The jumps in global consumer confidence
and reinvigorated spending habits have been driven by improved confidence for jobs and employment, which has steadily risen in the past six months.
While increased leasing activity, pockets of tightening space, and fewer and fewer short-term subleases are evidence of a market in recovery, we know that the market ebbs and flows with consumer confidence
The consumer confidence
index was at its highest point in four months.
The Consumer Confidence
Survey is based on a representative sample of 5,000 U.
With at least two further interest rate rises predicted this year consumer confidence
is likely to start to fall back in the coming months.
To a certain extent, then, it can be said that consumer confidence
is a self-perpetuating spiral.
The GfK NOP Consumer Confidence
Index soared by 10 points during the month to stand at minus 21, the second biggest rise in the survey's 37-year history.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Consumer confidence
for the month of September improved modestly over August, with most of the gains coming in the last half of the month.
UAE consumers see ray of hope for economic recovery as Nielsen quarterly consumer confidence
index increases UAE consumer confidence
level increases 4 points from 89 to 93, ranking it 7th most optimistic nation globally
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Qatar remain the most optimistic countries in the region, according to the MasterCard Worldwide Index of Consumer Confidence
survey for the second half of 2009, the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT reported Friday.
The ICTE, which measures consumer confidence
in technology and consumer electronics, is nearly 8% higher than the same period last year.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia, with an index of 107 and 100, were the only Middle Eastern nations to make it to the top 10 in consumer confidence