Machinery: Lack of confidence boosts rentals and hampers investment decisions

Firms' capacity to cope with lasting low commodity prices leading to delayed capital expenditure decisions and thus lower revenues.

Rising interest rates which may hamper investment and weaken machinery companies' financial strength, as they are suffering from high debt (92% of equity).

Expansionary budgets and positive business confidence may support the construction machinery segment in 2016.

Machinery: Lack of confidence boosts rentals and hampers investment decisions - Report

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