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IHS News Releases - Economics & Country Risk

Economics

  • 7/29/15 10:00 am EDT
    Higher Subcontractor Labor Prices Pressure Construction Costs IHS PEG ECCI

    IHS PEG ECCI continues to show falling materials costs

    Materials and equipment prices continue to drag down overall construction costs, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 48.4 in July, up from June’s reading of 47.4, but below the neutral mark. The headline index has not indicated rising costs since December 2014.   The current materials/equipment index registered 47.4 in July, up from 46.0 in June.  Themore...
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  • 6/25/15 9:00 am EDT

    Consensus Economics says IHS Canada, Estonia, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine macroeconomic forecasters best overall for predicting growth, inflation in 2014

    Macroeconomic forecasters at IHS Global Insight who predict outcomes for Canada, Estonia, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine, provided the most accurate forecasts of gross domestic product and consumer price inflation for 2014, according to an annual survey of leading forecasters conducted by Consensus Economics. IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the awards today. Arlene Kish, Canada economist, received the Consensus Economics 2014more...
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  • 6/20/15 8:00 am EDT

    The IHS Iraq and Syria Monitor uses social media to track Islamic State activity; New map of control shows territory gains and losses  

    LONDON, UK (20 June, 2015) – Despite losing territory to the Kurds, the Islamic State is pushing towards government strongholds in Iraq and Syria, according to new analysis from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.“The Islamic State has a sophisticated social media footprint,” said Firas Abi Ali, head of Middle East analysis at IHS Country Risk. “We collect more than 4,000 indicator events for Iraq and Syria every month from social media (Twittermore...
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  • 6/19/15 3:30 am EDT

    Increasingly violent confrontations between Islamic State and South Asian Islamist groups expected within next year

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Islamist militant groups in South Asia now consider the Islamic State a threat, according to jihadi media monitoring and analysis of Urdu and Pashto sites and forums by IHS (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. “A turf war is brewing between the Islamic State and established South Asian Islamist militant groups, such as the Taliban,” said Omar Hamid, head of Asia analysis at IHS Country Risk. “Ourmore...
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  • 6/16/15 9:00 am EDT

    Potential growth in advanced economies to average 1.8 percent from 2020-2045; Asia-Pacific will have five highest potential growth markets in the same period

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The long-term potential growth rate for advanced economies will decelerate to an average of 1.8 percent, down from average potential growth of 2.5 percent during 1990–2007, according to an analysis utilizing the Global Link Model from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Although actual real gross domestic product (GDP) growth will fluctuate over business cycles and may well exceedmore...
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  • 6/9/15 9:32 am EDT

    New economic analysis released at IHS Economic and Country Risk conference in Paris

    PARIS, France (June 9, 2015) – The composition of global growth has changed fundamentally, away from emerging markets and in favor of developed economies, according to Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.Speaking at the IHS Economic and Country Risk conference in Paris, Behravesh spoke of four trends behind the divergent performances of economies and sectors.“Of the many cross-currents that have buffeted themore...
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  • 6/9/15 9:30 am EDT

    Nouvelle analyse économique communiquée lors de la conférence IHS Economic et Risque pays à Paris

    PARIS, France (9 juin 2015) – La composition de la croissance mondiale a fondamentalement changé, loin des marchés émergents et en faveur des pays développés, d'après Nariman Behravesh, économiste en chef chez IHS Inc. (NYSE : IHS), la principale source mondiale d'analyses et d'informations capitales.Lors de son discours à la conférence IHS Economic et Risque pays à Paris, Nariman Behravesh a évoqué quatre tendances à la base des performancesmore...
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  • 6/2/15 8:30 am EDT
    June 2015 Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index

    The national index declined 0.17 percent in May; East North Central takes over as top-ranked region; Indiana regains top index spot among states; Dallas maintains lead as top-performing metro area for eighth consecutive month

    The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index decreased 0.17 percent in May, bringing the national index to 100.65. Year over year the national index declined 0.49 percent. Moderating from last month, the drop in the national index brought the three-month growth rate to -0.18 percent. The East North Central region surpassed the West North Central to become the top-ranked regional index. Indiana regained the lead among states tracked by the index with the best one-month and 12-month growth ratesmore...
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  • 5/27/15 10:00 am EDT
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    IHS PEG ECCI improves in May, but remains in contraction territory

    Construction costs fell again in May, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 47.9 in May, up from April’s reading, but still below the neutral mark. The headline index has not indicated rising costs since December 2014.   The current materials/equipment index registered 47.4 in May, an improvement from April, but still consistent with the overall narrative ofmore...
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  • 5/5/15 9:09 am EDT

    The national index grew 0.04 percent in April; West North Central remains top-ranked region; Washington regains top index spot among states; Dallas maintains lead as top-performing metro area for seventh straight month

    The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index increased 0.04 percent during the past month, bringing the national index to 100.82 in April. Year over year, however, the national index declined 0.43 percent. Holding steady in March and April, the national index indicates small businesses are able to maintain the increased rate of employment growth set in January and February. While the West North Central region decreased slightly in April, it continued its hold on the top index spot among regionsmore...
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