In the US, durable goods orders have shown an unexpected improvement in the first quarter, with a 1.4% increase in February. This sector, which accounts for 10.3% of the economy, plays a significant role in the integration of the Mexican economy with the US economy. Despite facing challenges due to rising interest rates affecting demand for goods, there is optimism for growth with expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut rates this year.

The latest Census Bureau report showed that transportation equipment and machinery boosted the rise in durable goods orders last month. Data for January was revised down to show a 6.9% drop in orders instead of the previously reported 6.2%. Economists had expected a 1.1% rise in orders, indicating better-than-expected performance in February. Additionally, orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft rose 0.7% after falling 0.4% in the previous month, which is a key measure of corporate spending plans.

Meanwhile, US consumer confidence remained steady in March as worries about political environment leading up to presidential election overshadowed recession concerns among consumers. The Conference Board reported that consumer confidence index was almost unchanged at 104.7 this month compared to revised figure of 104.8 in February despite some uncertainties overall sentiment among consumers remained relatively stable during this period.

Overall, these developments suggest that despite some challenges facing business investment and consumer spending decisions may be influenced by broader economic factors such as changes in interest rates and political uncertainty leading up to elections or other significant events like pandemics or natural disasters that could affect trade and supply chains globally.

It’s worth noting that while durable goods orders are important indicators of business investment and economic growth, they can also be affected by many factors such as changes in global trade policies or geopolitical tensions which can impact businesses’ ability to invest and expand their operations internationally.

In conclusion, while Washington’s durable goods orders rose more than expected in February, it’s important to note that there are many factors affecting businesses’ ability to invest and grow their operations both domestically and internationally such as changes in interest rates or political uncertainty leading up to elections or other significant events like pandemics or natural disasters that could affect trade and supply chains globally

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