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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
U.S. Trade Tensions with China Not Yet Impacting Most Vendor Relationships »
Two in three (65 percent) companies are not seeing U.S. trade tensions impact their relationships with Chinese vendors, de...
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Late Payment Problems Grow in Western Europe »
Although still positive, growth of Western European economies is forecast to slow to 1.7 percent in 2019 from 2 percent in...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Trade Risk Rises in Eastern Europe »
Eastern Europe is forecast to grow a steady 3 percent this year, mainly due to robust domestic demand. However, this stron...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Corporate Debt Hotspots May Be Bubbling Under a Calm Surface »
A positive global trend to strengthen corporate balance sheets and reduce gearing is masking a rise in leverage in vulnera...
Sunday, July 29, 2018
FCIB Offers Global Credit Reports from “On-the-Ground” Sources »
  Information is power, but getting current and accurate information on customers halfway around the world can be...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Speed of B2B Payments in the Americas Declines »
The latest results of annual B2B payment practices survey conducted by global credit insurer Atradius show an increasing l...
Saturday, June 23, 2018
FCIB Offers International Political Risk Monitoring »
For companies doing business globally, keeping up with the political climate in a multitude of different nations can be da...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
FCIB Presents International Credit Congress Sessions »
As more companies expand their businesses beyond U.S. borders, understanding the intricacies of managing credit internatio...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Payment Terms Reach a 10-Year High »
In 2017, DSO reached its highest level since 2007 at 66 days, according to the annual review and forecast of Days Sales Ou...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Is Public Shaming a Solution to Late B2B Payments? The UK Thinks So. »
In its ongoing efforts to decrease late B2B payments, the United Kingdom recently began publishing data on large busines...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
World Trade Growth Positively Surprises in 2017 »
Global trade has experienced a broad upturn in 2017. Countries with an open economy stand to profit the most from this.&nb...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Culture of Slow Payments Continues to Plague U.K. Businesses »
Two thirds of United Kingdom SMEs believe there is a culture of slow payments in the U.K., with the problem particularly a...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Survey Examines International B2B Collection Trends »
Understanding customers’ payment and collection practices in countries where they do business is essential to minimizing r...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Rising Debts May Point to UK Economic Slowdown Ahead »
Signs that the U.K. economy may be heading for a downturn are evident amongst UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Physical and Ideological Battles Disrupt Global Supply Chains »
Lack of trust and transparency as a result of ideological and military conflicts are undermining the international supply...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
B2B Payment Delays Edge Higher in Western Europe »
Nine of 10 businesses surveyed by Atradius in Western Europe have experienced payment delays on domestic and foreign B2B i...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Populism and Terrorism Converge to Compound Global Risks »
A 14 percent worldwide increase in terrorist attacks in 2016 and populist nationalism are creating an increasingly volatil...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Global Supply Chain Risk Climbs to Highest Level in 24 Years »
Global supply chain risk grew to a record high at the end of 2016 as the CIPS Risk Index, powered by Dun & Bradstree...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East Rate Fraud as a Key Threat »
Almost half of CEOs (42 percent) in large enterprise businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa now see fraud as the...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
UK Adopts Payment Practices Reporting Requirements for Large Companies »
Large companies in the United Kingdom will be required to publish details about how quickly they pay their suppliers, unde...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
UK Businesses Fear Post-Brexit Era »
Overwhelmed by concerns about the future of their business once Article 50 is invoked, 19 percent of UK businesses have ha...
Monday, October 24, 2016
Limited Business Financing Access Prevents Many Canadian Small Businesses’ Growth Plans »
Three-in-four Canadian small business owners (77 percent) said they will likely be hiring employees for new positions over...
Friday, October 21, 2016
The UK Economy: The Calm Before the Storm »
The UK economy’s resilience following the EU “Brexit” referendum is masking longer term issues that are set to hinder GDP...
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Economic Optimism in Poland Weakens »
In the next 12 months, the economy in Poland should shift to a lower gear, according to the results of a survey conducted...
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Terrorism and Political Threats Shape International Risk Trends »
When working with companies abroad, monitoring the political conditions in the countries where they are located can be dau...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Rio Olympic Games Will Likely Hinder Brazilian Economy »
While the Olympic Games will generate minor short-term growth and employment in Brazil, the net impact of the games will b...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Scottish Small Business Group Calls on Government for Action »
Even before the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, Scottish small business confidence was in decline, according to the Fed...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Identifying International Political Risk »
When working with companies abroad, monitoring the political conditions in the countries where they are located can be dau...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
South African Business Debt Health Improves Slightly »
Contrary to the expectation in the previous quarter that the Experian Business Debt Index would probably fall below the ze...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Late B2B Customer Payments in Western Europe Cause Ripple Effect »
Approximately 90 percent of the respondents of the latest edition of the Atradius Payment Practices Barometer survey for...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Late B2B Payments Increase in China »
According to a recent report on business-to-business payment practices in the Asia Pacific region, 62.0 percent of the bus...
Friday, October 2, 2015
Singapore businesses are paying faster »
Payment performance among Singapore businesses reached a one-year high in the third quarter of 2015, according to new data...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Australian Tax Crackdown Can Cripple Small Businesses and Their Suppliers »
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is increasingly issuing garnishee notices against companies that owe back taxes, according...
Friday, August 21, 2015
Country Risk Roundup: Bleak Outlook for Some South American Countries »
Brazil continues to fall from its success early this decade as Moody's Investors Service this week downgraded its governm...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
International Credit Managers Find Importance in Strong Relationship with Sales Team »
Maintaining a positive relationship and frequent communication with the sales department is not a novel concept—doing so h...

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