Consumer confidence at recession-era levels

2015-10-01 11:59

Consumer confidence is on par with the lowest reading recorded during the 2008/09 recession, according to the FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index.

Greece dampens German consumer confidence

2015-08-21 09:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is being dampened slightly by the enduring wrangle over Greece's debt crisis, according to a poll.

US consumer sentiment decreases in August

2015-08-14 17:00

Confidence among US consumers has eased for a second month in August as households braced for an increase in interest rates that could slow growth.

Consumer confidence nosedives

2015-07-02 17:30

Consumer confidence levels have declined sharply across all population and household income groups in the second quarter, an index shows.

Significant drop in consumer confidence - index

2015-05-06 17:20

Consumer confidence levels have declined across all population groups, but improved slightly for low-income households, according to an index.

German consumer confidence hits 13-year high

2015-03-26 11:15

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as the weaker euro and falling energy prices fuel optimism.

German consumer confidence surges

2015-01-28 12:00

German consumer confidence is set to surge to a 13-year high as plummeting oil prices boost optimism about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy.

Consumer confidence edges up

2014-12-11 12:38

Consumer confidence has edged up from negative territory in the fourth quarter of 2014, although it remained below the key long-term average reading of 5, a survey shows.

Consumer confidence deteriorates

2014-10-02 12:11

Consumers’ view of their own household finances has deteriorated compared to the relatively optimistic readings recorded in the second quarter of 2014.

German consumer confidence falls

2014-08-27 15:31

Global tensions have resulted in economic expectations in Germany plunging at their fastest pace for more than three decades in August.


Consumer impact could grind economy to a halt

2015-09-08 12:43

If consumer confidence continues to dwindle, the South African economy will grind to a halt, according to a report by the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Over 45 000 SA jobs under fire, says union

2015-08-18 12:49

Employees in the mining, telecommunications and metal industries have been affected the most in 2015 as 58 firms cut at least 45 000 jobs, says trade union Solidarity.

Pocket pinch drives consumers to used cars

2015-07-16 14:10

The effect of continued economic pressure has created an increasing demand for used cars in South Africa, according to a report.

German consumer confidence hits 13.5-year high

2015-05-27 09:42

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest in 13.5 years, as the positive economic outlook and low inflation persuade consumers to open their purses.

German consumer confidence at 13.5-year high

2015-04-23 12:00

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as low inflation buoys households' income expectations.

German consumer confidence hits 13-year high

2015-02-26 10:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as rising optimism about the economy persuade German shoppers to open their wallets.

US consumer confidence jumps to pre-crisis

2015-01-28 09:20

A long-running index of US consumer confidence has shown sentiment soared to a pre-crisis high in January, according to a survey.

UK consumer confidence tumbles

2014-10-23 10:00

Consumer confidence in Britain has taken its biggest tumble in four years this month as workers in low-paid sectors worry about losing their jobs.

German consumer confidence slumps

2014-09-26 12:15

German consumer confidence is set to fall for the second consecutive month in October, as households put purchases on hold amid concerns about global tensions.

Surprise increase in consumer confidence

2014-07-02 12:09

The increase in consumer confidence points to some resilience in the consumer sector in the face of considerable headwinds, according to an index.

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