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12/28/2016
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After a series of shocks in 2015 and 2016, Turkey’s economy is coming to the end of its new “Tulip era”

Greater political uncertainty resulting from two parliamentary elections in 2015, drying global liquidity due to the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike process and the weaker Turkish lira, all contributed to dragging down growth.

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12/27/2016
Country risk and economic studies

South Africa’s economy challenged by crises in agriculture and mining, amid fears of an investment downgrade

Concerns over the country’s economic performance have been amplifying, due to its prolonged economic decline since 2011 (...)

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12/19/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Uberisation of French economy: a positive impact on employment but will it last?

Taxi company insolvencies in France increased by nearly 60% in one year, rising from 141 cases in August 2015, to 224 at the end of August 2016 and resulting in the loss of 3.38 jobs on average (...)

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12/06/2016
Country risk and economic studies

German Economy in 2017: Stable, but not staid

The signs for Germany’s further economic development are promising, with a high level of stability. Coface’s expectations for solid growth therefore come as little surprise.

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12/05/2016
Corporate news

Coface appoints Thiti Musuwan as Country Manager of Coface in Thailand

Reinforcing its commitment to continue to be the leading credit insurance provider of Thailand, Coface is appointing Thiti Musuwan as Country Manager of Coface in Thailand effective from 1 December. Thiti will manage the operations and develop Coface’s credit insurance and credit management services in Thailand.

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11/28/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Global sector risks in precarious balance

At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated in six regions of the world, nearly half saw their assessments change. There were 23 downgrades for 10 upgrades.

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11/25/2016
Corporate news

Coface appoints Abhay Narkar as Vice President and Head of Single Risk, Financial Institutions & Structured Finance in Asia Pacific Region

As Coface positions its business in the Asia Pacific Region for growth we need to ensure that we are driving global and regional collaboration to deliver our global product and sector expertise to provide smart solutions for our customers, as well as to ensure acceptable and smart risk management. In order to do this, we are strengthening and upgrading our coverage in the important segments consisting of solutions for financial institutions, single risk transactions and structured finance.

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11/15/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Mexico’s Economy: more difficult times ahead

In the 2nd Quarter of 2016, seasonally adjusted activity decelerated to 1.5 %, down from 2.5% y/y reported in the previous period. Industry, which shrank by 1.5% q/q, was the main contributor to this weak result, due to the fall in oil production and challenges faced by manufacturing and construction industries. The services sector also slowed during the period, to a growth rate of 2.4% YoY, down from 3.4% for 1Q2016.

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11/08/2016
Corporate news

The first arrow of Abenomics: why is it not working?

Since the launch of Abenomics in early 2013, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has been aggressively easing its monetary policy, commonly known as “the first arrow of Abenomics”. These measures have included the introduction of “Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing (QQE)” in April 2013, the modified “QQE with a Negative Interest Rate” in January 2016 and the most recently announced “QQE with Yield Curve Control”, in September 2016. Just over 3.5 years since its launch, the impact of the first arrow has become less effective, particularly on Japan’s exports and the yen.

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11/03/2016
Corporate news

Coface results at 30 September 2016: Operating trends in line with Fit to Win

Xavier Durand, CEO of Coface, commented: These results are in line with the trends that we highlighted last September at our Investor Day.

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11/02/2016
Corporate news

Franck Marzilli appointed Group Compliance Director of Coface

Effective in December 2016, with the objective of strengthening Coface’s controllership functions in a context of increasing complex and stringent regulations.

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11/02/2016
Corporate news

Pierre Bevierre joins Coface as Group Human Resources Director

Pierre Bevierre, who holds a post-graduate degree (DESS) in Human Resources from Paris Dauphine University, is appointed Group Human Resources Director with effect from January 2017.

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10/19/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Rising Political Risks in Developed Countries: The Sword of Damocles Hangs Over Europe’s Major Economies

Periods of economic crisis naturally lead to heightened political uncertainty and this aspect is crucial in assessing country risks

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10/18/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Further downgrades triggered by the Brexit shock and falling oil revenues

Global growth: stability in developed countries, slight improvements among emerging economies..

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10/17/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Infographics - Is political risk a new threat for the global economy?

European political calendar: crucial deadlines

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10/07/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Latin America: Why are manufacturing exports still lackluster?

Foreign trade is unlikely to be a main contributor to the growth of Latin American economies over the next few years..

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09/30/2016
Corporate news

Coface welcomes Fitch’s decision to affirm its AA- rating

Fitch Ratings issued, on September 29th 2016, a press release on Coface in which the agency affirms the Group’s Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating at 'AA-', Outlook Stable.

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09/27/2016
Corporate news

Coface is awarded Best Trade Credit Insurer in Asia Pacific

Coface is awarded ‘Best trade credit insurer in Asia Pacific’ in 2016 by GTR, marking the second time the firm has won this award. GTR is the world’s leading news source, publisher and event organiser for the global trade, commodity, export and supply chain finance industries, with offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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09/23/2016
Corporate news

Fit to Win plan to transform Coface into the most agile global trade credit partner in the industry, while evolving to a more efficient capital model

Fit to Win 3-year plan financial ambitions

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09/22/2016
Country risk and economic studies

Moroccan company payments survey 2016

Morocco’s growth rate has slowed in 2016, after recording an increase of close to 4.5% in 2015.

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