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International Debt Collections Handbook

Debt Collection Reports

  • Argentina,
  • Australia,
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,

13th October 2020

Handbook magazine

The International Debt Collections Handbook is a key tool for businesses when it comes to making decisions concerning collections in foreign countries.

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Stay on top of your business’ cash flow by gearing up with insightful content. Find reports, guides and business insights from our experts on how to successfully manage B2B collection.

Industry Performance Forecast

Access a snapshot of the credit risk situation and business performance of 14 major industries in your country. The forecast is based on the assessment of Atradius underwriters.

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    Czech GDP growth expected to accelerate in 2022

    Country Report

    • Czech Republic
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    16th September 2021

    Contingent on pandemic containment, GDP of the Czech Republic is forecast to grow by 4.5% in 2022

    Russia's Fortress strategy is not for free

    Economic Note

    • Russia
    • General economic

    14th September 2021

    Russia's strategy to protect its economy against external shocks is successful, but comes at a cost for its population

    Slow vaccination rollout affects Indonesian GDP

    Country Report

    • Indonesia
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    7th September 2021

    Recent surge in coronavirus cases and slow vaccination rollout affect Indonesia's GDP

    COVID vaccinations key to Vietnam's GDP growth for 2021

    Country Report

    • Vietnam
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st August 2021

    Pandemic containment and a faster Covid-19 vaccinations rollout are key in order to sustain Vietnam's GDP growth forecast of more than 6% in 2021.

    Global Economic Outlook - August 2021

    Economic Outlook

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    19th August 2021

    As vaccination campaigns are underway, the world economy is recovering from the pandemic. Advanced markets generally have higher vaccination rates than emerging markets

    A long journey towards an African Free Trade Area

    Economic Outlook

    • Angola,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    17th August 2021

    The African Continental Free Trade Area has raised opportunities for both African and non-African companies. The agreement could contribute to growth after the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

    US: trade credit use on the rise amid economic distress

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • USA
    • Agriculture,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    7th July 2021

    Particularly during times of economic distress, which many businesses have experienced during the pandemic, trade credit can act as an important tool for business growth.

    Mexico: trade credit offered to cement trade relations

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Mexico
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    7th July 2021

    The optimism expressed by the businesses we spoke to in Mexico is good reason for hope.

    USMCA: late payments affect nearly half of B2B trade

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada,
    • Mexico,
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    7th July 2021

    Protection from B2B trade credit risk top future concern for businesses across the USMCA region.

    Canada: trade credit KPIs hold steady despite recession

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Canada
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Metals,

    7th July 2021

    Canadian businesses were largely downbeat when asked about their outlook for the coming 12 months, lagging far behind their USMCA peers.

    Taiwan: export-focused businesses express caution

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Taiwan
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    16th June 2021

    The negative impact on global trade caused by the pandemic has undoubtedly had an effect on Taiwan’s export-driven economy. This may explain why businesses express caution about the coming months.

    Australia: businesses brace for an insolvency surge

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Australia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Why strategic credit management becomes paramount as Australia prepares to face an upward trend in trade credit risk.

    UAE: DSO upward trend worries businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Due to increased costs of managing accounts receivable and a spike in late payments, most of the businesses in the United Arab Emirates are concerned about cash flow levels going forward.

    Singapore: signs of market stress among businesses

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Singapore
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Many more businesses in Singapore than in the rest of Asia expressed liquidity concerns over the coming months.

    Hong Kong: businesses brace for challenges ahead

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hong Kong SAR
    • Consumer Durables,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    16th June 2021

    Hong Kong businesses brace for challenges as they begin to emerge from a tough period of economic contraction.

    Indonesia: businesses hit hard by B2B late payments

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Indonesia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Indonesia’s more liberal trade credit policies in the year following the outbreak of the pandemic have led to an increase in late payments.

    Asia: half of all credit sales overdue during pandemic

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China,
    • Hong Kong SAR,
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    One year into the pandemic, businesses polled in Asia told us they experienced serious setbacks to growth and needed to take several measures to face the changed economic and trade circumstances.

    China: use of credit insurance on the rise

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    16th June 2021

    Businesses polled in China plan to mitigate customer credit risk associated with B2B trade through a more frequent use of trade credit insurance over the next months.

    Country Report France - June 2021

    Country Report

    • France
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    14th June 2021

    French industries performance: upgrades for some sectors, but the credit risk for many businesses in key industries remains high.

    Brexit disrupts UK-EU trade

    Economic Note

    • United Kingdom
    • General economic

    10th June 2021

    UK trade is facing a double whammy from Brexit and Covid-19, putting particular strain on trade with the EU.