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2014-03-25 00:21:57

BEIJING, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in February. The index stands at 282.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in January and a 0.4 percent increase in December. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in February. "The China Leading Economic Index accelerated in February on the back of strong bank lending. At the same time, we see that despite high credit...

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....

2014-01-22 20:21:09

BEIJING, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.4 percent in December. The index stands at 278.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in November and a 0.8 percent increase in October. Two of the six components contributed positively to the index in December. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The China LEI decelerated sharply in December, posting its...

2013-11-19 20:21:24

BEIJING, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for China increased 0.6 percent in October. The index stands at 273.7 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent increase in September and a 0.7 percent increase in August. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in October. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "Growth in the China LEI slowed somewhat in October due to weak...

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...

2013-04-19 00:20:27

BEIJING, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China was flat in March. The Index stands at 258.3 (2004 = 100), following a 1.2 percent increase in February and a 1.7 percent increase in January. Three of the six components contributed positively to the index in March. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The LEI was flat in March, signaling that what little steam the economy was enjoying...

2013-03-19 00:21:39

BEIJING, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 1.3 percent in February to 257.5 (2004 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in January and a 0.4 percent increase in December. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in February. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The Leading Economic Index for China maintained its pace in February, a sign that...

2013-02-20 20:22:50

BEIJING, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®( )(LEI) for China increased 1.0 percent in January to 253.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December and a 1.1 percent increase in November. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in January. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "January's acceleration in the LEI was driven primarily by consumer expectations and...

2013-01-22 20:20:51

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.4 percent in December to 251.1 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent increase in November and a 1.6 percent increase in October. Three of the six components contributed positively to the index in December. "Growth in the LEI for China slowed in December. A decline in real estate activity, a drop in new export orders, and weak consumer confidence accounted for the...

2012-12-19 20:21:02

BEIJING, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 1.1 percent in November to 248.5 (2004 = 100), following a 1.6 percent increase in October and a 0.2 percent increase in September. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in November. "Strength in China's current economic activity has been maintained in November and all of the components in the Coincident Economic Index now posted gains,"...