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Why calculate a business sentiment indicator for services?

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  • Brunhes-Lesage, V.
  • Darné, O.

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Every month, the Banque de France’s Monthly Business Survey provides a business sentiment indicator for industry. A similar indicator has been constructed for services using a comparable method that consists in extracting a factor of change that is common to all the questions in the monthly survey on services.

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Article provided by Banque de France in its journal Quarterly selection of articles - bulletin de la Banque de France.

Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 13 (Autumn)
Pages: 21-30

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Handle: RePEc:bfr:quarte:2008:13:02

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Keywords: business conditions analysis; survey data; services; interpolation; principal components.;

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  1. Angelini, Elena & Henry, Jerome & Marcellino, Massimiliano, 2006. "Interpolation and backdating with a large information set," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 30(12), pages 2693-2724, December.
  2. Roberto S. Mariano & Yasutomo Murasawa, 2003. "A new coincident index of business cycles based on monthly and quarterly series," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 427-443.
  3. Gomez, Victor & Maravall, Agustin & Pena, Daniel, 1998. "Missing observations in ARIMA models: Skipping approach versus additive outlier approach," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 88(2), pages 341-363, November.
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