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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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    The US: signs of heightening trade credit risk?

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • USA
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction,

    25th June 2019

    Despite solid fundamentals, underpinned by persistently strong household and business confidence, clouds are developing over the U.S. economy.

    Brazil: businesses face challenging economic times

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th June 2019

    The Brazilian economy is going through a significantly challenging phase, which is severely affecting business and consumer sentiment.

    USMCA: trade credit risk worries businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada,
    • Mexico,
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Construction,

    25th June 2019

    Trade credit risk worries businesses more than trade wars.

    Canada: is the economic outlook really less gloomy?

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th June 2019

    The Canadian economy continues to operate near its potential and the composition of growth is more balanced.

    Market Monitor ICT USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Electronics/ICT

    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.

    Market Monitor ICT China 2019

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    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.

    Market Monitor ICT UK 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    Despite the looming Brexit uncertainty, the UK technology sector attracted more venture capital investment in 2018 than any other European country.

    Market Monitor ICT Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    Despite further sales growth most businesses continue to operate on very tight margins due to fierce competition, while equity strength is below average.

    Market Monitor ICT Japan 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Japan
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    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.

    Market Monitor ICT France 2019

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    The currently rather good situation for French ICT businesses could quickly worsen, due to the fast changing and very competitive market environment.

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    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.