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Feb 27, 2015, 09:00 ET

Investment in GHG Emissions-Reduction Technology Generates Employment and Economic Growth

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Investments in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions-reduction technology that were funded, in part, by the Climate...

Feb 26, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent to 103.6 (2010=100) in January, following a...

Feb 25, 2015, 10:00 ET

GRI Reporting Makes Headway in the U.S.

Even though the overall environmental and social disclosure rate among global companies has remained essentially unchanged over the last year,...

Feb 24, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Declines

 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in January, declined in February. The Index now stands at 96.4...

Feb 24, 2015, 09:00 ET

Bullying: Moving Out Of The Schoolyard And Into The Workplace Employers must be prepared to address this issue proactively

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Recent high-profile corporate bullying cases have shone a light on this distressing behaviour in Canadian workplaces....

Feb 23, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.7 percent in December to 107.2 (2010 = 100), following a 0.7...

Feb 23, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France was unchanged in December, remaining at 110.0 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1...

Feb 23, 2015, 08:00 ET

Economic outlook positions Ontario as one of the growth leaders

Mixed performances across the country as the swift correction in oil prices changes economic outlook OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The sudden...

Feb 20, 2015, 08:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), declined 1.6...

Feb 19, 2015, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in January to 121.1 (2010 = 100), following a...

Feb 18, 2015, 23:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 0.5 percent in January to 103.2 (2010 = 100), following a 1.3...

Feb 17, 2015, 18:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.4 percent in December to 103.2 (2010 = 100), following no...

Feb 17, 2015, 11:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 2.6  percent in December to 103.6 (2010 = 100), following a...

Feb 17, 2015, 09:10 ET

Canadian employers lower salary increases amid economic uncertainty

OTTAWA, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Against a backdrop of falling oil prices and regional economic uncertainty, many Canadian organizations have lowered...

Feb 13, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

Due to a technical error in January, the published data for The Conference Board Leading Index for the U.K and The Conference Board...

Feb 12, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in January  to 314.4 (2004 = 100), following a...

Feb 12, 2015, 06:00 ET

British Columbia and Ontario rank among top international performers in health report card

Canada ranks 8th among 16 peer countries. Seven of the provinces and territories get a "D" or worse. OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - British...

Feb 11, 2015, 20:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan decreased 0.2 percent in December to 103.2 (2010 = 100), following a 0.6...

Feb 11, 2015, 20:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 0.1 percent in December to 108.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.5 percent...

Feb 11, 2015, 10:00 ET

To Close Global Talent Gaps, Look Beyond Traditional HR Solutions

 For the first time in modern history, the working-age populations of mature economies are shrinking. As a result, employers will need to...