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20 Jan 2017 (TheAge) - onsumer spending above trend in December

(20 January 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p25, Myriam Robin)

‘The first measure of consumer spending in December to be released suggests Australian businesses had one of their better holiday seasons in 10 years, with consumer spending over the holiday period well above the decade growth average for the month. 26 more words

1.Market Observations

French Consumer Confidence at Nine-Year High in December

French consumer confidence for December stood at a nine-year high, the official INSEE statistics agency said, as unemployment fears receded slightly while households also felt more confident about their personal finances. 416 more words


Better design and 'atmosphere': Why Canadian malls are thriving while American ones struggle

TORONTO — A spate of pending department store closures has many industry watchers fretting about the future of shopping malls, but in Canada, the picture looks quite a bit brighter than it does in the United States, according to a new study. 769 more words


Boom Times In 2017 For Consumers?

Popular Economics Weekly

Here are more signs that economic growth will increase in 2017. There’s a large increase in revolving credit, one of the largest of the cycle, … 485 more words

Weekly Financial News

The Holidays Are About the Fa La La, Not the Moo La La

This year, we’ll collectively fork out $465 billion on holiday spending. Of all that cash, about 43% is spent on travel, and another 41% on gifts. 434 more words

Personal Finance

 If the U.S. economy develops trouble any time soon, it will occur somewhere other than the household sector.  American consumers, quite contrary to their sometimes-profligate behavior in the past, have maintained a remarkable discipline throughout this recovery, keeping spending growth in line with income growth and improving their balance sheets. 

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'Tis the season to splurge on chocolate as cocoa prices continue their downward spiral

Cocoa prices are spiraling lower, making chocolate cheaper just in time to stuff those Christmas stockings even more full of treats.

Futures in New York have tumbled to a three-year low as rains improve crops in West Africa, which grows more than two-thirds of the world’s cocoa each season. 668 more words