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2014-02-24 20:23:23

BEIJING, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 1.2 percent in January. The index stands at 283.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in December and a 1.3 percent increase in November. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in January. "Unexpectedly strong growth in bank lending, coupled with improvements in the export sector, helped to support an acceleration of the LEI in January....

2014-02-24 20:23:15

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices today announced that it has made several changes to the S&P U.S. Indices methodology effective after the close of trading on March 21 to coincide with the March rebalance. After consulting with clients concerned with certain reporting requirements, expenses, and investment restrictions relating to business development companies (BDCs), S&P Dow Jones has decided to remove all identified BDCs from its U.S....

2014-02-24 20:23:12

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices after the close of trading on Friday, February 28: -- Knowles Corp. (NYSE:KNwi) will replace Apollo Investment Corp. (NASD:AINV) in the S&P MidCap 400. S&P 500 constituent Dover Corp. (NYSE:DOV) is spinning off Knowles to shareholders in a transaction expected to be effective after the close of...

2014-02-24 08:26:26

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) moved down slightly in January, but remained in positive territory. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending[i]. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120803/MM52028LOGO-a "All components of the Index this month declined slightly, though such volatility is consistent with a recovering economy," said Daniel Bachman, Deloitte's senior U.S. economist. "The Index...

2014-02-18 20:22:07

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.8 percent in December to 127.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in November, and a 0.6 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in December to 123.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in both November and...

2014-02-18 12:26:29

Two Cities Saw Default Rates Decrease in January 2014 NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through January 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed decline in national default rates during the month. The national composite posted 1.34% in January, a marginal decline from 1.35% in December. The first mortgage default rate was...

2014-02-11 20:22:18

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.3 percent in December to 101.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in November and a 0.6 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in December, remaining at 96.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in November, and a 0.2...

2014-02-11 12:23:07

Index Provider Licenses Grindrod Bank for Potential ETF Development JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today the launch of nine (9) new indices covering the South African equity market, headlined by the launch of the S&P South Africa Composite - an index which measures the performance of companies actively traded and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The S&P South Africa Composite, which covers both foreign domiciled and...

2014-02-10 20:20:58

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) will replace CEC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: CEC) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, February 14. An affiliate of Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) is acquiring CEC Entertainment in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final conditions. U.S. Silica Holdings mines, processes, and sells commercial silica. Headquartered in Frederick, MD, the company will be added to...

2014-02-10 12:21:59

DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing(®) MLP Asset Management, LP announced today an expected change to a constituent of The Cushing(®) 30 MLP Index (the "Index"). Due to the announcement today by Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, L.P. (BWP) of a reduction of its quarterly distribution, Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (PAGP) will replace (BWP) as a constituent to the Index after the market closes on February 18, 2014, effective as of February 19, 2014. No other...