Business Climate

Business climates of the major markets


USA

(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in December to 107.0 (2016 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in November, and a 1.3 percent increase in October.

 

 The U.S. LEI continued rising rapidly in December, pointing to a continuation of strong economic growth in the first half of 2018. The passing of the tax plan is likely to provide even more tailwind to the current expansion,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “The gains among the leading indicators have been widespread, with most of the strength concentrated in new orders in manufacturing, consumers’ outlook on the economy, improving stock markets and financial conditions.”

India

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India was unchanged in December 2017 at 109.2 (2016=100).

  

EuroArea

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.7 percent in December 2017 to 110.5 (2016=100).

 

China

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 1.7 percent in December 2017 to 122.6 (2016=100).

  

Brazil

(Source: The Conference Board)

 

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), increased 0.9 percent in December 2017 to 114.5 (2016=100).

 

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