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2014-03-21 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.6 percent in January to 108.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December and a 0.5 percent increase 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 108.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.4...

2014-03-20 20:21:30

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in January to 128.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in December, and a 0.3 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in January to 123.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in December, and a...

2014-03-20 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in February to 99.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.1 percent decline in December. "The U.S. LEI increased sharply in February, suggesting that any weather-related volatility will be short lived and the economy should continue to improve into the second half of the year," said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference...

2014-03-19 04:21:24

BRUSSELS, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.3 percent in January to 117.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December, and a 0.1 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in January, at 103.5 (2004 = 100), following no change in December, and a 0.1 percent increase in...

2014-03-19 00:22:03

MUMBAI, India, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India decreased 0.3 percent in February. The index stands at 177.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in January and a 0.3 percent decrease in December. Four of the eight components contributed positively to the index in February. Said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board: "The Leading Economic Index for India registered a small decline in February,...

2014-03-17 04:21:33

NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.8 percent in January to 106.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in December, and a 0.4 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in January to 93.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.2 percent...

2014-03-14 08:23:33

BRUSSELS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.7 percent in January, after decreasing 0.1 percent in December and increasing 0.6 percent in November. All seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 109.6 (2004=100). "January's gain in the LEI suggests the near-term outlook for the economy keeps improving, despite the sideways movement in recent months," said Bert...

2014-03-13 20:23:47

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 1.0 percent in January to 121.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent decrease 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 0.8 percent in January to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in December, and a 0.3 percent...

2014-03-11 20:22:14

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.7 percent in January to 100.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in December and a 0.5 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in January to 97.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in December, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-02-27 04:20:30

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 1.2 percent in January and now stands at 110.9 (2004=100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December 2013 and a 0.6 percent increase in November. "The Leading Economic Index advanced for an eighth month in a row in January, a sign that the economy continues to improve despite current conditions, as measured by the Coincident Economic Index, taking a brief...


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