March 2014 Archive

CBA/AOL Finance Optimism Index Finds 3.6 Point Decrease in Consumer Optimism through March 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) and AOL Inc. (AOL) monthly Finance Optimism Index has found a decrease in consumer optimism. In March 2014, the index dropped for the second month in a row to -6.2, a decline of 3.6. This came as a result of Americans becoming more concerned about their current personal financial

March 2014 crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to worldsteel

Brussels, 22 April 2014 – World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2014, an increase of 2.7% compared to March 2013. In the first three months of 2014, Asia produced 274.0 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 2.6% over

German consumer climate takes a breather: Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate study for Germany for March 2014

Nuremberg, 26 March 2014 – The consumer mood in Germany was once again buoyant in March, but there was little in the way of a clearly discernible trend. Whilst economic expectations and willingness to buy increased, income expectations fell. Following 8.5 points in March, the overall indicator is again forecasting 8.5 points for April. On