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The trade war is weighing on investment prospects and has sharply increased downside risks to world economic growth forecasts, Fitch Ratings says in its new Global Economic Outlook (GEO)."Even though our base case assumes that further US tariffs on... Read Story
June 21, 2019, 07:05 AM


Balboa Capital announced the results of its Q1 2019 small business owner survey, which was conducted to gauge economic confidence and gain a better understanding of capital investment and hiring plans for the next 12 months. The responses of the... Read Story
January 16, 2019, 07:25 AM


Most small and midsize U.S. businesses have a positive outlook for the domestic economy and expect their businesses to continue growing this year, according to the annual JPMorgan Chase Business Leaders Outlook report.They’re most optimistic about... Read Story
January 07, 2019, 07:30 AM


Ampil, a division of Insight Investments, LLC, announced industry veteran, Matt Freeman, has joined the company as the National Business Development Executive. California-based Ampil provides independent, customized vendor finance programs for... Read Story
August 02, 2018, 07:25 AM


Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 9.1 percent in 2018 according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The annual investment growth... Read Story
December 13, 2017, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 26, 2017, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
August 17, 2017, 07:05 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
July 26, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 23, 2017, 07:19 AM


The U.S. economic expansion continues unfettered, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.  "Despite a significant amount of volatility in quarterly growth rates in the first half of the... Read Story
June 20, 2017, 07:07 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.8 percent in 2017, according to the Q2 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 12, 2017, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
March 23, 2017, 07:15 AM


The new political landscape has injected unprecedented confidence into the middle market, with 70% of executives saying they expect the economy to improve over the next six months -- compared to just 37% who said the same at the end of 2016. That's... Read Story
March 22, 2017, 07:07 AM


Prospects for the American economy are looking up, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. "Even without a dose of fiscal stimulus, economic growth appears set to accelerate to 2.2% from... Read Story
March 17, 2017, 07:19 AM


A new survey from M&T Bank suggests that many middle market firms are looking forward to potential changes in economic policy under President Trump’s new administration and plan to increase capital spending this quarter as a result.According to the... Read Story
March 10, 2017, 07:18 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
December 21, 2016, 07:19 AM


Balboa Capital announced the results of its Q3 2016 Small Business Owner Survey, which was conducted to gain a better understanding of recent small business performance and small business owner expectations for the final weeks of 2016. The survey... Read Story
December 13, 2016, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
November 17, 2016, 07:10 AM


The reversal of the commodity super cycle continued to discourage capital spending and depress results for diversified industrials and capital goods manufacturers in first-quarter 2016, according to Fitch Ratings. End-markets such as mining, oil and... Read Story
May 11, 2016, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2016. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over... Read Story
January 12, 2016, 07:16 AM


A number of factors have challenged economic growth in 2015, among them a second straight severe winter, the West Coast port strike, a strong dollar and collapse of oil prices, but assuming the first two were anomalies, there should be marginal... Read Story
August 28, 2015, 07:07 AM


U.S. businesses' outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened after sales growth slowed in the second quarter, according to a survey released today by the National Association for Business Economics as reported by the Associated Press. More... Read Story
July 20, 2015, 07:03 AM


A report issued by BMO Harris Bank found that the majority of business owners and executives plan on making investments in their business in 2015. A nation-wide poll of 781 business owners and executives found that 58% plan on making at least one... Read Story
February 05, 2015, 07:06 AM


Strong growth in jobs plus replacement demand for equipment from businesses will provide a stable base for overall economic growth, according to a new report.The MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity... Read Story
November 25, 2014, 07:00 AM


TD Economics announced the release of a special report detailing how equipment financing and investment is expected to accelerate over the next year and a half, due to improving cyclical and structural factors - "The Lost Years: U.S. Business... Read Story
October 24, 2014, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
October 22, 2014, 07:06 AM


Reuters reported that the the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump. According to the Reuters report, the Commerce Department on Friday raised its estimate of growth in... Read Story
September 29, 2014, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 25, 2014, 06:58 AM


According to the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), the U.S. middle market saw a 5% increase in revenue growth compared to the S&P 500’s 1% revenue increase last year – demonstrating the mid-market’s position as a key engine of growth for... Read Story
April 25, 2014, 06:15 AM


BMO Harris Bank released a study that found that the majority of business owners/executives plan on investing in their business in 2014, with upgrading/purchasing new equipment being their primary planned expenditure. "The U.S. economic recovery is... Read Story
March 14, 2014, 07:02 AM


A modest rise in consumer spending combined with an increase in business investment in both equipment and structures should help increase U.S. economic growth, according to a new report.   The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation... Read Story
March 10, 2014, 06:57 AM


A new national survey conducted by Balboa Capital reveals that business owners and equipment dealers feel the US economy is improving, and are planning to hire more employees, increase marketing initiatives and invest in new equipment, among... Read Story
January 30, 2014, 06:47 AM


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "United States Equipment Finance Market Forecasts Report, 2016" report to their offering. One of the major drivers in this market is the improving Credit market conditions in the market, which... Read Story
January 09, 2014, 06:15 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.1% in 2014 as economic conditions solidify and business confidence continues to recover, according to the Annual 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the... Read Story
December 12, 2013, 07:02 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.3% in 2013, according to the Q4 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. Equipment and software... Read Story
October 08, 2013, 07:02 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 4.8 percent in 2013, according to the Q3 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation decreased... Read Story
July 10, 2013, 07:03 AM


Investment by millions of small businesses jumped in April to get back to exactly where it began the year. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased 17% in April over the same month last year to 110.5 from the slightly... Read Story
June 03, 2013, 07:00 AM


The current economic climate continues to discourage private companies from investing, according to a new survey from Sageworks, a financial informational company which surveyed banking professionals who work closely with business owners and found... Read Story
April 10, 2013, 07:12 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.6 percent in 2013, according to the Q2 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 03, 2013, 07:26 AM


The NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism increased 1.9 points in February, to 90.8. While a nice improvement over the last several reports, the Index remains on par with the 2008 average and below the trough of the 1991-92 and 2001-02 recessions.... Read Story
March 14, 2013, 07:06 AM


Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its eleventh semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies for 2013. The results find... Read Story
March 05, 2013, 07:33 AM


The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Quarterly Economic Forecast predicts that inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (GDP) will expand by 1.8 percent in 2013 and by 2.8 percent in 2014, showing no change from MAPI’s... Read Story
March 01, 2013, 07:30 AM


Small-business owner confidence continues to drag, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index. The Index gained 0.9 points, rising to 88.9, failing to regain the losses caused by last month’s... Read Story
February 13, 2013, 07:16 AM


A new national survey from TD Bank reveals that both middle-market and corporate CFOs are optimistic for macroeconomic and business growth at a level unseen since the height of the Great Recession. Nearly half (46%) of finance managers polled said... Read Story
February 07, 2013, 07:30 AM


Sentiment regarding the prospects for the U.S. economy in the year ahead increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers, while uncertainty around outlook for the world economy prevailed, according to the Q4 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC... Read Story
January 30, 2013, 07:31 AM


PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer survey found that in the fourth quarter of 2012, privately held businesses selling internationally, especially those in emerging markets, forecast higher growth rates than private companies that sell... Read Story
January 23, 2013, 07:29 AM


Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity has expanded since the previous Beige Book report, with all twelve Districts characterizing the pace of growth as either modest or moderate. Since the previous Beige... Read Story
January 17, 2013, 07:05 AM


The Canadian manufacturing sector is confident the coming year will be a good one, according to the recently released 2013 Business Outlook Survey by Grant Thornton LLP and PLANT Magazine. Sixty-one per cent of survey respondents expect orders to... Read Story
January 16, 2013, 07:00 AM


A CFO.com article outlines the results of a survey of 86 finance chiefs released by Deloitte.  According to the article, CFOs are tempering their expectations for 2013 capital spending and domestic hiring. The quarterly survey, which tracks the... Read Story
January 10, 2013, 07:15 AM


Small-business owner confidence did not rebound in December, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index. While owner optimism crept up 0.5 over November’s historically-low report, the 88 point... Read Story
January 10, 2013, 07:07 AM


The main obstacle standing in the path of faster U.S. economic growth is a strong headwind blowing in from fiscal restraint, according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank."Without fiscal drag, the U.S. economy would be... Read Story
December 14, 2012, 07:33 AM


In the third quarter of 2012, against the backdrop of continuing economic uncertainty and the looming fiscal cliff, PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer survey found that private companies increased their projected revenue growth rate for... Read Story
November 19, 2012, 07:18 AM


Despite continued uncertainty about the prospects of both the U.S. and global economies, the majority of U.S. industrial manufacturers remain positive regarding the overall revenue outlook for the next 12 months, according to the Q3 2012... Read Story
October 26, 2012, 07:16 AM


September was another month of low expectations and pessimism for the small-business community, with the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index losing 0.1 points and falling to 92.8. The recession-level reading was pulled down by a deterioration in labor... Read Story
October 09, 2012, 07:04 AM


Buoyed by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a modest gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for... Read Story
October 05, 2012, 08:00 AM


A survey of U.S. chief executives shows a sharp drop in the number of large companies that plan to add jobs or hire more workers. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that only 29 percent of its member CEOs plan to increase hiring over the next six... Read Story
September 27, 2012, 07:32 AM


PayNet, a firm that provides risk management tools and market insight to the Canadian Commercial Finance Industry, reports Canadian private companies have finally returned to levels last achieved in 2007 before the Great Recession.The Canadian... Read Story
September 12, 2012, 07:07 AM


The pace of borrowing by small businesses took a sharp turn downwards last month; showing slow economic growth will continue for at least the next quarter.  The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index stands at 98.5 in June, down from 103... Read Story
August 01, 2012, 07:35 AM


In a disappointing reversal of several months of slow but positive growth, June’s Index of Small Business Optimism dove three points, falling to 91.4. The decline is significant, and relinquished the gains achieved earlier this year. Only one of the... Read Story
July 10, 2012, 07:45 AM


Despite continued economic uncertainty, more than four out of five (82%) middle market executives have made at least one capital goods acquisition of significant value in the past year, and more than three-quarters (78%) say they plan to make one... Read Story
June 27, 2012, 08:20 AM


Fitch believes that capital expenditures by public power entities are likely to remain low until the U.S. economy improves and the many pending environmental regulations become clearer. According to our most recent "U.S. Public Power Peer Study"... Read Story
June 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


Dropping just a tenth-of-a-point in the month of May, the Nation Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism came in at 94.4. A reading of 94.4 is historically low and consistent with the sub-par performance of GDP and... Read Story
June 12, 2012, 07:40 AM


According to a report released by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, corporate America is underinvesting relative to its availability of funds.The report, titled, "Milking America's Cash Cow: The Case for Stronger Investment Growth," asserts... Read Story
May 29, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for April was $6.1 billion, up 20... Read Story
May 23, 2012, 08:00 AM


The May 2012 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 54 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2012 and 2013, was conducted April 19- May 2... Read Story
May 22, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 21, 2012, 08:00 AM


Confidence about the US economy's 12-month outlook rose sharply this past quarter among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer. Sixty percent of Trendsetter executives voiced optimism (up 21 points from the prior... Read Story
May 16, 2012, 07:00 AM


DOTmed reported that according to a group purchasing organization's online survey of member C-suite executives and supply chain managers, hospitals will lower their capital equipment spending in 2012 as they struggle with reimbursement cuts and other... Read Story
May 03, 2012, 08:00 AM


The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the middle market, a leading indicator of America's future competitiveness, grew at a rate of 8.4% in the past year, but expects future revenue growth will slow according to... Read Story
April 26, 2012, 07:30 AM


Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies for 2012. The findings show the... Read Story
April 20, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.  Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
February 23, 2012, 08:15 AM