PRESS RELEASE: A Challenging environment for trade in the first half of 2019

23/10/2019
Press Release

Business statistics for the export credit and investment insurance industry confirm a challenging trade environment in the first half of 2019

Insurers reported a declining volume of new commitments alongside a 21% increase in claims paid, citing uncertainty fuelled by increasingly negative trade policy and deteriorating macro-economic conditions.

Full details via press release, here: https://bit.ly/31DuImy

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