Articles with tag consumer-sentiment

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Post-election cheers are over: consumer confidence dives

Just as retailers and consumers alike gear up for what they hope to be a good Christmas, the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment shows there was a fall in consumer confidence from November to December.

Posted Wed 11/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Housing markets boost consumer confidence ahead of Christmas

The housing market has helped boost consumer confidence in November with the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increasing by 1.9 per cent from 108.3 in October to 110.3.

Posted Wed 13/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

RBA governor Glenn Stevens sees overall sentiment lifting

There is evidence the economy is starting to pick up, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens who spoke at Citi's 5th Annual Australian and New Zealand Investment Conference in Sydney on Monday.

Posted Tue 29/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

US government shut down impacts consumer confidence

Following a solid jump in September, which was largely influenced by the expected election result, the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment for October has fallen by 2.1 per cent.

Posted Wed 09/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Election over, consumer confidence up

The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment has increased by 4.7 per cent from 105.7 in August to 110.6 in September.

Posted Wed 11/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer respond positively to rate cut

The Reserve Banks' latest decision to reduce the cash rate by another 0.25 per cent earlier this month has helped lift consumer sentiment for August.

Posted Wed 14/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Pocket of opportunities for retailers, says survey

A recent survey shows while Australian consumers may not be spending as much compared to other countries, retailers would be foolish to not find ways to reap on the gaps of where they are spending.

Posted Tue 30/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers confidence flattens in July

The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment remained almost unchanged, edging 0.1 per cent lower from 102.2 in June to 102.1 in July.

Posted Wed 10/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers demand stability as trade picks up 0.1%

Retailers are demanding economic and political stability to bring consumer confidence back so they begin spending once again.

Posted Wed 03/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence improves

Consumer sentiment has shown signs of improvement rising 4.7 per cent in June to 102.2 from 97.6 in May.

Posted Thu 13/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment takes a sharp fall

In the wake of Budget, the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell 7 per cent from 104.9 in April to 97.6 in May – the lowest since August 2012.

Posted Wed 22/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment takes a steep fall

The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell by 5.1 per cent in April from 110.5 in March to 104.9 in April.

Posted Wed 10/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment increase just won't do it: ANRA

ANRA CEO Margy Osmond has commented that sentiment is important but it is sales that determine the retail success.

Posted Thu 14/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Another solid consumer sentiment

Things are beginning to look up with the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rising by 2 per cent.

Posted Wed 13/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Strongest consumer sentiment in years

Positivity is all around us with consumer sentiment rising by a buoyant 7.7 per cent in February.

Posted Wed 13/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Sentiment shows slight positivity

Consumer sentiment in January has increased slightly, reflecting a possible positive outlook for the year.

Posted Thu 17/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment disappoints

Consumer confidence has taken a surprising tumble in December.

Posted Wed 12/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Strong lift in consumer sentiment

As we head towards Christmas, more positive news arrives, with consumer sentiment lifting strongly in November.

Posted Wed 14/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment for October disappoints

Consumer sentiment only increased a slight 1 per cent in October from 98.2 in September to 99.2 in October, according to the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment.

Posted Thu 11/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence up but still weak

There are possible hopes that consumer confidence may jump back up by the end of the year after the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rose by 1.6 per cent in September from 96.6 in August to 98.2 in September.

Posted Thu 13/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment drops

The Index of Consumer Sentiment has failed to get any traction falling by 2.5 per cent in August from 99.1 in July to 96.6 in August, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute.

Posted Thu 16/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Signs of consumer spending to remain low

Rising costs continue to plague consumers’ purchasing intentions and sentiment, according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

Posted Mon 23/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate cut results improve consumer confidence

Consumers have regained some confidence in July with the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment seeing a 3.7 per cent lift from 95.6 in June to 99.1.

Posted Wed 11/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Surprise drop in consumer sentiment

Consumer sentiment increased by 0.8 per cent in May from 94.5 in April to 95.3, according to the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment.

Posted Fri 18/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Two-speed economy drives sentiment down

The two-speed economy continues to fuel the low consumer sentiment which has dropped to the lowest levels since the global financial crisis hit, according to the latest Nielsen survey.

Posted Wed 02/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Financial concerns worry consumers

Financial concerns are on the mind of consumers so much so the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell by 1.6 per cent from 96.1 in March to 94.5 in April.

Posted Thu 12/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer sentiment falls by 5%

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans says the Index has now fallen below the level in October last year prior to the Reserve Bank's two rate cuts in November and December.

Posted Thu 15/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence jumps in February

Consumer sentiment has increased slightly in February by 4.2 per cent from 96.1 in January to 101.1, according to the Westpac–Melbourne institute index of consumer sentiment

Posted Wed 15/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate cuts does little for consumer sentiment

Despite poor Christmas sale results, consumer sentiment has made a modest recovery as it increase by 2.4 per cent from 94.7 in December to 97.1 in January.

Posted Wed 18/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate cut still leaves consumers nervous

Despite the second rate cut from the Reserve Bank, consumer sentiment has fallen by 8.3 per cent in December from 103.4 in November to 94.7.

Posted Wed 14/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rate cut sees consumer confidence rise

The RBA's decision to cut rates by 0.25 per cent has helped boost consumer sentiment by 6.3 per cent in November.

Posted Wed 09/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence increase slightly

Consumer sentiment is ever slowly creeping upwards with the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment reporting a 0.4 per cent increase in October

Posted Wed 12/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Surprisngly strong consumer sentiment

The latest results of he Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment show that consumer sentiment rose by 8.1 per cent from 89.6 in August to 96.9 in September.

Posted Tue 20/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Lacklustre consumer sentiment, ANRA says

Consumer sentiment has rose 1.2 per cent from 104.1 in March to 105.3 in April, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment figures.

Posted Thu 14/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers more cautious: report

The American Express future of consumer spending survey that found while Australia avoided the worst of the global financial crisis, 51 per cent of all consumers are now more cautious when making a purchase.

Posted Thu 10/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumer confidence drops to a new low

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment fell by 2.4 per cent in March from 106.6 in February to 104.1.

Posted Wed 09/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

A gloomy year ahead

More evidence has been released by the ARA showing it will be another tough year of retail trading with over 50 per cent of Australians planning to spend less.

Posted Fri 25/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Shopping confidence bounces back

Retailers should be celebrating after a key measure of Australia's consumer confidence rebounded modestly by 1.9 per cent in February from 104.6 in January to 106.6 in February.

Posted Thu 10/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

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