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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 08:21:46

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), increased 0.9 percent in December. The index now stands at 127.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in November and a 0.1 increase in October. Five of the eight components contributed positively to the index in December. "Strengthened expectations in the manufacturing and services sectors, coupled with a...

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...

2014-01-09 20:20:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.3 percent in November to 101.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in October and a 1.5 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in November to 96.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent...


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