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The outlook for the global economy has deteriorated significantly due to the escalation in the US-China trade war, Fitch Ratings says in its new Global Economic Outlook (GEO). We now forecast world growth next year to fall to the lowest rate since... Read Story
October 03, 2019, 08:45 AM


Annual GDP growth rates have been falling since mid-2018 in virtually all of the 20 large developed and emerging economies covered in Fitch Ratings' 20/20 Vision macro data chart pack. This underscores the drag on activity from the sharp global... Read Story
September 03, 2019, 09:00 AM


The outlook for global growth has been dented by a series of recent weak data releases, but not dismantled, said Fitch Ratings in new report. The broad contours of the agency's December 2018 Global Economic Outlook (GEO) forecasts for 2019 - with... Read Story
January 18, 2019, 07:24 AM


Most small and midsize U.S. businesses have a positive outlook for the domestic economy and expect their businesses to continue growing this year, according to the annual JPMorgan Chase Business Leaders Outlook report. They’re most optimistic about... Read Story
January 07, 2019, 08:00 AM


Polsinelli released the Polsinelli-TrBk Distress Indices for the second quarter of 2018, which slowed slowing distress in the U.S. economy. For the first time in three quarters, the Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices has recorded signs of slowing... Read Story
August 15, 2018, 08:12 AM


Business executives are taking a more cautious view of the U.S. economy and their own company’s growth prospects after two straight quarters of exuberant optimism, according to the second-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief... Read Story
June 05, 2018, 07:00 AM


U.S. chief executives are highly confident in the growth prospects for their companies over the next three years and will focus on M&A and collaborative efforts such as accelerator or incubator programs for startup firms to achieve sustained growth... Read Story
May 24, 2018, 07:13 AM


The overall performance of middle market companies has steadily improved for years. As a result, nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of middle market firms surveyed for the Q4 2017 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released  by the National Center for the... Read Story
January 25, 2018, 07:20 AM


From the fourth quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results shows a positive and optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy in the near term. Lenders' confidence on how they expect the U.S. economy to perform during the next... Read Story
January 12, 2018, 07:34 AM


Acclaimed economic advisor Diane Swonk has joined Grant Thornton LLP as chief economist. Based in the firm’s Chicago headquarters, Swonk will enhance client services with her economic forecasting acumen and significant experience advising U.S. policy... Read Story
January 08, 2018, 07:25 AM


Business executives are taking a more conservative view of what had been bullish optimism about both the U.S. economy and prospects for their own companies earlier this year, according to the second-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls... Read Story
June 02, 2017, 07:50 AM


From the second quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results shows lender confidence on the U.S. economy in the long term continuing to deteriorate. The Q2 2017 survey continues the recent trend of lenders increasing... Read Story
May 24, 2017, 07:48 AM


The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., announced that Augustine (Gus) Faucher will assume responsibility as chief economist effective immediately. Faucher succeeds Stuart G. Hoffman, who is retiring and transitioning to a new PNC role as senior... Read Story
April 11, 2017, 07:22 AM


From the first quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results continue to show a positive outlook on the U.S. economy in both the near and long term.Lenders optimism on the U.S. economy for the near term increased this... Read Story
March 23, 2017, 08:00 AM


Deloitte’s fourth quarter (4Q 2016) CFO Signals survey, which opened the day after the election on Nov. 9, 2016, reveals that all eyes are on the next U.S. administration, with 73 percent of surveyed chief financial officers expecting less... Read Story
January 06, 2017, 07:45 AM


According to the December report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the combined score jumped from 52.9 to 54.1, the third-highest reading seen this year. The news was similarly positive in... Read Story
January 03, 2017, 07:50 AM


Chief financial officers (CFOs) attending Deloitte’s 20th annual CFO Vision™ anticipate slow global economic growth and somewhat less—or no significant change to—international trade for the US, according to polling data obtained from a sampling of... Read Story
December 27, 2016, 07:58 AM


Business executives reported a strong surge in optimism about prospects for the U.S. economy over the coming year, according to the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) fourth quarter Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers... Read Story
December 19, 2016, 07:28 AM


Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since January 2008, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted Nov. 11-17.In the quarterly small business survey, which measures the optimism of small... Read Story
December 09, 2016, 08:00 AM


Owners of small and mid-sized businesses are upbeat about the U.S. economy amid steady expectations for their sales and hiring during the next six months, according to the latest PNC Economic Outlook Survey findings.The fall findings of PNC's... Read Story
October 11, 2016, 07:13 AM


Less than one-half (net 46 percent) of U.S. businesses are optimistic about the future, according to the first quarter 2016 results of the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR). Figures throughout the world are more pessimistic, with... Read Story
April 18, 2016, 07:21 AM


Balboa Capital released the results of its winter small business survey, and they indicate that a sizeable number of small business owners had a successful 2015 and think the United States economy met expectations. The survey, which was sent to a... Read Story
February 03, 2016, 07:28 AM


Higher interest rates will not upend growth, but reflect the underlying strength of the U.S. economy according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank."With domestic spending and job creation running well above trend, the... Read Story
December 18, 2015, 07:28 AM


Expectations for the rest of the year change with a drop in the the National Association of Credit Management's economic report for November. October's improvement now seen as an anomaly, which leaves growing concerns for continued growth.The data... Read Story
December 01, 2014, 07:38 AM


Manufacturing production continues to outpace overall economic growth and will be led more by investment than by consumer-driven advances over the next 18 months, according to a new report.The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation... Read Story
June 10, 2014, 07:06 AM


A new survey from TD Bank reveals a surge in both economic optimism and capital spending plans among middle-market and large corporate finance executives. According to TD Bank's fourth Annual CFO Survey, nearly 60% of respondents are optimistic about... Read Story
May 08, 2014, 07:20 AM


For the first time in more than six years consumer spending will lead U.S. economic growth as we enter 2014, Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson, PhD, said during his 2014 Economic Outlook press briefing. Strong exports, capital spending... Read Story
December 19, 2013, 07:31 AM


After a year that started with a fiscal cliff and ended with the first bipartisan budget deal in years, diminishing fiscal drag should give way to faster economic growth over the next two years, according to a new report by TD Economics."Despite the... Read Story
December 17, 2013, 07:19 AM


Small-business owner optimism did not “crash “ in September, but it did fall, dropping 0.20 from August’s (corrected) reading of 94.1 and landing at 93.9. The largest contributing factor to the dip was the significant increase in pessimism about... Read Story
October 10, 2013, 07:11 AM


September's growth in the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) was driven primarily by increases in the index's unfavorable factors, all of which registered improvements and some by substantial... Read Story
October 01, 2013, 07:06 AM


Middle market business executives predict an improved U.S. economy next year, and the vast majority says their companies are adding employees and enjoying stronger revenue, according to the 2013 Mid-Market Outlook Survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the... Read Story
September 27, 2013, 07:52 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s CMI for April 2013 reports more companies feeling the stress of the slow economy, not meeting payment terms. The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM)... Read Story
April 30, 2013, 07:42 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in March decreased $13.1 billion or 5.7 percent to $216.3 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 4.3 percent February increase. Excluding... Read Story
April 25, 2013, 07:14 AM


American businesses are cautiously optimistic about their performance this year amid a growing uncertainty surrounding the U.S. economy, according to the 2013 Chase Business Leaders Outlook. More than half of the 3,500 small and mid-sized businesses... Read Story
April 24, 2013, 07:36 AM


According to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest overall economic activity expanded at a moderate pace during the reporting period from late February to early April. Activity in the Cleveland... Read Story
April 18, 2013, 07:00 AM


The composite reading for the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) this month is exactly the same as it was in December—54.9. This is just slightly better than it was in January when the reading fell to 54.6. For all intents and purposes, the readings... Read Story
February 28, 2013, 07:46 AM


Small-business owner confidence continues to drag, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index. The Index gained 0.9 points, rising to 88.9, failing to regain the losses caused by last month’s... Read Story
February 13, 2013, 07:04 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in January for the 37th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
February 06, 2013, 07:09 AM


The shift in the January Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) was very minor, falling from 54.9 to 54.6. On closer examination there was a lot going on, reflecting that the economy is essentially in a transition mode again. The last time this kind of variety... Read Story
February 01, 2013, 07:06 AM


The results of the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Survey on the Business Outlook (EO-118) indicate little change from the previous report—namely that the sector continues to grow, but at a nominal pace as it... Read Story
January 11, 2013, 07:11 AM


Total bankruptcy filings totaled 1,185,328 nationwide for calendar year 2012 (Jan. 1-Dec. 31), a 14% decrease from the 1,379,658 total filings during the same period a year ago, according to data provided by Epiq Systems, Inc. The 1,127,540 total... Read Story
January 07, 2013, 08:06 AM


As it did in October, the Credit Managers' Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) slipped again this month, from 55.2 to 54.9. The most dramatic movement was in sales, which plummeted to 56.7, a low last seen in... Read Story
January 02, 2013, 07:48 AM


The main obstacle standing in the path of faster U.S. economic growth is a strong headwind blowing in from fiscal restraint, according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank. "Without fiscal drag, the U.S. economy would... Read Story
December 14, 2012, 08:04 AM


Nearly 70 percent of chief financial officers of U.S. companies believe the U.S. economy will either improve or remain stable during the next six months, according to the 2012 Fall CFO Survey from Grant Thornton. The survey findings reveal that 39... Read Story
December 13, 2012, 08:10 AM


Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2013, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2012 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began in... Read Story
December 12, 2012, 07:06 AM


Due in large part to restaurant operators’ dampened outlook for sales growth and the economy, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) fell sharply in October. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health... Read Story
December 03, 2012, 07:07 AM


Economic activity expanded at a measured pace in recent weeks, according to reports from contacts in the twelve Federal Reserve Districts. Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco grew at a modest pace, while St.... Read Story
November 29, 2012, 08:12 AM


The trade deficit in the U.S. probably widened in September as imports climbed, economists said before a report today. The gap grew to $45 billion, the biggest since May, from $44.2 billion in August, according to the median forecast of 75... Read Story
November 08, 2012, 07:13 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 34th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
November 06, 2012, 06:14 AM


Reuters reported that lending to small U.S. businesses plunged in September to the lowest level in 14 months. According to the report, the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small... Read Story
November 01, 2012, 08:00 AM


Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace in recent months.  Growth in employment has been slow, and the unemployment rate remains elevated... Read Story
October 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


According to the third quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, it appears that there are two different lending markets – one for larger and healthier companies and one for smaller and less-healthy companies.“It seems as the... Read Story
October 19, 2012, 07:00 AM


TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, released a special report crediting the revival of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a key driver in the economic recovery, largely due to a slowdown in offshoring activity. This slowdown has kept in the U.S.... Read Story
October 16, 2012, 06:31 AM


According to the October 10, 2012 Beige Book Report, twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity generally expanded modestly since the last report.Conditions in the manufacturing sector were mixed but, on balance, somewhat... Read Story
October 10, 2012, 07:00 AM


Reuters reported that lending to small U.S. businesses rose in August for a second straight month providing a sign the economy may have been regaining its footing even before the U.S. central bank's latest round of stimulus.According to the report... Read Story
October 02, 2012, 07:00 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 40th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing... Read Story
October 02, 2012, 07:00 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $30.1 billion or 13.2 percent to $198.5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, was the largest decrease since... Read Story
September 28, 2012, 06:00 AM


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced the results of a nationwide survey of small businesses and manufacturers. The results cast a harsh light on the state of the U.S.... Read Story
September 26, 2012, 06:00 AM


The U.S. economy is on the right track to faster growth, but obstacles will slow progress over the next year, according to a report released today by TD Economics , an affiliate of TD Bank."The U.S. economy is healing from the scars of the Great... Read Story
September 19, 2012, 06:00 AM