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February 4, 2013
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  • Infrastructure expansion and repair need equal focus
    Repair of infrastructure and work on additional infrastructure should be given equal treatment, according to this piece. While trillions of dollars are needed for construction of roads and bridges, maintenance costs could surge as a result of ignoring a need to fix aging infrastructure. "We've engaged in a dangerous game of deferred maintenance," said Brian Taylor, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. This article explores reasons maintenance has been deferred, offers funding suggestions and acknowledges that not all projects are worthy. McClatchy Washington Bureau (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Trends 
  • Chinese services sector posts strongest growth since August
    Fueled by construction and retail sales, China's services sector expanded last month at its fastest rate since August. The National Bureau of Statistics and the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing say their nonmanufacturing purchasing managers' index reached 56.2, compared with 56.1 in December, on a scale in which anything higher than 50 indicates growth. Bloomberg (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cassiopae plans 3-day industry event
    Cassiopae will hold the three-day Finance and Mobility Conference and App Challenge Event this week in Tunis, Tunisia. Workshops will focus on topics including asset finance, real estate software, the Tunisian banking sector and geomapping. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ELFA News 
  • Good news! Hotel deadline for Equipment Management Conference is extended to Feb. 5!
    We are pleased to report that those planning to attend the ELFA Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition, scheduled Feb. 24 to 26 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla., have until Feb. 5 to make a hotel reservation at the special rate of $199. After that, this extremely attractive rate cannot be guaranteed.

    We strongly encourage you to make a hotel reservation online. However, you can also call (813) 874-1234 or 1-800-233-1234, provide arrival and departure dates, and mention "ELFA Equipment Management Conference" to get the group rate.

    See the agenda and register for the conference. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Principles of Equipment Leasing and Finance Workshop -- April in Chicago
    You don't want to miss the next Principles of Equipment Leasing and Finance Workshop, scheduled April 8 to 10 in Chicago. Year after year, ELFA member companies send employees to the workshop. Why?

    Here's what one recent attendee had to say: "I found the whole workshop to be an excellent introduction to the topic at hand, and the speaker did a great job presenting it. Overall, I would highly recommend this workshop and already have to several people I work with."

    The workshop will also be offered in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. To view the brochure and to register, visit the Events & Training section of ELFA's website. For questions, contact Alexa Carnibella at (202) 238-3416 or acarnibella@elfaonline.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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