Conference Board

Chinese and Ezone Flash PMI Surveys Highlight Weakness

April 23, 2013

HSBC reported a 1.1 decline in China’s manufacturing purchasing managers index.  At 50.5 in April, the second quarter began with just marginal growth and reversed an encouraging improvement in March. Preliminary readings on the German, French and Ezone composite, manufacturing and service-sector PMI surveys also were released overnight, and they suggest that the region’s downturn […] More

Conference Board Data Moves Markets

June 29, 2010

The global data calendar today was a heavy one.  While including several key Japanese end-of month releases, euro area sentiment indices, and the Case-Shiller house price index for 20 metropolitan areas, two indicators compiled by the Conference Board stole the show. The CB has crunched a U.S. index of leading economic indicators for years, which […] More