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US consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in April to the second-highest level since 2000 as Americans grew more upbeat about both current conditions and the economic outlook, according to figures on...

[TOKYO] Japan's retail sales rose in February as shoppers spent more on food, drinks and clothes, suggesting rising wages and a tight labour market are supporting consumer confidence...

[WASHINGTON] US consumer confidence dipped in March, retreating from an 18-year high as public optimism about the economy moderated, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday.

[WASHINGTON] US consumer confidence rebounded in January after falling in the prior month as the outlook for the future improved, according to a closely-watched monthly survey released Tuesday.

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CONTRACTS to buy previously owned homes edged higher in November, boosted by job growth across a strengthening economy.

EASING fears over the state of Singapore's economy and the expansion in the manufacturing and service sectors have lifted local consumer confidence to 94 points, up five points from last quarter...

[JAKARTA] Indonesian consumers were more upbeat in November than October because of improved economic conditions and ability to purchase durable goods, a central bank survey showed on Thursday.

[BANGKOK] Thailand's consumer confidence rose for a fourth straight month in November, boosted by a stronger economic outlook as exports and tourism remained robust but low commodity prices...

[TOKYO] Japanese consumer confidence improved in November to its highest level in four years, lifted by surging stock prices and a robust job market, the Cabinet Office said on Monday.

[FRANKFURT] Confidence among German consumers is expected to hold fast at high levels in December, a monthly survey found Tuesday, although the results date from before a spate of political upheaval.