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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...

2014-03-19 04:21:24

BRUSSELS, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.3 percent in January to 117.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December, and a 0.1 percent increase in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in January, at 103.5 (2004 = 100), following no change in December, and a 0.1 percent increase in...

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...


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