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Are corporate balance sheets in Spain and Italy ready for the covid-19 shock?

Although the second quarter of 2020 is shaping up to be the most challenging period of the year, there are now good reasons to think that the road to recovery will be long and arduous. Despite immediate tax deferrals, liquidity

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It’s never been more important to really know your customers

As the lockdown restrictions ease, the Government has given more businesses the green light to start operating again, provided they can observe the necessary social distancing and infection control measures.

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Focus: corporate insolvencies in Europe – June 2020

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are of unprecedented scale in Europe. The double shock of supply and demand has resulted in the halting – at least partially – of production in many companies due to the

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Country & sector risk barometer: Q2 2020 quarterly update

A few weeks after the first containment easing measures, economic activity seems to be picking up in most European countries. However, about two months after China, this gradual and partial recovery will not erase the effects of

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HMG Support Scheme

Coface UK welcomes the announcement made by Her Majesty’s Government over a scheme that will support UK businesses through credit insurance. This agreement comes after weeks of intense discussions with the HMG and the Association

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China payment survey 2020

Coface’s 2020 China Corporate Payment Survey looks at the payment behaviour of over 1,000 companies in China in late 2019. The data was compiled in the fourth quarter, which means that the figures do not take into account the

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Five risks of emerging from lockdown

Compounding the tragic loss of life and the impact on our physical and mental health, the coronavirus has exacted a painful toll on livelihoods and the economy.

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World Trade: despite a sudden interruption, global value chains still have a bright future

The global recession is expected to coincide with a sharp decline in international trade this year, especially as international trade tends to decline more than GDP in times of crisis.

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The Government Guarantee for Trade Credit Insurance 13 May 2020

Many may have seen the welcomed announcement by the Government on their intended support to the UK Credit Insurance Industry. We are actively participating with the ABI and government representatives but it is difficult to

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