Economy

ELFF Lowers Equipment, Software Investment Growth Forecast 0.5%

Investment in equipment and software is expected to contract 0.5% in 2016, according to the Q4/16 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook. read more

Non-Manufacturing Sector Grows at Substantial Rate in September

According to the latest report from the ISM, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in September for the 80th consecutive month. read more

Manufacturing Sector Bounces Back in September

According to the latest report from the ISM, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following contraction in August, and the overall economy grew for the 88th consecutive month. read more

U.S. Small Business Investment Malaise Continues

The most recent data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index increased to 133.7 in August from 123.1 in July. read more

Balboa Capital: Small Business Owners Plan to Invest Tax Returns

Higher revenues, greater confidence in the economy and forward-thinking investment plans highlight results of Balboa Capital’s small business owner “tax time” survey. read more

Durable Goods Orders Remain Relatively Unchanged in August

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August remained virtually unchanged, decreasing just $0.1 billion to $226.9 billion, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. read more

Fed Holds Rates, Notes ‘Soft’ Business Fixed Investment

The FOMC decided at its most recent meeting to maintain the target range for the fed funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2%. The committee noted household spending has been growing strongly, but business fixed investment remained soft. read more

PayNet Says Canadian Private Economy Is Bottoming Out

The most recent PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index increased slightly from 118.4 in June 2016 to 118.7 in July 2016. Compared to the same month one year ago, the index is down 11%. read more

Beige Book: Economic Activity Continues Modest Expansion

According to the most recent Beige Book from the Federal Reserve, national economic activity continued to expand at a modest pace from July to late August. read more

Non-Manufacturing Sector Grows at Slower Rate in August

According to the ISM, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in August for the 79th consecutive month, despite a decrease in the NMI and several other indices. read more

More Small Business Owners Buying Equipment, Not Leasing

According to a new survey from Bizfi, more than half of small business owners are investing in equipment (57.8%), but the majority are purchasing equipment outright (82.9%) as opposed to leasing. read more

August Chapter 11 Filings Down 32% Year/Year

The American Bankruptcy Institute reported August commercial chapter 11 filings decreased from the same year-ago month as 362 filings were 32% less than the 534 chapter 11 filings registered in August 2015.   read more

U.S. Small Business Investment Declines, Delinquency Increases

The July 2016 Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index decreased to 121.5 in July from 139.2 in June. The SBLI is down 16% year-over-year, the largest decrease since October 2009. read more

Durable Goods Orders Increase 4.4%, End Two Month Slide

New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $9.7 billion or 4.4% to $228.9 billion, following two consecutive monthly decreases, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. read more

Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index Positive in August

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey indicated that growth in the manufacturing sector is weak. General activity and shipments were positive, while new orders and employment were negative. read more

View Latest Digital Edition

Terry Mulreany
Subscriptions: 800 708 9373 x130
terry.mulreany@monitordaily.com
Susie Angelucci
Advertising: 484.459.3016
susie.angelucci@monitordaily.com

View Latest Digital Edition

Visit our sister website for news, information, exclusive articles,
deal tables and more on the asset-based lending, factoring,
and restructuring industries.
www.abfjournal.com