Smaller US companies are taking less borrowed money from banks. In January, a decline of 13% - to more than one-year low - on materials AMarkets.
Economists say that this is a clear signal that indicates that the economy is close to recession. Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index index showed the value of 118.2 in January - is a minimum level, if you count from November, 2014. As shown by past statistics, the index of PayNet index tends to reflect the future trend of the US GDP by 1-2 quarters ahead.
The volume of lending to small businesses - a key indicator for the United States. Because small businesses create a lot of jobs. You could say they all hope for background stagnant energy sector, which in the last 5-7 years has been a key segment, creating new jobs. Among other things, the level of defaults rose in January to the level of 1.48% - the maximum percentage since June. This is also a bad sign .