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Asia Pacific: Corporate payment delay trend stabilized; companies see brighter outlook, but risks and uncertainty remain07/05/2021
Coface’s 2021 Asia Corporate Payment Survey provides insights into the evolution of payment behavior and credit management practices of over 2,500 companies across Asia Pacific during a pandemic year. Respondents came from nine markets (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan) and 13 sectors located in the Asia Pacific region.
The metals used in electric vehicles, such as lithium, cobalt and copper, are at the heart of the revolution currently taking place in the automotive industry. But imbalances between supply and demand are pushing up their prices, even though the market share of electric vehicles remains modest. In its latest analysis, Coface does not foresee any major changes in these price trends over the next two years.
Coface announces new appointment of Christopher Murphy as Regional Head of Mid-Market and Partners, Asia Pacific Region08/02/2021
Coface announces today the appointment of Christopher Murphy as Regional Head of Mid-Market and Partners, Asia Pacific Region, effective August 1, 2021. Based in Hong Kong, Chris will report directly to Hugh Burke, Chief Commercial Officer of Coface for Asia Pacific Region.
Coface announces new appointment of Yasuyo Arihara as Commercial Director of Coface Global Solutions – Japanese Solutions07/29/2021
Coface announces today the appointment of Yasuyo Arihara as Coface Global Solutions – Japanese Solutions Commercial Director with effect from 1st July 2021. Based in Tokyo, Yasuyo reports directly to Shinkichi Hayashi, Global Head of Japanese Solutions.
18 months after the start of the pandemic, access to vaccination is now the main factor setting the pace of people's daily lives and the global economy. GDP growth forecasts for 2021 have been revised upwards (+5.6%), but this is mainly the result of positive surprises from the United States. These improved growth prospects are reflected in world trade: after a 5% decline in volume last year, Coface forecasts an 11% increase for 2021.