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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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Wholesale Price Index (WPI), on monthly basis, is compiled from 21 markets and 21 cities for a basket of 463 items.
The FAO sugar price index was down 0.6% in July from the month before, mainly on expectations for higher sugarcane yields in India, the world's largest sugar producer, following above average rainfalls in the main sugar producing regions.
The Health Price Index aims to establish a database of prices of health products and services and measuring the change in them.
The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities.
The FAO Meat Price Index was broadly unchanged as bovine meat prices rose and pigmeat quotations dropped.
The consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.3% in March, following a 0.1% gain in February, and it is up 3.1% annualized.
The food and beverages group's price index recorded a slight rise by 0.1%.
Boosted by the rises, the overall import price index in June was tallied to be the highest since last October, when it came to 78.34.
Producer Price Index for local exported products (December 2015=100) reached 99.74 in April 2016, which indicates an increase by 0.35% compared to March2016.
The harmonised consumer price index fell 1.1 in January compared to the respective month of 2015 after falling 0.6 per cent in December, the statistical service said.
In less than four years, the FOEX hardwood chip price index (PIX-HCG) has fallen almost 14% to reach US$178.34 per oven-dry metric ton (odmt) in July 2015.