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May 15, 2014
As global growth picks up, ten emerging countries in two new budding blocs have surfaced with the potential power to unseat the top two economic groupings of developing countries as emerging-economy leaders and drivers of global economic growth. Brazil, Russia,...
Feb 15, 2013
Tax evasion has been highlighted as a deeply rooted issue in the construction industry – one of the most competitive industries in the South African economy – states credit solutions provider Coface South Africa lead analyst Saijil Singh. The South African...
Nov 16, 2012
International credit insurer Coface South Africa expects construction input costs in South Africa to rise by 7% in 2013.
Sep 28, 2012
The constant threat of cheaper finished product imports and rising input costs continue to place pressure on the local aluminium sector, asserts credit soloutions provider Coface South Africa risk analyst George Marais. “South Africa’s reliance on locally...
Aug 17, 2012
While building confidence among contractors, materials manufacturers and quantity surveyors has increased marginally over the last two years, the immediate outlook for the South African construction industry remains challenging, says credit solutions provider Coface...
Mar 07, 2012
South African companies would remain risk and sales focused this year, as they sought to manage the international economic changes and additional domestic costs burdens, credit solutions provider Coface said on Wednesday, as it outlined the main gross domestic...
Nov 23, 2011
Coface South Africa, the international credit insurer, has cautioned its clients about the dangers of fraud and specifically white collar crime.
Oct 25, 2011
Africa also facing electricity shortages By Luke Marowitz, senior ratings analyst, Coface South Africa
Sep 23, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Jul 01, 2010
The direct benefits for South Africa's struggling manufacturing sector from the 2010 World Cup will be limited to retail- and hospitality-related manufacturers, with limited spinoffs likely for the sector as a whole, trade credit protection company Coface said on...
Jun 25, 2010
More rate increases may be on the cards for State-owned power utility Eskom’s customers to cover the R115-billion shortfall on its current three-year capital expenditure (capex) programme.
Feb 12, 2010
It is a year since this publication reported that the South African property development sector was “in the dark” as to precisely what the new electricity supply connection policy was regarding sizeable new developments (see Engineering News February 13–19,...
Feb 12, 2010
It is a year since this publication reported that the South African property development sector was “in the dark” as to precisely what the new electricity supply connection policy was regarding sizeable new developments (see Engineering News February 13-19, 2009,...
Oct 23, 2009
Research and credit insurance company Coface South Africa says that government’s spending on infrastructure development accounts for more than 50% of the construction industry market.
Jun 26, 2009
Trade credit protection and solutions company Coface South Africa has downgraded Botswana’s credit rating from an A2 rating to A3. This puts Botswana on the same footing as South Africa in terms of its Coface country rating.
Apr 03, 2009
Trade credit protection and solutions company Coface South Africa says that despite 22 countries’ being downgraded, South Africa’s country credit rating has remained unchanged.
Mar 20, 2009
Trade credit protection and solutions company Coface South Africa says that even if South Africa has, for the most part, been spared the worst of the global financial crisis, the big question is whether, it is suffering from a lag effect or managing to navigate its...
Dec 12, 2008
Trade credit protection and solutions company Coface South Africa says fraud is expected to cost the South African short-term insurance industry about R2-billion a year, owing to the increasing prevalence of fraudulent claims.
Sep 26, 2008
Trade solution company Coface South Africa provides full risk credit solutions to a variety of industry sectors, and specialises in credit insurance, including trading transactions between companies, trade information, receivables management, including local and...