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US Country Risk Climate: Trade Deficit Worsens Fast

It was not long ago that the United States was boasting of its improved trade deficit, but those days are gone and unlikely to make a comeback anytime soon. The whole issue of a trade deficit can be tricky to grasp, as a wide deficit between what one sells and buys may not be a bad thing, just as having ... Read More »

USA Risk Climate: November CMI Builds on Recent Optimism

The latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), published by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), built upon the optimism from October’s CMI, when respondents shook off the government crisis in Washington to deliver the index’s best figures in over a year and a half.  November’s readings, available now on NACM‘s website, pushed to a high not seen yet this decade and ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Can Eastern Europe ever Catch Up?

The latest assessment of the economies of Eastern Europe from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is not very encouraging.  The report flatly states that nations in Eastern Europe, on the whole, will remain far behind their western counterparts for a very long time unless there is a strong re-commitment to the reforms undertaken in the years right ... Read More »

USA Credit Climate: NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI Reflects a Grim Reality of Deteriorating Economic Conditions

The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) for July – available now at www.nacm.org  and Thursday in eNews – will reflect the grim reality of the economy of summer 2012.  It became obvious some months ago that another spring swoon was underway and, like the last few years, the summer was an extension of the deterioration, according to various CMI statistics.  “The ... Read More »

USA: Demographic Shift with Profound Implications

There is an interesting demographic shift underway in the USA and it has profound implications.    In a recent Pew Center poll it was revealed that 78% of people between the ages of 25 and 34 have lived with their parents for an extended period of time after they turned 25.  Currently almost a quarter of people between the ages ... Read More »