Ghosts of crashes past still haunt this Consumer Christmas
Britain’s retailers are hanging out the tinsel and looking forward to a bumper Christmas, with unemployment down, living standards finally climbing and house prices on the rise. But if everything is set fair for a festive blowout, why does the Bank of England still think it’s too soon to raise interest rates?
Iran bans US Consumer goods: minister
Iran is banning the entry of US consumer goods, the commerce and industry minister said Thursday, as the country prepares for a lifting of economic sanctions.
Consumer durables industry eyes 50% increase in sales
Encouraged by the improving buyer sentiment, consumer durable firms are eyeing up to 50 per cent increase in sales this festive season. The period around Diwali is traditionally considered to be the biggest buying period, and contributes about 30 per cent to the industry’s annual sales.
Consumer confidence slips to four-month low - GfK
British consumer morale slipped to its lowest in four months in October, a survey showed on Friday, adding to signs that domestically driven growth is continuing to ease in the final three months of the year.