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2012-12-19 20:21:02

BEIJING, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 1.1 percent in November to 248.5 (2004 = 100), following a 1.6 percent increase in October and a 0.2 percent increase in September. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in November. "Strength in China's current economic activity has been maintained in November and all of the components in the Coincident Economic Index now posted gains,"...

2012-12-19 04:20:28

BRUSSELS, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany was unchanged in October, remaining at 101.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent decline in September and a 0.2 percent decline in August. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.4 percent in October to 106.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in September, and a 0.1 percent...

2012-12-11 08:22:46

Despite Positive Black Friday Reports, Consumers Show Signs They're Spending Less Than A Year Ago YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans' personal financial health, reports that sentiment levels among more affluent Americans earning $100,000 or more have dropped sharply in the past 30 days. This is the first time the Consumer Reports Index has seen the historically positive sentiment levels of affluent...

2012-12-11 04:21:17

BRUSSELS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. declined 0.4 percent in October, after increases of 0.1 percent in both September and August. Three of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 102.0 (2004=100). "The LEI for the U.K. declined in October for the first time in four months, led by continued weakness in business confidence. The six-month growth rate of the index...

2012-12-07 08:23:45

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The labor market continued to improve in November, generating 146,000 new jobs, providing some needed boost to recovering consumer sentiment. Indeed, the gain on the month would have been even better if not for the mildly restraining impact from Super Storm Sandy and the looming fiscal cliff. Domestically, the manufacturing sector continues to show some limited traction as sluggish foreign economic growth weighs on the sector. Despite a revival in the...

2012-11-27 12:27:01

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in October, posted a moderate increase in November. The Index now stands at 73.7 (1985=100), up from 73.1 in October. The Present Situation Index was virtually unchanged at 56.6 versus 56.7 last month. The Expectations Index rose to 85.1 from 84.0 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference...

2012-11-21 12:22:02

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in October to 96.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in September, and a 0.4 percent decline in August. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "The U.S. LEI increased slightly in October, the second consecutive increase. The LEI still points to modestly expanding economic activity in the near term. Over the last six months,...

2012-11-21 04:21:14

BRUSSELS, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.1 percent in September to 102.6 (2004 = 100), following no change in August, and a 0.2 percent decline in July. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.2 percent in September to 106.9 (2004 = 100), following no change in both August and July. Despite this month's...

2012-11-20 20:22:03

BEIJING, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 1.5 percent in October to 245.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in September and a 1.7 percent increase in August. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in October. "The LEI picked up momentum in October, suggesting a moderate rebound is underway that may carry into the first half of 2013," says Andrew Polk, resident economist at...

2012-11-12 12:28:44

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian Marketing Services announced today its latest Consumer Expectation Index (CEI) figures for the first half of 2012. According to the CEI, U.S. consumers' forward-looking view of the economy is at its highest level since the onset of the recession. The CEI is based on weekly results from the trusted Experian Simmons National Consumer Study, for which 25,000 adults are surveyed annually. The survey results cover nearly 60,000 data elements,...