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Market Monitor Metals and Steel Canada 2019

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  • Canada
  • Metals,
  • Steel

26th November 2019

The sector benefits from the lift of US import tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium, with profit margins of steel businesses expected to improve again.

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    Australia: businesses brace for an insolvency surge

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Australia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Why strategic credit management becomes paramount as Australia prepares to face an upward trend in trade credit risk.

    Taiwan: export-focused businesses express caution

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Taiwan
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    16th June 2021

    The negative impact on global trade caused by the pandemic has undoubtedly had an effect on Taiwan’s export-driven economy. This may explain why businesses express caution about the coming months.

    Singapore: signs of market stress among businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Singapore
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Many more businesses in Singapore than in the rest of Asia expressed liquidity concerns over the coming months.

    China: use of credit insurance on the rise

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Businesses polled in China plan to mitigate customer credit risk associated with B2B trade through a more frequent use of trade credit insurance over the next months.

    Hong Kong: businesses brace for challenges ahead

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hong Kong
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    16th June 2021

    Hong Kong businesses brace for challenges as they begin to emerge from a tough period of economic contraction.

    UAE: DSO upward trend worries businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Due to increased costs of managing accounts receivable and a spike in late payments, most of the businesses in the United Arab Emirates are concerned about cash flow levels going forward.

    Indonesia: businesses hit hard by B2B late payments

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Indonesia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Indonesia’s more liberal trade credit policies in the year following the outbreak of the pandemic have led to an increase in late payments.

    Asia: half of all credit sales overdue during pandemic

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China,
    • Hong Kong,
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    One year into the pandemic, businesses polled in Asia told us they experienced serious setbacks to growth and needed to take several measures to face the changed economic and trade circumstances.

    Country Report France - June 2021

    Country report

    • France
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    14th June 2021

    French industries performance: upgrades for some sectors, but the credit risk for many businesses in key industries remains high.

    Brexit disrupts UK-EU trade

    Economic research

    • United Kingdom
    • General economic

    10th June 2021

    UK trade is facing a double whammy from Brexit and Covid-19, putting particular strain on trade with the EU.

    Country Report Italy - June 2021

    Country report

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    3rd June 2021

    Italian economy: the 2021 rebound has led to industry performance upgrades, but the outlook for some major sectors remains subdued for the time being.

    Climate change and its impact on country risk

    Economic research

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    27th May 2021

    Climate change raises country risk, but offers business opportunities as well.

    Country Report Germany - May 2021

    Country report

    • Germany
    • General economic

    27th May 2021

    German industries performance: metals and steel up one notch, but still elevated credit risk for many automotive and machines businesses.

    Country Report South Africa - May 2021

    Country report

    • South Africa
    • General economic

    26th May 2021

    The square of the circle? Spending needed to tackle unemployment and housing issues, while fiscal curbing is urgent to avoid further rating downgrades.

    Country Report Chile - May 2021

    Country report

    • Chile
    • General economic

    11th May 2021

    The Chilean business environment remains one of the best in the region, but increased policy uncertainty could weigh on the economic outlook.

    Country Report UAE - May 2021

    Country report

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Construction,
    • General economic ,

    4th May 2021

    Ongoing rebound, but the credit risk situation of several industries remains strained, in particular in the construction and service sectors.

    Country Report Morocco - April 2021

    Country report

    • Morocco
    • General economic

    14th April 2021

    The economy is forecast to grow about 5% this year. The scope of recovery in Europe as Morocco’s main export market is playing a pivotal role.

    Israel - UAE trade normalisation

    Economic research

    • United Arab Emirates
    • General economic

    1st April 2021

    The recent normalisation of diplomatic and trade relations between Israel and the UAE will unlock mutual trade opportunities

    Country Report Indonesia March 2021

    Country report

    • Indonesia
    • General economic

    30th March 2021

    An economic rebound of more than 4% expected in 2021, but vulnerability to to global financial market turmoil remains an issue

    2021: A turn of the tide in insolvencies

    Economic research

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    24th March 2021

    As fiscal support is gradually phased out, global corporate insolvencies are forecast to increase by 26% in 2021

    Country Report Poland March 2021

    Country report

    • Poland
    • General economic

    18th March 2021

    Poland's economy: a solid 3.8% growth outlook in 2021 and rebound of some industries, while credit risk for transport, retail and services remains high

    Country Report China March 2021

    Country report

    • China
    • General economic

    9th March 2021

    China's economy: a strong rebound forecast in 2021, but ongoing Sino-US trade disputes and increasing political strains with the US remain a downside risk

    Country Report Russia March 2021

    Country report

    • Russia
    • General economic

    4th March 2021

    Major structural weaknesses weigh on growth prospects

    Country Report Mexico, March 2021

    Country report

    • Mexico
    • General economic

    4th March 2021

    Only a modest economic rebound expected in 2021 after a steep recession last year

    Country Report USA 2021

    Country report

    • USA
    • General economic

    8th February 2021

    A robust economic rebound expected in 2021, but major downside risks remain

    Global Economic Outlook - February 2021

    Economic research

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    4th February 2021

    As several vaccines have been approved and are being rolled out, we expect the global economy to rebound in 2021

    Promising markets for 2021

    Economic research

    • Chile,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    1st February 2021

    After the Covid-19 pandemic sent a shockwave to the global economy, we are looking at new hope as economies are gradually reopening

    Country Report India 2021

    Country report

    • India
    • General economic

    21st January 2021

    The repercussions of coronavirus have hit an already weakening economy.

    Latin America: one of the worst affected by Covid-19

    Economic research

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    22nd December 2020

    Heavy dependence on informal labour markets and tourism exacerbates the Covid-19 shock

    Decoupling of economies affects Asian trade development

    Economic research

    • China,
    • India,
    • General economic

    9th December 2020

    Asia coped relatively well with the Covid-19 pandemic and an economic recovery is expected in 2021, though with several challenges to trade in the region

    Country Report Bulgaria 2020

    Country report

    • Bulgaria
    • General economic

    2nd December 2020

    Recession softened by fiscal and monetary measures

    MENA economic growth engine falters - refuel or renew

    Economic research

    • Algeria,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    1st December 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic and an oil price slump are a double blow to economies in the Middle East and North Africa

    Slovakia: late payments and costs cloud 2021 outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Slovakia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    More businesses in Slovakia reported a negative impact on profitability than anywhere else in Eastern Europe.

    Hungary: businesses expect economy to improve in 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hungary
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th November 2020

    Despite COVID-induced economic crisis, business confidence remains upbeat moving into 2021.

    Czech Republic: trade credit slashed during pandemic

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Czech Republic
    • Agriculture,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    25th November 2020

    Prior to the pandemic, trade credit was used in more than 80% of B2B sales in the Czech Republic. After the virus brought most of the world to a standstill, this plummeted to about 50%.

    Poland: trade credit grows amid 2021 business optimism

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Poland
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Despite a massive increase in overdue receivables due to the pandemic, Polish industry is largely upbeat about the outlook for 2021.

    Greece: companies cautious on credit but upbeat in 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Greece
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    COVID-19 and the following recession have had a significant impact on economies throughout the world. Greece was not the exception.

    Sweden: open for business and fairly confident

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Sweden
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Sweden has followed its own path during the COVID-19 pandemic and, although more people are working from home than before, the country has avoided the lockdowns seen elsewhere in Europe.

    Ireland: 2021 optimism prevails over cash flow stress

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Ireland
    • Agriculture,
    • Construction,

    25th November 2020

    Despite negative impacts of the pandemic, businesses in Ireland remain upbeat

    Bulgaria: pandemic late payments cloud 2021 outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    The economic growth that Bulgaria had been enjoying last year stalled with the onset of the COVID-19 induced recession. Ongoing economic challenges are causing stress for Bulgaria-based businesses.

    Italy: trade credit increasingly used to grow sales

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    The COVID-19 economic downturn has had a great impact on businesses in Italy. The country endured one of the longest and most stringent lockdowns in Europe.

    Spain: maintaining cash flow is major concern for 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Spain
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    Widespread use of credit insurance, combined with anti-insolvency support and legislation, has helped insulate many businesses from the more negative economic impacts of the pandemic.

    Austria: businesses confident in 2021 domestic economy

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Most businesses in Austria express confidence in 2021 domestic economy

    Romania: cost containment is 2021 business concern

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Romania
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    The 2020 forecast downturn in Romania’s economy suddenly accelerated under the lockdown conditions imposed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

    България: платежно поведение при панедмия 2021-облачно

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    The economic growth that Bulgaria had been enjoying last year stalled with the onset of the COVID-19 induced recession. Ongoing economic challenges are causing stress for Bulgaria-based businesses.

    UK: businesses upbeat despite 2021 economic challenges

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Kingdom
    • Agriculture,
    • Construction,

    25th November 2020

    Late payments have surged by more than 80% in the UK following the onset of the pandemic and the subsequent recession

    France: customer relations set business tone for 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • France
    • Agriculture,
    • Construction,

    25th November 2020

    Businesses polled in France reported working more closely with B2B customers to develop a proactive approach to credit

    Switzerland: businesses downbeat over global outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Switzerland
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Credit policies remain fairly constant as business continues growth commitments

    The Netherlands: 2021 optimism prevails despite COVID

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Netherlands
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    2020 has been a time of unprecedented uncertainty for businesses in the Netherlands, and 2021 still poses many unanswered questions

    Belgium: businesses cautiously optimistic about 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Belgium
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Signs of economic stress visible, although business confidence in Belgium remains fairly strong

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