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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


  • Three regional Fed surveys all showed unexpected weakness in manufacturing and business activity.
  • Weekly jobless claims are rising and, on a four-week average basis, are now at their highest level since last April.
  • Energy prices pushed consumer inflation down -0.1% m/m to +0.7% y/y in December 2015 but prices excluding food and energy gained 0.1% to 2.1% y/y, the highest in over three years.
  • Similarly, house prices showed a hint of inflation, rising a very strong +0.9% m/m in November to 5.8% y/y. Other housing data have been erratic. Existing home sales have been distorted by a change in mortgage lending rules, which caused November sales to drop -10.5% m/m only to be offset by a rebound of +14.7% m/m in December.
  • Taken together the m/m rate is only +1.3%. December housing starts and permits fell -2.5% m/m and -3.9% m/m, respectively. Consumer confidence was resilient in January, rising to a strong 98.1 from 96.3, although actual spending remains tepid.​



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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  Current Economics Events  

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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