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From excessive pessimism to excessive optimism - Coface Barometer Q4 2022

February 6, 2023
2023 starts with good news on the macroeconomic front. First, Europe has avoided a recession that looked long promised. Second, the prospect of a rebound in China in the second half of the year, also raises hopes for the global economy. In this context, Coface's risk assessments have changed only slightly, with 5 changes for country risks and 16 changes for sector risks. Discover which ones in our latest barometer.

Appointment of Jonathan STEENBERG as Coface economist for the United Kingdom and Ireland

February 6, 2023
Coface is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Steenberg as Economist for the United Kingdom and Ireland. He reports to Bruno De Moura Fernandes, head of macroeconomic Research at Coface and is based in London.

Coface acquires North America data analytics boutique Rel8ed

January 30, 2023
Coface announces today the acquisition of North American data analytics boutique Rel8ed.

Is the "insolvency paradox" nearing its end?

January 14, 2023
Should we expect a widespread rise in claims and corporate insolvencies? Jean-Christophe Caffet, Coface Chief Economist, provides some answers.

Recession, inflation, Ukraine, China, monetary policy... The year 2023 as seen by Jean-Christophe Caffet, Coface Chief Economist

January 12, 2023
The French media Wansquare asked a panel of economists and leaders of large companies to give their forecasts for 2023. Read the answers of Jean-Christophe Caffet, Chief Economist at Coface, in an interview published on January 11.

What are the essential insurances for any business (according to Forbes) ?

January 12, 2023
It comes as no surprise for us, Forbes magazine lists credit insurance as a must-have for all businesses.

China reopening has a positive but gradual impact on consumption

January 11, 2023
China has started its reopening process faster than expected. The economic, social, and fiscal costs of the zero-covid policy have created many uncertainties for the economy. Here is our forecast for 2023.

Netherlands Outlook 2023: It Ain’t Over ‘Til it’s over

December 20, 2022
Our NER economist Christiane von Berg shares her forecast for 2023 in the Netherlands.

Fitch confirms Coface AA- rating

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

What is the outlook for the semiconductor industry with its proven economic and geostrategic importance?

November 17, 2022
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.

Auto industry on front line of transition to carbon neutrality

November 15, 2022
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.

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

November 7, 2022
With the conversion to electric or hydrogen vehicles under greater scrutiny than ever, lithium is making its mark as a strategic raw material of vital importance.

Coface reports a new record result of €84.0m in Q3-2022

October 27, 2022
Coface reports a new record result of €84.0m in Q3-2022. Annualised return on tangible equity at 16.4%