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September 22, 2008Our running tab of positive indicators slipped (by two) to nine out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner. Consumer Prices ↓ 0.1%; ↑ 5.4%...
September 15, 2008Our running tabe of positive indicators remains at 11 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner. Please refer to the end of this report for an...
September 8, 2008Export figures are based on fob values excluding re-export; import figures on cost, insurance, and freight. Sources: Haver Analytics (New York), based on data from the U.S. Dept. of...
September 8, 2008Macroeconomic Status Our running tab of positive indicators rose one to 10 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner. Existing Home Sales...
August 13, 2008A survey undertaken jointly by CW and IT services firm Itelligence (London) in the past few months has identified that nearly half of chemical firms are feeling a...
August 4, 2008Production in the industrial manufacturing sector advanced 0.2% in June, although higher raw material costs and slowing demand are still taking a toll on profits, says a recent report...
July 15, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 10 out of
20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner....
June 30, 2008Production in the manufacturing sector continued to fall at the beginning of the second quarter. Output dropped 0.8% in May, after a 1.4% drop in the first quarter and a 0.6% decline...
May 27, 2008Export figures are based on fob values excluding re-export; import figures on cost, insurance, and freight. Sources: Haver Analytics (New York), based on data from the U.S. Dept. of...
April 18, 2008Shipments of chemical products fell 1.2% in February, following a 0.2% advance in January. Shipments of manufactured products fell 1.1% in February, the second decline in the last...