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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...

08 April, 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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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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Think positive: risk insights to help you take the initiative

We all learned from bitter experience not to look too far ahead last year as successive waves of the coronavirus scuppered the permanent lifting of lockdown restrictions. However, the vaccination programme offers a chink of light ...

26 February, 2021

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Case studies

Brother International

By insuring all their European operations under one aggregated Coface program, Brother International Europe has gained financial savings, increased insurance coverage and a higher visibility of credit risk....

16 February, 2021

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2021 Country and Sector Risk Handbook

As a credit insurer, our added value comes from the ability to proactively provide our clients with detailed risk analyses, allowing them to make the right decisions at the right time and prevent credit risks. Our latest Country ...

14 February, 2021

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