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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 ICT Italy 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    The Italian ICT wholesalers and retail segment is negatively impacted by stiff competition, high pressure on margins and liquidity management issues.

    Market Monitor ICT India 2019

    Market Monitor

    • India
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    ICT continues to be characterised by stiff competition and cheap imports causing pricing pressures, especially for smaller IT resellers and distributors.

    Market Monitor ICT Taiwan 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Taiwan
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    The recent escalation of the Sino-US trade dispute and the US restrictions on suppliers to Huawei will surely affect certain Taiwanese ICT businesses.

    Market Monitor ICT Spain 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    The profit margins of many Spanish ICT wholesale and retail businesses remain tight, which is mainly due to high competition in terms of sales prices.

    Market Monitor ICT Netherlands 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    While ICT distributors are becoming larger, many smaller companies are changing their business models towards a more IT service-oriented approach.

    Market Monitor ICT Australia 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    Payment experience over the past two years has been good and the level of protracted payments and insolvencies remains low compared to other industries.

    Market Monitor ICT UAE 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Electronics/ICT

    18th June 2019

    The domestic ICT market remains affected by stiff competition, declining margins, low entry barriers, lack of bank support and slow economic growth.

    Trade war risks grinding global trade growth to a halt

    Economic research

    • China,
    • USA
    • General economic

    11th June 2019

    World trade growth stagnated in Q1 amid the escalating trade war. While we expect some recovery in 2019, further escalation of the trade war could grind growth to a halt.

    European elections 2019

    Economic research

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • General economic

    29th May 2019

    European pro-trade policy likely to stay in place after the European elections

    Country report Austria 2019

    Country report

    • Austria
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    In 2019 Austrian economic growth is expected to decelerate after a robust performance in 2018, mainly due to weaker external demand and lower investment.

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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.