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2011-06-21 08:42:00

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through May 2011, released today by S&P Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed first and second mortgages default rates decreased in May to 2.09% and 1.42%, respectively, from April values of 2.16% and 1.51%. Auto loans default rate went down from 1.45% in April to 1.34% in May; while bank cards experienced a slight increase from...

2011-06-16 08:40:00

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.39% over the 12-months ending April 2011. Since May 2010, annual rates of growth of healthcare costs have been largely decelerating. At +5.39%, the Composite index posted its lowest annual growth rate in its six-year history....

2011-06-16 03:00:00

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain decreased 0.3 percent in April to 107.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent decrease in March, and a 0.1 percent increase in February. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in April, at 101.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in March and no...

2011-06-09 13:45:00

PARIS, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boursica.com: Could you remind us of how Artprice was created? Thierry Ehrmann: It was first of all an enormous amount of collective work involving incredible art historians. In just 14 years, we bought up almost all the editorial funds in Europe and the USA and now we're working on Asia. This covers art publishing houses, art editorial funds worldwide and assets representing over EUR30 million. (Photo:...

2011-06-03 09:30:00

NEW YORK, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices, a world leading index provider, is proud to announce that it has been recognized with a "CIO 100 Award" by CIO Magazine for advances in index calculation and data management. The CIO 100 award is presented annually at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony held in August. The CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and their employees that are demonstrating innovation with information technology to deliver business value,...

2011-05-31 08:43:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through March 2011, released today by Standard & Poor's for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that the U.S. National Home Price Index declined by 4.2% in the first quarter of 2011, after having fallen 3.6% in the fourth quarter of 2010. The National Index hit a new recession low with the first quarter's data and posted an annual decline of 5.1% versus the first quarter of 2010....

2011-05-19 08:52:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.77% over the 12-months ending March 2011. After a temporary increase reported with January's data, healthcare costs have resumed their deceleration in annual growth rates - in the 12-months ending January and February 2011, this...

2011-05-17 08:29:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through April 2011, released today by S&P Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed an increase in bank card and second mortgages default rates for the first time in at least five months. Bank Card defaults went up from 5.59% in March to 5.91% in April and Second Mortgages increased from 1.42% to 1.51%. First Mortgages experienced a...

2011-05-11 09:30:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices announced today the launch of the S&P Commodity Producers Index Series, a new family of indices comprised of the world's largest, publicly traded companies engaged in the exploration and production of commodities. All of the constituents in the index series are drawn from the S&P Global BMI (Broad Market Index) universe. The S&P Commodity Producers Index Series is comprised of three indices: the S&P Commodity Producers...

2011-05-10 08:30:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding an important piece to its growing family of fixed income indices, S&P Indices announced today the launch of the S&P/BGCantor U.S. TIPS Index - the only index in the market to use pricing exclusively from BGC Market Data LP. The S&P/BGCantor U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Security Index is a broad, comprehensive, market value-weighted index that seeks to measure the performance of the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities...