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Business climates of the major markets


USA 

 

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®
(LEI) for the U.S. increased 2.8 percent in May to 99.8 (2016 = 100), following a 6.1 percent decline in April, and a 7.5 percent decline in March. 

In May, the US LEI showed a partial recovery from its sharp decline over the previous three months, as economic activity began to pick up again,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board. “The relative improvement in unemployment insurance claims is responsible for about two-thirds of the gain in the index. The improvements in labor markets, housing permits, and stock prices also buoyed the LEI, but new orders in manufacturing, consumers’ outlook on the economy, and the Leading Credit Index™ still point to weak economic conditions. The breadth and depth of the decline in the LEI between February and April suggest the economy at large will remain in recession territory in the near term.”

India

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index
® (LEI) for India decreased 17.4 percent in May 2020 to 67.1 (2016=100).

EuroArea

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)
for Euro Area decreased 1.6 percent in May 2020 to 103.1 (2016=100).

China

 

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index
® (LEI) for China decreased 0.9 percent in May 2020 to 148.1 (2016=100).

Brazil

 

 

(Source: The Conference Board)

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index
® (LEI) for Brazil, together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), increased 1.0 percent in May 2020 to 94.7 (2016=100).

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