Main lessons drawn from the Coface Country Risk Conference 2012 in Paris
TRADE LINE issue 19
Like at the beginning of each year, Coface organized its 16th conference in Paris on 16 January 2012, which has become the flagship event in the field of country risk, one of its main areas of expertise. An exercise, particularly challenging for 2012. For the coming year, a slowdown in global growth and a sovereign debt crisis in the developed countries are expected. Between the United States, where recovery seems to be underway, Europe, disoriented by the resurgence of its structural and institutional vulnerabilities, and the emerging countries, where growth remains strong but political uncertainties remain real, decision-makers need explanations and reference points more than ever. The discussions that took place during this Conference among renowned French and foreign economists, entrepreneurs, and academics will help them to rely on analysis of changes in the economic, monetary, commercial, and strategic situation in order to assess the business environment, in France and on the international stage, which they must take into account in order to develop their own strategy.