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2013-02-25 12:23:55

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.7 percent in December to 123.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in November, and a 0.2 percent decline in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, decreased 0.2 percent in December to 122.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in November, and no change in...

2013-02-22 04:21:22

BRUSSELS, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.5 percent in December to 103.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in November and a 0.5 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in December to 106.6 (2004 = 100), following no change in November, and a 0.3 percent decline in...

2013-02-21 12:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. rose 0.2 percent in January to 94.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in December, and no change in November. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "The U.S. LEI rose again in January, pointing to a slow but continued expansion in economic activity in the near term. Despite continued weakness in manufacturers' new orders and consumer expectations,...

2013-02-20 20:22:50

BEIJING, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®( )(LEI) for China increased 1.0 percent in January to 253.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December and a 1.1 percent increase in November. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in January. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "January's acceleration in the LEI was driven primarily by consumer expectations and...

2013-02-20 04:21:49

BRUSSELS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France declined 0.2 percent in December to 113.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in November, and a 0.4 percent decline in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in December to 104.2 (2004 = 100), following no change in November, and no change in October....

2013-02-19 20:21:42

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia declined 0.1 percent in December to 121.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in November, and a 0.2 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in December to 121.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in November and no change in...

2013-02-15 04:20:33

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 1.0 percent in December to 104.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in November, and a 1.0 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.3 percent in December to 95.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in November, and no change in...

2013-02-14 20:24:13

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea was unchanged in December, remaining at 121.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in November, and a 0.6 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.2 percent in December to 117.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in November and a 0.2 percent...

2013-02-12 20:20:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.1 percent in December to 91.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in November, and a 0.5 percent decline in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, decreased 0.2 percent in December to 95.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in November, and a 0.4 percent...

2013-02-12 04:20:48

BRUSSELS, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.1 percent in December, after an increase of 0.2 percent in November and a decline of 0.3 percent in October. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 103.5 (2004=100). "December has produced another small increase in the Leading Economic Index for the U.K., led by positive contributions from consumer...