A set of indices tracking peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Originally prepared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce, the data is now available only by subscription. However, the Conference Board does issue monthly press releases in pdf format which do have current data. Try:
www.conference-board.org/economics/ Under “Leading Indicators”, click on “U.S.” (or whatever country interests you), and on the new page click on “complete press release”.
In June 2000, the Conference Board began to prepare similar business cycle indicators for other countries, and as of 2006 they are available for Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom.
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Last revised: 30 October 2006.