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2014-06-24 12:24:05

Index at Highest Level Since January 2008 NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had increased in May, improved again in June. The Index now stands at 85.2 (1985=100), up from 82.2 in May. The Present Situation Index increased to 85.1 from 80.3, while the Expectations Index rose to 85.2 from 83.5 in May. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference...

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...

2014-06-18 00:20:41

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven year trend in violence overturns 60 years of increasing peacefulness New model identifies countries at risk of descending into violence and unrest - The ten countries most likely to deteriorate in peace in the next two years are Zambia, Haiti, Argentina, Chad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, Burundi, Georgia, Liberia and Qatar...

2014-06-12 20:20:16

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.8 percent in April to 123.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in March, and a 0.2 percent increase in February. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in April to 118.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent decline in March, and a 1.1 percent increase in...

2014-05-28 04:23:44

BRUSSELS, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area decreased 0.1 percent in April to 111.4 (2004=100), following a 0.2 percent increase in March and a 0.1 percent increase in February. "April's slight decline in the Leading Economic Index suggests that a considerable acceleration in the recovery of the Euro Area economy is unlikely in the months ahead," said Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The Conference Board. "The decline...

2014-05-27 12:27:47

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had decreased in April, improved moderately in May. The Index now stands at 83.0 (1985=100), up from 81.7 in April. The Present Situation Index increased to 80.4 from 78.5, while the Expectations Index edged up to 84.8 from 83.9 in April. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading...

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...

2014-05-21 04:21:02

BRUSSELS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.3 percent in March to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in February, and a 0.4 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in March to 103.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in February, and a 0.1 percent...

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...


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