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Dec 23, 2014, 18:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Decreased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia decreased 0.2 percent in October to 127.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6...

Dec 23, 2014, 04:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area Increased in November

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.4 percent to 112.4 (2004=100) in November, following a...

Dec 22, 2014, 21:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China Increased in November

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in November to 308.0 (2004 = 100), following a...

Dec 22, 2014, 10:05 ET

Canadians can plan better to respond and recover from weather-related emergencies

OTTAWA, Dec. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Lessons in emergency response and recovery learned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy can be very relevant to...

Dec 19, 2014, 09:55 ET

Canadian Businesses Lack Financial Means to Take Risks

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - While aversion to risk is commonly cited as one of the biggest obstacles to Canadian innovation, a new...

Dec 18, 2014, 23:30 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India Increased in November

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 1.2 percent in November to 184.5 (2004 = 100), following a...

Dec 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased Again

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in November to 105.5 (2004 = 100), following a...

Dec 17, 2014, 10:00 ET

Slow Compensation Growth Boosts Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing

 Anemic growth in worker compensation since the start of the decade has substantially strengthened the cost advantages of U.S. manufacturing...

Dec 17, 2014, 08:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, Together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Fell in November

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), decreased 1.2...

Dec 17, 2014, 04:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France Increased

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.1 percent in October to 118.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2...

Dec 16, 2014, 11:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico Declines

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 1.3 percent in October to 122.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent...

Dec 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

Economic outlook for the territories in 2015 is encouraging

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a slowdown in growth in 2014, due to lower commodity prices, the economic outlook for Canada's territories...

Dec 15, 2014, 04:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany Declined

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany declined 0.5 percent in October to 107.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1...

Dec 12, 2014, 05:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. Declines

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. declined 0.3 percent in October to 112.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3...

Dec 11, 2014, 20:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea Increases

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.2 percent in October to 122.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent...

Dec 11, 2014, 09:00 ET

Doing business abroad pays dividends for Toronto's financial services sector and Canada's economy

OTTAWA, Dec.11, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto is commonly ranked among the top financial centres in the world and its global presence remains strong,...

Dec 09, 2014, 20:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan Increases

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.4 percent in October to 99.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8...

Dec 09, 2014, 08:25 ET

Major hosted events and stronger global economy fuel Canadian tourism in 2015

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's tourism industry will strengthen in 2015 as an increased number of visitors attend major international...

Dec 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in November

 The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in November. The index now stands at 123.24, up from 122.8 (a downward...

Dec 05, 2014, 09:14 ET

Job Growth and Wage Gains Excel in November

The economy generated 321,000 new jobs in November, much faster than the average six-month change in recent months at 258,000 jobs. This job report...