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International Debt Collections Handbook

Debt Collection Reports

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

11th October 2021

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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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    Country Report South Africa - May 2021

    Country Report

    • South Africa
    • General economic

    26th May 2021

    The square of the circle? Spending needed to tackle unemployment and housing issues, while fiscal curbing is urgent to avoid further rating downgrades.

    Country Report Chile - May 2021

    Country Report

    • Chile
    • General economic

    11th May 2021

    The Chilean business environment remains one of the best in the region, but increased policy uncertainty could weigh on the economic outlook.

    Country Report UAE - May 2021

    Country Report

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Construction,
    • General economic,

    4th May 2021

    Ongoing rebound, but the credit risk situation of several industries remains strained, in particular in the construction and service sectors.

    Country Report Morocco - April 2021

    Country Report

    • Morocco
    • General economic

    14th April 2021

    The economy is forecast to grow about 5% this year. The scope of recovery in Europe as Morocco’s main export market is playing a pivotal role.

    Israel - UAE trade normalisation

    Economic Note

    • United Arab Emirates
    • General economic

    1st April 2021

    The recent normalisation of diplomatic and trade relations between Israel and the UAE will unlock mutual trade opportunities

    Country Report Indonesia March 2021

    Country Report

    • Indonesia
    • General economic

    30th March 2021

    An economic rebound of more than 4% expected in 2021, but vulnerability to to global financial market turmoil remains an issue

    Country Report Turkey March 2021

    Country Report

    • Turkey
    • General economic

    25th March 2021

    Turkey's economic policy at the crossroads again, while lira volatility and high inflation remain key issues, and non-performing loans increase

    2021: A turn of the tide in insolvencies

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    24th March 2021

    As fiscal support is gradually phased out, global corporate insolvencies are forecast to increase by 26% in 2021

    Country Report Poland March 2021

    Country Report

    • Poland
    • General economic

    18th March 2021

    Poland's economy: a solid 3.8% growth outlook in 2021 and rebound of some industries, while credit risk for transport, retail and services remains high

    Country Report China March 2021

    Country Report

    • China
    • General economic

    9th March 2021

    China's economy: a strong rebound forecast in 2021, but ongoing Sino-US trade disputes and increasing political strains with the US remain a downside risk

    Country Report Russia March 2021

    Country Report

    • Russia
    • General economic

    4th March 2021

    Major structural weaknesses weigh on growth prospects

    Country Report Mexico, March 2021

    Country Report

    • Mexico
    • General economic

    4th March 2021

    Only a modest economic rebound expected in 2021 after a steep recession last year

    Country Report USA 2021

    Country Report

    • USA
    • General economic

    8th February 2021

    A robust economic rebound expected in 2021, but major downside risks remain

    Global Economic Outlook - February 2021

    Economic Outlook

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    4th February 2021

    As several vaccines have been approved and are being rolled out, we expect the global economy to rebound in 2021

    Promising markets for 2021

    Economic Note

    • Chile,
    • Egypt,
    • General economic

    1st February 2021

    After the Covid-19 pandemic sent a shockwave to the global economy, we are looking at new hope as economies are gradually reopening

    Country Report India 2021

    Country Report

    • India
    • General economic

    21st January 2021

    The repercussions of coronavirus have hit an already weakening economy.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    Turkey: business sentiment upbeat despite late payments

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Turkey
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    Businesses in Turkey are currently well-placed to rebound in 2021, although much hinges on how well the country manages both the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 through the year end.

    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.

    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.

    The Netherlands: 2021 optimism prevails despite COVID

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Netherlands
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    2020 has been a time of unprecedented uncertainty for businesses in the Netherlands, and 2021 still poses many unanswered questions

    Western Europe: 2021 offers hope to COVID-hit markets

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Austria,
    • Belgium,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    25th November 2020

    This year’s Payments Practices Barometer survey in Western Europe was conducted during the pandemic downturn.

    Eastern Europe: region faces 2021 battered but hopeful

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria,
    • Czech Republic,
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    As with businesses throughout the world, also industry in Eastern Europe has experienced a pandemic battering. The region, however, faces 2021 bruised but hopeful.

    Belgium: businesses cautiously optimistic about 2021

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Belgium
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    Signs of economic stress visible, although business confidence in Belgium remains fairly strong

    Germany: businesses underestimate payment default risk

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Germany
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    25th November 2020

    A considerable number of German companies still underestimate the risk of payment default in domestic business

    Country Report Romania 2020

    Country Report

    • Romania
    • General economic

    17th November 2020

    A rather modest economic rebound expected in 2021 after a marked slowdown

    Country Report Hungary 2020

    Country Report

    • Hungary
    • General economic

    17th November 2020

    High public and external debt levels remain a major weakness in the mid-term

    Country Report Vietnam 2020

    Country Report

    • Vietnam
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Electronics/ICT,

    10th November 2020

    Robust growth rates have come to an end, but no contraction in 2020

    Country Report Brazil 2020

    Country Report

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    10th November 2020

    An economic contraction of more than 4% as domestic demand has suffered

    Country Report Czech Republic 2020

    Country Report

    • Czech Republic
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • General economic

    13th October 2020

    The Czech economy remains highly vulnerable to foreign trade losses

    Country Report Greece 2020

    Country Report

    • Greece
    • General economic

    13th October 2020

    A rebound is expected for the Greek economy in 2021, but downside risks remain

    Debt Collections Handbook Austria 2020

    Debt Collection Reports

    • Austria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    13th October 2020

    Having drawn from the expertise of Atradius Collections' local offices, the International Debt Collections Handbook explains the different regulations and procedures for debt collections in Austria.

    Debt Collections Handbook Belgium 2020

    Debt Collection Reports

    • Belgium
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    13th October 2020

    Having drawn from the expertise of Atradius Collections' local offices, the International Debt Collections Handbook explains the different regulations and procedures for debt collections in Belgium.

    Debt Collections Handbook Brazil 2020

    Debt Collection Reports

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    13th October 2020

    Having drawn from the expertise of Atradius Collections' local offices, the International Debt Collections Handbook explains the different regulations and procedures for debt collections in Brazil.