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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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    Market Monitor chemicals USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Should the Sino-US trade dispute continue or even escalate, US petrochemical businesses would face unfriendly market conditions with falling prices.

    Market Monitor chemicals China 2019

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    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.

    Market Monitor chemicals United Kingdom 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Profitability of businesses is generally high in this sector, but Brexit poses a downside risk for businesses profitability and payment behaviour.

    Market Monitor chemicals Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Due to the more difficult market environment and decreasing sales, we have recently downgraded the sector performance outlook from “Excellent” to “Good”.

    Market Monitor chemicals Italy 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    Performance is affected by slowdown in demand from automotive, uncertainty about Italian fiscal policy and the trade dispute between the US and China.

    Market Monitor chemicals Brazil 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    The Brazilian agrichemicals sector remains very susceptible to sudden changes in climate conditions, market prices and exchange rate fluctuations.

    Market Monitor chemicals Singapore 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Singapore
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    In the medium- to long-term low-cost competitors from Asia and the Middle East could seriously challenge Singapore's export-oriented chemicals industry.

    Market Monitor chemicals Spain 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    16th July 2019

    The plastics segment is impacted by environmental awareness and stricter regulations, which could negatively affect businesses in the near future.

    EU moving forward with free trade deals

    Economic research

    • Argentina,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    9th July 2019

    The EU continues to buck the international protectionist trend, signing two historic trade agreements.

    Mexico: weaker growth, stronger credit risk perception

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Mexico
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th June 2019

    Although Mexico is well-positioned to withstand shocks, as its external finances remain strong, the country’s economic outlook is weakening.

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