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2013-11-19 20:21:24

BEIJING, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for China increased 0.6 percent in October. The index stands at 273.7 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent increase in September and a 0.7 percent increase in August. Five of the six components contributed positively to the index in October. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "Growth in the China LEI slowed somewhat in October due to weak...

2013-11-18 20:20:46

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.3 percent in September to 123.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in August, and a 0.2 percent increase in July. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in September to 122.5 (2004 = 100), following no change in both August and July. The LEI...

2013-11-15 04:20:45

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.5 percent in September to 106.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in August, and a 0.5 percent increase in July. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.3 percent in September to 92.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in August, and a 0.2 percent...

2013-11-12 04:22:19

BRUSSELS, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 1.5 percent in September, after increasing 1.2 percent in August and 0.7 percent in July. Six of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 107.0 (2004=100). "The improvements in the Leading Economic Index for the U.K. point towards continued economic growth in the months ahead," says Bert Colijn, economist with...

2013-11-07 12:27:22

U.S. Households Plan to Spend an Average of $498 this Season on Holiday Gifts NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. households plan to spend an average of $498 on gifts this holiday season, down from $521 last year, The Conference Board reports today. About 10 percent of consumers plan to spend more this year on holiday gifts - slightly less than last year, but up from 2011. Approximately 32 percent plan to spend less than last year, about the same as 2012, but down...

2013-10-31 12:24:47

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) for September increased over the past 12 months for all 16 economies for which such price measures are available from The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons program. Between September 2012 and September 2013, inflation was highest in the United Kingdom (2.7 percent) and Norway (2.6 percent). By comparison, prices in the United States were up 0.8 percent. Denmark and Switzerland...

2013-10-24 12:24:16

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.5 percent in August to 125.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in July, and a 1.5 percent decline in June. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in August to 123.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in July and no change in June. The...

2013-10-24 00:20:30

MUMBAI, India, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for India decreased 0.2 percent in September. The index stands at 175.8 (2004 = 100), following a 2.1 percent decline in August and a 0.9 percent increase in July. Four of the eight components contributed positively to the index in September. Said Jing Sima, Economist at The Conference Board: "September's decline in the LEI was due to subdued monetary indicators and a lack of...

2013-10-23 12:25:55

Growth Rate has Accelerated in Recent Months NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in September. The index now stands at 114.78, up from 113.98 (an upward revision) in August. The ETI figure for September is 6.3 percent higher than a year ago. "The Employment Trends Index accelerated in August and September, with improvements across all eight components during these two months," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic...

2013-10-23 04:22:58

BRUSSELS, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.4 percent in August to 107.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in July, and a 0.8 percent increase in June. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in August to 107.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in July, and a 0.2 percent increase...