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Global Economic Outlook - November 2018

Economic research

  • Algeria,
  • Angola,
  • General economic

8th November 2018

Hiker Global Economic Outlook

The bright outlook presented in May has proven true but clouds are quickly gathering on the horizon. In an increasingly uncertain environment, there is no room for policy mistakes.

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    Corporate insolvencies begin to rise

    Economic research

    • Australia,
    • Austria,
    • General economic

    26th February 2019

    After nearly a decade of annual improvements, 2019 is expected to mark the first year of insolvency growth since the crisis.

    Market Monitor construction UK 2019

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    As many building materials are imported from the EU tariffs or limits on quantities imported after Brexit could lead to higher costs and material shortage.

    Market Monitor construction USA 2019

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The construction materials subsector clearly benefits from increased building material prices, and elevated costs are expected to persist throughout 2019.

    Market Monitor Construction France 2019

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The payment duration in the industry has increased to 70 days on average, and the payment experience over the past two years has been rather bad.

    Market Monitor Construction Germany 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Many smaller construction companies have weak equity ratios and limited financial scope, which makes them vulnerable to payment delays and defaults.

    Market Monitor construction Sweden 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Sweden
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Competition in the Swedish construction sector is high and consolidation is ongoing, with financially stronger groups buying financially weaker peers.

    Market Monitor construction Denmark 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Denmark
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The insolvency level is high compared to other industries, and after increasing in 2018 business failures are expected rise further in H1 of 2019.

    Market Monitor construction Singapore 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Singapore
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Payment behaviour in the construction industry slowly deteriorated in 2017 and 2018, and this negative trend is expected to continue in the coming months.

    Market Monitor Construction Belgium 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    The overall indebtedness of many Belgian construction businesses is still high, while banks remain rather unwilling to provide credit to the industry.

    Market Monitor construction Italy 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Besides the low spending capacity, ongoing tight lending conditions set by banks remain one of the main reasons for the subdued sector performance.

    Market Monitor construction Australia 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Payments in the Australian construction sector take 30-60 days on average, and the level of protracted payments and insolvencies was high in 2018.

    Market Monitor construction Spain 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Late payments by mainly larger companies continue to negatively affect the working capital management of many smaller businesses in all segments.

    Market Monitor construction Netherlands 2019

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Construction

    21st February 2019

    Mid-sized businesses are facing profitability issues due to higher labour costs triggered by shortage of qualified staff and increased commodity prices.

    Promising emerging markets for 2019

    Economic research

    • Bulgaria,
    • Indonesia,
    • General economic

    14th February 2019

    Despite increasing clouds on the horizon, there remain several bright spots for export opportunities in emerging markets.

    Country Report Mexico 2019

    Country report

    • Mexico
    • General economic

    7th February 2019

    The economic impact of USMCA on Mexican-US trade is likely to be limited, as it is effectively a small modification of the pre-existing NAFTA agreement.

    Country Report United States 2019

    Country report

    • USA
    • General economic

    7th February 2019

    Trade policy uncertainty is one of the top risks to US businesses and consumers in 2019 that may bring the next downturn on more quickly than expected.

    Country Report Canada 2019

    Country report

    • Canada
    • General economic

    7th February 2019

    Despite a forecast growth slowdown in 2019 the economy should still experience positive momentum, with low unemployment and manageable inflation.

    Market Monitor food United Kingdom 2018

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Some larger players continue to push the supply chain on price and longer payment terms, adding cash flow challenges to mainly smaller food businesses.

    Market Monitor food France 2018

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    Many food producers and processors struggle to pass on higher input prices, which is hampered by the high concentration and market power of retailers.

    Market Monitor food Denmark 2018

    Market Monitor

    • Denmark
    • Food

    19th December 2018

    As the UK is a major Danish export market, a hard Brexit could trigger a significant decrease in Danish export of food and agricultural products.

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