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One of the main takeaways of this year’s survey is that payment behaviour has become slightly more restrictive: with a gas-crisis on the horizon, fewer companies are offering payment terms (71%) compared to last year (74%).
Christiane von Berg, our economist for the Northern Europe region, details the payment terms and expectations of companies in Germany.
Asian companies face rising credit risks despite shorter payment delays. The Coface 2022 Asia Corporate Payment Survey was conducted between November 2021 and February 2022. It covered almost 2,800 companies from nine markets and 13 sectors located in the Asia-Pacific region.Mehr Informationen
Four months after the start of hostilities in Ukraine, what initial lessons can be drawn ? As the horizon continues to darken, the risks are naturally bearish and no scenario can be ruled out. Read our full publication.Mehr Informationen
Medium and long-term knock-on effects of the war in Europe on global sectors trends: will there be resilient sectors?
In the short run, all sectors for which Coface publishes sector risk assessments in six regions worldwide will be impacted by the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Which ones would be the most resilient sectors? Read our full study now!Mehr Informationen
Coface’s China Corporate Payment Survey 2022, in which 1,000 companies participated, shows that fewer firms encountered payment delays in 2021, but those that did reported longer periods of overdue payments than in the previous year.Mehr Informationen
Insolvency trends in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region have been subject to various economic conditions, support measures and legal changes over the last two years. Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic that triggered the economic downturn and officially implemented lockdowns brought concerns not only for the macroeconomic activity but also the companies’ payment liquidity.Mehr Informationen
Poland Corporate Payment Survey 2022: Return to normality – unwinding support programs, longer payment delays. The sixth edition of Coface’s survey on payment experience in Poland was carried out in November and December 2021 with 331 companies participating in the study.Mehr Informationen
Morocco Corporate Payment Survey: shortened payment delays in 2021. During the second quarter of 2021, Coface conducted its fifth survey on the payment behaviour of 380 companies in Morocco, with the objective to monitor the evolution of payment terms and delays.Mehr Informationen
More than 18 months after the global recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic started, the economic recovery continues. This trend owes much to progress in the vaccine rollout over the summer, particularly in advanced economies, allowing for the easing of mobility restrictions.Mehr Informationen
In the COVID-19 aftermath, Latin American exports towards China should continue to gain ground at the United States’ expense
The trade relationship between China and Latin America has expanded considerably over the past two decades, gradually standing out (compared to the United States) as an important market for the region’s exports.Mehr Informationen
The COVID-19 pandemic affected global retail activity through social distancing measures and store closures. Our Focus looks at varying effects across segments, as well as the outlook for the global retail sector.Mehr Informationen
While the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to the resurgence of social movements, a new wave is on the horizon. The resurgence of mass protests, which had already been strong since 2017, mainly in emerging countries, is expected to accelerate again.Mehr Informationen
For the second consecutive year, although Germany experienced a strong recession, the number and duration of payment delays in the country both decreased. Learn more in the fifth edition of our Germany Corporate Payment Survey.Mehr Informationen
Metals used in electric vehicles are in high demand, as these cars at the forefront of a revolution in the automotive industry. Stringent regulations, States' support schemes, and customers' willingness to buy and own EV are bolstering demand for these vehicles. However, imbalances between supply and demand are pushing prices higher, while EV market shares have not overtaken that of traditional engines.Mehr Informationen
More companies in Asia Pacific offered credit facilities in 2020 as competition intensified amid the challenging economic conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, firms had different responses to credit management despite facing similar economic shocks. Find out about them in our latest publication on Asia Pacific.
The cultural changes the pandemic has brought will continue to shape the economy for years to come. Among these, the normalization of remote work is one of the most consequential. If it can be done from home, could it be done from abroad?
Check the risks and opportunities of virtual offshoring in our latest Focus by Marcos Carias our economist for Southern Europe and Coline Louis, Junior Economist.