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Challenging times for homebuilders and real estate companies


Construction and real estate sectors are among the most cyclical sectors. Sensitive to changes in the labour market, prices in commodities and, first and foremost, the interest rate environment and accessibility of credit, they are currently under strain. And things are unlikely to get any better in 2024.

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2024: a pivotal year, in Coface Country and Sector Risk Barometer – Q4 2023


After a somewhat turbulent 2023, which ultimately turned out much better than expected, 2024 is shaping up to be as decisive as it is uncertain, both in (geo)political terms, with more than 60 national elections - presidential and/or legislative - and in economic terms, with risks mounting on a still slowing global economy.

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Coface announces today the expansion of its Asia Pacific Region Economic Research team


Coface has expanded its Asia Pacific economic research team and today announced the appointment of Junyu Tan as Regional Economist for North Asia. Junyu is stationed in Hong Kong reporting to Bernard Aw, Chief Economist of Coface for Asia Pacific Region.

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Unraveling the Top 4 Risks in International Business


Venturing into the global market presents a lucrative opportunity for companies to boost their earnings and tap into new customer bases. Nevertheless, this endeavor is not without its obstacles. Engaging in international trade introduces various risks to businesses, ranging from logistical issues to economic uncertainties. Failure to anticipate and address these challenges can significantly affect the overall cash flow of a company involved in overseas exporting. Learn more on how trade credit insurance can mitigate risks in international business...

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Xavier Durand: “We’re seeing a wall of debt coming up with substantial due dates in 2025”


In this second part of his interview, Xavier Durand shares his vision of the role of credit insurance in challenging times and the consequences of CSR policies on businesses.

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