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International Debt Collections Handbook

Debt Collection Reports

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

13th October 2020

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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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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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    Latin America: one of the worst affected by Covid-19

    Economic Outlook

    • Argentina,
    • Brazil,
    • General economic

    22nd December 2020

    Heavy dependence on informal labour markets and tourism exacerbates the Covid-19 shock

    Decoupling of economies affects Asian trade development

    Economic Outlook

    • China,
    • India,
    • General economic

    9th December 2020

    Asia coped relatively well with the Covid-19 pandemic and an economic recovery is expected in 2021, though with several challenges to trade in the region

    Country Report Bulgaria 2020

    Country Report

    • Bulgaria
    • General economic

    2nd December 2020

    Recession softened by fiscal and monetary measures

    MENA economic growth engine falters - refuel or renew

    Economic Outlook

    • Algeria,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    1st December 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic and an oil price slump are a double blow to economies in the Middle East and North Africa

    Slovakia: late payments and costs cloud 2021 outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Slovakia
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    More businesses in Slovakia reported a negative impact on profitability than anywhere else in Eastern Europe.

    Hungary: businesses expect economy to improve in 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hungary
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    25th November 2020

    Despite COVID-induced economic crisis, business confidence remains upbeat moving into 2021.

    Czech Republic: trade credit slashed during pandemic

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Czech Republic
    • Agriculture,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    25th November 2020

    Prior to the pandemic, trade credit was used in more than 80% of B2B sales in the Czech Republic. After the virus brought most of the world to a standstill, this plummeted to about 50%.

    Poland: trade credit grows amid 2021 business optimism

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Poland
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Despite a massive increase in overdue receivables due to the pandemic, Polish industry is largely upbeat about the outlook for 2021.

    Greece: companies cautious on credit but upbeat in 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Greece
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    COVID-19 and the following recession have had a significant impact on economies throughout the world. Greece was not the exception.

    Sweden: open for business and fairly confident

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Sweden
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Sweden has followed its own path during the COVID-19 pandemic and, although more people are working from home than before, the country has avoided the lockdowns seen elsewhere in Europe.

    Ireland: 2021 optimism prevails over cash flow stress

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Ireland
    • Agriculture,
    • Construction,

    25th November 2020

    Despite negative impacts of the pandemic, businesses in Ireland remain upbeat

    Bulgaria: pandemic late payments cloud 2021 outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    The economic growth that Bulgaria had been enjoying last year stalled with the onset of the COVID-19 induced recession. Ongoing economic challenges are causing stress for Bulgaria-based businesses.

    Italy: trade credit increasingly used to grow sales

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Italy
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    The COVID-19 economic downturn has had a great impact on businesses in Italy. The country endured one of the longest and most stringent lockdowns in Europe.

    Spain: maintaining cash flow is major concern for 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Spain
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    Widespread use of credit insurance, combined with anti-insolvency support and legislation, has helped insulate many businesses from the more negative economic impacts of the pandemic.

    Austria: businesses confident in 2021 domestic economy

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Most businesses in Austria express confidence in 2021 domestic economy

    Romania: cost containment is 2021 business concern

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Romania
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    The 2020 forecast downturn in Romania’s economy suddenly accelerated under the lockdown conditions imposed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

    България: платежно поведение при панедмия 2021-облачно

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    The economic growth that Bulgaria had been enjoying last year stalled with the onset of the COVID-19 induced recession. Ongoing economic challenges are causing stress for Bulgaria-based businesses.

    UK: businesses upbeat despite 2021 economic challenges

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • United Kingdom
    • Agriculture,
    • Construction,

    25th November 2020

    Late payments have surged by more than 80% in the UK following the onset of the pandemic and the subsequent recession

    France: customer relations set business tone for 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • France
    • Agriculture,
    • Construction,

    25th November 2020

    Businesses polled in France reported working more closely with B2B customers to develop a proactive approach to credit

    Switzerland: businesses downbeat over global outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Switzerland
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Credit policies remain fairly constant as business continues growth commitments

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