[MADRID] Sentiment among euro-area businesses and consumers unexpectedly rose in August, respite from an almost non-stop string of disappointing numbers and recession concerns.

THE dollar ended roughly flat on Friday, retracing the morning's move higher, after worries tied to trade tensions and a Federal Reserve rate cut weighed on consumer sentiment and a report that...

AUSTRALIAN consumer confidence rebounded from a two-year low in August as people became more upbeat on the economy and the housing market, according to one measure, offering a scrap of hope for...

[SYDNEY] Australian consumer confidence rebounded from a two-year low in August as people became more upbeat on the economy and the housing market, according to one measure, offering a scrap of...

[WASHINGTON] Sentiment among US consumers fell the most in almost 10 months, led by dimmer views of the economy as market turmoil returned on another flareup in the US-China trade war.

[NEW YORK] US consumer sentiment held steady in July near historically elevated levels while expectations improved in the later part of the month as a strong labour market helped to offset worries...

[WASHINGTON] Sentiment among American consumers climbed to a fresh 18-year high, with assessments of the buying climate and personal finances nearing record levels as the job market and equities...

[NEW YORK] US consumer sentiment for buying a home rose to its strongest in nine months as a result of a sturdy jobs market and a decline in mortgage rates so far this year, according to data...

[WASHINGTON] A weekly measure of sentiment in America declined to a five-week low as respondents' views of their personal finances retreated from an 18-year high.

REAL private consumption next year is likely to rise by 4 per cent amid real wage growth and a tight labour market, but consumers may continue to be weighed down by the threats of rising imported...