[TOKYO] Japan's retail sales fell short of expectations in October, raising questions about an expected rebound in consumption after a weak third quarter...

JAPAN'S retail sales rose in September at the fastest pace in three months as shoppers spent more on clothes and daily goods in a sign that consumer spending remains strong due to a tight labour...

[SEOUL] South Korea's finance ministry on Friday said weak private consumption and tepid jobs growth are holding back economic expansion even as exports continue to post robust gains...

[SEOUL] South Korea's discount store sales rose for a fifth straight month in July in a sign private consumption is picking up thanks to an uptick in consumer sentiment, trade ministry data...

INDONESIA'S gross domestic product grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter, as private consumption remained lethargic, adding to signs that South-east Asia's largest economy is...

[TOKYO] Private consumption is 56 per cent of Japan's GDP, so understanding where people are spending and what they're buying is essential to have a clear picture of what's going on in...

[TOKYO] Japanese retail sales were effectively flat in February as consumers cut back on food and durable goods after employers offered the lowest spring wage increases in four years.

[FRANKFURT] Growth in borrowing by households picked up in the eurozone in January, data released Monday by the European Central Bank showed, while growth in businesses' appetite for credit...

[LONDON] Associated British Foods, owner of discount fashion retailer Primark, said on Monday it was not seeing any signs that British consumers were starting to rein in spending, contradicting...

[SEOUL] South Korea's finance ministry said on Thursday that sluggish consumption in Asia's fourth-largest economy may continue due to uncertainties stemming from policy changes in the...