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Central and Eastern Europe: Political risks on the rise but no impact yet on local businesses

03/29/2018

With the wave of ongoing elections in countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, Central and Eastern Europe is undergoing a major period of change against the background of economic growth that is still strong (...)

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Western Balkans’ accession to EU membership likely to be completed - supported by the region’s strategic importance

05/14/2018

The European Union - Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists see the EU accession as likely to happen, particularly as it would counterbalance Russian and Chinese presence in the region.

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Election season in Latin America: Growing political risks undermine economic activity

05/28/2018

The Coface Political Risk Index takes into consideration various risk aspects: (...)

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Country and sector risks worldwide - 1st quarter 2018

04/17/2018

Now that peak growth has been reached in the United States and Europe, businesses are preparing for supply side constraints and the risk of protectionism

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New Mediterranean trade routes will be through the South and East of the region

04/10/2018

In the Mediterranean, the recent rise in protectionism is starting to transform the vast network of free trade agreements and reshape intra-Mediterranean trade routes. Two new trends are emerging.

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Africa: diminishing reserves increase risks of another crash

04/25/2018

Adversely affected by the slump in raw material prices, most African currencies lost over 20% of their value between 2013 and 2016

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