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U.S. Outlook: Spring 2014

This quarterly report focuses on the latest economic developments in the U.S. economy, tracking trends in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets, and examining industries and regions. Monetary and fiscal policy assumptions are also included.

Report | 18 pages | April 2014 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View (March 2014)

While europe’s short-term outlook continues to improve, risks to a sustained recovery persist.

Report | 5 pages | March 2014 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View: March 2014

We view the winter slowdown in economic activity as a temporary pause. The eventual arrival of warmer spring weather should propel the housing and labor markets forward.

Report | 6 pages | March 2014 | Kathy Bostjancic | The Conference Board, Inc.

15 Years of a Tight Labor Market Are Around the Corner

In this recorded webcast, we will discuss the business and macroeconomic implications of such dramatic change in labor market conditions. Wage growth, retention, recruiting, profits, offshoring, and productivity are among the areas that will be heavily affected.

Recorded Webinar | March 2014 | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View (March 2014)

We view the current slowdown in economic activity as a temporary pause. The inclement winter weather is depressing economic activity, thus we expect a rebound when warmer temperatures arrive in the spring.

Report | 8 pages | March 2014 | Kathy Bostjancic | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View (February 2014)

Emerging markets weakened in 2013, and there will only be moderate improvement in 2014.

Report | 8 pages | February 2014 | Abdul Erumban, Ataman Ozyildirim, Jing Sima-Friedman | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View (February 2014)

Economic growth was stronger than anticipated in the second half of 2013, and the faster pace of economic growth is expected to continue into 2014, although downside risks remain.

Report | 6 pages | February 2014 | Kathy Bostjancic | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View (February 2014)

The European recovery continues to be slow, even though optimism increases.

Report | 5 pages | February 2014 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

U.S. Outlook: Winter 2014

This quarterly report focuses on the latest economic developments in the U.S. economy, tracking trends in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets, and examining industries and regions. Monetary and fiscal policy assumptions are also included.

Report | January 2014 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

World Outlook: Winter 2014

This quarterly examination of the short-term economic outlook for the world's major economies also contains an in-depth analysis of a number of issues that are relevant for understanding world economic trends and developments.

Report | 16 pages | January 2014 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

Europe sets on a path of moderate growth for 2014. Financial stabilization will positively contribute to this outlook, although some obstacles still remain.

Report | 5 pages | January 2014 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

Conference Board Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013

Globally the economy has not returned to pre-recession growth levels. This report analyses the effects of the different stages of recovery on labor market conditions, with a particular focus on the United States and Europe.

Report | 25 pages | January 2014 | Bert Colijn, Gad Levanon | The Conference Board, Inc.

Speed Bumps Slow the Economy Down, but the Road Will Smooth a Bit in 2014

U.S. economy ends 2013 on weak note, but should pick up a bit in 2014 Notwithstanding the stronger - than anticipated October employment report, the latest economic readings suggest that economic growth is poised to end 2014 on a very weak note .

Economics Watch Reports | 8 pages | November 2013 | Kathy Bostjancic | The Conference Board, Inc.

Webinar on The U.S. Labour Market: Outlook for 2014

There is currently a lot of uncertainty regarding U.S. economic and labour market conditions. This special 60 minute session reviews the main trends in talent shortages, compensation, retention, hiring, and retirement, and discusses the overall U.S. labour market outlook for 2014.

Recorded Webinar | November 2013 | The Conference Board, Inc.

World Outlook: Autumn 2013

This quarterly examination of the short-term economic outlook for the world's major economies also contains an in-depth analysis of a number of issues that are relevant for understanding world economic trends and developments.

Report | 16 pages | November 2013 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View (October 2013)

The Euro Area outlook continues to improve, as a sluggish recovery seems underway. Even though Euro Area GDP improved in the second quarter, other important indicators still remain very weak.

Report | 5 pages | October 2013 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View (October 2013)

Even with the government poised to re-open fully, the short-term shutdown likely shaved 0.45 percentage points from Q4 GDP growth, leaving it at a sluggish 1.7 percent annualized rate.

Report | 7 pages | October 2013 | Kathy Bostjancic | The Conference Board, Inc.

U.S. Outlook: Autumn 2013

This quarterly report focuses on the latest economic developments in the U.S. economy, tracking trends in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets, and examining industries and regions. Monetary and fiscal policy assumptions are also included.

Report | 14 pages | October 2013 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

The economic outlook for Euro Area economies continues to improve, though growth for the region as a whole should be slow for the rest of 2013.

Report | 5 pages | September 2013 | Brian Schaitkin | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch®—European View

The Euro Area economy has started to recover, though growth will probably remain slow for the rest of 2013, with improved business and consumer confidence offset by slowing growth in emerging markets, high unemployment, and potential financial risks.

Economics Watch | 6 pages | September 2013 | Brian Schaitkin | The Conference Board, Inc.

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