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Critical minerals in LAC are key for energy transition

Economic Note

  • Argentina,
  • Brazil,
  • General economic

27th February 2024

Latin America and the Caribbean's critical mineral resources are needed for the global energy transition but the sustainability of their mining needs to be prioritised.

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    Economic Outlook - July 2024

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    4th July 2024

    The global economy seems on track for a soft landing, as inflation is coming down while a recession can be avoided.

    Machines and Engineering Industry Trends June 2024

    Market Monitor

    • Canada,
    • Germany,
    • Machines/Engineering

    28th June 2024

    Contractions continue in Europe and the US, but a 2025 rebound is on the cards

    Electronics/ICT Industry Trends June 2024

    Market Monitor

    • France,
    • Germany,
    • Electronics/ICT

    12th June 2024

    Electronics/ICT will be one of the fastest growing sectors globally in 2024-2025

    Clean Energy Transition: Machines & Manufacturing

    Market Monitor

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • Machines/Engineering

    6th June 2024

    Has the machines sector flown under the sustainability radar?

    B2B payment practices trends, Turkiye 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Turkey
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Food,

    6th June 2024

    A stand-out finding from our survey is that trading on credit continues to play a key role in B2B sales strategy for businesses in Turkiye..

    B2B payment practices trends, Romania 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Romania
    • Construction,
    • Steel,

    4th June 2024

    Our survey finds that a notable 44% of Romanian businesses are opting to outsource credit risk management rather than managing it in-house.

    B2B payment practices trends, Bulgaria 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    4th June 2024

    There is widespread concern across all sectors in Bulgaria about the trend of Days-Sales-Outstanding (DSO) indicating a decline in debt collection efficiency.

    B2B payment practices trends, Czech Republic 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Czech Republic
    • Construction,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    4th June 2024

    A rise in customer credit risk among businesses in the Czech Republic is evident in our survey.

    B2B payment practices trends, Poland 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Poland
    • Construction,
    • Consumer Durables,

    4th June 2024

    Companies in Poland say they usually respond by delaying payments to their own suppliers. However, this comes with the risk of a domino effect through a particular industry.

    B2B payment practices trends, Slovakia 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Slovakia
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Agriculture,

    4th June 2024

    Around 70% of companies in Slovakia report a worsening of payment practices, with just over four in five B2B invoices currently overdue.

    B2B payment practices trends, Slovenia 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Slovenia
    • Construction,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    4th June 2024

    While many companies in our survey of Slovenia say they are open to trading on credit in B2B sales there is a generally cautious and risk averse approach in practice.

    B2B payment practices trends, CEE 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria,
    • Czech Republic,
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    4th June 2024

    Economic strain shapes customer credit risk landscape across the CEE region. 60% of companies anticipate a rise in insolvencies.

    B2B payment practices trends, Hungary 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hungary
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    4th June 2024

    Companies in our survey of Hungary continue to show a cautious approach to B2B trading on credit in the current challenging economic times.

    European gas market dealing with lower Russian supplies

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    28th May 2024

    The crisis on the gas market, triggered by sharply reduced supplies from Russia, forced Europe to cut back gas demand and look for alternative supplies.

    B2B payment practices trends, Italy 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    22nd May 2024

    Clear change of approach among companies in Italy to their payment policies to balance cashflow while meeting B2B customer demands.

    B2B payment practices trends, United Kingdom 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Kingdom
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    22nd May 2024

    The use of trade credit in B2B sales strategy continues to play a hugely significant role for companies in the United Kingdom.

    B2B payment practices trends, Switzerland 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Switzerland
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Agriculture,

    22nd May 2024

    Swiss companies are enhancing their strategic credit management to mitigate the disruptive impact of payment risks.

    B2B payment practices trends, Sweden 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Sweden
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    22nd May 2024

    Swedish companies have difficulties in collecting large, long-overdue payments from customers, which is leading to liquidity problems.

    B2B payment practices trends, Spain 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Spain
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    22nd May 2024

    Customer credit risk volatility stems from Spain's challenging economic climate.

    B2B payment practices trends, The Netherlands 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Netherlands
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    22nd May 2024

    There is a widely varying trade credit landscape for Dutch business across all sectors in the current challenging economic climate.

    B2B payment practices trends Ireland 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Ireland
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Construction,

    22nd May 2024

    Businesses in Ireland are grappling with customer credit risk challenges, emphasizing the need for robust credit risk management strategies.

    B2B payment practices trends, Greece 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Greece
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    22nd May 2024

    An unsettling variation in B2B customer payment behaviour is evident in our survey of Greek companies.

    B2B payment practices trends, Germany 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Germany
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Construction,

    22nd May 2024

    Companies in Germany are having to grapple with the consequences of a deteriorated credit risk landscape.

    B2B payment practices trends, Denmark 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Denmark
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    22nd May 2024

    Bad debts surge highlights the complexities companies in Denmark currently face in managing customer credit risk.

    B2B payment practices trends, Belgium 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Belgium
    • Construction,
    • Steel,

    22nd May 2024

    Across the sectors surveyed in Belgium, a significant amount of revenue generated from B2B transactions on credit is lost due to customers failing to pay their debts.

    B2B payment practices trends, Austria 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria
    • Construction,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    22nd May 2024

    Negative DSO and bad debts trend create financial strain for Austrian businesses.

    B2B payment practices trends, Finland 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Finland
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    22nd May 2024

    Finnish businesses have a cautious approach to trade credit in B2B sales.

    B2B payment practices trends, Western Europe 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    22nd May 2024

    Longer DSO and an increase in bad debts create a perfect storm for Western European companies as they grapple with the problem of maintaining sufficient working capital.

    B2B payment practices trends, France 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • France
    • Construction,
    • Consumer Durables

    22nd May 2024

    There is anxiety among French businesses about the level of bad debts, which now affect 10% of all invoiced B2B sales, double that of last year.

    Automotive Industry Trends May 2024

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil,
    • Canada,
    • Automotive/Transport

    14th May 2024

    Car sales have cooled down after double digit growth in 2023

    Clean Energy Transition: Pharmaceuticals

    Market Monitor

    • ,
    • ,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    8th May 2024

    Can the industry cut its own emissions and improve the health of the planet?

    Global and Regional Food Industry Outlook 2024

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil,
    • China,
    • Agriculture,
    • Food

    7th May 2024

    Our Trade Sector Specialists share their insights on the key issues affecting the food and beverages industry in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and in Europe

    Metals and Steel Industry Trends May 2024

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil,
    • Canada,
    • Steel,
    • Metals

    2nd May 2024

    Metals and steel producers in advanced markets face demand recovery

    Coping with unsustainable debt

    Economic Note

    • Angola,
    • China,
    • General economic

    30th April 2024

    Low- and middle-income countries still face debt problems. Several of them have fallen into default in the past years. Still, restructuring has become increasingly complex.

    B2B payment practices trend, Australia 2024

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Australia
    • Agriculture,
    • Food,

    17th April 2024

    The widespread financial hardship currently experienced by many businesses creates the prospect of a steep rise in insolvencies over the coming months.

    Growth sectors 2024 - Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific

    Market Monitor

    • Czech Republic,
    • Denmark,
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Food,

    9th April 2024

    While inflation is decreasing, past interest rate rises continue to affect households and businesses. Against this backdrop, we looked for ‘bright spots’ in sector performance.

    Clean Energy Transition: Oil & Gas - Rest of World

    Market Monitor

    • ,
    • ,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    4th April 2024

    Demand for clean energy and biofuels expected to grow

    Insolvency Outlook March 2024

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    28th March 2024

    Post-pandemic adjustments or an adverse new normal?

    Clean Energy Transition: Oil & Gas - Asia

    Market Monitor

    • ,
    • ,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    27th March 2024

    A significant producer of CO2, but also a clean energy powerhouse

    Clean Energy Transition: Oil & Gas - Europe

    Market Monitor

    • ,
    • ,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    21st March 2024

    Growth of renewables presents both opportunity and threat

    A glimmer of hope - Energy Outlook 2024

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    19th March 2024

    The pathway to a net-zero emission future is getting increasingly narrow but it's not yet off track.

    Food Industry Trends March 2024

    Market Monitor

    • Brazil,
    • China,
    • Food

    5th March 2024

    Production growth and decreasing food prices, but downside risks remain

    Critical minerals in LAC are key for energy transition

    Economic Note

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    27th February 2024

    Latin America and the Caribbean's critical mineral resources are needed for the global energy transition but the sustainability of their mining needs to be prioritised.

    Clean Energy Transition: Chemicals

    Market Monitor

    • ,
    • ,
    • Chemicals/Pharma

    5th February 2024

    A barometer of sustainability change

    Will AI transform the way we all do business?

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Brazil,
    • Electronics/ICT

    5th February 2024

    Our global electronics/ICT sector expert shares his insights and opinion on how AI will impact the industry.

    Ukraine external support - January 2024

    Economic Note

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    • ,
    • General economic

    1st February 2024

    Ukraine has received large amounts of foreign aid in the past two years. This aid continues to be critical in the coming years as well.

    Economic Outlook - December 2023

    Economic Note

    • ,
    • ,
    • General economic

    19th December 2023

    The global economy has proven more resilient than expected. However, it is moving towards lower growth in 2024.

    Transportation / Logistics Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • Automotive/Transport

    12th December 2023

    Industry growth decelerating this year

    Consumer Durables / Retail Industry Trends 2023

    Market Monitor

    • Australia,
    • Belgium,
    • Consumer Durables

    12th December 2023

    High inflation and interest rates have knocked consumer confidence

    Clean Energy Transition: Construction

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium,
    • Canada,
    • Construction

    4th December 2023

    Europe and Middle East – Growing on strong foundations