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2013-10-24 20:21:19

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, October 31: -- FTD Companies Inc. (NASD: FTDDV) will replace United Online Inc. (NASD: UNTD). United Online is spinning off FTD in a deal expected to be completed on or about October 31 pending final conditions. Post spin-off, United Online's market capitalization is expected to be well...

2013-10-23 12:25:55

Growth Rate has Accelerated in Recent Months NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in September. The index now stands at 114.78, up from 113.98 (an upward revision) in August. The ETI figure for September is 6.3 percent higher than a year ago. "The Employment Trends Index accelerated in August and September, with improvements across all eight components during these two months," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic...

2013-10-22 12:31:51

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices have won the 2013 iCMG Enterprise & IT Architecture Excellence Award for Best Enterprise & IT Architecture in Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance. The global award honors architects and enterprises in the discipline of architecture, whose work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision, and workmanship, creating successful and enduring systems and enterprises. Entries from 27...

2013-10-22 00:20:25

BEIJING, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in September. The index stands at 271.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in August and a 1.4 percent increase in July. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in September. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "Relatively strong credit expansion in September along with a...

2013-10-17 12:26:48

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today the launch of a family of indices based on the S&P GSCI® Single Commodities that applies the Capped Component rules according to the ESMA guidelines on UCITS issues. Currently, the S&P GSCI includes 24 commodities that form 18 components, where three of the components, Petroleum, Wheat, and Cattle, include more than one commodity. For every S&P GSCI Single Capped Component, the namesake...

2013-10-17 12:23:38

LONDON and PITTSBURGH, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The third-party audit of CRU's weekly US Midwest hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil, hot-dipped galvanized coil and plate price indices - the most widely used carbon steel indices in the world - has been completed. The audit, which was carried out by a Big Four international audit firm selected by CRU, was split into three distinct parts. Firstly, the data providers, who provide actual spot transaction data...

2013-10-15 20:20:48

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan was unchanged in August, remaining at 99.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in July, and a 0.3 percent increase in June. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, was also unchanged in August, remaining at 96.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in July, and a 0.5 percent...

2013-10-15 16:22:01

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commodities news and price reporting agency Argus and business information provider IHS (NYSE: IHS) have introduced an API 3 price assessment for 5,500 kcal/kg NAR fob Richards Bay coal in Argus/McCloskey's Coal Price Index Report. Rapidly growing Asia-Pacific demand and additional alternative supply in the Atlantic basin have seen South African coal producers increasingly look eastwards to place their cargoes. This trend has been reinforced by...

2013-10-15 12:27:35

Three Cities Saw Default Rates Decreased in September 2013 NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through September 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 increase in national default rates during the month. The national composite was 1.38% in September, slightly up from 1.34% posted in August. The first mortgage default rate...

2013-10-10 20:20:36

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASD:GPOR) will replace WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Saia Inc. (NASD:SAIA) will replace Gulfport Energy in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, October 17. WMS is being acquired...