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2013-03-25 12:25:15

NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 1.9 percent in January to 126.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December, and a 0.2 percent decline in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in January at 122.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in December, and a 0.3 percent increase...

2013-03-22 04:21:25

BRUSSELS, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.3 percent in January to 103.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in December, and a 0.3 percent decline in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.4 percent in January to 107.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in December, and a 0.1...

2013-03-21 20:22:41

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in January to 121.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in December, and a 0.2 percent decrease in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in January to 121.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in December, and a 0.1...

2013-03-21 12:24:55

Index has Increased in Five of the Last Six Months NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. rose 0.5 percent in February to 94.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in January, and a 0.4 percent increase in December. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "This month's increase in the U.S. LEI - the third consecutive - was widespread and driven by a majority of its components. Even...

2013-03-20 04:20:45

BRUSSELS, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.5 percent in January to 114.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decrease in December, and a 0.5 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, decreased 0.2 percent in January to 103.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in December, and no change in...

2013-03-19 00:21:39

BEIJING, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 1.3 percent in February to 257.5 (2004 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in January and a 0.4 percent increase in December. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in February. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The Leading Economic Index for China maintained its pace in February, a sign that...

2013-03-15 08:23:05

BRUSSELS, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in January, after remaining unchanged in December 2012 and increasing 0.1 percent in November. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 103.4 (2004=100). "The UK LEI increased in January and its moderately positive growth rate suggests the UK economy may grow slowly in 2013, after a dismal 2012,"...

2013-03-14 20:21:38

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 0.8 percent in January to 120.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.2 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in January to 117.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in December and a 0.4 percent...

2013-03-12 20:21:23

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.7 percent in January to 92.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in December, and a 0.1 percent decline in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.5 percent in January to 96.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.2 percent...

2013-03-12 04:20:59

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.7 percent in January to 105.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in December, and a 0.6 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.4 percent in January to 94.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent decline in December, and a 0.7 percent...