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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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'Although starting from a low base, Cambodia has one of the highest rates of growth in its Human Development Index in the Asia Pacific Region.
Now days, Human Development Index (HDI) has turned into an orthodox symbol for regional and national growth of a country as well as the widely used multidimensional welfare measure.
The Bahraini ambassador said the honour coincides with the UN's Global Human Development report for 2016 which shows a perpetual increase in the kingdom's human development index and affirms Bahrain's commitment to achieving 2030 sustainable development goals.
4 (Petra)--Jordan ranked 80th among 188 world countries and 8th among 22 Arab countries on the Human Development Index (HDI), according to the UN's Human Development report 2015 entitled "Work for human development".
Human Development Index 2015) - is a cumulative indicator of the level of human development in the country, so it is sometimes used as a synonym for such concepts as "quality of life" or "standard of living".
The annual Human Development Index certainly includes Norway and its neighbours Sweden, Finland and Denmark in the upper reaches of the charts but this could be attributable to the income, educational attainments and life expectancy of the inhabitants of these Nordic countries and very little with the disclosures of income tax returns.
Researchers found that on average across all 184 countries studied, a higher Human Development Index measure was associated with a higher incidence of bowel cancer.
In its report, the attached agency of the UN revealed that in Asia and the Pacific, Human Development Index (HDI) values had been rising due to years of sustained economic growth and fast technological progress.
The 2015 Human Development Report included the Human Development Index (HDI) for 2014.
The UN released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) for 2015 and Egypt ranked 108th among the 188 countries that the report examined, advancing two positions from its ranking in 2014.
Although Pakistan and Bangladesh had a lower Human Development Index (HDI) than India, they still performed better on gender equality.

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