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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...

2013-01-28 20:21:08

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia declined 0.2 percent in November to 121.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.3 percent decline in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 121.6 (2004 = 100), following no change in October and no change in...

2013-01-28 04:20:35

BRUSSELS, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.4 percent in December and now stands at 105.5 (2004=100), after increasing 0.6 percent in November and decreasing 0.2 percent in October. "The Euro Area LEI increased moderately for a second month in a row, again with widespread gains among its components. This month's LEI increase was driven by improved consumer and business confidence," said Bert Colijn, Economist...

2013-01-24 12:24:13

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. rose 0.5 percent in December to 93.9 (2004 = 100), following no change in November, and a 0.3 percent increase in October. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "The U.S. LEI rose sharply in December, led by a large improvement in initial claims for unemployment insurance and positive contributions from the interest rate spread and the Leading Credit...

2013-01-24 04:20:41

BRUSSELS, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany was unchanged in November at 103.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in October, and a 0.6 percent decline in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in November at 106.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in October, and a 0.3 percent decline in...

2013-01-22 20:20:51

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.4 percent in December to 251.1 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent increase in November and a 1.6 percent increase in October. Three of the six components contributed positively to the index in December. "Growth in the LEI for China slowed in December. A decline in real estate activity, a drop in new export orders, and weak consumer confidence accounted for the...

2013-01-22 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.5 percent in November to 114.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent decline in October, and a 0.6 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity remained unchanged in November at 104.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in October, and a 0.2 percent...

2013-01-18 12:21:52

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.3 percent in November to 122.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in October, and a 0.2 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in November to 123.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent...

2013-01-17 04:20:28

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.5 percent in November to 103.7 (2004 = 100), following a 1.0 percent increase in October, and a 0.3 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.3 percent in November to 95.9 (2004 = 100), following no change in October, and a 0.9 percent decline in...

2013-01-15 20:20:54

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.2 percent in November to 121.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in October, and a 0.8 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.6 percent in November to 117.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in October, and a 0.4 percent...