Keybridge’s Wescott Explains How the U.S. Natural Gas Boom is Helping Industrial Competitiveness

Keybridge’s Wescott Explains How the U.S. Natural Gas Boom is Helping Industrial Competitiveness

March 25, 2014

In an interview that appeared on March 25, 2014 in Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s leading financial newspaper, Dr. Robert Wescott describes how gains in domestic productivity and cheap natural gas is helping to improve American industrial competitiveness.  Wescott notes that although the process is just beginning, there is some “re-shoring” of manufacturing activity from China back to the United States.  He describes moves by companies, such as General Electric, Lenovo, and Google.  He also describes the contributions of increased domestic production of oil is making to the U.S. trade balance.  Compared with 2008, he explains that the U.S. current account deficit is about 0.8 percent of GDP smaller because of the surge in domestic oil production.

Links: Il Sole 24 Ore

Keybridge’s Karson Presents Outlook at ELFA Executive Roundtable

Keybridge’s Karson Presents Outlook at ELFA Executive Roundtable

March 12, 2014

Keybridge Senior Director, Adam Karson, presented the latest outlook for the U.S. economy and equipment sector.  He emphasized a number of positive trends that should propel growth to more than 3.0% for the first time since 2006.  Additionally, multiple equipment verticals are showing positive trends, including construction machinery, industrial equipment, and transportation equipment.

Links: ELFA

Keybridge’s Karson Featured in Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine

Keybridge’s Karson Featured in Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine

February 1, 2014

Keybridge Senior Director, Adam Karson, was featured in the January/February edition Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine.  Mr. Karson will be presenting Keybridge’s outlook for the U.S. economy and equipment leasing and finance industry at ELFA’s Executive Roundtable on March 10 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

LinksELFA MagazineJan/Feb Issue

Keybridge Highlights 10 Key Forces in 2014 for Equipment Leasing

Keybridge Highlights 10 Key Forces in 2014 for Equipment Leasing

The January/February edition Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine featured Adam Karson‘s (Senior Director at Keybridge) outlook for 2014.  The article highlighted 10 key forces shaping the year ahead, including the potential for break-out growth in the U.S., a strong housing sector, continuation of the “energy renaissance”, and rising interest rates.  In Mr. Karson’s view, the forces at play add up to moderate growth for the equipment leasing and finance sector, with a slight rise in delinquencies as a side effect of increasing credit availability.

Links: ELFA Magazine, Jan/Feb Issue

American Bankers Association Publishes Credit Card Industry Monitor for Q4 2013

American Bankers Association Publishes Credit Card Industry Monitor for Q4 2013

December 17, 2013

The American Bankers Association (ABA) published its fourth quarter Credit Card Industry Monitor.  The report showed that average credit lines continue to decline across all cardholder risk categories, monthly purchase volumes rebounded from earlier in the year, and cardholders’ interest payments as a percent of outstanding card balances are declining.  The Credit Card Industry Monitor utilizes actual market data compiled by Argus Information Services LLC and analyzed by Keybridge.

Links: ABA

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