Equipment Finance News & Insights

Trump’s deregulation wave may have companies geared up to spend and hire

Trump’s deregulation wave may have companies geared up to spend and hire Companies may finally see more reason to invest back into their businesses, thanks in part to their hope for less regulation. The first quarterly earnings reports since the election point not only to another quarter […]

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Record Spending for Fab Equipment Expected in 2017 and 2018

Record Spending for Fab Equipment Expected in 2017 and 2018 MILPITAS, Calif. – March 7, 2017 – Today, SEMI announced updates to its World Fab Forecast report, revealing that fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record − more than US$46 billion in 2017. […]

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Outlook brightening for U.S. businesses

Outlook brightening for U.S. businesses The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (ELFF) noted that Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) for January indicates confidence is increasing in the equipment finance market, with its MCI-EFI metric climbing to 73.4 this month; an increase from the […]

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Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017 Economic Improvement, Renewed Business Confidence and Business-Friendly Policy Changes Support Positive Investment Momentum Jan. 18, 2017 – The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends […]

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ELFA Reveals Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

ELFA Reveals Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017 The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association revealed its top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2017. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend more than $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software) this […]

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Orders for U.S. Business Equipment Increase More Than Forecast

Orders for U.S. Business Equipment Increase More Than Forecast Orders for U.S. business equipment climbed more than forecast in November, a sign corporate investment is starting to firm up. Bookings for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft rose 0.9 percent, the most since August, after a 0.2 percent […]

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Funding the Best Growth Path

Funding the Best Growth Path For finance executives, the binge on borrowing may be nearing its end. And they know it. In recent years, as interest rates drifted to record lows, companies craving liquidity didn’t have to look far. The low cost of debt, as benchmarked against […]

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Middle Market Executives Are Optimistic for Growth but Less Confident about National and Global Economies; See Terrorism and Tax Reform as Top Priorities for Congress in 2017

Middle Market Executives Are Optimistic for Growth but Less Confident about National and Global Economies; See Terrorism and Tax Reform as Top Priorities for Congress in 2017 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Middle market executives remain generally optimistic about the strength of their businesses, with at least 80% foreseeing expansion […]

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Factories 2.0

Factories 2.0 Manufacturing fell behind the information revolution. That’s about to change. Since 1994, the number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has dropped by almost 30 percent. The common explanation has been that domestic factories need fewer workers because they’ve become much more productive. But that’s […]

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Manufacturing PMI Shifted Back into Expansion

Manufacturing PMI Shifted Back into Expansion WASHINGTON—A closely watched gauge of U.S. factory activity rebounded in September, a hopeful sign for manufacturers battered by weak business spending and slow economic growth. The Institute for Supply Management on Monday said its manufacturing index increased to 51.5 in September […]

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