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2013-11-18 20:20:46

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.3 percent in September to 123.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in August, and a 0.2 percent increase in July. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in September to 122.5 (2004 = 100), following no change in both August and July. The LEI...

2013-11-15 04:20:45

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.5 percent in September to 106.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in August, and a 0.5 percent increase in July. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.3 percent in September to 92.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in August, and a 0.2 percent...

2013-11-12 04:22:19

BRUSSELS, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 1.5 percent in September, after increasing 1.2 percent in August and 0.7 percent in July. Six of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 107.0 (2004=100). "The improvements in the Leading Economic Index for the U.K. point towards continued economic growth in the months ahead," says Bert Colijn, economist with...

2013-10-31 12:24:47

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) for September increased over the past 12 months for all 16 economies for which such price measures are available from The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons program. Between September 2012 and September 2013, inflation was highest in the United Kingdom (2.7 percent) and Norway (2.6 percent). By comparison, prices in the United States were up 0.8 percent. Denmark and Switzerland...

2013-10-24 12:24:16

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.5 percent in August to 125.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in July, and a 1.5 percent decline in June. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in August to 123.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in July and no change in June. The...

2013-10-24 00:20:30

MUMBAI, India, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for India decreased 0.2 percent in September. The index stands at 175.8 (2004 = 100), following a 2.1 percent decline in August and a 0.9 percent increase in July. Four of the eight components contributed positively to the index in September. Said Jing Sima, Economist at The Conference Board: "September's decline in the LEI was due to subdued monetary indicators and a lack of...

2013-10-23 12:25:55

Growth Rate has Accelerated in Recent Months NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in September. The index now stands at 114.78, up from 113.98 (an upward revision) in August. The ETI figure for September is 6.3 percent higher than a year ago. "The Employment Trends Index accelerated in August and September, with improvements across all eight components during these two months," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic...

2013-10-23 04:22:58

BRUSSELS, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.4 percent in August to 107.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in July, and a 0.8 percent increase in June. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in August to 107.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in July, and a 0.2 percent increase...

2013-10-22 08:30:49

Disappointing Job Growth Continues into the Fall NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Slow overall economic growth put a damper on job growth in the summer and continues to do so in the early fall. A gain of only 148,000 new jobs in September followed the disappointing increases of the past several months. The clear implication is that after increasing at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter, overall economic and job growth slowed to less than 2 percent in the third...

2013-10-21 12:24:04

Leading HR Executives Release Report on the Future of Talent Acquisition NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as unemployment remains high globally, organizations are finding talent in short supply--and are fiercely competing for it. According to A Brave New World: Recruiting Talent in a Digital Age, a new "playbook" for practitioners in the field, social recruiting has become top-of-mind for human capital leaders and talent management professionals seeking to attract and retain top...