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October 5, 2012
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  • 6.7% growth is expected for equipment investment in 2012
    This year's projected growth in equipment and software investment is 6.7%, according the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's fourth quarter-outlook. Last year provided 11% growth. ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton said that while sectors such as transportation and construction continue to improve, economic and political uncertainty is hampering business investment. Material Handling & Logistics online (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.S. factory orders plunge 5.2%
    Registering the biggest drop in more than three years, U.S. factory orders for August were down 5.2%, dragged lower by sharp declines in demand for aircraft and cars. "Uncertainty regarding the election, the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling may be keeping firms more cautious and less likely to increase capital spending," said Scott J. Brown, chief economist at Raymond James & Associates. The Wall Street Journal (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Regulatory 
  • Self-regulation of exchanges needs review, SEC official says
    Daniel Gallagher, a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said at an industry conference that a comprehensive review of markets is needed. He noted that exchanges' self-regulatory aspect, in particular, needs to be assessed. "We are at a crossroads with respect to the status of self-regulation," Gallagher said. "For decades now, we've been building upon a self-regulatory framework premised on circumstances that no longer exist, a framework that permeates every aspect of market structure." Banks and brokerages also are starting to challenge the semi-governing status and legal protection granted to exchanges. Reuters (10/4), Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (10/4), The Wall Street Journal (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CFTC faces battle over registration of investment funds
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will be back in court today as it continues to defend reform. Two industry groups are suing the CFTC to block a rule requiring investment funds to register with the agency. The groups say the rule duplicates one from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Reuters (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Credit derivatives likely will face more rules, official says
    Specific attention focused on credit derivatives can be expected on top of a raft of regulation aimed at derivatives in general, said Edouard Vieillefond, director of regulation policy and international affairs at France's Financial Markets Authority. "Credit default swaps are derivatives on credit that look like insurance products," Vieillefond said. "They are so specific they may deserve specific treatment and additional regulatory requirements or perhaps a better harmonization of the prudential and the traditional market conduct regulation." Reuters/Financial Regulatory Forum blog/Thomson Reuters Accelus (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ELFA News 
  • Don't delay! Oct. 9 deadline for annual convention
    Oct. 9 is the last day to register for the ELFA 51st Annual Convention and still be included on the attendee roster distributed on-site. Registration will still be honored after this date, but the attendee's name will not be included in the printed roster. Register! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Foundation releases Q4 economic outlook
    The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the fourth-quarter update to its 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook. This widely received report focuses on the $628 billion equipment-leasing and -finance industry, projecting equipment investment and capital spending and evaluating domestic and global trends that could affect economic growth into the foreseeable future. Visit the Foundation website to download your copy! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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