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2013-12-17 04:20:40

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in October to 107.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in September, and a 0.2 percent increase in August. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in October at 93.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in September, and a 0.1 percent increase...

2013-12-09 12:23:38

Rebounds from shutdown-led drop in October to hit new five-year high NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in November. The index now stands at 115.21, up from 113.64 (a downward revision) in October. The ETI figure for November is 5.3 percent higher than a year ago. "Largely a reflection of the 16-day government shutdown, October's apparent decline in the Employment Trends Index was more than reversed by the large November...

2013-12-06 00:20:22

SINGAPORE, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus reports that thermal coal swaps volumes traded against the API 8 index have reached 10mn t since its launch last year, with November recording the highest monthly volume of 2mn t. API 8 assesses 5,500 kcal/kg NAR coal delivered to south China. The country consumed nearly 4bn t of coal last year, with imports at 290mn t and up by about 20pc from the previous year. China's...

2013-11-25 20:22:15

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASD: LGND) will replace SHFL Entertainment Inc. (NASD: SHFL) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, November 27. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Bally Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BYI) acquired SHFL in a deal completed today. Ligand Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company that engages in the acquisition and development of royalty revenue generating assets. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA,...

2013-11-19 12:24:48

Three Cities Saw Default Rates Decrease in October 2013 NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through October 2013, 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 stability in national default rates during the month. The national composite was 1.38% in October; it showed no change since September. The first mortgage default rate was 1.30%...

2013-11-18 23:23:08

The New SmartZip Housing Recovery Index Indicates U.S. in Stable Recovery with Significant Gains Pleasanton, California (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 SmartZip Analytics, Inc., a national leader in data, analytics, and predictive marketing solutions for the real estate industry, today released its Housing Recovery Index (SmartZip HRI), a unique measure of the changes in US home prices before and after the housing crash of the last decade, represented in an interactive, data visualization at...

2013-11-07 08:37:24

TEL AVIV, Israel, November 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Facts - Market capitalization (Excluding ETNs): - Equities:US$189 billion; - Bonds:US$225 billion - Daily Turnover Y-T-D (Including off-the-floor transactions): - Equities (Including ETNs): US$315 million; - Government Bonds:US$945 million - Corporate Bonds(Including ETNs): US$286 million - Treasury Bills: US$168 million...

2013-10-30 20:23:22

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent A.O. Smith Corp. (NYSE: AOS) will replace Saks Inc. (NYSE: SKS) in the S&P MidCap 400, and FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE: FF) will replace A.O. Smith in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, November 4. Hudson's Bay Co. is acquiring Saks in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final conditions. S&P Dow Jones Indices will delay the addition of Michael Kors...

2013-10-30 08:36:03

Cloud services provider recognized for financial performance, leadership in corporate sustainability CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America. Akamai's selection came as the result of its performance on the annual RobecoSAM...

2013-10-29 12:24:52

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through August 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 increased 12.8% year-over-year. Compared to July 2013, the annual growth rates accelerated for both Composites and 14 cities. On a monthly basis, the 10-City and 20-City Composites gained 1.3% in August. Las Vegas led the cities with an...