28th March 2019
China´s economic growth is forecast to slow down to 6% while downside risks have increased and business insolvencies will increase further in 2019
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Payment Practices Barometer
20th May 2019
Businesses in Singapore expect DSO to deteriorate over the coming months. Read the complete overview of corporate payment practices by sector.
Taiwanese businesses are the least inclined in the Asia Pacific to sell on credit. Get your copy of the latest payment practices barometer and find out why.
Businesses in Japan are focused more on strengthening receivables' collection activities than having a more strategic approach to credit management.
Survey respondents in China expect trade credit risk to increase over the coming months. Find out more about their business challenges going forward.
Internal demand & export growth work in favor of Indian B2B credit sales, but future trends of B2B payment practices affecting business confidence in India.
Shortage of capital and restricted business growth due to a deteriorating domestic economy, tighter financial conditions and more competition. Challenging times for Australian businesses.
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.
APAC economies are vulnerable to weaker global trade, leading to more businesses taking a more strategic approach to credit management.
Payment terms extended by survey respondents in Indonesia are notably more relaxed than last year. Does loosing terms on export sales reflect a need to limit the fall off in export demand?
16th May 2019
The global economy is losing steam in 2019 and 2020. Ongoing uncertainty regarding the trade war continues to cloud the outlook.
30th April 2019
The adoption of a pension reform that provides savings of at least 600-700 billion reais is key to keep public debt sustainable and to sustain invertors’ confidence in the long-term.
Coupled with high interest rates of more than 60% austerity measures will deepen and lengthen the economic contraction, and a rebound expected in late 2019 at the earliest.
Shock resistance is strong due to prudent economic and financial policies, but a serious disturbance of global trade by protectionism would hurt exports.
GDP is forecast to grow about 3% annually, driven by higher oil prices, investments and consumption, but concerns about the fiscal deficit remain an issue.
Main risks to the outlook are a hard landing of the Chinese economy and social unrest in the mining sector, which could affect the investment climate.
11th April 2019
The UK sales outlook for consumer durables in 2019 is more subdued as household finances are strained and private consumption growth is decreasing.
Higher costs of raw materials and import tariffs have increased operational costs and reduced overall profitability in the household appliances segment.
Insolvencies are expected to level off or to increase slightly in 2019, in line with the forecast of a modest 2% increase in Dutch business failures.
Many smaller retailers lack the flexibility and financial means to adapt business models to changing consumer habits, and the credit risk remains elevated.
Retailers´ margins are expected to decrease further due to the fierce competitive market environment in most segments and increased price transparency.