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2014-01-17 04:20:30

BRUSSELS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in November to 105.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.4 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 93.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in October, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-01-16 12:27:03

Unemployment Falls in U.S. and Japan, Still Rising In Much of Europe NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor markets are mixed across many advanced economies, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized by The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program for November. The unemployment rate in November rose in three of the nine countries compared, was unchanged in three, and fell in three. The U.S. saw the largest...

2014-01-16 00:20:34

MUMBAI, India, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for India increased 0.1 percent in December. The index stands at 175.9 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in November and a 1.5 percent increase in October. Five of the eight components contributed positively to the index in December. Said Jing Sima, Economist at The Conference Board: "The small gain in the LEI in December was mainly driven by monetary policy and...

2014-01-08 12:27:17

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence(TM), which had pulled back in the third quarter, increased in the fourth quarter of 2013. The Measure now stands at 60, up from 54 in the previous quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses). "CEO confidence bounced back in the fourth quarter as the pre-government shutdown uncertainty that was prevalent in Q3 abated," said Lynn Franco, Director...

2014-01-02 12:20:10

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 December 2013. TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...


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