Economic Indicators & Forecasting Publications

2017

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    January 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Rising uncertainties cast a heavy cloud over growth in emerging markets in 2017.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    January 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The latest data for 2016 suggest somewhat of an uptick in growth toward the end of the year. Yet we expect Euro Area growth to somewhat moderate in 2017 and UK growth to slow down significantly amid Brexit-induced effects as well as a generally maturing business cycle.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    January 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The new year brings more optimism, but uncertainties over the impact of policy initiatives have mounted.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    January 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  5. China Center Data Flash: Less Supportive Monetary Policy—Expect Heightened Volatility

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    From the November data, we already see weakening signs in real estate investment and housing construction growth, the early stages of a housing market down-cycle. As supportive monetary policy and the housing market diminish as growth drivers, infrastructure investment becomes a more critical buffer to buoy growth.

  6. China ResearchGraphic: Economic Risks in China - A Provincial View

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    China’s economy is in the midst of a deep structural downshift. Among other things, this transition will result in increased disparity in provincial economic performance. Regions with the requisite mix of economic factors should sustain their growth and dynamism, but those without them will likely see stagnation or worse.

  7. China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.

2016

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    December 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite some tailwinds from stabilized energy and commodity prices, emerging markets' uncertainty rises as global policy risks increase in 2017.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    December 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    There is a small positive Trump effect on the US growth outlook in 2017, but uncertainty around the base forecast is high.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: New GDP Projections Suggest Ongoing "Soft Fall" to Continue

    December 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Conference Board has released its updated global growth projections for 2017, and the next two five-year periods. Our projection for China shows a continuation of the “long soft fall” in GDP growth to 3.8 percent in 2017, down from 3.9 percent in 2016.