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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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    Cyprus country update October 2019

    Economic research

    • General economic

    22nd October 2019

    Cyprus's economy is on solid ground but crisis legacies persist.

    Ireland: default risk soars on vague economic outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Ireland
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    Ireland’s highly open economy is cooling off and demand in export markets is set to remain weak while the domestic economy faces increasing capacity constraints and lower government spending.

    UK: insolvencies increase as risk climate deteriorates

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Kingdom
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    The UK is facing the highest increase in insolvencies in 2019 and 2020 in Western Europe.

    Italy: insolvencies again on the rise after some years

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    In Italy, business insolvencies are expected to increase in 2019, by about 4%. This is due to economic stagnation, increased political uncertainty and tighter credit conditions.

    Germany: increase in late payments worries businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Germany
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Consumer Durables,

    22nd October 2019

    Economic growth in Germany is expected to cool to 0.6% in 2019 down from 1.6% one year ago.

    Netherlands: how businesses react to payment defaults?

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Netherlands
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd October 2019

    GDP growth in the Netherlands is expected to slow to 1.7% in 2019. After several years of sharp decreases in insolvencies, this year is likely to mark a turning point.

    Western Europe: businesses' financial stability at risk

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Construction,

    22nd October 2019

    As economic growth decelerates, and the manufacturing sector struggles amid lower global trade, Western Europe expects to close the year with a 2.7% increase in insolvencies.

    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.

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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.