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2013-07-26 04:21:25

BRUSSELS, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.5 percent in June and now stands at 107.5 (2004=100), after increasing 0.4 percent in May and increasing 0.1 percent in April. "June saw the Leading Economic Index for the Euro Area rise for the third straight month, increasing the odds for a recovery in the second half of 2013," said Bert Colijn, Economist for Europe at The Conference Board. "Even as...

2013-06-27 12:24:39

NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board announced today that it will continue a statistical program on international labor statistics that is to be eliminated by the federal government due to across-the-board spending cuts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a unit of the United States Department of Labor, has announced that it will shut down the International Labor Comparison (ILC) program on July 1. The program provides businesses, government agencies, academics,...

2013-06-21 04:22:06

BRUSSELS, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.1 percent in April to 105.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in March, and a 0.5 percent increase in February. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in April to 107.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in March, and no change in...

2013-06-13 08:26:43

Kathy Bostjancic, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a comment on U.S. Bureau of Census Retail Sales Report from Kathy Bostjancic, Director for Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board: Consumer spending is getting a boost from improving consumer confidence and a rebound in aggregate household net worth to a record level, surpassing the pre-recession peak recorded in Q3 2007. The positive wealth...

2013-05-24 23:23:15

Growing consumer confidence in April drives shopping activity across the automotive market. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Dataium, the largest aggregator of in-market automotive shopper behavior, today released its monthly Automotive Shopper Intensity (ASI) report. The ASI index, a leading predictive indicator of automotive retail sales, increased 12.1% in April, the highest increase in twelve months. This record-setting increase was echoed in the University of Michigan Consumer...

2013-05-23 04:21:27

BRUSSELS, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.3 percent in March to 103.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in February, and a 0.4 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in March to 107.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in February, and a 0.4 percent increase in...

2013-05-14 04:20:38

BRUSSELS, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in March, after increasing 0.4 percent in February and 0.2 percent in January. Three of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 102.8 (2004=100). "The UK LEI increased modestly for the third month in a row, suggesting that the economy will continue to expand slightly over the near term," says...

2013-05-07 08:28:24

Majority Now Believe Prices Will Climb in Next 12 Months WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of Americans now expect the country's home prices to climb within the next year, illustrating a growing optimism toward the health of the housing industry. The share of respondents to Fannie Mae's April 2013 National Housing Survey results who expect home prices to go up rose another 3 percentage points in April to 51 percent. By comparison, at the same time last year only...

2013-05-07 08:25:20

YONKERS, N.Y., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of teetering between positive and negative territory, the Consumer Reports Index's sentiment measure leapt to it highest level since 2008. The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans' personal financial health, shows that consumer sentiment now stands at 54.5, up from 50.1 last month. The improvement was broad-based, crossing all income and education groups, but the greatest gain was among lower-income...

2013-05-06 12:23:46

Index Signals Moderate Job Increases Ahead NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in April. The index now stands at 111.68, up from 111.61 (an upward revision) in March. The April figure is 3.8 percent higher than a year ago. "Despite weak economic activity, the Employment Trends index is still signaling moderate job growth in the coming months," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at The Conference...