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Market Monitor Consumer Durables USA April 2018

Market Monitor

  • USA
  • Consumer Durables

4th April 2018

Many long-standing retail chains are highly indebted, often from leveraged buyouts led by private equity firms, while investors reconsider further lending.

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    Brazil's vicious cycle: breaking out will be hard to do

    Economic research

    • Brazil
    • General economic

    7th December 2021

    Brazil's public finances are stuck in a vicious cycle but the comprehensive reforms needed to break out will be difficult.

    Eastern Europe: buoyant business mood tempered by risk

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria,
    • Czech Republic,
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    1st December 2021

    Most of the businesses polled in Eastern Europe predict growth in 2022. However, this optimistic outlook is tempered by the acknowledgement of downside risks.

    Bulgaria: ongoing impacts of pandemic cloud outlook

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Bulgaria
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    1st December 2021

    Despite a fairly robust GDP growth outlook for next year, confidence of the businesses polled across Bulgaria is muted.

    Czech Republic: upbeat businesses eye DSO containment

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Czech Republic
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Consumer Durables,

    1st December 2021

    Most of the Czech businesses polled opted to manage customer credit risk internally. However, and despite their efforts, many were not successful at containing year-on-year increases in DSO.

    Hungary: improving payment practice reflect upbeat mood

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Hungary
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    1st December 2021

    As B2B payments behaviour improves in Hungary, there is still a hint of caution voiced by the businesses we interviewed in the country.

    Poland: businesses emerge from pandemic recession

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Poland
    • Agriculture,
    • Chemicals/Pharma,

    1st December 2021

    Amid predictions of growth, businesses surveyed in Poland reported having struggled with rising credit management and debt collection costs in recent times.

    Romania: cash dominates as businesses shun trade credit

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Romania
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Construction

    1st December 2021

    Businesses polled in Romania favoured the surety of cash sales this year. However, this put them at a disadvantage in a global market place where credit terms are a competitive tool.

    Slovakia: credit insurance widespread

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Slovakia
    • Agriculture,
    • Consumer Durables,

    1st December 2021

    Most of the businesses polled in Slovakia reported a decline in late payments. This highly reflects the widespread adoption of credit insurance amongst local businesses polled.

    Turkey: cash sales and credit insurance protect books

    Payment Practices Barometer

    • Turkey
    • Chemicals/Pharma,
    • Consumer Durables,

    1st December 2021

    Promising predictions for Turkey in 2022. This can also be seen in the results of this year's survey on local corporate payment practices.

    Automotive Industry Trends United States - 2021

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Automotive/Transport

    29th November 2021

    Supply chain pressures, but higher vehicle sales prices sustain margins