Payment Practices Barometer
23rd May 2018
Despite improvements, the vast majority of respondents in Singapore reported frequent late payments by their B2B customers.
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18th June 2019
The profit margins of many Spanish ICT wholesale and retail businesses remain tight, which is mainly due to high competition in terms of sales prices.
The domestic ICT market remains affected by stiff competition, declining margins, low entry barriers, lack of bank support and slow economic growth.
The Italian ICT wholesalers and retail segment is negatively impacted by stiff competition, high pressure on margins and liquidity management issues.
Payment experience over the past two years has been good and the level of protracted payments and insolvencies remains low compared to other industries.
ICT continues to be characterised by stiff competition and cheap imports causing pricing pressures, especially for smaller IT resellers and distributors.
The recent escalation of the Sino-US trade dispute and the US restrictions on suppliers to Huawei will surely affect certain Taiwanese ICT businesses.
While ICT distributors are becoming larger, many smaller companies are changing their business models towards a more IT service-oriented approach.
The currently rather good situation for French ICT businesses could quickly worsen, due to the fast changing and very competitive market environment.
An economic slowdown in China triggered by the Sino-US trade dispute would surely lead to lower demand for ICT exports to China and to other parts of Asia.
Despite further sales growth most businesses continue to operate on very tight margins due to fierce competition, while equity strength is below average.