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Trump tariffs threaten trade

Economic Note

  • Australia,
  • Canada,
  • General economic

22nd March 2018

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By raising tariffs on steel and aluminium the US president has proudly delivered on a campaign promise. US steel and aluminium producers gain, but it comes at the expense of US metal consuming firms.

Trading Briefs

Atradius know-how on trading opportunities including the documents: Export Practice, Credit-to-Cash Briefings and the Atradius Risk Map.

Industry Performance Forecast

Access a snapshot of the credit risk situation and business performance of 14 major industries in more than 30 countries. The forecast is based on the assessment of Atradius underwriters.

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    Asia Pacific: an increase in payment duration in 2018

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Australia,
    • China,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction,

    23rd May 2018

    Despite minor improvements, the impact of late payments cannot be denied and businesses in Asia Pacific need more time to convert B2B invoices into cash.

    Australia: a sharp increase in DSO

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Australia
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction,

    23rd May 2018

    In 2018, respondents in Australia reported a steep increase in DSO and the need for more time to convert B2B invoices into cash.

    China: late payment still the norm

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • China
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction,

    23rd May 2018

    Payment delays have remained largely stable and payment duration improved. Bankruptcy and failed collection attempts remain top reasons for write-offs.

    Hong Kong: a high level of overdue B2B invoices

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hong Kong
    • Construction,
    • Consumer Durables,

    23rd May 2018

    Despite improvements, the proportion of overdue B2B invoices and that of uncollectable B2B receivables in Hong Kong remain some of the highest in Asia Pacific.

    India: the country most affected by late payment

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • India
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction,

    23rd May 2018

    2018 brought many changes in India – more frequent payment delays, increases in the proportion of overdue B2B invoices and DSO, a longer payment duration.

    Indonesia: the highest increase in overdue B2B invoices

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Indonesia
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Construction,

    23rd May 2018

    In 2018, respondents in Indonesia reported an increase in the frequency of late payment and a significant increase in overdue B2B invoices.

    Japan: the most inclined to offer credit terms

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Japan
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    23rd May 2018

    In 2018, respondents in Japan reported an increase in overdue B2B invoices and a longer time to convert B2B invoices into cash.

    Singapore: frequent late payments in 2018

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Singapore
    • Automotive/Transport,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    23rd May 2018

    Despite improvements, the vast majority of respondents in Singapore reported frequent late payments by their B2B customers.

    Taiwan: payment duration increase in 2018

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Taiwan
    • Construction,
    • Consumer Durables,

    23rd May 2018

    Changes in the average payment terms and payment delays brought an increase in Taiwan’s average payment duration which is the second highest in the region.

    Country report Austria 2018

    Country Report

    • Austria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    15th May 2018

    In 2018, economic growth is expected to remain above 2%, sustained by domestic and international demand. The momentum is forecast to slow down in 2019.

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