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2014-02-12 04:20:39

BRUSSELS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. decreased 0.1 percent in December, after increasing 0.5 percent in November and 0.4 percent in October. Four of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 108.2 (2004=100). "After five months of increases, the LEI decreased slightly in December. A substantial decline in the Volume of Expected Output, coupled with softening...

2014-02-11 20:22:18

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.3 percent in December to 101.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in November and a 0.6 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in December, remaining at 96.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in November, and a 0.2...

2014-02-06 16:23:22

Since the Great Recession beginning in 2007, the US economy has experienced a recovery. The nature of that recovery is dependent upon which set of data is referred to, the jobless rate or the real GDP. SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are several different methodologies through which the current state of the US economy is measured. Two of the simplest and most frequently used measures indicate a very different state of affairs, resulting in a somewhat muddled vision...

2014-01-28 08:24:35

--Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) suggests slow, but sustained recovery; no recessionary signals-- WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) reading of 2014 strengthened slightly, pointing to continued growth and an improving U.S. economy throughout 2014. The barometer in January ticked up to 94.0, increasing 0.2 points over December on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. This marks the ninth consecutive monthly gain...

2014-01-27 20:21:10

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in November to 126.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in November to 123.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in both October and...

2014-01-23 04:20:51

BRUSSELS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.6 percent in November to 108.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent decline in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in November to 107.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in October, and no change...

2014-01-22 20:21:09

BEIJING, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.4 percent in December. The index stands at 278.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in November and a 0.8 percent increase in October. Two of the six components contributed positively to the index in December. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The China LEI decelerated sharply in December, posting its...

2014-01-21 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.1 percent in November to 116.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent decline in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 103.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in October and no change in September....

2014-01-17 04:20:30

BRUSSELS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in November to 105.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.4 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 93.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in October, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-01-16 00:20:34

MUMBAI, India, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for India increased 0.1 percent in December. The index stands at 175.9 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in November and a 1.5 percent increase in October. Five of the eight components contributed positively to the index in December. Said Jing Sima, Economist at The Conference Board: "The small gain in the LEI in December was mainly driven by monetary policy and...


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