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2014-01-22 20:21:09

BEIJING, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.4 percent in December. The index stands at 278.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in November and a 0.8 percent increase in October. Two of the six components contributed positively to the index in December. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The China LEI decelerated sharply in December, posting its...

2014-01-21 23:29:18

TechnoMetrica's Auto Demand Index, a measure of consumers' purchase intent in the next six months, gained six points or 7.3% to 88 in January. TechnoMetrica analysts forecast that auto sales will continue their robust growth in the coming months, despite persistent consumer pessimism. Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Increased purchase intent and the gradual improvement in consumer confidence over the last few months are likely to add more fuel to the already sizzling fire of...

2014-01-21 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.1 percent in November to 116.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent decline in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 103.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in October and no change in September....

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...

2014-01-15 04:22:26

LONDON, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WOCU Limited, supplier of the WOCU(R), an independent, composite global currency unit, announces that bespoke currency references are now available. WOCU Bespoke Currency References (BCRs) are now available, off the shelf, for fund performance benchmarking, and product creation. WOCU BCRs allow a fund customer, for example, to adjust for currency fluctuations which may skew portfolio performance. A WOCU BCR has the same...

2014-01-13 12:23:51

Fifth Increase in the Past Six Months NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in December. The index now stands at 115.76, up from 115.72 (an upward revision) in November. The ETI figure for December is 5.2 percent higher than a year ago. "Despite the disappointing job numbers for December, the improvement in the Employment Trends Index is signaling solid employment growth in the months ahead," said Gad Levanon, Director of...

2014-01-09 20:20:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.3 percent in November to 101.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in October and a 1.5 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in November to 96.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent...

2014-01-09 12:26:14

- Total U.S. Medical Costs Rising at a Slower Pace NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading global provider of financial market indices, announced today the results of the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices showing total medical costs rose 3.2% in the 12 months ended August 2013 compared to the 4.8% rise for the 12 months ended August 2012. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.7% and...

2013-12-31 12:21:25

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through October 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites posted year-over-year gains of 13.6%. This is their highest gain since February 2006 and marks the seventeenth consecutive month that both Composites increased on an annual basis. In October 2013, the two Composites showed a small gain...


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