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2014-05-22 04:20:59

To Revive Productivity and Avert Long-term Stagnation, the E.U. Must Make Good Its Digital Deficit NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Information and Communications Technology (ICT) should hold the key to rescuing Europe from a bleak economic fate, reports Productivity and Digitalization in Europe: Paving the Road to Faster Growth, a special joint publication of The Conference Board and The Lisbon Council. The policy brief was authored by Bart van Ark, Chief Economist at The Conference...

2014-05-21 04:21:02

BRUSSELS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.3 percent in March to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in February, and a 0.4 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in March to 103.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in February, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-05-20 12:27:51

261 Companies Take Part in Largest Study of Corporate Societal Engagement NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From 2010 to 2013, a majority of companies--64%--increased their community investments, which was driven by improved business performance and growth in non-cash giving. CECP, a coalition of 150 CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance, released the Giving in Numbers Brief, an inaugural look at corporate giving trends based...

2014-05-20 04:20:33

MUMBAI, India, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India increased 0.7 percent in April. The index stands at 178.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in March and a 0.9 percent decline in February. Seven of the eight components contributed positively to the index in April. "April's gain in the Leading Economic Index for India was driven by improvements across most of its components," said Jing Sima, Economist at The...

2014-05-19 20:21:25

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia was unchanged in March, remaining at 128.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in February, and a 0.2 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in March to 124.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in February, and a 0.3...

2014-05-15 04:22:02

BRUSSELS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.3 percent in March, after increasing 0.4 percent in February and 0.6 percent in January. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 110.2 (2004=100). "The Leading Economic Index for the U.K. continued to increase in March, suggesting that economic growth is likely to remain strong in the months ahead,"...

2014-05-12 20:22:43

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.7 percent in March to 122.0 (2004 = 100), following no change in February, and a 1.0 percent decline in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.4 percent in March to 118.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in February and a 0.8 percent increase in January....

2014-05-07 20:25:42

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.3 percent in March to 100.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in February, and a 0.3 percent decline in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.5 percent in March to 97.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in February, and a 0.3 percent increase in...

2014-04-22 12:27:08

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.5 percent in February to 121.2 (2004 = 100), following a 1.4 percent decline in January, and a 0.2 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in February to 123.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a 0.2 percent...

2014-04-21 20:21:16

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.3 percent in February to 128.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a 0.9 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.4 percent in February to 124.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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