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2014-02-11 20:22:18

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.3 percent in December to 101.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in November and a 0.6 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in December, remaining at 96.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in November, and a 0.2...

2014-01-28 12:24:18

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had rebounded in December, increased again in January. The Index now stands at 80.7 (1985=100), up from 77.5 in December. The Present Situation Index increased to 79.1 from 75.3. The Expectations Index increased to 81.8 from 79.0 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a...

2014-01-27 20:21:10

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in November to 126.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in November to 123.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in both October and...

2014-01-23 04:20:51

BRUSSELS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.6 percent in November to 108.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent decline in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in November to 107.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in October, and no change...

2014-01-22 20:21:09

BEIJING, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for China increased 0.4 percent in December. The index stands at 278.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.3 percent increase in November and a 0.8 percent increase in October. Two of the six components contributed positively to the index in December. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "The China LEI decelerated sharply in December, posting its...

2014-01-21 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.1 percent in November to 116.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent decline in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 103.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in October and no change in September....

2014-01-17 08:21:46

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), increased 0.9 percent in December. The index now stands at 127.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in November and a 0.1 increase in October. Five of the eight components contributed positively to the index in December. "Strengthened expectations in the manufacturing and services sectors, coupled with a...

2014-01-17 04:20:30

BRUSSELS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in November to 105.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.4 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 93.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in October, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-01-16 12:27:03

Unemployment Falls in U.S. and Japan, Still Rising In Much of Europe NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor markets are mixed across many advanced economies, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized by The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program for November. The unemployment rate in November rose in three of the nine countries compared, was unchanged in three, and fell in three. The U.S. saw the largest...

2014-01-16 00:20:34

MUMBAI, India, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for India increased 0.1 percent in December. The index stands at 175.9 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in November and a 1.5 percent increase in October. Five of the eight components contributed positively to the index in December. Said Jing Sima, Economist at The Conference Board: "The small gain in the LEI in December was mainly driven by monetary policy and...


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