IHS News Releases - Economics


  • 5/2/16 9:42 am EDT

    New event, June 13-14 in Houston, to examine strategic importance of Gulf Coast to importers/exporters

    NEWARK, N.J. (April 29, 2016) – IHS Maritime & Trade today announced the launch of the JOC Gulf Shipping Conference, a new event for the containerized and breakbulk/heavy-lift shipping sectors. The conference, to take place June 13-14 in Houston, Texas, will pull together some of the industry’s foremost thought leaders and practitioners to examine the Gulf region just as it’s poised to take on increasing strategic importance for importers and exporters. The Port of Houston Authority hasmore...
  • 5/2/16 5:42 am EDT

    Highest quarterly attack total since group took Mosul in June 2014; Al-Qaeda affiliates take a back seat five years after Bin Laden, but are significant threats

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Islamic State has increased the tempo and intensity of operations in Iraq and Syria over the past three months, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. “Following territorial losses, we are seeing a steady upward trend in the tempo of Islamic State operations worldwide, but particularly in Syria and Iraq,” said Matthew Henman, head of IHSmore...
  • 4/29/16 10:00 am EDT

    Invitation-only workshops co-hosted with IHS CERAWeek Strategic Partner Siemens in Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world’s preeminent annual energy conference, IHS CERAWeek, today announced a new series of regional dialogues co-hosted by IHS CERAWeek Strategic Partner, Siemens. The series, Reducing Carbon Footprints: The Strategic Challenges Facing the U.S. Electrical Sector will gather senior power sector leaders, major industrial power users and other key stakeholders for a series of invitation-only dialogues in Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco andmore...
  • 4/28/16 7:00 am EDT

    With its rapid penetration in smartphones, tablet PCs, smartwatches and virtual reality devices, AMOLED is bolstering the flat-panel display industry

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (April 28, 2016) – Active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays are rising fast, thanks to lowering costs, wider use in end-market consumer electronics devices and the ramp-up of new manufacturing capacities.  While liquid crystal display (LCD) technology is still the dominant technology in the display industry, AMOLED display shipments will grow 40 percent, year over year, to reach 395 million units in 2016. AMOLED display revenue is expected tomore...
  • 4/28/16 7:00 am EDT

    Even as the economic crisis worsens, threat of petty crime and protests lingers - Brazil has developed a strategy to help make visitors safe

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics just a little less than four months away, the city is facing several pressing issues such as crime, civil unrest and counter-terrorism. Also, questions continue to swirl around Rio’s health-service readiness, due to the Zika virus. However, in the latest special report focused on the city’s readiness, business information provider IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) believes Rio remains well-prepared for the bigmore...
  • 4/27/16 10:00 am EDT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (April 27, 2016) – Current construction costs fell in April, according to a new report from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 48.5 this month, up from 44.6 in March. The headline index has been consistently below the neutral mark for 16 months.The current materials/equipment price index showed some improvement again, moving up from 41.8 in March to 47.5 inmore...
  • 4/27/16 7:00 am EDT

    With computer hacking and other persistent threats on the rise, the North American managed security services market is expected to reach $26.9 billion in 2020

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (April 27, 2016) – The continuing increase in computer hacking is leading to a rise in the use of managed security services in North America. As the corporate world and governments address these new and ongoing threats, managed security services in North America are forecast to grow at a 10.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from $16 billion in 2015 to $26.9 billion in 2020, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information andmore...
  • 4/26/16 5:00 am EDT
    LONDON & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS (NYSE: IHS) today announced that Jerre Stead, chairman and chief executive officer of IHS, and Lance Uggla, chairman and chief executive officer of Markit (NASDAQ: MRKT) will participate in a joint fireside chat at the Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in London. The event is scheduled for 11:10 AM GMT. A live webcast of the event will be available on the Investor Relations sections of the IHSmore...
  • 4/25/16 10:49 am EDT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (April 25, 2016) – As Brazil’s parliament votes to proceed with the impeachment of President Rousseff, Brazil’s public sector deficit sits in the 10 to 11 percent range. After years of rising state spending, the deficit is at the core of Brazil’s economic problem. With public debt set to reach 100 percent of GDP before 2020, a return to fiscal prudence will be central to any recovery, according to new analysis from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of criticalmore...
  • 4/21/16 9:00 am EDT
    The economic and employment contributions from the U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) industry are felt throughout the U.S. economy; increasing employment, economic growth and local, state and federal tax revenues, according to a new study by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.The aerospace and defense industry supported a yearly average of nearly 2.8 million jobs between 2013 and 2015, close to 2 percent of the nation’s employment base duringmore...

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