Economic Trends & Conditions
Insights into Current Economic Conditions, Emerging Trends, and Impacts on US and Global Economies
Key Questions: Will the Current Recession End Before the Next One Begins?
The economy appears to be experiencing a transition from rapid recovery to mid-cycle/ moderate growth. The Delta variant is a risk, but as long as fatalities do not materially rise, economic repercussions should be limited.
First stability, then growth: Middle market enters post-pandemic mode
In 2021, KeyBank continues its quarterly survey of 400 owners and executives of middle market businesses – defined as those in the $10 million to $2 billion range – to understand what impact current macroeconomic conditions and government policies have on the business environment.
Affordable housing advocates see mounting momentum
The outlook for affordable housing development in 2021 is a positive one, with government entities showing strong support for increasing affordable housing availability. Now investors, developers and lenders should meet the charge, too. Insights from the experts follow. Learn More.
Building growth in difficult times
Equipment acquisition during economic uncertainty
Industrial Monthly Market Roundup
Industrial Monthly Market Roundup provides you with our unique insights into the Industrial industry's dynamics during this time of global disruption and volatility.
Practical strategies for an unpredictable tax horizon
Obtaining the equipment your business needs to grow and stay competitive remains imperative. This white paper explains the importance of staying on top of an ever-evolving tax landscape and reviews relevant considerations from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Additional Economic Conditions Industry Trends & Insights
Key Questions: Can Nothing Be Something Great?
Doing nothing doesn’t seem like good investing advice. But sometimes, standing pat is the best game plan for an actively managed portfolio.
Key Questions: If Inflation Is Rising, Why Aren’t Bond Yields Rising Too?
While US inflation has surprised to the upside, bond yields have remained quiescent.
Why middle-market M&A could break records this year
Buoyed by rising business sentiment, pent-up demand and ample cash reserves, middle-market M&A deals are on track to reach record levels in 2021.
Key Questions: What Risks to the Recovery Are Chip Shortages Causing?
There is a global shortage of semiconductors or chips. While we do not expect this shortage to derail economic recovery in a meaningful way, the issues in the short and intermediate term could cause some notable disruptions.
Putting the pieces together
Important P3 insights, this article clarifies the different types of delivery models for those who might be less familiar with P3s, along with clarifying different payment mechanisms by which to compensate the private developer.
How to Tackle the Affordable Housing Crisis
The United States has long been in the grips of a housing crisis. Since COVID-19 hit, with 50 million people filing for unemployment, the problem has only gotten worse. Learn More.
Preparing for the LIBOR Transition
Fundamental change is coming to the floating rate loan market. After more than 40 years, the London Interbank Offered Rate or LIBOR – the benchmark index by which major global banks lend to one another – is being phased out by the end of 2021.
Lease Accounting Changes: What You Need to Know
Though the lease accounting standards are in effect for public companies, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently announced that the implementation for private companies, nonprofits and certain tax-exempt entities has been delayed until 12/15/2021.