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Trade credit insurance to the rescue in Hong Kong

Payment Practices Barometer

  • Hong Kong
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,

20th May 2019

The use of trade credit in B2B transactions enhances financial flexibility and mitigates negative effects of increased global competition for Hong Kong's large enterprises and SMEs.

Practical Trading Information

Credit-to-Cash briefings, Export Practice papers and the quarterly updated Atradius Risk Map present information on areas that can affect trade.

Industry Performance Forecast

An at-a-glance summary graphic of the business performance and credit risk situation of key industries in major markets.

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    Country Report Russia 2019

    Country report

    • Russia
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    Insolvencies are rising, and structural weaknesses and the negative impact of sanctions on productivity and investment weigh on the economic expansion.

    Country Report Turkey 2019

    Country report

    • Turkey
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    Due to the recent economic downturn the credit risk situation of some major industries has deteriorated, and insolvencies are expected to increase.

    Country Report Poland 2019

    Country report

    • Poland
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    Worries over the impact of adverse external factors like US import tariffs and the Brexit decision on Polish export and investment growth remain.

    Country Report Greece 2019

    Country report

    • Greece
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    In 2020 household consumption is expected to accelerate, sustained by further decreasing unemployment, low inflation, and a minimum wage increase.

    Country Report Czech Republic 2019

    Country report

    • Czech Republic
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    The economy is highly integrated into international value chains, making it vulnerable to major foreign trade losses, especially in the automotive sector.

    Country Report Hungary 2019

    Country report

    • Hungary
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    The forint remains vulnerable to international investors’ sentiment due to the elevated external and public debt levels and institutional issues.

    Country Report Slovakia 2019

    Country report

    • Slovakia
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    As the economy is reliant on automotive-related exports to the Eurozone, especially to Germany, it is vulnerable to adverse developments in the industry.

    Country Report Romania 2019

    Country report

    • Romania
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    The currency is subject to some volatility, and the country is vulnerable to capital outflows should there be adverse internal or external developments.

    Country Report Bulgaria 2019

    Country report

    • Bulgaria
    • General economic

    15th October 2019

    Political instability remains an issue for the long-term economic growth prospects, while corruption and red tape still hamper the business environment.

    MENA Country Report UAE 2019

    Country report

    • United Arab Emirates
    • General economic

    1st October 2019

    Despite a modest economic rebound the business performance and credit risk situation of several industries remains strained, especially in Dubai.

    Disclaimer

    The statements made herein are provided solely for general informational purposes and should not be relied upon for any purpose. Please refer to the actual policy or the relevant product or services agreement for the governing terms. Nothing herein should be construed to create any right, obligation or responsibility on the part of Atradius, including any obligation to conduct due diligence of buyers or on your behalf. If Atradius does conduct due diligence on any buyer it is for its own underwriting purposes and not for the benefit of the insured or any other person. Additionally, in no event shall Atradius and its related, affiliated and subsidiary companies be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the statements made information herein.