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Impact of lower international oil prices on Latin America

03/04/2015

Latin America is a major producer of commodities and the recent drop in oil prices is impacting the region’s countries in different ways. Which countries could benefit from lower international quotations - and why are others negatively impacted?

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Coface posts 2014 results in line with objectives and proposes distribution of €0.48 per share (1)

02/18/2015

We are pleased to publish full-year results in line with our expectations. Our innovative product offering, appropriate distribution channels, extensive international presence and prudent risk management have all contributed to the significant improvement in our results.

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Latin America - Growth picking up for Pacific countries

01/26/2015

Three decades ago, Latin America was associated with negative terms such as ‘dictatorship’, ‘debt crises’ and ‘high inflation’. Over the years, the region has begun to be associated with economic growth, the new middle class, poverty reduction and controlled inflation.

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Turkey: Depreciation in exchange rates and sluggish domestic demand affect corporate payment performance

01/27/2015

Disclosure of the exit strategy by FED Chairman Ben Bernanke in May 2013 triggered a new period marked by a change in the risk perception towards developing economies in financial markets. Turkey entered this period with a high current accounts deficit, a production sector substantially dependent on imports and three successive elections.

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Middle East and North Africa region: What progress after the “Arab Spring”?

01/27/2015

After a period of political and social turmoil, the economic activity is gaining strength in the Middle East and North Africa region. The growth is expected to stand at 2.6 percent in 2014 and to accelerate to 3.2 percent in 2015 on the back of global economic recovery and preliminary signs of political consensus in some countries of the region. However the growth performance will continue to stand below the 2000-2010 average of 5.4 percent.

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Polish insolvencies stop rising - but for how long?

11/20/2014

The insolvency statistics for Polish companies reflect an improvement during the first half of 2014. In total 402 companies declared bankruptcy, representing a decrease of 11.5% compared to the same period in 2013.

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    Corporate overdue payments in China at high levels: 80% of corporates affected in 2014 (04/03/2015)

    A new Coface survey on corporate credit risk management in China reveals that 8 out of 10 corporates experienced overdue payments in 2014. Coface, a leading global credit insurance group, forecasts that GDP growth will slow down to 7% in 2015 (vs 7.4% in 2014). As corporates are still facing the challenges of high leverage, the high cost of financing and low profitability (driven by overcapacity), it is expected that non-payments will not improve in the short term...Read more about the press release