When compared to other regions, business travelers outside the US have lower confidence levels
and are far less optimistic about the use of technology overall.
Coupled with the myriad adverse economic forces that have already been hammerMYing household income growth and credit extension since the beginning of the year, low consumer confidence levels
are likely to translate into weak retail sales growth during the Christmas holidays.
After Wales the North West has the next-lowest confidence levels
Separately, in a MasterCard Survey of people above the age of 30, respondents were asked similar questions about their short-term confidence levels
, with their views on the local stock market as an added category.
The UAE's consumer confidence level
climbed four points in the third quarter as the Emirates reinforced its position as the only country in the Middle East to be ranked among the top five countries in the world with the most bullish sentiments, according to a new Nielsen survey.
5% confidence level
comes from DIRECTIVE 2009/138/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 November 2009, Article 101:
BEIRUT: The Byblos Bank-OSB Consumer Confidence Index showed Lebanese consumers' confidence levels
at their lowest during the first nine months of 2011, owing chiefly to political divisions over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the ongoing political crisis in neighboring Syria.
are still higher than a year ago and distribution firms were more confident than services businesses about the outlook.
Despite the dip, confidence levels
are still higher than a year ago, said the report.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia showed increasing confidence while in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain, business confidence levels
have declined in the fourth quarter.
New research shows that confidence levels
in the manufacturing sector jumped in the third quarter and many businesses are looking to invest in research and development.
Consumer confidence levels
have increased in most Middle Eastern countries, according to the latest consumer study by Bayt.