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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.

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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.​

  

     COUNTRY RISK MAP​

 
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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  Economic Research App 

​The new Euler Hermes Economic Research app provides mobile access to the latest research and analyses from the Euler Hermes Economic Research team – anytime, anywhere!

 

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   Economist's Corner

 

  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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