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2014-05-23 00:20:50

BEIJING, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in April. The index stands at 288.1 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent increase in March and a 0.9 percent increase in February. Three of the six components contributed positively to the index in April. "The LEI for China increased in April," said Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing, "but its overall expansion...

2014-05-20 04:20:33

MUMBAI, India, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India increased 0.7 percent in April. The index stands at 178.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in March and a 0.9 percent decline in February. Seven of the eight components contributed positively to the index in April. "April's gain in the Leading Economic Index for India was driven by improvements across most of its components," said Jing Sima, Economist at The...

2014-05-19 20:21:25

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia was unchanged in March, remaining at 128.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in February, and a 0.2 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in March to 124.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in February, and a 0.3...

2014-05-15 04:22:02

BRUSSELS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.3 percent in March, after increasing 0.4 percent in February and 0.6 percent in January. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 110.2 (2004=100). "The Leading Economic Index for the U.K. continued to increase in March, suggesting that economic growth is likely to remain strong in the months ahead,"...

2014-05-01 12:21:31

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 April 2014. TEMPE, Ariz., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...

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...


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