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Retail Sales

Retail sales reports measures consumer spending, also known as personal consumption expenditure. Consumer spending is the largest part of aggregate demand or effective demand at the macroeconomic level.

Economists often look to these reports to gauge private demand and the state of the overall economy.

Headlines Around the Web

Festive online UK sales hit record

Jan 06 - Financial Times

Brokers pushing EM funds face crackdown

Jan 03 - Financial Times

Big retailers back cap on card fees

Dec 17, 2013 - Financial Times

Dutch woes hit Carpetright’s UK turnround

Dec 11, 2013 - Financial Times

TVS Motor Company November sales at 1.61 lakh units

Dec 05, 2013 - The Times of India

'Cyber Monday' racks up $2b sales

Dec 04, 2013 - News.com.au

How to Monetize Chinese Social Media

Dec 04, 2013 - Business Week

Surprise as retail sales fall 0.7%

Nov 14, 2013 - Independent

Articles About Retail Sales

A stack of Australian one dollar coins stand on a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 19, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has made back some of yesterday's post FOMC losses, currently trading around 0.8160. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, BANK OF JAPAN

Australian one dollar coins surround a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving pressure f
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 18, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has dipped suddenly to USD 0.8120 following headlines the FOMC had dropped the "considerable time" phrase with respect to its guidance on interest rates, and instead deciding it could be "patient in beginning to normalise" policy. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), reacts during a news conference at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo, December 14, 2014.
Global Markets Overview – December 15, 2014

By IG Markets

Global equities extended their slide on Friday, with investors continuing to focus on the slump in oil prices. Oil remained at levels not seen since mid-2009 with WTI remaining below $60 per barrel. Apart from China, which benefited from some surpris... (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann (R) and Medibank Managing Director George Savvides ring the Australian Stock Exchange Bell to begin trading of Medibank stock in Sydney November 25, 2014. Australian health insurer Medibank Private Ltd, which ra
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon December 12, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket has closed weaker, with investors cautious ahead of the release of a raft of Chinese economic data, including retail sales and industrial production for the month of November. The ASX 200 slipped 0.2 percent to 5,219. Today's falls takes this week's losses to 2. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, INVESTMENT

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 12, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar is trading lower this morning, having given up gains made on the back of yesterday's good jobs data. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Retailer
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 12, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, retail sales rose by 0.7% in November (well ahead of expectations of 0. Excluding gasoline, sales lifted by 0. The gains were broad-based and confirmed a lift in discretionary spending. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo illustration at a bank in Seoul August 2, 2013. Picture taken August 2, 2013.
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 11, 2014

By Bellfx

The AUD has not broken new ground. Having pushed down to 0.8265 after a lower-than-expected Chinese CPI print, it recovered to 0.8348 before pulling back to 0.8300 this morning. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

A man is reflected as he walks past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected the offer o
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon December 4, 2014

By Comsec

The ASX 200 spent the afternoon consolidating having reached session highs in the latter part of morning trade. Materials and Industrial stocks were the best improved sectors and investors gave the defensive utilities sector a wide berth which saw that group lagging the most. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, BANK OF ENGLAND, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 4, 2014

By Comsec

Early trade on Thursday has seen local shares continue to build on the gains of recent sessions. The ASX 200 opened the day with a gain of 5 points before pushing on to the best levels of the morning when the market was ahead by 52 pts. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

US Dollars
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 4, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar is lower after yesterday's weaker-than-expected GDP data from around 0.8460 to 0.8400 and after some intra-session variation overnight, that's about where it sits this morning. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL