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Eurozone economic slowdown: Evidence from Coface’s activity indicators

10/21/2019

Since the start of 2019, the signals warning of a slowdown in world growth have multiplied. While all economists agree on this downward trend, following the cyclical peak reached in 2017, there is now a question mark as to the scale of this slowdown, especially in the eurozone. While some commentators are suggesting the likelihood of a recession in 2020, most economists are predicting “only” a slight downturn.

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Global outlook for the agri-food sector within a protectionist environment

10/22/2019

The agri-food sector (alongside the ICT sector), has been at the heart of the global trade war, aggravated by the fact that China’s retaliation measures have often targeted US soybean imports. As a consequence, the US agri-food sector, notably American soybean exporters are negatively impacted by this situation.

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Global economy in 2020: general slowdown despite the action of central banks

10/21/2019

As usual, many political events marked the summer: another episode of the Argentine exchange rate crisis, an unexpected change of government in Italy, major demonstrations in Hong Kong and Russia, an ever more challenging continuation of the “Brexit” process and an attack on oil installations in Saudi Arabia.

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Country risk assessment map - october 2019

10/21/2019

New edition of the country risk map. Consult, download and print the map of the 161 countries assessed by Coface.

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