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An index of economic indicators for the central San Joaquin Valley ticked up in February, pointing to slow progress for the economy in the coming months. Economist Ernie Goss said the San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index, prepared for Fresno
Treasurer Joe Hockey could be claiming credit for the turnaround in business confidence. Photo: Andrew Meares It's getting harder and harder for the Treasurer and Minister for Gloom, Joe Hockey, to keep faking it...The latest exhibits for the defence
The sudden surge in sales of big-ticket items comes after years of decline or very modest growth in the retail sector. It suggests that consumers are beginning to loosen their purse strings although they remain careful of spending on day-to-day items
A rising stock market and a more optimistic outlook among younger Americans pushed up a measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment rose to 81.6 from 81.2 in January...The survey
NZ business confidence rises to highest level in almost 20 years; New Zealand dollar jumps Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand business confidence rose to its highest level in almost 20 years in February, indicating strong economic growth this year. A
U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in February over concerns about the near-term outlook for business conditions and jobs. The Conference Board says that its confidence index dipped to 78.1 in February, down from 79.4 in January. Conference Board
Bitcoin exchange MtGox has gone offline after a string of issues . Bitcoin prices had cratered on the exchange , down as much as 14% to $465. Gox halted withdrawals for more than two weeks, citing software issues. " We are shocked to learn about Mt.
A business climate index based on a survey of 7,000 German executives advanced to 111.3 in February from 110.6 in January for a fourth monthly gain and the strongest reading since July 2011.
Economist says latest consumer survey encouraging but income generation crucial. The size and frequency of wage rises would depend on productivity gains to make them affordable. Photo / Hagen Hopkins Consumer confidence remains at heights not seen
Economy-wide spending in January rose 2.2 per cent, according to the Commonwealth Bank's Business Sales Indicator (BSI). Spending was up 12 per cent in the 12 months to January, seasonally adjusted, compared to 10.7 per cent in the year to December.