THE BROAD VIEW

RELYING too much on shoppers to tide over growth can be a risky business. China and the US have been leaning heavily on consumers to sustain their economic expansions.

[BENGALURU] If the United States does impose tariffs on another US$300 billion worth of Chinese goods, it would cost US consumers US$12.2 billion more for apparel, footwear, toys and household...

INDIA'S consumers are being tested after helping drive the fastest-growing major economy.

[HONG KONG] The trade war's back on, and American shoppers are in the firing line like never before.

[WASHINGTON] US personal income fell for the first time in more than three years in January as dividends and interest payments dropped, pointing to moderate growth in consumer spending after it...

MALAYSIA'S consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly a decade in January, on the back of lower fuel costs, but economists say deflation is unlikely to be sustained and would not lead...

CALIFORNIA Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a "digital dividend" that would let consumers share in the billions of dollars made by technology companies in the most populous US state....

AT any other time of the year, Singaporeans craving grilled pork jerky from popular bak kwa retailer Lim Chee Guan can simply order home delivery direct from the company.