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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.

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    Corporate insolvencies begin to rise

    Economic Note

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    26th February 2019

    After nearly a decade of annual improvements, 2019 is expected to mark the first year of insolvency growth since the crisis.

    Market Monitor construction UK 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    As many building materials are imported from the EU tariffs or limits on quantities imported after Brexit could lead to higher costs and material shortage.

    Market Monitor construction USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The construction materials subsector clearly benefits from increased building material prices, and elevated costs are expected to persist throughout 2019.

    Market Monitor Construction France 2019

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The payment duration in the industry has increased to 70 days on average, and the payment experience over the past two years has been rather bad.

    Market Monitor Construction Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Many smaller construction companies have weak equity ratios and limited financial scope, which makes them vulnerable to payment delays and defaults.

    Market Monitor construction Sweden 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Sweden
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Competition in the Swedish construction sector is high and consolidation is ongoing, with financially stronger groups buying financially weaker peers.

    Market Monitor construction Denmark 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Denmark
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The insolvency level is high compared to other industries, and after increasing in 2018 business failures are expected rise further in H1 of 2019.

    Market Monitor construction Singapore 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Singapore
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Payment behaviour in the construction industry slowly deteriorated in 2017 and 2018, and this negative trend is expected to continue in the coming months.

    Market Monitor Construction Belgium 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The overall indebtedness of many Belgian construction businesses is still high, while banks remain rather unwilling to provide credit to the industry.

    Market Monitor construction Italy 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Besides the low spending capacity, ongoing tight lending conditions set by banks remain one of the main reasons for the subdued sector performance.

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