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Country and Sector Risk Barometer Q3 2023: Macroeconomics put to the test by microeconomic deterioration10/24/2023
All the leading indicators point to a sharp slowdown in activity in North America and the Eurozone towards the end of the year, and the recovery of the Chinese economy has rapidly collided with structural weaknesses and a lack of confidence among households and businesses. In this context, we have modified 7 country risk assessments (2 upgrades and 5 downgrades) and 33 sector risk assessments (17 upgrades and 16 downgrades).
More in our latest barometer.
Construction and real estate sectors are among the most cyclical sectors. Sensitive to changes in the labour market, prices in commodities and, first and foremost, the interest rate environment and accessibility of credit, they are currently under strain. And things are unlikely to get any better in 2024.
After a somewhat turbulent 2023, which ultimately turned out much better than expected, 2024 is shaping up to be as decisive as it is uncertain, both in (geo)political terms, with more than 60 national elections - presidential and/or legislative - and in economic terms, with risks mounting on a still slowing global economy.
Coface has expanded its Asia Pacific economic research team and today announced the appointment of Junyu Tan as Regional Economist for North Asia. Junyu is stationed in Hong Kong reporting to Bernard Aw, Chief Economist of Coface for Asia Pacific Region.
Venturing into the global market presents a lucrative opportunity for companies to boost their earnings and tap into new customer bases. Nevertheless, this endeavor is not without its obstacles. Engaging in international trade introduces various risks to businesses, ranging from logistical issues to economic uncertainties. Failure to anticipate and address these challenges can significantly affect the overall cash flow of a company involved in overseas exporting. Learn more on how trade credit insurance can mitigate risks in international business...