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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

Investor Signposts - Confidence and lending data the focus

CommSec

CommSec Economist Savanth Sebastian takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including housing finance, job ads and lending finance Show More

Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment April 2016

Elliot Clarke

From Westpac Chief Economist Bill Evans. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell by 4.0% in April from 99.1 in March to 95.1 in April. This is a disappointing result. After holding above 100 in the November–February period, the Index has now been below 100 for two consecutive... Show More

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Retailers defy doomsayers

Clime Asset Management

Falling commodity prices is not the only story worth pursuing, ASX’s retail sector performs well. Show More

Retailers are doing ok and 2 stocks to play this theme

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Domestic retailers enjoyed a robust trading period through the end of 2015 and this strength appears to have continued into the early part of 2016. Matt Haupt, Portfolio Manager at Wilson Asset Management, says Australia remains in a reasonably good position with underlying economic conditions remaining tough but not deteriorating.... Show More

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Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment February 2016

Elliot Clarke

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rose by 4.2% in February to 101.3 from 97.3 in January. For all the details, see attached. https://wibiq.westpac.com.au/wibiqauthoring/_uploads/file/Australia/2016/February/er20160210BullConsumerSentiment.pdf Show More

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Westpac Economics Weekly Video Update

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

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Westpac Economics' weekly video update

Elliot Clarke

This week saw the release of the September edition of the Westpac-MI consumer sentiment report. Global financial conditions weighed heavily on the outcome; within the detail, financial and economic expectations both fell. Also impacted by historically elevated concerns over the labour market, households' interest in purchasing major household items was... Show More

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Westpac-MI Consumer Sentiment September 2015

Elliot Clarke

The Westpac –Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index fell by 5.6% in September from 99.5 in August to 93.9 in September. September is the 17th month of the last 19 where the index has been below the 100 optimist/pessimist divide. Within the detail: consumers remained nervous over the labour market; were... Show More

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US consumer confidence falls to 10-month lows

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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had improved in June, declined in July. The Index now stands at 90.9 (1985=100), down from 99.8 in June. The Present Situation Index decreased moderately from 110.3 last month to 107.4 in July, while the Expectations Index declined sharply to 79.9 from 92.8... Show More

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Westpac Economics Australia & NZ Weekly

Elliot Clarke

The week ahead will see only a limited number of data releases. However, that limited set includes Australia's Q2 consumer price index and the Westpac-MI leading index, which indicates the likely momentum in the economy three to six months ahead. On the monetary policy front, the July RBA meeting minutes... Show More

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What's Going on with the American Consumer?

Jordan Eliseo

Much stronger than expected payroll growth, rising wages, and an unemployment rate close to the Fed's estimate of the longer-run normal rate. With that as a backdrop, you'd expect the American consumer to thrive. But this is not the case, with the latest spending data essentially flat. Show More

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The huge week for economic news in the US got started on the right foot with today's release of Consumer Confidence

Jay Soloff

The huge week for economic news in the US got started on the right foot with today's release of Consumer Confidence. Economists were expecting the reading to come in at 85.4, roughly in line with June's 86.4 The actual number was a substantially higher 90.9. It's the first time the... Show More

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Nick Scali is one retailer that appears to have held up despite recent downgrades in the sector

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

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Is rising consumer confidence a sign of investor confidence or complacency

Jay Soloff

Is rising consumer confidence a sign of investor confidence or complacency? Yesterday's Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose from 82.2 in May to 85.2 this month. That's the highest level since January 2008. The biggest driver of the June increase came from consumer's assessment of business conditions. The short-term outlook... Show More

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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence has continued to edge up modestly, rising 1.0% to 103.2 in the week ending 15 June

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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence has continued to edge up modestly, rising 1.0% to 103.2 in the week ending 15 June. While confidence remains 11% lower than at the end of April when negative news flow related to the Budget began, the modest increase over the past three weeks of around... Show More

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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...

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

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Post-budget, consumer confidence is now falling at its fastest rate since the GFC

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Post-budget, consumer confidence is now falling at its fastest rate since the GFC. ANZ-Roy Morgan reports that: Consumer Confidence fell a further 3.2% to 100.4 in the week ending 18 May, after the 2014-15 Commonwealth Budget was handed down. Consumer Confidence began weakening noticeably four weeks ago when some significant... Show More

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