Healthy US retail sales a sign of consumer confidence.
Ongoing trade war, volatile stock market could slow growth in US retail sales.
US shoppers spending up however department store segment sales continue to plunge.
Aussie dollar lower as greenback is boosted by positive US retail sales.
Aussie dollar falls amid renewed US tapering expectation.
North America’s retail recovery is at a far more advanced stage than Australia’s. Michael Baker finds some intriguing patterns in the way it is playing out.