Europe – the Coface CEE Top 500. It ranks the businesses by their turnover and additionally analyses further facts such as the number of employees, the framework of the companies, sectors and markets as well as the new Coface company credit assessments. The trend of the CEE Top 500 reflects developments in the region.

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08/29/2018
Corporate news

Fitch affirms Coface AA- rating, with an outlook ‘stable’

Fitch Ratings affirmed, on August 29th 2018, Coface AA- Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating. The outlook remains stable.

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08/17/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Greece's exit from the international bailout programme: Greek companies are experiencing a revival - more competitive and less indebted

Multiple signs of an economic recovery in Greece. Reforms have helped to clean up public accounts, restore Greece's credibility and strengthen confidence.

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07/25/2018
Corporate news

In the first half of 2018, Coface continues to record a solid performance in a gradually normalising risk environment

Net profit of €62.8m and RoATE1 at 7.8%

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07/16/2018
Corporate news

Coface appoints Carmina Abad Sanchez to lead its Latin America region

Coface announces today the appointment of Carmina Abad Sánchez as CEO, Latin America Region.

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07/03/2018
Corporate news

Patrice Luscan, Coface, becomes the 41st President of ICISA

At the Annual General Meeting of ICISA (International Credit Insurance and Surety Association), marking its 90th anniversary, the membership elected Patrice Luscan, Marketing and Innovation Director of the Coface Group, as President of ICISA.

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06/28/2018
Corporate news, Corporate news, Corporate news

Coface awarded “Best Credit Insurance brand in France 2018”

Coface France has been recognised as industry leader with the Best Credit Insurance brand France 2018 Award by Global Brands Magazine (...)

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06/27/2018
Corporate news

Coface sells its stake in Cofacrédit

Coface announces today that it has ceded to Factofrance (Groupe Crédit Mutuel – CM11) its 36% stake in the capital of Cofacrédit, a factoring company previously jointly owned by the two groups.

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06/21/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Country and sector risks worldwide: Signals of risk on the increase in the 2nd quarter

Downgraded assessments in the majority this quarter

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06/19/2018
Country risk and economic studies

France’s loss of market share in Africa benefits several European countries, China and India

While France’s trade balance has remained in surplus, its market share of exports to Africa halved from 11% in 2000, to 5.5% in 2017.

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06/15/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Coface’s new service to guide companies in IFRS 9 compliance and improve risk management

Under the new IFRS 9 regulations which came into effect in January 2018, companies urgently need to put into place more accurate and forward-looking accounting systems for measuring Expected Credit Losses (ECL) on all their trade receivables.

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06/15/2018
Corporate news

François Riahi is appointed Chairman of the Board of COFACE SA

The Board of Directors of COFACE SA met today and elected François Riahi, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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06/14/2018
Corporate news

COFACE SA announces €300m syndicated loan agreement for its Polish subsidiary Coface Poland Factoring

As part of the refinancing of its factoring activity, Coface Poland Factoring signed an agreement with a group of banking partners for a €300m syndicated multicurrency loan (EUR, PLN) on 8 June 2018.

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06/01/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Global metals sector: prices to continue to rise in 2018, ahead of a possible slight decline in 2019

On the back of highly-synchronised economic growth, technological shifts boosting a surge in the use of metals and a shortfall in supply, metals have been benefitting from a bull market since mid-2016 (...)

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05/23/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Election season in Latin America: Growing political risks undermine economic activity

The Coface Political Risk Index takes into consideration various risk aspects: (...)

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05/14/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Western Balkans’ accession to EU membership likely to be completed - supported by the region’s strategic importance

The European Union - Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists see the EU accession as likely to happen, particularly as it would counterbalance Russian and Chinese presence in the region.

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05/04/2018
Corporate news, Corporate news, Corporate news

COFACE SA: Publication of SFCR Group and Standalone as at 31st December 2017

COFACE SA has published today its Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR) for COFACE SA (Group) and Compagnie française d’assurance pour le commerce extérieur (the « Compagnie »), in compliance with the Solvency II requirements

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04/24/2018
Country risk and economic studies

Africa: diminishing reserves increase risks of another crash

Adversely affected by the slump in raw material prices, most African currencies lost over 20% of their value between 2013 and 2016

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04/24/2018
Corporate news

Coface results for the first quarter 2018:

Net income of €35.5m and RoATE(1) at 8.8%; Fit to Win execution drives profitability in a supportive economic environment

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