It’s important to know what consumers are thinking and feeling.
Economists have been tracking how consumers feel for decades now. But what does it all mean?
Difficult to measure, easy to see.
Understanding fear is a useful tool for any investor.
Political parties can’t rely on a halo effect from election year budgets.
More often than not, Australians find budgets hard to like. But research shows a fascinating response on voting intentions.
The key indicators of the health of the economy are the unemployment rate, inflation rate and economic growth.
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The key economic indicators to look out for on budget night.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is busy selling his budget to the electorate.
Consumer sentiment has tumbled to levels not seen since August 2011, in a post-budget drop economists say does not reflect…
Christmas consumer ritualism: how will Christmas 2013 pan out for retailers?
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Consumer Sentiment fell by 4.8% in December, but despite the drop other indicators still point toward a robust Christmas period for retailers. Retail trade recorded its strongest result for three consecutive…