Energy and commodities prices and volatility are key issues for global businesses. From these pages you can find links to The Conference Board research and activities related to this key issue. In a series of charts on our Research pages we will occasionally feature analytical insights and comments from experts at The Conference Board associate companies.

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Insights on Energy and Commodity Prices

For several years in a row energy and commodity prices have seen an increase during the winter and spring, after which they declined for the second half of the year. While in part related to typical seasonal effects, the volatility is also the result of false starts to the recovery in the global economy...(click here to continue).

From the Chief Economist

2014 growth ends just above trend, but 2015 should finally see stronger recovery

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. was signaling all through the second half of 2014 that the economy was gaining momentum. The growth in the fourth quarter of 2014...

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