AUSTRALIAN consumer sentiment has taken a turn for the worse in December amid worries about the economic outlook and family finances, a troubling omen for the Christmas shopping season.

[WASHINGTON] US consumer prices rose more than expected in November, which could further support the Federal Reserve's intention not to cut interest rates again in the near term after reducing...

CHINA'S prices surged to an eight-year high in November, driven largely by a surge in pork prices, while prices at factory gates remained negative, limiting the government's scope to further...

[WASHINGTON] US retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, which could raise fears that manufacturing-led weakness was spreading to the broader economy, keeping the Federal...

JAPAN'S core consumer inflation slowed to a new two-year low in August due to lower oil costs and feeble economic growth, data showed on Sept 20, adding to the central bank's growing challenges in...

[BERLIN] Consumers worried about the environment are cutting their spending on meat and bottled drinks and trying to reduce plastic waste, and this trend is set to accelerate as climate concerns...

[WASHINGTON] US consumer sentiment plummeted to a seven- month low in August on growing concerns about the economy even as the labour market shows few signs of weakening from robust levels.

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US retail sales rose by the most in four months and exceeded projections in July on a surge in online purchases, signalling that consumer spending continues to prop up the expansion.

RENEWED momentum in Canada's housing market is buoying consumer optimism.

THESE days, you can't open a newspaper or website without reading about a new digital development. And this seems to be true across all sectors, from key international financial hubs such as...