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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 - Financial Times

'Cyber Monday' racks up $2b sales

Dec 04 - News.com.au

How to Monetize Chinese Social Media

Dec 04 - Business Week

Surprise as retail sales fall 0.7%

Nov 14, 2013 - Independent

Articles About Retail Sales

A man looks the board of the Australian Securities Exchange in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit by sharp falls in miners and financials as regional markets tracked a sof
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon November 20, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares extended their losses this afternoon with hefty losses from the miners a major drag. The ASX 200 Index slumped by 1 per cent to 5316.2 and makes it the worst week since early December 2013 for local shares. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN

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 – Afternoon November 10, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares have kicked off the trading week a little softer; wiping out all of last week's improvements. The ASX 200 index fell by 0.5 per cent or 31pts to 5518.4. (Nov 10)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN

Characters from Disney and Pixar's "Toy Story 3" (L-R) Jessie, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Lot's-O-Huggin' Bear pose at the UK premiere in Leicester Square
Disney Announces Toy Story 4 For 2017 Release

By IBTimes AU

The movie will hit the screens in 2017. (Nov 08)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, RETAIL, MANAGEMENT

Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 4, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket has ended the session firmer, after trading fairly flat for most of the day. Volumes were light with Victoria celebrating the Melbourne Cup public holiday. The S&P/ASX 200 climbed 13pts or 0.20 per cent to 5,519. (Nov 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, WOOLWORTHS

Favourite Fiorente (front) runs to win the A$6 million ($5.7 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne November 5, 2013. Red Cadeaux was second with Mount Athos third in the 153rd running of the two-mile handicap, Australia's richest th
Australian Stock Market Report - Midday November 4, 2014

By Comsec

After a modest setback on Monday, the Australian share market has spent the early part of Melbourne Cup day 2014 moving higher in a restrained fashion. The flat start for the local market was a reasonable result in the face of weaker equity markets in the US and Europe. (Nov 04)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, WOOLWORTHS

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 1, 2014

By Comsec

Local investors have had little opportunity to savour the gains of the pre-ceding session. The 0.5 per cent gain for the ASX 200 on Tuesday was erased in short order at the open today. Buyers were invisible at the open and the ASX 200 shed 48 points at the low point of the morning. (Oct 01)

MORE TOPICS: HSBC, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

An office worker talks on his phone as he looks the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) building in central Sydney June 15, 2012. Asian shares edged up on Friday, and the euro held most of the previous session's gains, as nervous inves
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 29, 2014

By Comsec

The second half of the trading session on Monday provided a little more cause for optimism compared to its earlier counterpart. Buyers finally found some resolve around lunchtime and the ASX 200 was able to recover a solid portion of the early losses. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, COURT, AUSTRALIA, ADVERTISING, RETAIL

A metal sculpture depicting a stock exchange chart is seen in the reception hall of the Athens Bourse in Athens September 11, 2014. Greece on Thursday set the pricing on its offer to top up its recent three- and five-year bonds by about 1 billion euros (U
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 16, 2014

By IBTimes AU

The local market extended its losses in the second half of trade, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.5 per cent or 29.2pts to 5446.2. The miners ended modestly firmer; however the improvements lessened this afternoon while falls from the big banks held the market back most. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC, GERMANY, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, G20

The national flag of China flutters behind a fence of the headquarters of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Beijing, in this July 12, 2013
Global Markets Overview – September 16, 2014

By IBTimes AU

We remain fixated on the events that will unfold on Thursday morning, with trading in the currency markets suggesting expectations of a change in language are a near certainty. (Sep 16)

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

Australian Dollar Outlook - 15 September 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar continued its slide over the weekend after some figures from China were softer than expected. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, EXISTING HOME SALES, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, TRADE BALANCE