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Insolvency Forecasts August 2016

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  • Australia,
  • Austria,
  • General economic

4th August 2016

Insolvency developments 2016

Insolvencies across advanced markets are forecast to be flat in 2016 and 2017.

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    Market Monitor Steel China 2017

    Market Monitor

    • China
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    Overcapacity remains the main challenge, as the rebalancing of the economy from investment and export-driven growth towards private consumption continues.

    Market Monitor Steel Germany 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    The steel and metals sector remains resilient for the time being, but the market environment is turning increasingly difficult with more downside risks.

    Market Monitor Steel United Kingdom 2017

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    Demand from construction and automotive as key buyer sectors has been robust in 2017, and steel price increases have been pushed through the supply chain.

    Market Monitor Steel USA 2017

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    While in general insolvencies are not expected to rise sharply, an increase in business failures in Puerto Rico and the Houston area cannot be ruled out.

    Market Monitor Steel Italy 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    Both the rebound of steel and metals prices and increased domestic demand have helped to improve margins in 2017, which nevertheless remain tight.

    Market Monitor Steel France 2017

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    Export orientation and diversification are key factors for business success in a business environment characterised by overcapacity and volatile prices.

    Market Monitor Steel India 2017

    Market Monitor

    • India
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    Due to a high non-performing assets level banks remain reluctant to provide loans, and external financing at competitive conditions remains a challenge.

    Market Monitor Steel Belgium 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    While the profit margin development is generally stable competition remains high with Asian steel and metals businesses on international markets.

    Market Monitor Steel Netherlands 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    While the outlook for late 2017 and 2018 remains positive, due to overcapacity there is on-going price pressure in most segments, affecting margins.

    Market Monitor Steel Spain 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Metals,
    • Steel

    14th November 2017

    Production has increased again in 2017, but competitiveness of the domestic steel and metals industry remains negatively impacted by high power costs.

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