11th January 2018
The economic recovery in emerging market economies is expected to continue strengthening in 2018 and these markets could present opportunities for business.
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18th August 2016
Competition remains strong in the domestic market, especially among small and medium-sized machinery companies dependent on construction businesses.
Key success factors for Danish machinery businesses is their ability to streamline costsand continued investment in product development/new technology.
The Turkish machinery sector faces some troubles, with sales under pressure since 2015. Political uncertainty leading to less capital expenditure.
Demand for Belgian machines and engineering businesses is still affected by the difficulties some major buyer industries are facing (e.g. construction).
The machinery sector mainly suffers from a massive decrease in public and private investments, especially in the construction and oil/gas sectors.
Payment behaviour has been good over the last two years and the number of payment delays, defaults and insolvencies is expected to remain low in 2016.
The Swedish machinery industry has shown several years of positive development. Machinery production is expected to grow 2.3% in 2016 and 0.9% in 2017.
US machinery businesses related to the oil/gas or the mining segments are affected by lower capital spending on purchasing machinery and equipment.
21st July 2016
The French chemicals sector continues to grow in 2016, but high labour costs and strict regualtions remain a burden and global competition is strong.
8th July 2016
Weak economic situation and uncertain outlook as the security situation remains tense. Inflation is high and the business sentiment remains subdued.
Payment Practices Barometer
14th April 2016
Survey findings point to Great Britain as the country in Western Europe that is the most impacted by late payment from export customers.
28th January 2016
Economic performance impacted by slower growth in China and Southeast Asia.
GDP growth in 2016 (up 2.5%) still below the country´s growth potential, and political uncertainty remains an issue.
Stable growth (up 6.4% in 2016) and inflation back under control, but the economic fundamentals still show some weaknesses.
14th December 2015
The first increase in US interest rates in almost 10 years may lead to trouble in emerging markets.
10th December 2015
Due to the weaker exchange rate and increased demand from overseas markets, Dutch food exports increased in 2015 and are expected to rise further in 2016.
9th December 2015
Natural gas prices have fallen significantly in Asia and Europe on the back of the sliding oil price. As more LNG comes on the market regional prices are set to remain low.
16th November 2015
Robust growth rates persist, but lower exports hurt the manufacturing sector.
Crucial reforms have been passed, but their proper implementation remains to be seen.
Growth is expected to slow down, while business insolvencies to increase in 2015 and 2016.