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2014-03-19 00:22:03

MUMBAI, India, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India decreased 0.3 percent in February. The index stands at 177.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in January and a 0.3 percent decrease in December. Four of the eight components contributed positively to the index in February. Said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board: "The Leading Economic Index for India registered a small decline in February,...

2014-03-17 12:28:09

TORONTO, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada is the only G8 country without a national school nutrition program. At the 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014, a panel of expert speakers will discuss the implementation of a Pan-Canadian Student Nutrition Program as one of the ways to take action on childhood obesity, physical inactivity and hunger. Presenters will discuss key components of student nutrition programs, highlight successful examples, and share insights on how Canadian...

2014-03-17 04:21:33

NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.8 percent in January to 106.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in December, and a 0.4 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in January to 93.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in December, and a 0.2 percent...

2014-03-14 08:23:33

BRUSSELS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.7 percent in January, after decreasing 0.1 percent in December and increasing 0.6 percent in November. All seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 109.6 (2004=100). "January's gain in the LEI suggests the near-term outlook for the economy keeps improving, despite the sideways movement in recent months," said Bert...

2014-03-13 20:23:47

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 1.0 percent in January to 121.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent decrease in December, and a 0.2 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.8 percent in January to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in December, and a 0.3 percent...

2014-03-11 20:22:14

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.7 percent in January to 100.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in December and a 0.5 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in January to 97.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in December, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-02-27 04:20:30

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 1.2 percent in January and now stands at 110.9 (2004=100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December 2013 and a 0.6 percent increase in November. "The Leading Economic Index advanced for an eighth month in a row in January, a sign that the economy continues to improve despite current conditions, as measured by the Coincident Economic Index, taking a brief...

2014-02-26 12:23:21

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.2 percent in December to 123.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in November and a 0.1 percent decline in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in December to 122.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in November, and a 0.1 percent increase in...

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....

2014-02-21 00:20:42

MUMBAI, India, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India increased 0.7 percent in January. The index stands at 178.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in December and a 0.8 percent decline in November. Six of the eight components contributed positively to the index in January. "The Leading Economic Index for India rose sharply in January, driven by a majority of its components. The six-month change in the LEI is still...


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