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2014-09-18 12:25:28

Poll First of Planned Monthly National Surveys Focused on Hispanic Opinions BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first survey conducted by Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) within the College of Business finds Hispanics are significantly less optimistic about the economy than the population as a whole. On the Index of Consumer Sentiment, an established measure of relative optimism, Hispanics surveyed in...

2014-09-17 04:21:02

BRUSSELS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in July to 107.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in June, and a 0.4 percent increase in May. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in July to 95.0 (2004 = 100), following no change in June, and a 0.3 percent increase in May. The LEI for...

2014-09-12 04:20:37

BRUSSELS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®) (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.1 percent in July, after a 0.6 percent increase in June and a 0.5 percent increase in May. Four of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 111.8 (2004=100). "The Leading Economic Index for the U.K. increased only slightly in July amid weakening production expectations, consumer confidence, and stock markets,"...

2014-08-27 04:21:02

BRUSSELS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent in July to 112.5 (2004=100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in June and a 0.4 percent increase in May. "The sharp slowdown in the six-month growth rate of the Leading Economic Index for the Euro Area points to more sluggish economic performance for the remainder of this year," says Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The Conference Board. "Although the...

2014-08-26 12:24:24

Fourth Consecutive Monthly Increase NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in July, improved further in August. The Index now stands at 92.4 (1985=100), up from 90.3 in July. The Present Situation Index increased to 94.6 from 87.9, while the Expectations Index edged down to 90.9 from 91.9 in July. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The...

2014-08-22 04:21:07

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France was unchanged in June, remaining at 117.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in May, and no change in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in June to 103.7 (2004 = 100), following no change in May, and no change in April. The Conference Board LEI for...

2014-08-20 20:21:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.4 percent in June to 130.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in May, and a 0.1 percent decrease in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in June to 125.2 (2004 = 100), after remaining unchanged in May, and a 0.1 percent increase in...

2014-08-14 20:22:30

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea was unchanged in June, remaining at 122.3 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in May, and a 1.1 percent increase in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in June to 118.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent decline in May, and a 0.1 percent decline in April....

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...


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