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  • 8/24/16 10:00 am EDT
    IHS PEG ECCI August 2016

    IHS PEG ECCI below neutral mark for the past 20 months

    Construction costs contracted again in August, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index registered 45.4 this month, down from 49.8 in July. Both labor and material and equipment categories recorded soft pricing, pulling the overall index into contraction once again.This month, the current materials/equipment price index fell below the neutral mark. The sub-index registered 47.5 inmore...
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  • 8/16/16 5:00 am EDT

    Commodities-driven downgrades at record level; Brexit leads to downgrades for the U.K.

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sovereign risk rating downgrades exceeded upgrades by a ratio of more than three to one, according to a new study by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. Sovereign risk downgrades outpaced upgrades by 61 to 19, based on the latest analysis from IHS Sovereign Risk Review. The quarterly IHS Sovereign Risk Review compares and assesses every sovereign nation worldwidemore...
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  • 8/4/16 10:51 am EDT
    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) and IHS Markit today announced the launch of ISDA Amend 2.0. ISDA Amend 2.0 includes new functionality to allow market participants to implement the new margining requirements for non-cleared derivatives, as well as the ability to inform counterparties about elections they have made under the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol (ISDA JMP).more...
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  • 8/2/16 10:54 am EDT
    Kyc.com, the joint venture between IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) and Genpact (NYSE: G), today announced that Bank of Montreal has signed onto the service to streamline the collection and management of know your customer information (KYC). Kyc.com standardises and centralises operations around client onboarding and due diligence. Firms benefit from an industry led policy standard for KYC data quality and completeness as well as lowered costsmore...
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  • 8/2/16 8:30 am EDT
    2016 July Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index
    • Small business job growth declines slightly, down 0.12 percent from the previous month    
    • South Atlantic leads regions; East Coast experiences strong year-over-year growth
    • Washington remains top-ranked state, despite growth rate decline in July
    • Seattle tops all metros, followed by Atlanta
    • Other Services (except Public Administration) continues to lead industry sectors 
    Following a 2016 high point in June, the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index moderated in July, down 0.12 percent from the previous month. At 100.68, the growth rate of the national index is consistent with the 2016 average and 0.04 percent higher than it was in July 2015. During the past 12 months, small business employment in the regions on the East Coast strengthened. Up 0.52 percent for the past three months, South Atlantic remained in the top spot among regions and is up 0.80 percentmore...
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  • 7/27/16 10:00 am EDT
    2016 July IHS PEG ECCI

    Index slightly below neutral mark in July, led higher by the materials/equipment price index

    Construction costs almost hit the neutral mark in July, according to according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) and the procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index registered 49.8 this month, up from 48.1 in June. The headline index has been consistently below the neutral mark for past the 19 months. An uplift in materials and equipment prices was not enough to shift the pricing environment higher, due to lower escalation in labor costs.more...
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  • 7/26/16 10:59 am EDT
    IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced the launch of the Markit iBoxx® Infrastructure indices spanning infrastructure corporate bonds across USD, GBP and EUR investment grade, and USD high yield. The indices include companies in the energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities sectors. Infrastructure investments continue to attract increasing investormore...
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  • 7/25/16 5:30 am EDT

    85,000 security personnel for Brazil’s Olympic Games double number at London in 2012

    LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The main threat to visitors of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is street robbery: having wallets, mobile phones, purses, or jewelry stolen, sometimes with the threat or use of violence. Those venturing outside tourist zones and Olympic sites are at particular risk, according to Rio City Risk Intelligence from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. “A total of 85,000more...
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  • 7/20/16 5:00 am EDT

    Will reduce growth in world’s largest economies; U.K. growth to drop from 2.4 percent to 0.2 percent and Eurozone to drop to 1.1 percent in 2017

    LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union will reduce global growth from 2.5 percent to 2.4 percent in 2016 and from 3.1 percent to 2.7 percent in 2017, according to the Global Link Model from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. Impact on the nine largest countries or regions, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), will be varied, with The United Kingdom and Eurozone themore...
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  • 7/18/16 11:08 am EDT
    IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that Mawer Investment Management Ltd., a leading Canadian investment management firm, has selected our Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) services. Michael Aldridge, global head of Trading Services at IHS Markit, said: “We are excited to announce our new relationship with Mawer, supplying the key trading intelligence to help informmore...
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