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Economic Research and Analysis

 

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​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

 

  • The economy appears to be picking up momentum. Consumers finally put their income to use in May instead of saving it, adding a strong +0.9% to personal consumption expenditures (PCE), a good sign for Q2 GDP.
  • Core PCE inflation remained tame at only +1.2% y/y. The increased spending was due in part to a jump in consumer confidence, which increased a sharp +6.8 points to 101.4, above the 100 level associated with a strong economy.
  • Consumer assessments of both future and current situations made strong gains. The housing market improved in May as new home sales gained +2.2%, existing home sales increased by +5.6% and pending home sales increased +0.9%.
  • Even manufacturing showed some signs of life as new orders for non-defence capital goods (excluding aircraft) rose +0.4%. Q1 GDP was revised from -0.7% quarterly annualised to -0.2%, driven by increased estimates of consumption and investment, although business investment fell -0.3% for the quarter, the most in four years. EH expects GDP growth of +2.5% in 2015 and +2.7% in 2016.

  

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   Economist's Corner

 

  Euler Hermes – Economist’s Corner  

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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