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Country and Sector Risks Barometer: Turbulence ahead?

18 June 2024 – In Q1 2024, the global economy improves slightly from previous years marked by pandemic, Russia-Ukraine conflict, and US banking crisis. However, US activity slows down, with emerging countries driving growth. Global economic, social, and political risks persist, including the dissolution of the French National Assembly. Consequently, Coface adjusts ratings for 5

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African Countries Could Unlock Billions In Local And Global Trade – What’s Working And What’s Not

13 June 2024 – Africa’s share of global trade remains disproportionately small, hovering around 2%-3%. Countries on the continent trade more with the rest of the world than they do among themselves. Africa needs to improve its share of trade to boost growth and reduce poverty. Aid for Trade is a development initiative that seeks to remove barriers to trade

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Insight Report Finds 52% of Companies in the Fortune 500 List Have Disappeared Over the Last 20 Years

12 June 2024 – Research by WatchMyCompetitor (WMC) – the AI-powered competitive intelligence platform – has identified that more than half (52%) of the companies in the Fortune 500 list in 2003 no longer exist today. The business world has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, with advancements in digital technology – and now AI

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Risks Facing South Africa’s Transportation And Logistics Sector

06 June 2024 – The transportation and logistics industry has been battling the operational and commercial fallout of multiple global crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical conflicts. Because of the industry’s significance for the global economy, risks and challenges facing the industry will continue to receive scrutiny. Russell Davis, property manager at Aon broking

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Big Trends Affecting The Wine Industry

3 June 2024 – Barker, director general of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), pointed out the direct effect of climate change and extreme weather on wine production. Extreme climatic conditions and widespread fungal diseases severely impacted many vineyards in both the Southern and Northern Hemisphere in 2023, resulting in global wine production decreasing by

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