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  1. Sizzling Pubs owner Mitchells & Butlers profit falls

    Headlines

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014

    Nov 25 (Reuters) - British pubs and restaurants group Mitchells & Butlers Plc reported a 13.4 percent drop in full-year pretax profit, citing weak consumer spending .

  2. Falling Gas Prices Fuel Holiday Cheer

    Headlines

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014

    regard, the domestic economy will likely benefit from both the wealth effect of rising equity prices, as well as the consumer spending power released by the decline in gasoline prices. Lower gasoline prices act like a tax cut, leaving more money for

  3. It's All About Christmas as Toll Restructures

    Commentary

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014

    and reduced consumer confidence, Toll Holdings is looking for a significant pick-up in business investment and consumer spending during December to fulfil guidance targets. At the company's annual general meeting in October, Toll committed

  4. Finding a Margin of Safety in a Fully Valued Market

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    markets and the slowing prospects from emerging regions. "Like others, P&G has fallen victim to weak and volatile consumer spending combined with persistent cost inflation that has yet to fully abate. At the same time, promotional spending over

  5. Developed Europe: Regional Economic Review – Q3 2014

    Headlines

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

    and a bit less dependent on consumer spending .<PAGEBREAK> The rate of annual ..... with the unemployment numbers, consumer spending plunged 0.8% between August ..... central bank) has said that consumer spending has been driving growth lately

  6. Global Economic Overview and Equity Commentaries: October 2014

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    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

    measures may be required to sustain consumer spending growth in Japan next year, especially ..... Commentary: Improved U.S. Consumer Spending to Help Exporters of Manufactured ..... the positive trends in U.S. consumer spending should help emerging countries

  7. Gasoline price drop could boost U.S. holiday spending: UPS CFO

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Lower U.S. gasoline prices could boost consumer spending ahead of the holiday season, a critical period for the retail sector, a top executive at United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday.

  8. Eating Our Way to an Improved Economy

    Headlines

    Sat, 15 Nov 2014

    interpret, the retail sales report is often one of the most useful sources in determining the direction of the economy. Consumer spending composes almost 70% of the gross domestic product, and the retail sales report composes almost a third of that

  9. UPDATE 1-German economy dodges recession by growing 0.1 pct in Q3

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    Fri, 14 Nov 2014

    BERLIN, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The German economy grew by just 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2014, narrowly avoiding a recession thanks to a strong rise in consumer spending and small boost from foreign trade.

  10. Everyone Loves a Discount – But Where’s the Support for Oil Prices?

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    Thu, 13 Nov 2014

    better investment decisions. It’s as if we received an unexpected tax break. Lower gas prices leads to more consumer spending , which means that luxury goods stocks such as Tiffany & Co., which we own in our Gold and Precious Metals Fund

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