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2013-04-30 12:23:47

NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had declined in March, increased in April. The Index now stands at 68.1 (1985=100), up from 61.9 in March. The Present Situation Index increased to 60.4 from 59.2. The Expectations Index improved to 73.3 from 63.7 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider...

2013-04-29 04:20:37

BRUSSELS, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area decreased 0.4 percent in March and now stands at 105.8 (2004=100), after increasing 0.1 percent in February and increasing 1.4 percent in January. "The decline in the LEI suggests that the Euro Area economy remains very weak and a recovery in the coming months continues to be unlikely," says Bert Colijn, Economist for Europe at The Conference Board. "Business and consumer...

2013-04-25 12:26:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.8 percent in February to 127.1 (2004 = 100), following a 2.0 percent increase in January, and a 0.2 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in February, remaining at 122.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.3...

2013-04-25 12:25:19

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence(TM), which had increased in the fourth quarter of 2012, improved again in the first quarter of 2013. The Measure now reads 54, up from 46 in the previous 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: "CEO Confidence improved again, but still remains rather weak. However,...

2013-04-24 04:21:36

BRUSSELS, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.3 percent in February to 103.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in January, and a 0.5 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in February to 107.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in January, and a 0.2...

2013-04-22 20:21:58

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.3 percent in February to 122.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.2 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.5 percent in February to 122.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.1...

2013-04-22 04:20:45

BRUSSELS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.6 percent in February to 114.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in January, and a 0.3 percent decrease in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in February at 103.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in January, and a 0.2...

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...

2013-04-18 12:25:13

NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.1 percent in March to 94.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in February, and a 0.5 percent increase in January. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "After three consecutive gains, the U.S. LEI dipped slightly in March, with equally balanced strengths and weaknesses among its components. The leading indicator still points to a continuing...

2013-04-17 12:21:36

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board today announced that Matteo Tonello, managing director of corporate leadership, joined the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a non-profit organization developing sustainability measurement and reporting standards for publicly-held companies in the United States. The invitation to join SASB's advisory body recognizes The Conference Board's commitment to promote transparency and...