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United States: stimulus plan paves the way for record trade deficit

As the world’s largest importer, and second largest exporter of manufactured goods, the United States has had a trade deficit since the early 1970s. Escalating trade tensions – in particular with China – and the COVID-19 pandemic

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One unpaid bill?

Who gets paid first when a company goes bust? When a company goes into administration or liquidation, its remaining assets are sold to clear as many of its obligations as possible....

25 March, 2021

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7 credit management tips for export success

In business risk and reward are two sides of the same coin, and that’s especially true when exporting. But while you can’t avoid all risk, you can minimise it and be prepared for it. ...

19 March, 2021

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Trade Credit Insurance Explained – with working examples

Credit insurance protects you against bad debt. So if the worse happens, you still get paid....

18 March, 2021

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The paradox of corporate insolvencies in Europe: miracle and mirage

The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic heralded major business failures and insolvencies in France, and across the eurozone as a whole.. But, in 2020, and even if the real impact of the COVID-19 crisis remains ...

17 March, 2021

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Middle East & Africa: volatile oil prices lead to varying effects on producing countries, including diversification

The COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on global GDP growth and trade volumes caused a sharp decline in oil prices. After falling to USD 15 in mid-Apri l, Brent crude prices recovered to an average of USD 41.7 for the year 2020 v...

17 March, 2021

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Risk management in our changing landscape

Join Coface as we continue to assess the credit risk landscape by looking at the challenges of data accuracy, sourcing information and how we are adapting to support businesses in the UK and Ireland....

07 March, 2021

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The truth about Credit Insurance

Late payment and bad debt are risks for every company but SMEs are particularly vulnerable to the destructive impact on business cashflow, particularly when trading conditions are already tough...

01 March, 2021

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Have you got the right risk strategy in place?

With a limited risk strategy managers can find themselves trapped in a holding pattern while their competitors forge ahead....

01 March, 2021

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How to survive a zombie economy with Hans Meijer

While enjoying a morning cuppa’, Floor Stam, VP Marketing at Visma | Onguard, will interview Hans Meijer from Coface. A specialist in Credit Management solutions, specialising in Credit Insurance, credit Ratings and Export B2B...

26 February, 2021

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