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  • 5/25/16 10:00 am EDT
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (May 25, 2016) –Construction costs fell again in May, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 49.3 this month, up from 48.5 in April. The headline index has consistently trailed the neutral mark for the past 17 months. However, the current headline figure has steadily risen since hitting 41.3 in February and is now the closest it has been to the neutralmore...
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  • 5/11/16 1:06 am EDT

    Telecoms has strong foundation for growth in East Africa; More than 600,000 people to migrate to key urban areas in Kenya’s Rift Valley

    KIGALI, Rwanda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the World Economic Forum on Africa, IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced new analysis on bright spots for economic diversification in sub-Saharan Africa. “The commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across sub-Saharan Africa,” said Natznet Tesfay, director of sub-Saharan Africa analysis at IHS Economics and Countrymore...
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  • 5/10/16 5:30 am EDT

    Downgrades more than double upgrades; Some good news as Southeastern European ratings edge upwards despite refugee challenges and Greece’s problems

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced findings from its first quarter sovereign risk review. “The first quarter of 2016 marked a clear relapse in the balance of global rating downgrades and upgrades, with downgrades three times the number of upgrades,” said Jan Randolph, director of sovereign risk at IHS Global Insight. “Overall, 49 countries received downgrades to 16more...
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  • 5/3/16 8:00 am EDT
    2016 April Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index
    • Consistent rate of expansion for small business employment continues 
    • Mountain remains top-ranked region
    • Washington continues as top state, followed by Tennessee and North Carolina
    • Seattle leads among metros, with Dallas ranked second
    • Other Services and Construction remain top two industry sectors
    The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index was up modestly in April, increasing to 100.77 compared to 100.74 in March. Following the strong 0.28 percent one-month gain in January, the national index has increased further during the past three months, by 0.12 percent. At 101.87, the Mountain region continues as the leading regional index. Washington expanded its performance as the top state by moving to an index level above 104, while Seattle again ranks as the top metro area for smallmore...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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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  • 4/18/16 4:00 am EDT

    Oil production down to 21,000 barrels per day from 33,000; New taxes on broken satellite dishes and fines for driving on wrong side of the road

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Islamic State’s monthly revenue has dropped by almost 30 percent in the last year, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The latest report from the team responsible for the IHS Conflict Monitor outlines the decline in primary revenue sources for the Islamic State. “In mid-2015, the Islamic State’s overall monthly revenue was around $more...
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