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Economic Insights


Our Economic Insight reports are a global knowledge series produced by the Euler Hermes economic team. These reports include focused analysis on a given country (country report) or sector (supply chain analysis), as well as cross-country and cross-sector comparisons.

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The Reindustrialization of the U.S. – A 2014 Update - April 3, 2014

Reindustrialization factors from previous analysis are on track or improved. Manufacturing unit labor costs are down 5% since 2009. Cheap natural gas making inroads in electricity
generation and trucks. 2014 auto sales to grow 4%, chemicals up 3%. New orders for durable goods up 5.6% in 12 months, and manufacturing unemployment fell from 7.9% to 5.5% in the past year.
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Fewer non-payments in 2013 for Italian companies, but more severe – February 19, 2014
First signs of recovery seem to have emerged in Italy and this is expected to continue through 2014. At the end of 2013, non-payment rates reflected a transition phase with a slow exit from the crisis. The 2014 outlook for non-payments among businesses should be a slight improvement in severity, thanks, among other things, to the economic recovery.

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The Fragile 10: Turbulences but no crash

February 6, 2014
A perfect storm? The tapering by the U.S. Fed, the slowdown of demand in China and anticipated elections around the globe have caused (in that order) some new concerns about emerging markets (EM). To watch - Our Fragile 10: Argentina, Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, India, Chile, Colombia, Philippines and Mexico; our Weak 4: Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela.
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