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2013-04-25 12:26:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.8 percent in February to 127.1 (2004 = 100), following a 2.0 percent increase in January, and a 0.2 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in February, remaining at 122.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.3...

2013-04-24 04:21:36

BRUSSELS, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.3 percent in February to 103.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in January, and a 0.5 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in February to 107.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in January, and a 0.2...

2013-04-22 20:21:58

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.3 percent in February to 122.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.2 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.5 percent in February to 122.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.1...

2013-04-22 04:20:45

BRUSSELS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.6 percent in February to 114.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in January, and a 0.3 percent decrease in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in February at 103.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in January, and a 0.2...

2013-04-19 00:20:27

BEIJING, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China was flat in March. The Index stands at 258.3 (2004 = 100), following a 1.2 percent increase in February and a 1.7 percent increase in January. Three of the six components contributed positively to the index in March. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The LEI was flat in March, signaling that what little steam the economy was enjoying...

2013-04-18 12:25:13

NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.1 percent in March to 94.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in February, and a 0.5 percent increase in January. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "After three consecutive gains, the U.S. LEI dipped slightly in March, with equally balanced strengths and weaknesses among its components. The leading indicator still points to a continuing...

2013-04-17 04:21:31

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain decreased 0.3 percent in February to 104.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in January, and a 0.9 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.3 percent in February to 93.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in January, and a 0.6 percent...

2013-04-16 20:22:57

NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.2 percent in February to 121.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in January, and a 0.2 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in February to 117.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in January and a 0.2 percent...

2013-04-12 04:21:20

BRUSSELS, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in February, after increasing 0.2 percent in January and declining 0.2 percent in December. Four of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 102.4 (2004=100). "Recent gains in the U.K. LEI signal the potential for a modest recovery in the U.K. economy later this year, especially if improvements in...

2013-04-11 20:22:11

NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 1.0 percent in February to 93.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in January, and a 0.2 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in February to 96.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in January, and no change in...