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United States: Stimulus plan paves the way for record trade deficit

04/20/2021

As the world's largest importer, and second largest exporter of manufactured goods, the United States has had a trade deficit since the early 1970s. Using an analysis based on historical estimates of a potential trade balance, Coface estimates that the deficit could grow by 56 billion dollars as a result of the stimulus plan.

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The paradox of corporate insolvencies in Europe: miracle and mirage

03/16/2021

In 2020, and even if the real impact of the COVID-19 crisis remains uncertain, the number of insolvencies actually fell in all major European economies. According to our research, the gap between the expected deterioration of the companies’ financial health and the number of insolvencies suggests that there is a high number of “hidden insolvencies” that have been postponed, rather than prevented.

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Coface Barometer Q4 2020 - An uneven recovery

02/09/2021

In its latest quarterly Barometer and on the occasion of the publication of the country and sector risk guide, Coface highlights an uneven recovery across countries, sectors of activity and income levels.

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Attend our 25th Country Risk Conference 8-10 february

01/21/2021

This year at our Country Risk Conference: 3 round tables to embrace the new business risks in a post-covid world.

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Coface Barometer: From a massive shock to a diversified recovery

06/18/2020

Coface forecasts that the recession in 2020 (a 4.4% drop in world GDP) will be stronger than that of 2009. Despite the recovery expected in 2021 (+5.1%) – assuming there is no second wave of the coronavirus pandemic – GDP would remain 2 to 5 points lower in the United States, the eurozone, Japan, and the United Kingdom, when compared to 2019 levels.

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