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Coface Country Risk Conference

Global economy trends in one day

Coface Country Risk Conference
If you are interested in world economic trends, don’t miss Coface’s annual Country Risk Conference:

The Coface Country Risk conference is a yearly event focusing on the evolution of country risk throughout world. Its ambition is to help those involved in international trade – whether they are CEOs, commercial directors or credit managers – to define an efficient business development or investment strategy and to take informed decisions regarding risk in their home country or abroad.


On 23 January 2018, join a unique mix of French and international specialists from business, finance and economic research to discuss global economic trends and issues facing the world economy in 2018:
  • Western Europe: will political risk diminish or increase in 2018?
  • Should we be afraid of the Silk Road and is this China's way of asserting its leadership?
  • Financial markets: what are the risks the bubble will burst?
  • Can digitization counter economic stagnation - is it a growth opportunity or source of risk for companies?

Learn more about risk in advanced and emerging economies from Coface's Chief Economist, Julien Marcilly









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Donald Trump: changing the geopolitical landscape?

What impact might the election of Donald Trump have on the world’s geopolitical landscape? Is the world likely to be a more complex and volatile place with the new US President?  And which of the campaign promises will be put into action? Is his ‘surprise’ election likely to intensify populist protest movements further afield? How will US foreign policy evolve ? And what are the potential consequences for Europe, China, Russia, Iran…?


Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: safe bets in the emerging world?

Central & Eastern European economies do not seem to have been affected by difficulties experienced by emerging markets since 2014. Where does this relative resilience come from? Which are the most dynamic sectors? How do we explain the vigour of the middle classes? Is Russia’s proximity a risk factor?


Middle East and North Africa economies in the face of falling oil prices: temporary shock or long-term trend?

Should the growth models of the Middle East and North Africa be revised to take into account the drop in oil prices? Are certain affected countries further along the process of economic diversification and structural reforms than others? How are their governments and their middle classes reacting?  Are geopolitical tensions an obstacle to recovery?

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