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  • 9/3/15 10:15 am EDT

    Leading IHS economists, risk analysts and industry experts will provide insight on the U.S. economy, outlook for China, emerging markets and Europe.  

    IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, will host the IHS Global Economics and Country Risk Conference, October 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Hilton.   The event, titled “Will 2016 be the year for breakout global growth?” will bring together IHS experts from around the globe to discuss the future for U.S. economic growth, the impact of the strong U.S. dollar on industry, and the issues likely to play a role in themore...
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  • 9/1/15 8:30 am EDT
    Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index August 2015

    National index down in August; East North Central continued as top-ranked region; Wisconsin claimed top index spot among states; Dallas continues strong performance as top-ranked metro area for 11th straight month

    The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index decreased 0.17 percent from July to August, bringing the national index to 100.48. Little movement in recent months gave way to August’s decline. The index was down 0.51 percent from August 2014. The East North Central continued as the top-performing regional index despite a slight decrease month over month. Wisconsin surpassed Washington to lead among states tracked by the index, while Dallas has continued success as the top-ranked metro area for 11more...
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  • 8/26/15 10:00 am EDT
    Steel Correction Leads Materials and Equipment Prices Lower

    August decline marks one of the lowest points since beginning of year

    Current construction costs fell again in August, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 45.7 this month, down from 48.8 in July and well below the neutral mark. The headline index has not indicated rising costs since December.The current materials/equipment index slipped to 44.2, down from 47.4 in July. The pricing environment appears to be deteriorating with themore...
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  • 8/26/15 12:00 am EDT

    East Africa-China trade routes fastest growing; strengthening trade ties between Southeast Asia and North America

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trade from China and Southeast Asia to North America and Europe is expected to boom in the next five years, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The World Trade Service of IHS Maritime & Trade forecasts that China’s trade will continue to increase by more than 5 percent per year between 2015 and 2020. This positive medium-term trade growthmore...
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  • 8/11/15 2:39 pm EDT

    Self-described market reform step follows poor trade data

    Today, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) issued a note that revises its calculation for setting the Yuan exchange rate. The timing aligns with efforts to further prop up growth in non-financial sectors, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.Effective 11 August, the official daily central parity rate will be based on the closing rate of the interbank foreign exchange rate market from the previous day, the supply and demand in the marketmore...
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  • 8/10/15 1:30 pm EDT

    New operational links will take time to have material effect and will directly oppose the Taliban

    LONDON, UK (10 August, 2015) – The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s defection to the Islamic State is a blow to the Taliban, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.The dissolution of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and its merger with the Islamic State stablishes the Khorasan province (wilayat) was announced in a video message from IMU leader Usman Ghazi. “Accession to the Islamic State will provide IMU with access to much-more...
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  • 8/10/15 7:00 am EDT

    Revenue potential significant; international interest following 2013 Ebola outbreak

    London, UK (10 August, 2015) – Private companies are increasingly investing in the development of biological weapon countermeasures, according to a new report released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Download excerpts of the special report via IHSJanes360.comDriven by high revenue potential and interest in the field following the 2013 Ebola outbreak, countermeasures against potential biological weapons are of increasing interest tomore...
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  • 8/4/15 8:30 am EDT
    July 2015 Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index

    National index was stable in July; East North Central continued as top-ranked region; Washington maintained top index spot among states; Dallas continues strong performance as top-ranked metro area for 10th straight month

    For the second straight month, the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index was relatively unchanged, increasing slightly from 100.63 in June to 100.64 in July. The national index has seen little movement in recent months, essentially remaining flat from May to July. Still trailing employment growth seen in 2014, the index was down 0.46 percent from the previous July. The East North Central region continues as the highest-ranked regional index. Washington maintained its lead among states, andmore...
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  • 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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