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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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China Payment Survey 2021: Shorter credit terms for most sectors except construction, food and automotive

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 increased the level of uncertainty regarding the business outlook, pushing Chinese companies to tighten their credit management tools as part of the efforts to improve cash-flow positions...

27 May, 2021

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Coface & Demica: New challenges in debtor & obligor risk assessment

As the economic environment adapts in the wake of COVID-19, receivables finance is becoming a critical source of liquidity for corporates. Risk professionals within banks need to pay renewed attention to their exposure, the types ...

05 May, 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....

20 April, 2021

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Coface report looks at china and Australia’s trade relationship

The China-Australia bilateral relationship deteriorated sharply over 2020, with China imposing both formal and informal trade restrictions on a number of Australian exports, including coal, barley, beef, wine, cotton among others....

15 April, 2021

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One unpaid bill…

At Coface, we know all too well that business insolvency often has a domino effect. For every business that collapses, an average of ten more suppliers will feel the financial shock of a bad debt on their cashflow which leaves...

13 April, 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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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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