The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for March was $9.1 billion, up 2 percent from March 2017. Volume was up 18 percent from $7.7 billion in February. Year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 12 percent compared to 2017. Receivables over 30…

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Equipment Leasing Industry

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 6.1 percent higher in March, rising to 155.0 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 146.0. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. March’s gain…

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After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software will likely continue to strengthen in 2018 and is projected to expand 8.5 percent (down slightly from 9.1 percent in the Economic Outlook published in December) according to the Q2 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing &…

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  How company benefits and incentives can drive employee engagement Recruiting and retaining top talent has a lot to do with the benefits and incentives offered at your company. Today, it can be difficult to discern what it is that really attracts employees, and then what continues to motivate them once they’ve been hired. There…

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Employment Summary for March 2018 The pace of job growth in the U.S. slowed down somewhat during March 2018, by comparison to the month before. On a general level, indicators for this period continued to exemplify the sustained boom of the American economy. Nevertheless, some concerns exist among business leaders and economic experts regarding what the…

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Equipment Leasing Industry

  The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the March 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry which is designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in…

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Global Construction Equipment

Global construction equipment sales rose 28% last year to almost 895,000 units, according to specialist forecasting and market research company Off-Highway Research. This was the highest the market has been since 2012, and was a marked turnaround from 2015 and 2016 when worldwide equipment sales bottomed-out at 700,000 units. China was a key driver of…

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