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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 Switzerland 2019

    Country report

    • Switzerland
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    Swiss economic growth is expected to slow down in 2019, as external demand from the Eurozone and the US has weakened and investment growth decreases.

    Country report Denmark 2019

    Country report

    • Denmark
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    The Danish economy has regained some of its international competitiveness due to structural reforms that addressed the issue of high labour costs.

    Country report Sweden 2019

    Country report

    • Sweden
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    A potential downside risk to the economic performance could be the high household debt in case of sharp house price decreases and interest rate increases.

    Country report Belgium 2019

    Country report

    • Belgium
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    In 2019 the number of Belgian business insolvencies will still be higher than the levels seen before the start of the global credit crisis in 2008.

    Country report Ireland 2019

    Country report

    • Ireland
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    The Irish economy is expected to grow by about 2.5% in 2019, but remains exposed to ongoing economic uncertainties stemming from the Brexit decision.

    Country report Spain 2019

    Country report

    • Spain
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    Household consumption is sustained by rising employment, higher wages and low interest rates, while lower financing costs support business investments.

    Country report The Netherlands 2019

    Country report

    • Netherlands
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    In 2019 Dutch export performance is impacted by lower demand from France and Germany, the ongoing Brexit issue and increased global trade uncertainty.

    Country report Italy 2019

    Country report

    • Italy
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    Due to economic stagnation, political uncertainty and tighter credit conditions business insolvencies are forecast to increase by more than 5% in 2019.

    Country report United Kingdom 2019

    Country report

    • United Kingdom
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    British business insolvencies are expected to increase by more than 5% in 2019, mainly affecting businesses active in the construction and retail sectors.

    Country report France 2019

    Country report

    • France
    • General economic

    28th May 2019

    With more than 55,000 business failures expected in 2019, the number of insolvencies will still be as high as during the start of the 2008 credit crisis.

    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.