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Consumer Spending Rises Slightly in March

Despite personal income levels hitting the skids in the month of March, consumers increased their spending in store and online, but only modestly, according to newly released government data. 166 more words

Meritus Payment Solutions

Alberta outpaced in consumer spending growth as economic uncertainty takes hold

Falling oil prices have put a dent in Albertans’ spending habits, says Moneris Solutions Corporation.

The processor of debit and credit payments said consumer spending growth was below average in the first quarter of 2015 after leading the country for several months. 256 more words


Two weeks is a very long time in economics: profit warnings continue to rise despite a growing economy

I thought you said things were going well?

Two weeks ago, EY’s Capital Confidence Barometer reported increased economic confidence amongst UK businesses. Last week, the… 671 more words

Business Economics

Alberta retail sales rebound after four straight monthly declines, perhaps thanks to Target liquidation deals

Retail sales in Alberta rebounded in February after four straight months of declines, according to Statistics Canada.

The federal agency reported Friday that sales in the province rose by 1.5 per cent from the previous month to $6.4 billion. 515 more words


Why the Digital Economy is Key to Growth in Indonesia

There are more Tweets sent from the city of Jakarta than from any other city on the planet. This speaks volumes about the appetite for social media and the quiet revolution driving economic resurgence in Indonesia. 717 more words

Innovation & Tech

The Rise of Consumer Spending

Cities are becoming increasingly powerful centers of economic activity. As more young people move to cities – and the demand for sophisticated labor increases – more wealth will be concentrated in these urban areas. 557 more words

Future Of Cities Series