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Economic Research and Analysis


​Euler Hermes’ economists provide views and opinions on a variety of topics ranging from new global trade routes to emerging risks and opportunities. Our in-house experts analyze sectors, trends, regions and more to help companies grow their business confidently and strategically.


Through our worldwide economic research team, you can gain access to actionable economic intelligence, strategic forecasting, and market-specific risk analysis. Armed with this knowledge, you can confidently extend more credit to your customers and expand sales to new prospects.


EH Update: Current Economic Events


  • Q2 GDP growth was revised upwards to +3.9% q/q annualised (from +3.7%), driven by non-residential business investment (+5.1%), residential investment (+9.4%) and robust consumption (+3.6%).
  • Real personal consumption continued to grow in July and gained +0.4% m/m in August as disposable incomes increased by +0.3%, boding well for Q3. In addition, consumer confidence improved by another +1.8 points in September, after +10.8 in August.
  • The present situation index improved +5.3 to 121.1, the highest in eight years. Meanwhile, consumer price inflation remains dormant at 0.3% y/y, while the core inflation rate remains at 1.3%.
  • However, inventories increased in H1 at the fastest pace on record, likely tempering Q3 consumption gains. Housing data were mixed as new home sales gained +5.2% m/m in August, the highest level of the recovery, but prices of existing homes fell -0.2% m/m for the third consecutive month.
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen and two other Fed voting members gave speeches strongly suggesting a rate hike in 2015, which Euler Hermes expects in December.​



Current Economic Conditions: Country Risk Map 

Our interactive country risk map gives you an overview of the global business environment and assesses the risk of non-payment by companies in a given country.


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Dan North, the company’s chief economist for the Americas region, is regularly interviewed regarding the current economic climate as it pertains to trade credit insurance. 

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