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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...

2014-03-20 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in February to 99.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.1 percent decline in December. "The U.S. LEI increased sharply in February, suggesting that any weather-related volatility will be short lived and the economy should continue to improve into the second half of the year," said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference...

2014-03-19 04:21:24

BRUSSELS, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.3 percent in January to 117.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December, and a 0.1 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in January, at 103.5 (2004 = 100), following no change in December, and a 0.1 percent increase in...

2014-03-19 00:22:03

MUMBAI, India, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India decreased 0.3 percent in February. The index stands at 177.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in January and a 0.3 percent decrease in December. Four of the eight components contributed positively to the index in February. Said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board: "The Leading Economic Index for India registered a small decline in February,...

2014-03-17 04:21:33

NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.8 percent in January to 106.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in December, and a 0.4 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in January to 93.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.2 percent...

2014-03-14 08:23:33

BRUSSELS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.7 percent in January, after decreasing 0.1 percent in December and increasing 0.6 percent in November. All seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 109.6 (2004=100). "January's gain in the LEI suggests the near-term outlook for the economy keeps improving, despite the sideways movement in recent months," said Bert...

2014-03-13 20:23:47

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 1.0 percent in January to 121.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent decrease in December, and a 0.2 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.8 percent in January to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in December, and a 0.3 percent...

2014-03-11 20:22:14

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.7 percent in January to 100.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in December and a 0.5 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in January to 97.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in December, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-02-26 12:23:21

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.2 percent in December to 123.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in November and a 0.1 percent decline in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in December to 122.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in November, and a 0.1 percent increase in...


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