underemployment as an indicator. Job numbers are improving, but wage growth remains weak. Combined with lower gas prices, consumer spending should get a boost. But with too many people in part-time jobs and a dearth of full-time opportunities, labor
CHICAGO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Steel Corp on Tuesday warned that low oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar could negatively impact its business in 2015 but said the potential for U.S. higher consumer spending could help lift demand.
September 2015. Economic data will likely show upward pressures on wages, while lower oil prices will support and spur consumer spending , consistent with our expectation of U.S. GDP growth of 2.75%–3.25%. Importantly, however, the sequence
We think sluggish consumer spending , particularly in California and Florida, markets that house ..... so we think it is less likely to benefit from a downturn in consumer spending than traditional off-price retailers. Given our more pessimistic
quantitative easing program is widely expected in the near term. The Japanese economy is yet to see a rebound in consumer spending , but further monetary easing and lower fuel prices could lift demand in 2015. Global manufacturing output continued
an economic-multiplying entity and a member of a smaller and more identifiable community. Third, leadership in consumer spending , triggered by mounting household formation will stimulate the other age groups to have confidence. The Federal Reserve
Although management blamed bad weather in China, which undoubtedly played a part, we believe the general slowdown in consumer spending and heightened price competition in China contributed to driving volume lower. SABMiller is one of the few consumer
Intense competitive pressures and tepid consumer spending persist, as evidenced by Unilever’s results, but we contend the firm’s brand intangible asset and cost edge (which form the basis
when it comes to earnings, though, the declines in the energy stocks will not be outweighed by increases in other consumer spending ? Johnson: Absolutely. And part of that is because the energy sector has such high fixed costs, and it hits right
MUMBAI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Hindustan Unilever Ltd, the Indian unit of Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever Plc , reported an 18 percent rise in quarterly profit, beating estimates, helped by a revival in consumer spending and lower raw material costs.