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Compagnie Francaise D’assurance Pour Le Commerce Exterieur

Euro-zone crisis has exporters ducking for cover

It's not just the banks suffering in the euro-zone crisis - it has left a growing number of European firms unable to settle trades with Asian exporters, and credit insurers facing a sharp rise in claims caused by the defaults.

Monday, 23 July, 2012, 12:00am

Mainland firms fear credit crunch

A third of mainland companies surveyed by credit insurer Coface say one of their biggest concerns this year is that many firms may have difficulty getting bank loans.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Coface lowers risk outlook of Greece, Cyprus

The strength of companies in Europe and the United States is deteriorating, says French credit insurer Coface Group, which has placed eight developed countries on 'negative watch' and downgraded its risk assessments for Greece and Cyprus.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fiscal rollback puts firms on edge

A gradual withdrawal of fiscal stimulus by the central government would be the biggest factor affecting private businesses in the country this year, credit insurance expert Coface said yesterday.

Coface chief economist Yves Zlotowski said private companies' concerns over a stimulus rollback trumped factors such as yuan appreciation, weakening exports and wage increases.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tighter credit tipped to put pinch on metal producers

Credit tightening policies are expected to pinch mainland companies this year, but metal producers will probably be hurt the most, according to a credit specialist.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Events

Today: American Chamber of Commerce: 'Are you hiring the same person as the one on the CV?'. AmCham office, Bank of America Tower.

Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'UK Bribery Act 2010'. Hong Kong Club.

French Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Tianjin - A landmark transaction to create a world-class port'. Foreign Correspondents' Club.

17 May 2010 - 12:00am

Risk of default seen in private-sector firms

French credit rating agency and credit insurer Coface said signs of recovery are already perceptible in the mainland economy but the risk of private-sector companies defaulting on payments was still evident.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Payment defaults rise sharply, say firms

Payment delays and defaults experienced by Hong Kong companies rose sharply in the second half of last year and are expected to continue increasing as the financial crisis affects buyers' ability to pay for orders, a survey has found.

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Labour law 'hurting manufacturers'

Some manufacturers and economists said a controversial labour contract law aggravated an already difficult operating environment, and was one of the worst state policies.

28 May 2008 - 12:00am

Events

Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The future development of Reits in Hong Kong'. Hong Kong Club.

British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Small tips for small businesses: Effective e-newsletters - What, when, how, why ...?' British Consulate-General.

American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Win in China or lose everywhere'. Bank of America Tower.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

Events

Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The future development of Reits in Hong Kong'. Hong Kong Club.

British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Small tips for small businesses: Effective e-newsletters - What, when, how, why ...?'

American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Win in China or lose everywhere'. Bank of America Tower.

26 May 2008 - 12:00am

Events

Today: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Theory of constraints - Maximising profits by managing your limits'.

United Centre.

Tuesday, May 27: British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Small tips for small businesses: Effective e-newsletters - What, when, how, why ...?'

British consulate-general.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

Economy expected to stay robust

The outlook for Hong Kong's economy is likely to stay healthy as it rides on the coattails of the mainland's robust growth, credit insurer Coface said.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Economy expected to track mainland growth

The outlook for Hong Kong's economy is likely to stay healthy as it rides on the coattails of the mainland's robust growth, credit insurer Coface said.

26 May 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Shippings/Importers' need for a 'turnkey logistics solution''. American Club.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Victoria Harbour: Front yard or junk yard?'. FCC.

Australian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'The humble Octopus card - Leading a revolution in how people buy'. Club Lusitano.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

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