Capgemini Consulting Global Trade Flow Index Confirms Growth in Worldwide Trade as Global Economies Emerge from Recession

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Paris, April 28, 2010 – Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, today announced figures from the second edition of its Global Trade Flow Index*, which sees continued growth in world trade volume. This Index tracks trade by quarter, based on the latest available official data from national agencies of the 23 Top countries in the global trade arena.

Figures revealed growth of 8.5 percent in worldwide trade (the import and export of goods and services worldwide) in Q4 2009, following near-identical growth levels in Q3 2009. This points to a similar level of growth of this leading indicator for world economic health into 2010, still driven by increasing domestic consumption levels to compensate for less Government stimulus.

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