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2012-08-22 18:20:17

BEIJING, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.7 percent in July to 236.4 (2004 = 100), following no growth in June and a 1.1 percent increase in May. Two of the six components contributed positively to the index in July. "The Conference Board LEI for China increased again in July," says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing. "The main driver was government loans to boost banks in...

2012-08-20 22:20:26

BRUSSELS, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany declined 0.8 percent in June to 103.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent decline in May, and a 0.5 percent decline in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in June to 107.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in May, and a 0.3 percent decline in April....

2012-08-17 06:21:18

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.4 percent in July to 95.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent decline in June, and a 0.3 percent increase in May. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "With this month's increase, the U.S. LEI returned to its May level. The majority of its components improved, led by large contributions from housing permits and initial unemployment claims. The LEI's...

2012-08-16 22:20:28

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France declined 0.3 percent in June to 113.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in May, and a 0.2 percent decline in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity was unchanged in June at 104.5 (2004 = 100), following no change in May, and a 0.1 percent increase in April. The Conference Board...

2012-08-16 14:21:49

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 1.0 percent in June to 118.7 (2004 = 100), following a 1.2 percent decline in May, and a 0.1 percent decline in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, decreased 0.5 percent in June to 117.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in May, and a 0.3 percent increase in April....

2012-08-14 14:22:01

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 1.3 percent in June to 95.1 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in May, and a 0.2 percent decline in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in June to 98.6 (2004 = 100), following no change in May, and a 0.3 percent decline in April. The Conference...

2012-08-13 22:21:36

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in June to 102.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent decline in May, and a 1.5 percent decline in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.2 percent in June to 97.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in May, and a 0.5 percent decline in April. The...

2012-08-08 22:20:40

BRUSSELS, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. decreased 0.3 percent in June, after a decrease of 0.8 percent in May and an increase of 0.2 percent in April. Three of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 102.3 (2004=100). Said Jean-Claude Manini, The Conference Board Senior Economist for Europe: "The LEI for the United Kingdom fell for a second consecutive month in...

2012-07-26 22:20:22

BRUSSELS, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area decreased 0.3 percent in June, falling to 104.8 (2004=100), following decreases of 0.3 percent in May and 1.0 percent in April. Said Jean-Claude Manini, The Conference Board Senior Economist for Europe: "The LEI for the Euro Area declined in June for a third consecutive month and has returned to where it was six months ago. The pace of contraction in the manufacturing sector...

2012-07-26 06:22:45

NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.7 percent in May to 120.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent decline in April, and a 0.1 percent decline in March. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.3 percent in May to 119.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in April, and a 0.6 percent increase in March....