Main lessons from the 2011 Country Risk Conference held in Paris
TRADE LINE issue 16
Worldwide growth should be robust in 2011. But how can we analyse its driving forces and risks? Between the United States, where the recovery is hiding the weaknesses of an economic model that is overly based on debt, Europe, weakened by its heavy public debt and eroded competitiveness, and the emerging countries whose dynamism is continuing but needs to find new balances, decision-makers more than ever need reliable decryption and analyses to find their way.
As it has done annually for the last 14 years, the Country Risk Conference in Paris was an opportunity for Coface to share its expertise on developments in the business environment in France and on the international scene. At this day-long event, renowned French and foreign economists, business leaders, bankers and academics held debates and presented their vision for the year 2011, which should be rich in opportunities but also uncertainties, as the cards are being redistributed on the economic, monetary, commercial and geostrategic fronts.