Economy

ELFA: New Business Volume Grows for 5th Straight Year

New business volume grew by 6.7% in the equipment finance industry in 2014, according to the 2015 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. read more

Transportation Equipment Helps Boost New Orders

The U.S. Census Bureau said new orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $7.7 billion in June. Transportation equipment was said to have led the increase. read more

ELFA: New Business Volume on the Rise in June

According to the ELFA’s monthly leasing and finance index, overall new business volume was up 4% to $9.5 billion in June. read more


ELFF: Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Steady

According to the Monthly Confidence Index from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, overall confidence in the equipment finance market in July (62.6) remained largely in step with the same reading from June (63.0). read more


Balboa: Small Business Owners Bullish About Rest of 2015

According to a survey by Balboa Capital, a majority of small business owners believe that the U.S. economy is on the trending upward and will remain strong in the second half of 2015. read more

Beige Book Indicates Moderate Economic Expansion

According to the most recent Beige Book, economic activity expanded from mid-May through June in all 12 sectors. The majority of those sectors grew at either a moderate or modest pace. read more

ELFF Expects 5% Growth in Equipment Investment

According to the Q3 update from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, business confidence will likely improve and fuel greater investment in the second half of 2015. read more

May YTD Machine Tool Orders Down 7.9%

May year-to-date U.S. manufacturing technology orders of $1.8 billion were down 7.9% according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology. read more

Non-Manufacturing Sector Rebounds in June

According to the June Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, the non-manufacturing sector experienced growth in June as the non-manufacturing index (NMI) rose to 56%. read more

Construction Equipment Market to Reach $240.97B by 2020

The global construction equipment market is expected to reach $240.97 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate of 8.9% over the next five years. read more

ACT: Net Class 5-8 Vehicle Orders Decline Again in June

According to the preliminary findings from ACT Research, orders for class 5-8 vehicles dropped by 14% in June, marking the third straight month of decline. read more

ISM: June Manufacturing Activity Up 30th Consecutive Month

According to the Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 30th consecutive month. New orders, production, employment and inventories are growing. read more

Small Business Lending Index Takes a Fall in May

The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index decreased by %8 percent in May, although that isn’t necessarily indicative of trouble on the horizon. read more

Supply Chain and Logistics Enjoy Best Year Since Great Recession

The supply chain industry had its best year since the Great Recession in 2014, according to the 26th annual “State of Logistics Report”. read more

ACT Research: Used Class 8 Prices Flatten in May

ACT Research reported that prices of used Class 8 trucks flattened in May, but did show an uptick from last year for the same period. read more

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