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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...

2014-04-22 12:24:00

--Following unusually harsh seasonal conditions, Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) sees upward revisions and hits six year peak -- WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), has reached its highest peak since March 2008. Even accounting for seasonal adjustments, the unusually harsh winter skewed earlier data, and this month's barometer reflects upward revisions for...

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...

2014-04-14 20:22:09

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.1 percent in February to 121.2 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in January, and a 0.4 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in February to 118.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in January and a 0.1 percent...

2014-04-11 04:20:15

BRUSSELS, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in February, after increasing 0.6 percent in January and remaining unchanged in December. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 109.9 (2004=100). "The U.K. LEI continued to increase in February, with most components contributing positively," said Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The...

2014-04-09 12:26:22

Confidence at Two-Year High NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence(TM), which had increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, improved further in the first quarter of 2014. The Measure now reads 63, up from 60 in the previous quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses). Says Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board: "CEO confidence rose to a two-year high,...

2014-04-03 08:26:21

ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad's U.S. Employee Confidence Index rose to a six-month high in March, increasing 3.1 points from February to 57.1. In addition, workers reported the highest level of job security since May 2008, with 77 percent indicating it is unlikely they will lose their positions. These upticks reveal that American workers remain confident with the workplace, the strength of the U.S. economy, job availability, their potential to find jobs and the...

2014-04-01 12:22:35

DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of March 2014. TEMPE, Ariz., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...

2014-03-25 08:23:52

--Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) gains solid 0.3 % over February -- WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While winter weather extremes continue to impact economic reporting, strengthening chemical equity prices drove solid gains in the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. March's reading featured a gain of 0.3% over February on a three-month moving average basis (3MMA), rebounding past the average 0.2% gain in late...

2014-03-21 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.6 percent in January to 108.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December and a 0.5 percent increase 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 108.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.4...