Equipment Finance News & Insights

Record Spending for Fab Equipment Expected in 2017 and 2018

Record Spending for Fab Equipment Expected in 2017 and 2018 Published in Semi   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 […]

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Outlook brightening for U.S. businesses

Outlook brightening for U.S. businesses Published in Fleet Owner 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; […]

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Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017 Published in Equipment Finance Advantage 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 […]

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ELFA Reveals Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

ELFA Reveals Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017 Published in Monitor Daily 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 […]

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

Orders for U.S. Business Equipment Increase More Than Forecast Published in Bloomberg Markets 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, […]

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Money talks

Money talks Published in Cranes Today Cranes’ high price leads potential buyers to seek finance, but is everyone going for the same product? Sotiris Kanaris investigates. Apart from identifying the crane with the right characteristics, during the buying process a fleet owner has to make an important […]

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Funding the Best Growth Path

Funding the Best Growth Path Published in CFO 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, […]

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Upgrading Data Centers Without Breaking The Bank

Upgrading Data Centers Without Breaking The Bank Published in Mission Critical Magazine When it comes to upgrading or acquiring data centers, a company’s total cost of operations (TCO) plays a pivotal role. Businesses must estimate expenses associated with purchasing, deploying, upgrading, and simply using part or all […]

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Factories 2.0

Factories 2.0 Published in MIT Technology Review 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 […]

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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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