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confidence Archives

Consumer confidence falls on weak GDP figures

Households remain concerned about financial conditions.

Consumer confidence hits four-year high

Improved economic conditions boost respondents' optimism.

Consumer confidence bounces back

Confidence up despite global political uncertainty.

US confidence dips in February

US consumer confidence drops in February as consumers express less optimism about short term outlook.

Cheap fuel fails to revive confidence

Consumers saving rather than spending as confidence levels remain subdued.

Consumer confidence slides

Consumer sentiment dips to lowest level in more than a month.

Business confidence remains high

Consumers improve business outlook.

Consumer confidence recovery continues

Improved confidence to boost retail spending in second half of 2014.

Consumer confidence rebounds

Retail sales expected to pick up as consumer confidence rises to pre-Budget levels.

US confidence hits six year high

US consumer confidence reaches highest level since January 2008.

Dollar drops on strong US data

Dollar lower on the back of strong consumer confidence and home sales figures in the US.

Business confidence still high

Things are getting better for Australian businesses, with confidence still at elevated levels and trading conditions on ...

Consumer confidence falls flat

Low interest rates fail to stoke consumer confidence.

Sales expectations hit 10 year high

Business optimism about future sales activity jumps to highest level since 2003.

US confidence gains in January

Consumer confidence lifts for second consecutive month in the US.

Confidence hits six month low

Consumer sentiment slumps to lowest level in six months.

Boxing Day boom spurs on confidence

Retailers have high hopes for 2014 following successful Christmas period.

NZ consumers optimistic ahead of Christmas

New Zealand consumer confidence nears four and a half year high in the lead up to Christmas.

Consumer confidence hits five month low

The post election glow has worn off, with consumer sentiment slumping to a five month low.

Business conditions still flat

Business confidence remains strong but business conditions are yet to follow suit.