consumer confidence

Callum Thomas

Just wanted to quickly share this chart - it shows consumer sentiment across developed and emerging economies (GDP weighted) using the Reuters/Ipsos Consumer Sentiment Indexes. The chart (from my latest report) shows a clear trend towards new highs in consumer confidence for developed economies, and while emerging markets stumbled in... Show More

Elliot Clarke

The combination of robust business conditions; another positive consumer sentiment report; and the very strong November labour force release gave significant weight to the RBA 'on hold' view this week. Increasingly, there is cause to be confident that consumption and non-mining investment will firm in 2016, supporting aggregate trend growth.... Show More

Matt Felsman

Nick Scali is one retailer that appears to have held up despite recent downgrades in the sector. Coming into reporting season, furniture retailer Nick Scali Limited (ASX: NCK) appears unscathed by recent falls in consumer confidence. The company says it expects to report a 10% increase in revenues over the... Show More

Jay Soloff

The US economy got another boost from durable goods orders and consumer confidence In a surprise result, April durable goods orders increased 0.8% from the prior month. It's all the more unexpected because March durable goods increased by a robust 3.6% (revised upward). Economists had expected a 0.7% drop. The... Show More