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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.9 percent in July to 103.3 (2004 = 100),...

Aug 20, 2014, 20:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.4 percent in June to 130.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

Aug 20, 2014, 00:30 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India Fell Slightly in July

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India declined 0.2 percent in July to 182.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8...

Aug 19, 2014, 11:25 ET

Transformation in Territorial Governance a Major Achievement for Northerners, Canadians Alike

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - In just over 40 years, Canada's territories have undergone a dramatic transformation in how they are governed,...

Aug 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), increased 0.8 percent in...

Aug 18, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.5 percent in June to 107.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent...

Aug 14, 2014, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea was unchanged in June, remaining at 122.3 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent...

Aug 13, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany declined 0.1 percent in June to 110.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

Aug 11, 2014, 05:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.6 percent in June, after increasing 0.5 percent in both May...

Aug 07, 2014, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.5 percent in June to 99.0 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent...

Aug 07, 2014, 10:45 ET

Labor Markets Mixed Across Advanced Economies

Labor markets were mixed across the advanced economies, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized by The...

Aug 07, 2014, 09:00 ET

Alberta's finances to return to the black in 2015

OTTAWA, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - After six years in the red, Alberta is expected to balance its books in 2014-15, according to The Conference Board of...

Aug 04, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in July. The index now stands at 120.31, up from 119.92 (an upward revision) in...

Aug 01, 2014, 09:05 ET

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report by Gad Levanon, Director, Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research, The Conference Board

The economy generated a gain of 209,000 jobs in July, very close to the average of more than 200,000 per month over the past year. This means that...

Jul 31, 2014, 10:00 ET

Inflation Remains Mixed Across Euro Area, Declines in U.S. and Japan

In June 2014, annual inflation as measured by the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) declined in the U.S. and Japan, but was mixed across...

Jul 31, 2014, 09:15 ET

Better labour mobility key part of Canadian gains from trade agreement with Europe

OTTAWA, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Despite being less discussed than tariff cuts and investor protection, easier movement of workers between Canada...

Jul 30, 2014, 10:00 ET

Online Labor Demand Edged Down 15,500 in July

Online advertised vacancies showed a small drop of 15,500 to 5,044,600 in July, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL)...

Jul 30, 2014, 09:00 ET

Improved outlook for most of Canada's small- and medium-sized metropolitan areas, but economic growth remains tepid

OTTAWA, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The economies of most small- and medium-sized metropolitan areas in Canada are expected to grow faster this year than...

Jul 30, 2014, 08:56 ET

Comment on Q2 GDP by Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research, The Conference Board

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis today reported 4.0 percent annualized growth in real Gross Domestic Product for the second quarter of 2014....

Jul 29, 2014, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Improves Again

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had improved in June, increased in July. The Index now stands at 90.9 (1985=100), up...