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added: 09-01-2012

In October 2011 compared with September 2011, the euro area (EA17) industrial new orders index rose by 1.8%, after a fall of 7.8% in September. In the EU27 new orders increased by 0.5% in October 2011, after a fall of 2.1% in September. Excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment, for which changes tend to be more volatile, industrial new orders dropped by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU27.

added: 06-01-2012

In November 2011 compared with October 2011, the industrial producer price index rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.3% in the EU27. In October prices increased by 0.1% and 0.2% respectively. In November 2011 compared with November 2010, industrial producer prices gained 5.3% in the euro area and 6.3% in the EU27.

added: 05-01-2012

Worldwide new vehicle sales in 2012 are expected to rise 6.7 percent over 2011 volumes to 77.7 million vehicles, according to Polk, a leading global automotive market intelligence firm. Polk analysts believe the global economy will weather the current European sovereign debt crisis and consumers will return to showrooms around the world in 2012.

added: 04-01-2012

Grubb & Ellis Company, a leading real estate services and investment firm, released its 2012 National Real Estate Forecast, which predicts a year of slow but continued growth for all commercial real estate property sectors.

added: 02-01-2012

comScore reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $35.3 billion has been spent online, marking a 15-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week (ending Dec. 25) witnessed $2.8 billion in spending, an increase of 16 percent versus the corresponding week last year.

added: 30-12-2011

Employers expect to add new jobs in the New Year, but are waiting to see how the economy shapes up before turning up the volume on hiring, according to CareerBuilder's annual job forecast. Nearly one-in-four hiring managers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2012, similar to 2011. Employment trends among small businesses, which account for the majority of job creation in the U.S., are expected to show some improvement over last year. The nationwide survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from November 9 to December 5, 2011, included more than 3,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.

added: 29-12-2011

2012 will be another turbulent year for the U.S. IPO market, according to a new survey of American transaction attorneys conducted by KCSA Strategic Communications, a leading integrated communications firm specializing in financial public relations, investor relations, social media and creative marketing services.

added: 28-12-2011

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had improved in November, increased further in December. The Index now stands at 64.5 (1985=100), up from 55.2 in November. The Present Situation Index increased to 46.7 from 38.3. The Expectations Index rose to 76.4 from 66.4.

added: 27-12-2011

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in November to 118.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent increase in October, and a 0.1 percent increase in September.

added: 23-12-2011

EU27 real agricultural income per worker has increased by 6.7% in 2011, after an increase of 12.6% in 2010, according to first estimates issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. This increase results from a rise in real agricultural income (+3.9%), together with a fall in agricultural labour input (-2.7%). These estimates for the EU27 are based on data supplied by the national authorities in the Member States.

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