11th January 2018
The economic recovery in emerging market economies is expected to continue strengthening in 2018 and these markets could present opportunities for business.
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6th September 2016
Looking at Russia, Atradius finds that oil price hardly matters for country risk.
18th August 2016
The sector benefits from a robust performance of the Czech economy, but producers dependent on energy/mining and power engineering face difficulties.
The rebound that started in 2014 continues in 2016, but overcapacity still remains a real concern for the French machinery industry in the long-term.
The general outlook remains positive, and margins are relatively high, especially in niche segments. However,competition from China is increasing.
Competition remains strong in the domestic market, especially among small and medium-sized machinery companies dependent on construction businesses.
Key success factors for Danish machinery businesses is their ability to streamline costsand continued investment in product development/new technology.
The Turkish machinery sector faces some troubles, with sales under pressure since 2015. Political uncertainty leading to less capital expenditure.
Demand for Belgian machines and engineering businesses is still affected by the difficulties some major buyer industries are facing (e.g. construction).
The machinery sector mainly suffers from a massive decrease in public and private investments, especially in the construction and oil/gas sectors.
Payment behaviour has been good over the last two years and the number of payment delays, defaults and insolvencies is expected to remain low in 2016.
The Swedish machinery industry has shown several years of positive development. Machinery production is expected to grow 2.3% in 2016 and 0.9% in 2017.
US machinery businesses related to the oil/gas or the mining segments are affected by lower capital spending on purchasing machinery and equipment.
21st July 2016
The French chemicals sector continues to grow in 2016, but high labour costs and strict regualtions remain a burden and global competition is strong.
8th July 2016
Weak economic situation and uncertain outlook as the security situation remains tense. Inflation is high and the business sentiment remains subdued.
31st May 2016
The turbulent waters that the global economy faced at the beginning of the year have calmed but the underlying issues persist.
Payment Practices Barometer
14th April 2016
Survey findings point to Great Britain as the country in Western Europe that is the most impacted by late payment from export customers.
28th January 2016
External indebtedness poses a risk to Indonesian businesses, and economic growth is slowing down further.
Economic performance impacted by slower growth in China and Southeast Asia.
GDP growth in 2016 (up 2.5%) still below the country´s growth potential, and political uncertainty remains an issue.
Stable growth (up 6.4% in 2016) and inflation back under control, but the economic fundamentals still show some weaknesses.