Episode 318: Credit Manager’s Index up to 54.9; Unfavorables Tilt Positive, and the Exports Outlook

In This Episode

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Manufacturing Talk Radio Senior International Correspondent chats with show hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady about the favorable and unfavorable numbers within the Credit Manager’s Index report issues February 28, 2019, which was a good month for credit managers as favorables increased and unfavorables moved positive. Along with the ISM’s PMI readings, February continues the expansion trend for the U.S. economy where exports are widely discussed.

Dr. Christopher Kuehl (PhD) is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence and one of the co-founders of the company in 1999. He has been Armada’s economic analyst and has worked with a wide variety of private clients and professional associations in the last ten years. He is the Chief Economist for the National Association for Credit Management and is on the Board of Advisors for their global division – Finance, Credit and International Business. He prepares NACM’s monthly Credit Managers Index. He is the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and writes their bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics, which details the impact of economic trends on the manufacturer.

Chris is the chief editor for the Business Intelligence Briefs, distributed all over the world by business organizations and he is one of the primary writers (with Keith Prather) for the Executive Intelligence Briefs. He also makes close to a hundred presentations each year to business and industry associations in the US and overseas. He is on the Board of the Business Information Industry Association in Hong Kong and serves as a resource for the media and for many trade publications.

Chris has a doctorate in Political Economics and advanced degrees in Soviet Studies and Asian Studies and was a professor of international economics and finance for over 15 years prior to starting Armada.