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.

Large retailers caught tampering with food labels

2015-01-21 15:52

Large supermarkets in North West and Mpumalanga have been caught out by the Consumer Commission for tampering with food labels on expired products.

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.

Supermarkets fiddle with food labels

2014-09-01 14:52

Large supermarkets in North West and Mpumalanga have been caught out by the Consumer Commission for tampering with food labels on expired products.

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.

US consumer confidence increases

2014-06-25 10:15

Consumer confidence in the United States has risen three points to its highest level since January 2008, according to a New York-based business think tank.

Retail sales growth surprises

2014-03-11 16:23

Although expectations were for fairly lacklustre real retail sales growth in December, it actually surprised to the upside, says the SACSC.

Consumer confidence drops to decade low

2013-09-25 12:27

After a rebound between the first and second quarters of the year, consumer confidence has plunged to a decade low in the third, shows a confidence index.

Household spending set to plunge

2013-04-09 13:28

Household spending, which is the economy's main engine, could take a knock this year as consumer confidence dipped to a nine-year low, reports a survey.

US consumer confidence rebounds

2013-02-26 20:05

Americans' confidence in the economy rebounded in February, reversing three months of declines as shoppers adjusted to a payroll tax hike last month.

Consumers less upbeat about economy

2012-07-18 13:30

Consumers' rating of the SA economy and the outlook for their own finances all deteriorated in the second quarter of 2012.

Consumer confidence dips sharply

2011-09-12 12:44

The FNB/BER consumer confidence index dropped by 7 index points in the third quarter of 2011.

Consumer confidence edges up

2011-06-21 13:18

Confidence among consumers rose slightly in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest FNB/Bureau for Economic Research index.

Weak demand may keep rates rise on hold

2011-05-17 17:39

Slower-than-expected growth in retail sales and lower inflation back the case for the Reserve Bank to keep interest rates steady for longer, analysts say.

US consumer confidence improves slightly

2011-04-26 17:56

US consumer confidence has improved marginally in April, after a sharp fall the month before, according to closely watched survey.

Consumer confidence wavers

2011-03-14 12:23

Although consumer outlook dropped in the first quarter, it still remains relatively high, the latest FNB/BER consumer confidence index shows.

US Dec consumer spending up

2011-01-31 18:25

US consumer spending rose more than expected in December to post the sixth straight month of gains as households used their savings to fund purchases, government data reveals.

Consumer confidence remains positive

2010-11-16 13:44

Positive consumer confidence suggests higher income earners have recovered from the slump, according to the latest consumer confidence index.

Insurance survey: consumers still battling

2010-11-02 09:49

Insurance brokers are continuing to lose confidence in their prospects of getting new business, indicating that consumers are still struggling financially, shows a survey.

Consumers downbeat on jobs, wealth

2010-06-24 11:26

Consumer confidence levels have dropped as South Africans' enthusiasm about job prospects, quality of life and the stock market wane.


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.

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.

Large retailers caught tampering with food labels

2014-09-01 15:48

An investigation by the National Consumer Commission has shown that there is a lack of integrity in the food labelling industry when it uncovered label tampering at major supermarkets.

Large retailers caught tampering with food labels

2014-08-29 15:49

Large supermarkets in North West and Mpumalanga have been caught out by the Consumer Commission for tampering with food labels on expired products.

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.

Consumer confidence near decade low

2014-04-02 17:20

Consumer confidence levels remain at a low and spending is expected to continue to grow at a pedestrian pace, says an economist.

Consumer confidence remains at low

2013-11-18 13:21

Even more consumers now expect SA's economy to worsen over the next 12 months, according to a consumer confidence index.

Consumer confidence still low - report

2013-07-31 18:32

SA consumer confidence increased across all population groups, but this is no reason to feel reassured, according to a report.

US consumer sentiment hits record low

2013-01-18 18:46

US consumer sentiment has unexpectedly dropped to its lowest in over a year in January, with many consumers citing the fiscal cliff as a reason, a survey shows.

South African consumers still upbeat

2012-09-19 12:25

Although off historic peak levels, an index shows South African consumers are maintaining an optimistic attitude with a positive year-on-year outlook.

Consumer confidence largely steady

2011-11-16 12:18

Confidence among SA consumers ticked up slightly in the fourth quarter, with people expecting an improvement in their finances, the FNB/BER consumer confidence index shows.

Consumer confidence up - survey

2011-07-28 09:43

South African consumer confidence rose to its highest level since 2009, according to a MasterCard index.

First quarter GDP seen slowing to 4.2%

2011-05-29 10:06

Economists say SA's median forecast is for growth to have slowed slightly in the first quarter to 4.2% quarter-on-quarter on an annualised and seasonally adjusted basis.

Retail sales hit speed bump

2011-05-17 13:42

Growth in retail sales in March was slightly lower than expected, indicating continued pressure among consumers.

Vehicle sales keep momentum

2011-04-04 11:32

New vehicle sales improved strongly in March, indicating recovery both in the sector and in consumer spending.

US consumer spending edges up

2011-02-28 18:26

US consumer spending rose less than expected in January as households took advantage of the largest increase in incomes in more than one-and-a-half years.

SA consumers gloomiest in years

2011-01-27 09:41

SA consumer confidence has fallen to the lowest score since 2004, a new MasterCard survey shows.

Consumer confidence buoys retail hopes

2010-12-21 15:38

A survey shows an uptick in confidence among consumers, suggesting retailers can expect good sales this festive season.

No festive splurge for SA shoppers

2010-11-10 14:06

A survey shows SA shoppers are still pessimistic and do not plan excessive spending this holiday season.

Austerity hurts consumers in Europe

2010-07-18 13:04

A drop in consumer confidence in Europe amid worries about the region's debt crisis is holding back a recovery in global consumer sentiment, a survey shows.

Consumers upbeat but insecure

2010-06-14 13:51

South Africans are optimistic about the economy but not that positive about their own economic position, the consumer confidence index shows.

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