measuring current business rose to 114.
The "food and non-alcoholic drinks" sub-index
was down -1.
All the indicators included in the access sub-index
showed improvement from 2012 to 2013.
The survey's sub-index
of consumer expectations, which measures future sentiment, rose to 75.
on consumers' savings outlook dropped 9.
The Safety and Security sub-index
dropped by twenty-seven places, to 120th, due to an increase in property being stolen, assault rates, group grievances, and drop in the perception of feeling safe walking home alone at night.
To mark global progress since the launch of the Index, the Legatum Institute is highlighting twenty countries as regional or sub-index
leaders predicted to move up the rankings by 2020.
The banking and energy sub-indices declined, which pushed the market gauge into the negative territory, but the telecommunication sub-index
which has the highest weightage rose 0.
2 in September, while the manufacturing sub-index
jumped to 107, up from 99.
The data "indicate the non-manufacturing sector is improving, with the new orders sub-index
consistently staying above 50, setting a good foundation in terms of demand for a stable growth," said Cai Jin, a vice-head of the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, which compiles the index on behalf of the NBS.
The Global Innovation Index 2013 (GII) relies on two sub-indices, the Innovation Input Sub-Index
and the Innovation Output Sub-Index
, each built around pillars.
The e-Content sub-index
measures the availability of information pertaining to council, municipal staff, and the municipality itself.