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...
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...
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...
Governance project failing so group is re-prioritizing insurgency; New IHS Conflict Monitor map shows areas under control and territory lost in past 18 months
Territory controlled by the Islamic State shrunk by 12 percent in the first six months of 2016, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. In 2015, the Islamic State’s caliphate shrunk by 12,800 km2 to 78,000 km2, a net loss of 14 percent. In the first six months of 2016, that territory shrunk again by 12 percent. As of 4 July 2016, the Islamic State controls roughly 68,300 km2 in Iraq and Syria, which ismore...
Small business job growth increases 0.21 percent in June, reversing May’s decline
South Atlantic claims top spot among regions, hitting record-level growth
Washington remains top-ranked state for sixth consecutive month
Seattle continues as top metro
Construction industry has strongest gain in more than three years
The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index rebounded 0.21 percent in June, increasing to 100.81, reversing the May decline of 0.18 percent. The second quarter of 2016 saw an overall gain of 0.07 percent, despite significant movement in the index month-to-month. The change in the pace of small business employment growth from May to June was the largest the national index has seen since June 2013. With a strong one-month growth rate, the South Atlantic hit a record level in June at 101.96 tomore...
Construction costs fell once again in June, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 48.1 this month, down from 49.3 in May. The headline index has been consistently below the neutral mark for the past 18 months. Although it had been rising towards the neutral mark since January’s low point, the headline index reversed this trend in June.This month, the currentmore...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (June 17, 2016) – With South America’s total defense spend equivalent to roughly 1.2 percent of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), the lingering economic crisis plaguing the region will continue to force budget cuts through 2020. IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight estimates that between 2015 and 2020, South America’s cumulative defense spend will be USD$238 billion, or 11 percent lower than the previous five years, whenmore...
Consensus Economics says IHS macroeconomic forecasters best overall for predicting growth, inflation in 2015
IHS Global Insight produced the most accurate forecasts of gross domestic product and inflation for Thailand in 2015, according to Consensus Economics. IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) is a leading global source of critical information and insight.Consensus Economics surveyed the world’s leading forecasters for their predictions for gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation for 45 nations in industrialized countries, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Latin America over a 24-month forecasting cyclemore...
Small business job growth declined 0.18 percent from April
East South Central jumps to top spot among regions
Washington remains top-ranked state, with its fifth consecutive increase in 2016
Seattle continues to hold the top spot among metro areas, hitting a record level
Small business employment growth slowed in every industry sector
Rochester, N.Y. (May 31, 2016) – The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index declined 0.18 percent in May, from 100.77 to 100.59, following steady results in March and April. Altogether, however, the pace of small business employment growth has increased 0.22 percent since the start of 2016. At 101.72, East South Central jumped to the top spot among regions, gaining 0.40 percent, the best one-month growth rate. Washington remained the top-ranked state index, with its fifth consecutive increasemore...
Revenue from taxation has decreased by 23 percent; $18 a month per household charge for electricity and water, but $100 fine and lashings for possessing alcohol
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to their worsening financial situation, the Islamic State is
continuing to increase, taxes and fines throughout its territory and in
some cases introducing new ones. New analysis released today by IHS Inc.
(NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and
insight, reveals new information on the group’s centralized and
pervasive taxation system.
“Taxation makes up about 50 percent of the Islamic State’smore...