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  • The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Improves (11.30.11 )

    The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in October, improved in November. The Index now stands at 56.0 (1985=100), up from 40.9 in October. The Present Situation Index increased to 38.3 from 27.1. The Expectations Index rose to 67.8 from 50.0. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is […]

  • The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increases Sharply (11.18.11 )

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.9 percent in October to 117.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in September, and a 0.3 percent increase in August. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: “The October rebound of the LEI — largely due to the sharp pick-up […]

  • Global Growth to Lose Momentum; Emerging Economies Will Account for Much of the Slowdown (11.08.11 )

    World growth will slow to about 3 percent per year on average, until at least the middle of the next decade, The Conference Board reports today. Global growth is projected to grow at 3.2 percent in 2012, accelerate to 3.5 percent from 2013-2016, and then show a further slowdown to 2.7 percent from 2017-2025, according […]

  • 2012 Global Economic Outlook Released on Tuesday (11.07.11 )

    The Conference Board Economics Team will be releasing its Global Economic Outlook 2012 tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8. Chief Economist Bart van Ark will be appearing on Bloomberg Radio’s “On the Economy” program to discuss the forecast for the coming year with hosts Michael McKee and Sarah Eisen.  Tune in to Bart tomorrow morning between 10:00 […]

  • Diverse Issues, Multiple Voices Drive Thought Leadership on Governance Center Blog (10.31.11 )

    When The Conference Board Governance Center launched the Governance Center Blog more than two years ago, the United States and, indeed, the world, was still reeling from the financial crisis. Much of the governance community was focused on the debate over what additional regulatory reforms were required to prevent excessive risk taking and help restore confidence in financial institutions and companies in general. Today, we face a continued low growth environment and high unemployment in the US and Europe, while the congressional “Super Committee” addresses US deficit challenges and EU leaders struggle with a plan to address European debt issues. In this environment, companies and investors will continue to face not only the daily challenges of managing their operations in a difficult economic environment, but will also be faced with myriad governance challenges — including appropriately managing risks, communicating with their key constituencies, creating and maintaining a sustainable business model, and effectively and efficiently implementing increased regulations.

    The Governance Center will continue to seek to be a thought and convening leader in helping to address these governance challenges.