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U.S. consumer confidence improved in August

A survey by the Conference Board showed that the consumer confidence index rose to 108 in September, the highest level since April, from 103.6 in August. The consumer confidence index was supported by strong labor market trends and lower energy…

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UK consumer confidence reaches record low

A survey by market research institute GfK showed that the UK consumer confidence index fell by five points to -49 in September, the lowest level since data collection began in 1974. The confidence index was weighed down by inflation and…

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U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Index Falls for Ninth Month in a Row

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in the U.S. announced that its Homebuilder Confidence Index fell three points to 46 in September, declining for the ninth consecutive month and below analysts’ expectations of 47. In addition, the sentiment index…

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Australian business confidence rises in August

Australian business confidence rose for a second time in August as sales remained strong despite high interest rates and inflation. National Australia Bank (NAB) reported that its Australian business conditions index rose 1 point to +20 in August, well above…

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U.S. business confidence in China is at its lowest level ever

A survey conducted by the U.S.-China Business Council found that American companies’ positive attitudes toward China have fallen to a record low. The zero-tolerance measures have forced more than half of the companies operating in China to postpone or cancel…

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Sentiment of German exporters down for the third time in August

The German Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) reported that German exporters’ sentiment fell for the third consecutive month in August 2022, due to high gas prices and the weak global economic environment affecting the economic outlook. Ifo exporter expectations fell…

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Business climate in Germany down in August

The German business climate index has fallen to its lowest level since June 2020. The reason for this is the great uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine and concerns that the economy will slump in Q3 2022. The German…

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