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2014-02-24 20:23:23

BEIJING, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 1.2 percent in January. The index stands at 283.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in December and a 1.3 percent increase in November. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in January. "Unexpectedly strong growth in bank lending, coupled with improvements in the export sector, helped to support an acceleration of the LEI in January....

2014-02-21 00:20:42

MUMBAI, India, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India increased 0.7 percent in January. The index stands at 178.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in December and a 0.8 percent decline in November. Six of the eight components contributed positively to the index in January. "The Leading Economic Index for India rose sharply in January, driven by a majority of its components. The six-month change in the LEI is still...

2014-02-18 20:22:07

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.8 percent in December to 127.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in November, and a 0.6 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in December to 123.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in both November and...

2014-02-14 04:22:41

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.4 percent in December to 105.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in November and a 0.3 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.2 percent in December to 93.0 (2004 = 100), following no change in November and a 0.2 percent increase in...

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...

2014-01-27 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....


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