May 16 2019 • Dan North
Except for the employment report, much of the recent data on the US economy has been soft. Two more came out this morning. While it’s only one month, the data is weaker than we might have expected given our scenario of good growth for most of the year, but a possible recession in Q1 2020.
May 14 2019 • Euler Hermes
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May 08 2019 • Dan North
The US April employment report was quite strong and the Canadian employment report continued to demonstrate a very muscular labor market. Read more in Dan North's economic roundup for the month of April.
April 08 2019 • Mike Bond
Surety is one of the few businesses where the product we sell - the bond - is exactly the same for all companies. People are a key differentiator. As our customers are becoming more diverse, the surety industry is challenged to increase diversity. Otherwise, we will be left behind.
March 25 2019 • Dan North
The US Treasury yield curve inverted on Friday, meaning that short term interest rates became higher than long-term rates, the opposite of their normal relationship.
March 08 2019 • Dan North
This month’s employment report shows unexpected and conflicting results and presents a perfect opportunity to explain how it is produced.
March 06 2019 • Euler Hermes
Read about credit risks, like unpaid invoices, that are top concerns for CFOs in the current economic landscape on the Euler Hermes blog. Learn about the credit risk solutions Euler Hermes can provide to alleviate stress and download the full survey report today!
March 01 2019 • Euler Hermes
Learn about trade credit insurance coverage, from what it is to what commercial trade credit insurance policies include, from Euler Hermes. Visit us today to find out how we can help protect your business from non payment.
March 01 2019 • Dan North
Q4 GDP rose 2.6% q/q annualized, beating expectations of around 2.2%. GDP for all of 2018 rose 2.9%, tying with 2015 for the highest of the nine year recovery. Consumption was slightly disappointing, but nonetheless grew 2.8%. Net exports were the only negative component, subtracting -0.2% from the headline while government spending added +0.1%.
As the holiday season starts, it’s time to reflect on what 2018 brought to us, and what 2019 holds in store. Looking back we can see the end of synchronization, more populism, selectivity in a volatile environment, and the end of easy money.
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April’s monthly batch of activity indicators was disappointing and increased pressure on policymaker to enlarge expansionary measures.
Q1 GDP increased by +0.5% q/q in the UK. This was above consensus and our forecast of +0.3% q/q. Preparations for a no-Brexit deal have been stronger than anticipated from both companies and households.
The German economy has regained a foothold and, with seasonally adjusted GDP growth of +0.4% q/q, enjoyed a strong start to 2019.