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2013-04-30 12:23:47

NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had declined in March, increased in April. The Index now stands at 68.1 (1985=100), up from 61.9 in March. The Present Situation Index increased to 60.4 from 59.2. The Expectations Index improved to 73.3 from 63.7 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider...

2013-04-29 04:20:37

BRUSSELS, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area decreased 0.4 percent in March and now stands at 105.8 (2004=100), after increasing 0.1 percent in February and increasing 1.4 percent in January. "The decline in the LEI suggests that the Euro Area economy remains very weak and a recovery in the coming months continues to be unlikely," says Bert Colijn, Economist for Europe at The Conference Board. "Business and consumer...

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...

2013-04-15 12:23:55

Positive signs for sale of spring, summer seasonal retail items YONKERS, N.Y., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans' personal financial health, showed that consumers' lethargic outlook continues to take a toll on retail spending. The Index's past 30-day retail measure declined for the third straight month since January. The Consumer Reports Index's sentiment measure was unchanged from last month at 50.1. Looking at...

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...

2013-04-08 12:23:36

Index Still Signaling Moderate Job Growth NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) fell in March. The index now stands at 111.20, down from 111.43 (an upward revision) in February. The March figure is 3.7 percent higher than a year ago. "Despite the decline in March, the Employment Trends index is still signaling moderate job growth in the coming months," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at The Conference...

2013-04-02 23:04:58

Texas Biz Solutions is working with client RE/MAX® Legacy in sharing the good news regarding improved home values as the market continues to show positive growth. Tyler, Texas (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Lindale real estate news is improving with the Commerce Department recently reporting that a surge in January brought home sales to their highest level in four and a half years. Consumer confidence is also improving, revealing positive economic growth. According to a report dated March 7,...

2013-03-26 12:25:34

Index Drops Eight Points NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had improved in February, declined in March. The Index now stands at 59.7 (1985=100), down from 68.0 in February. The Present Situation Index decreased to 57.9 from 61.4. The Expectations Index declined to 60.9 from 72.4 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference...

2013-03-22 04:21:25

BRUSSELS, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.3 percent in January to 103.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in December, and a 0.3 percent decline in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.4 percent in January to 107.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in December, and a 0.1...

2013-03-15 08:23:05

BRUSSELS, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in January, after remaining unchanged in December 2012 and increasing 0.1 percent in November. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 103.4 (2004=100). "The UK LEI increased in January and its moderately positive growth rate suggests the UK economy may grow slowly in 2013, after a dismal 2012,"...