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While the world’s economic problems continue, it is essential that we provide our customers with timely information about key markets with which they may be trading or considering future trade.
Our monthly Market Monitor can also help them to understand the risk management measures we are taking as a credit insurer.
The September edition of the Market Monitor is now available on the Atradius intranet and internet. This issue, available in English, Dutch, German, French and Italian - includes coverage of the current business and insolvency environment of the following countries:
Italy – spotlighting on the ICT and food sectors
Australia – spotlighting on the mining and construction sectors
In July 2009, the median Expected Default Frequency (EDF) of nearly all major Western economies dropped again compared to the previous month. This may suggest that the perception of risk has declined. However, at best it can only be described as a gradual reversal of the spike that followed Lehman´s failure last year.