8th November 2018
The bright outlook presented in May has proven true but clouds are quickly gathering on the horizon. In an increasingly uncertain environment, there is no room for policy mistakes.
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16th July 2019
Should the Sino-US trade dispute continue or even escalate, US petrochemical businesses would face unfriendly market conditions with falling prices.
The repercussions of the trade dispute with the US have been limited so far, but several US-export dependent SMEs could fail should the dispute continue.
Profitability of businesses is generally high in this sector, but Brexit poses a downside risk for businesses profitability and payment behaviour.
Due to the more difficult market environment and decreasing sales, we have recently downgraded the sector performance outlook from “Excellent” to “Good”.
Performance is affected by slowdown in demand from automotive, uncertainty about Italian fiscal policy and the trade dispute between the US and China.
The Brazilian agrichemicals sector remains very susceptible to sudden changes in climate conditions, market prices and exchange rate fluctuations.
In the medium- to long-term low-cost competitors from Asia and the Middle East could seriously challenge Singapore's export-oriented chemicals industry.
The plastics segment is impacted by environmental awareness and stricter regulations, which could negatively affect businesses in the near future.
9th July 2019
The EU continues to buck the international protectionist trend, signing two historic trade agreements.
Payment Practices Barometer
25th June 2019
Although Mexico is well-positioned to withstand shocks, as its external finances remain strong, the country’s economic outlook is weakening.
Despite solid fundamentals, underpinned by persistently strong household and business confidence, clouds are developing over the U.S. economy.
The Brazilian economy is going through a significantly challenging phase, which is severely affecting business and consumer sentiment.
Trade credit risk worries businesses more than trade wars.
The Canadian economy continues to operate near its potential and the composition of growth is more balanced.
18th June 2019
Despite healthy growth in many ICT segments, stiff competition is leading to low pricing and margin compression for distributors and retailers alike.
A major increase in insolvencies is not expected for the time being, but cannot be ruled out should the trade dispute with the US further escalate.
Despite the looming Brexit uncertainty, the UK technology sector attracted more venture capital investment in 2018 than any other European country.
Despite further sales growth most businesses continue to operate on very tight margins due to fierce competition, while equity strength is below average.
An economic slowdown in China triggered by the Sino-US trade dispute would surely lead to lower demand for ICT exports to China and to other parts of Asia.
The currently rather good situation for French ICT businesses could quickly worsen, due to the fast changing and very competitive market environment.