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

June 29, 2022
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.

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

June 21, 2022
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.

CEE company insolvencies on the rise

May 31, 2022
Various economic conditions, support measures and legal changes have affected insolvency trends in the Central and Eastern Europe region over the last two years.

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

May 31, 2022
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.

Coface celebrates its 2nd Diversity & Inclusion Week

May 27, 2022
Coface's Diversity & Inclusion Week returns for its second edition, featuring daily conferences on D&I topics and unconscious bias.

CofaMove: Coface's app for on-the-go credit risk management

May 24, 2022
Your business moves fast – and sometimes your life moves even faster! Now you can set the pace with CofaMove, the Coface app for swift credit risk management when you’re on the-go.

Discover Broker Portal Insights, our new video series

May 18, 2022
Discover the Coface Broker Portal with Broker Portal Insights, our new video series!

Medium & long-term knock-on effects of the war in Europe on global sectors trends: will there be resilient sectors?

May 12, 2022
In the short run, all sectors for which Coface publishes sector risk assessments in six regions worldwide will be impacted by the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Which ones would be the most resilient sectors? Read our full study now!

Coface China Corporate Payment Survey: Increasing risks in supply chain disruptions and rising raw material prices

May 11, 2022
Coface’s 2022 China Corporate Payment Survey shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did report longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year. The average payment delay rose from 79 days in 2020 to 86 days in 2021. Firms in 9 out of 13 sectors reported an increase in payment delays, led by agri-food, which recorded the largest increase of 43 days, followed by wood, transport, and textile.

War in Ukraine: Many (big) losers, few (real) winners

May 3, 2022
More than two months after the start of the war in Ukraine, of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, prospects for a rapid resolution of the war seem increasingly unlikely. As sanctions against Russia continue to pile up, a return to the pre-war situation seems illusory, even in the event of an early end to the conflict.

Coface appoints Hugh Burke to lead its Asia-Pacific region

May 2, 2022
Coface announces the appointment of Hugh Burke as the CEO of Coface Asia-Pacific Region.

3M-2022 Financial Results: a strong start to the year with a net income of €66.2m

April 28, 2022
Coface releases its 3M-2022 Financial Results: a strong start to the year with a net income of €66.2m.

Gulf countries benefit from higher energy prices, but inflationary pressures are increasing

April 27, 2022
Oil prices stabilized around $100 - the highest level since 2014 - are unsurprisingly benefiting the Gulf countries. However, rising agricultural commodity prices are putting upward pressure on consumer price inflation.

COFACE SA: Evolution of the Board of Directors proposed at the 2022 General Meeting on 17 May 2022

April 26, 2022
It will be proposed to the Combined General Meeting of May 17, 2022, to appoint Laetitia Leonard - Reuter and Laurent Musy as directors for a term of four years, in accordance with the provisions of Article 12 of the bylaws.

French presidential election: a much more uncertain repeat run-off between Macron and Le Pen

April 11, 2022
The winner between the two candidates will be decided in the run-off election on 24 April, in a vote that is likely to be much more uncertain than 5 years ago.

Russia: what are the risks for French companies?

April 5, 2022
Should French companies stay in Russia or leave? And whatever their decision, what risks are they facing? Coface Sector Economist & Data Scientist Erwan Madelénat answers three key questions about doing business in Russia in light of the war in Ukraine.

Coface increases its footprint in New Zealand with the opening of a local branch

April 4, 2022
Global Credit insurer Coface today announces it has opened a branch in New Zealand after receiving the approval from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on 1 April.