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New wave of post-pandemic social movements: international trade as collateral victim

September 22, 2021
While the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic put a temporary stop to the upsurge of protest movements, a new wave is on the horizon. Protests, mainly in emerging countries, are expected to increase due to an unprecedented deterioration of socio-economic indicators.

Germany Corporate Payment Survey 2021: Learning to live with the pandemic

September 14, 2021
The 5th edition of Coface’s survey on corporate payment experience in Germany suggests that German companies have acclimatised to the pandemic environment, with more companies offering payment terms and a positive outlook from surveyed companies.

Coface appoints Marcele Lemos to lead its Latin America region

September 13, 2021
Coface announces today the appointment of Marcele Lemos as the new CEO, Latin America Region, effective on Monday, September 13th

UAE: a brighter outlook for 2021 after a difficult 2020

September 7, 2021
The UAE’s economy was hit by a double shock in 2020: the collapse in oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic. According to preliminary estimates, the UAE’s economy shrank by 6.1% in 2020. However, the outlook is brighter for 2021. Coface expects growth at 3.1% thanks to a fast vaccination campaign, a sharp recovery of the global economy and the rebound in energy prices.

Coface strengthens further its leadership team

September 1, 2021
Coface strengthens further its leadership team and thus is pleased to announce new appointments within its executive committee

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

August 12, 2021
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.

Coface and Banca Valsabbina join forces to support companies in Italy and internationally

August 4, 2021
Coface and Banca Valsabbina, a bank operating in Northern Italy, have signed a strategic partnership agreement. The partnership focuses on the promotion of Coface's credit insurance and bonding policies to Banca Valsabbina's corporate clients.

David Gansberg joins the Board of Directors of COFACE SA

July 28, 2021
Coface is pleased to announce that David Gansberg has joined the Board of Directors of Coface SA, effective as of July 28, 2021.

Coface reports first-half net income of €123.2m, confirming an excellent start to the year

July 28, 2021
Coface reports first-half net income of €123.2m, confirming an excellent start to the year. Turnover: €768m, up 7.4% at constant FX and perimeter.

Is the electric vehicle metals boom sustainable?

July 26, 2021
The metals used in electric vehicles, such as lithium, cobalt and copper, are at the heart of the revolution currently taking place in the automotive industry. But imbalances between supply and demand are pushing up their prices, even though the market share of electric vehicles remains modest. In its latest analysis, Coface does not foresee any major changes in these price trends over the next two years.

Coface Barometer Q2 2021: A two-speed world

July 8, 2021
18 months after the start of the pandemic, access to vaccination is now the main factor setting the pace of people's daily lives and the global economy. GDP growth forecasts for 2021 have been revised upwards (+5.6%), but this is mainly the result of positive surprises from the United States. These improved growth prospects are reflected in world trade: after a 5% decline in volume last year, Coface forecasts an 11% increase for 2021.

Asia Pacific: Corporate payment delay trend stabilized, companies see brighter outlook but risks and uncertainty remain

July 5, 2021
Coface’s 2021 Asia Corporate Payment Survey provides insights into the evolution of payment behavior and credit management practices of over 2,500 companies across Asia Pacific during a 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.

Focus on remote work : The Risks and Opportunities of Virtual Offshoring

June 29, 2021
Remote work has emerged as a new norm during the Covid-19 pandemic. This cultural shift could allow companies located in developed countries to hire teleworking talent in emerging countries to reduce their labour costs.