1. Because this is an index that intended to forecast future economic activity, I believe economists, investors, traders, and anybody whose work is related with economics will be interested in it.
2. It is collected by The Conference Board, a non-governmental organization, monthly.
3. It increased 0.1 percent in February, following a 0.3 percent gain in January, and a 1.2 percent rise in December, pointing to a slow recovery this summer.
http://www.conference-board.org/economics/bci/pressRelease_output.cfm?cid=1. Global Business Cycle Indicators, The Conference Board, Thursday, March 18, 2010