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2014-08-13 04:21:46

BRUSSELS, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany declined 0.1 percent in June to 110.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in May, and a 0.2 percent increase in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in June to 108.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in May, and a 0.1 percent increase in...

2014-08-07 20:23:21

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.5 percent in June to 99.0 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in May, and a 0.1 percent decline in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.5 percent in June to 95.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in May, and a 1.5 percent decline in April. The...

2014-08-06 00:20:32

Monthly Index Totaled 46.97, up 1.07 Points from July's Reading of 45.90 BEIJING, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The health of China's steel sector is not expected to greatly improve in August, with the industry largely anticipating that new steel orders will stay flat over the next month, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (Platts CSSI), which showed a reading of 46.97 out of a possible 100 points. The August reading is up 1.07 points from 45.90 in July, and...

2014-08-05 12:21:04

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 July 2014. TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...

2014-07-22 08:25:13

- Chemical Activity Barometer retains strong year-over-year growth; shows short-term tightening - WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) posted a 0.4 percent increase over June, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The pace of growth was consistent with earlier growth logged in the second quarter. Year over year growth now stands at a 4.4 percent...

2014-07-18 04:21:13

BRUSSELS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France declined 0.2 percent in May to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in April, and a 0.4 percent increase in March. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in May to 103.4 (2004 = 100), following no change in April, and a 0.1 percent decline in March. The...

2014-07-03 12:20:40

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 June 2014. TEMPE, Ariz., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...

2014-07-01 12:20:52

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 June 2014. TEMPE, Ariz., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...

2014-06-26 04:20:49

BRUSSELS, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent in May 2014 to 111.7 (2004=100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in April and 0.2 increase in March. "May's moderate increase in the Leading Economic Index -- alongside a slowdown in its six-month growth rate -- suggest that the Euro Area will continue on the path of a very modest economic recovery," said Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The...

2014-06-24 00:20:31

BEIJING, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®) (LEI) for China increased 0.7 percent in May. The index stands at 290.2 (2004 = 100), following 1.0 percent increases in both April and March. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in May. "While the Leading Economic Index for China increased in May, its rate of increase has slowed considerably in recent months. The LEI, and its underlying components, suggest continued...


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