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International Business Times

Dow Jones Industrial Average Leaps 150 Points, S&P 500 Index Breaks Record ...
International Business Times
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 154.64 points, or 0.87 percent, to finish at 17,959.44; the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index climbed 7.89 points, or 0.38 percent, to end at a record closing high of 2,078.54. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index ...
S&P 500 Climbs to Record After 3-Day Rally on Surge in Tech SharesBloomberg
S&P 500 Climbs to Record After 3-Day Fed Rally on Surge in Tech SharesBusinessweek
Dow Jones, S&P 500 hit record close as stock market rebound continuesFortune

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India's Nifty Stock-Index Futures Climb a Day Before Expiration
Indian stock-index futures gained after the benchmark equity gauge advanced for a third day yesterday. SGX CNX Nifty Index (NIFTY) futures for December delivery rose 0.2 percent to 8,350.5 at 10:24 a.m. in Singapore, while the January futures added 0.2 ...
Pre-market: Nifty seen opening higher; may reclaim 8350 levelsEconomic Times

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The Star Online

Bursa unveils Environmental, Social and Governance Index
The Star Online
It said the Index was developed in collaboration with FTSE as part of the globally benchmarked FTSE4Good Index Series and was aligned with other leading global ESG frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project.
New F4GBM index for investors to ascertain non-financial performanceMalay Mail Online

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Macro Insider

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Reaches Multiyear High
24/7 Wall St.
The Chicago Federal Reserve released its National Activity Index (CFNAI) for the month of November with a reading of +0.73, up from +0.31 in October. The index is designed to gauge overall economic activity and related inflationary pressure.
Chicago National Activity Index Points to ExpansionFox Business
November Chicago Fed Nat'l Activity Index Gains to 0.73Bond Buyer
Economic growth jumps in November, Chicago Fed national activity index showsMacro Insider

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QQQ ETF In Focus As Nasdaq Announces Changes To The Index (QQQ)
Seeking Alpha
Nasdaq OMX Group has recently announced a few changes to the Nasdaq 100 index as part of their annual rebalancing schedule. The benchmark will remove stocks such as Expedia, F5 Networks and Maxim Integrated Products from its index composition, ...
SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF -- Insider Buying Index Registering 10.7%Nasdaq

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Press Release: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) for China ...
BEIJING, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in November to 308.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in October and a 1.0 percent increase in September.
China Leading Index Rises 0.9% In November - Conference BoardRTT News

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Lower petrol prices help lift sales: retail index
The Australian
The latest BDO Australian Retail Index shows that sales revenue for the period from December 1 to December 21 was 16 per cent higher than last year. “It's been a very solid three weeks. Tills are ringing,” BDO national retail lead partner Simon Scalzo ...
Christmas shopping: BDO Australian Retail Index shows a spike in

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ETF Trends

Russia Faces Specter of Index Demotion…Again
ETF Trends
Last week, MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) said the possibility of capital controls being introduced in Russia could prompt the index provider to drop Russian shares from the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, the benchmark for the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF ...

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Farmland Index Rebounds From All-Time Low
Seeking Alpha
The Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI), an index which ranges from 0 to 100 with 50.0 representing growth neutral, was unchanged from November, remaining at 50.0. Ernie Goss, Ph.D, Economics Professor at Creighton University stated, "Lower energy and grain ...
Rural Mainstreet Index remains weak for December as bank CEOs expect flat ...High Plains Journal

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