Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

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Consumer Confidence High

Tuesday March 4th 2014

Our monthly survey with Nine Rewards has found that a net 45% of our 553 respondents are confident that the economy will improve over the coming year. This strong result is consistent with many other sentiment indicators but does not as yet appear to be leading to a widespread willingness by consumers to open their wallets. While there is an upward trend in thoughts of buying a car this is not the case yet for furniture and appliances.