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2014-07-18 04:21:13

BRUSSELS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France declined 0.2 percent in May to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in April, and a 0.4 percent increase in March. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in May to 103.4 (2004 = 100), following no change in April, and a 0.1 percent decline in March. The...

2014-07-16 00:20:55

MUMBAI, India, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®) (LEI) for India rose 0.8 percent in June to 182.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in May and a 1.3 percent increase in April. Six of the eight components contributed positively to the index in June. "June's fourth straight monthly increase in the Leading Economic Index for India reflects solid improvements in the economy after subdued growth last year," said Jing Sima,...

2014-07-15 04:21:32

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.4 percent in May to 106.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in April, and a 0.1 percent increase in March. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in May to 94.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in April, and a 0.3 percent increase in...

2014-07-10 20:22:11

NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 0.6 percent in May to 122.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.0 percent increase in April, and a 0.8 percent increase in March. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.5 percent in May to 117.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in April, and a 0.7 percent decline in March....

2014-07-09 12:26:16

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence(TM), which had increased in the first quarter of 2014, declined slightly in the second quarter. The Measure now reads 62, down from 63 last quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses). Says Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board: "CEOs are slightly less confident than in Q1, as both their assessment of current and...

2014-07-07 12:25:16

Index Shows Strong Positive Momentum NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in June. The index now stands at 119.62, up from 119.03 (an upward revision) in May. This represents a 6.3 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. "The rapid increase in the Employment Trends Index in recent months suggests that strong job growth is likely to continue through the summer," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at...

2014-06-26 04:20:49

BRUSSELS, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent in May 2014 to 111.7 (2004=100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in April and 0.2 increase in March. "May's moderate increase in the Leading Economic Index -- alongside a slowdown in its six-month growth rate -- suggest that the Euro Area will continue on the path of a very modest economic recovery," said Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The...

2014-06-24 12:24:05

Index at Highest Level Since January 2008 NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had increased in May, improved again in June. The Index now stands at 85.2 (1985=100), up from 82.2 in May. The Present Situation Index increased to 85.1 from 80.3, while the Expectations Index rose to 85.2 from 83.5 in May. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference...

2014-06-24 00:20:31

BEIJING, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®) (LEI) for China increased 0.7 percent in May. The index stands at 290.2 (2004 = 100), following 1.0 percent increases in both April and March. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in May. "While the Leading Economic Index for China increased in May, its rate of increase has slowed considerably in recent months. The LEI, and its underlying components, suggest continued...

2014-06-12 20:20:16

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.8 percent in April to 123.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in March, and a 0.2 percent increase in February. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in April to 118.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent decline in March, and a 1.1 percent increase in...


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