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2014-04-18 04:20:42

BRUSSELS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France declined 0.3 percent in February to 117.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in January, and a 0.3 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in February to 103.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in January and a 0.1 percent...

2014-04-14 20:22:09

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.1 percent in February to 121.2 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in January, and a 0.4 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in February to 118.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in January and a 0.1 percent...

2014-04-11 04:20:15

BRUSSELS, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in February, after increasing 0.6 percent in January and remaining unchanged in December. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 109.9 (2004=100). "The U.K. LEI continued to increase in February, with most components contributing positively," said Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The...

2014-04-09 20:22:03

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan was unchanged in February, remaining at 100.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in January and a 0.2 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in February to 96.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-04-09 12:26:22

Confidence at Two-Year High NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence(TM), which had increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, improved further in the first quarter of 2014. The Measure now reads 63, up from 60 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 rose to a two-year high,...

2014-03-31 16:23:27

OTTAWA, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Pro sports are much more than just a game--they are big business. In Power Play: The Business Economics of Pro Sports, economists (and passionate sports fans) Glen Hodgson and Mario Lefebvre look behind the public spectacle to address the underlying business economic issues. Which pro sports league most embraces the free market, and which is the most socialist? (The answer may be surprising.) Could southern Ontario support another National Hockey...

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...

2014-03-21 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.6 percent in January to 108.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December and a 0.5 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.4 percent in January to 108.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.4...

2014-03-20 20:21:30

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in January to 128.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in December, and a 0.3 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in January to 123.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in December, and a...

2014-03-20 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in February to 99.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in January, and a 0.1 percent decline in December. "The U.S. LEI increased sharply in February, suggesting that any weather-related volatility will be short lived and the economy should continue to improve into the second half of the year," said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.