Payment Practices Barometer: EU, China and Hong Kong

In the Atradius Payment Practices Barometer, companies from different countries are asked to evaluate the payment practices of their domestic and international business partners and their company's credit management in general. Special reports focusing on China and Hong Kong are available here, with group findings covered by the EU report.


Mandatory Payment Terms in the EU -- October 2010


How long does it take business partners to pay? Understanding the payment behaviour of potential customers at home and abroad is vital. Assumptions or poor assessments can lead to major problems in financial planning due to the significant impact posed to both large and small companies by poor payment practices.
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Core Results: China -- Summer 2010


Greater susceptibility to the impacts of late payments necessitates more creative use of credit management practices in Hong Kong and more flexibility in determining payment terms. Respondents this country have been responsive to the risks they are facing and proactive in trying to minimise them.
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Core Results: Hong Kong -- Summer 2010


Despite never experiencing a recession in the Chinese economy, businesses in China have felt the impact of the global recession in the markets of their customers. Therefore Chinese respondents employed credit management practices to improve the speed and likelihood of timely payment of outstanding invoices. > Download here




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