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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 - Independent

Articles About Retail Sales

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 - 13 August 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar remained in a tight range during a quiet session. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WESTPAC, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, RUSSIA

Retailer
U.S. Chains Eye Canada's Prime Real Estate for Expansion

By IBTimes AU

U.S. luxury retail mall chains Nordstrom Inc. and Saks Fifth Avenue are cornering a piece of Canada's prime real estate for expansion, according to a report on The Financial Post. (Aug 11)

MORE TOPICS: NYSE, RETAIL, NEW YORK

Euro and U.S. dollar banknotes
Australian Dollar Outlook - 11 August 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar opens this week little changed from Friday's close after tensions in the Ukraine lessened on Friday. (Aug 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, IRAQ, UNEMPLOYMENT, GDP, RETAIL

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Australian Dollar Outlook - 05 August 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: Retail spending finished Q2 off softly, reflecting the Budget-related fall in consumer confidence and a warmer-than-usual start to winter. The AUD bounces off higher at the open at .9332 against the USD. (Aug 05)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, TRADE BALANCE

Euro and U.S. dollar banknotes
Australian Dollar Outlook - 30 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is slightly lower amid more signs the US economy is improving. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, FEDERAL RESERVE, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, INVESTMENT

Tony Abbott at New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 16, 2014

By Comsec

The Aussie market came under pressure within 30 minutes of the start of trade today, then thanks to a late surge, local shares higher for the second time this week. The All Ordinaries Index closed up 0.16% or 8.8pts higher; closing above 5,500 points for first time in a week. (Jul 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL

Stock Market
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 15, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market struggled to hold on to early gains as the banks and mining stocks came under heavy selling. The All Ordinaries Index added 12points at the start of trade then by lunchtime the market had fallen into the red. (Jul 15)

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

Australian Dollar Outlook - 14 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has opened this morning below 0.9400 after a very quiet day of trading on Friday. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, MANUFACTURING, GDP, JAPAN

Banco Espiriti Santo
Global Markets Overview – July 11, 2014

By IG Markets

Portugal saw one of its largest banks exhibiting signs of financial stress overnight, as Banco Espirito Santo missed a debt repayment. (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, PORTUGAL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP, RETAIL

Janet Yellen
Australian Dollar Outlook -03 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has retreated from the 0.9500 level of yesterday after a poorer than expected trade deficit figure pushed our local currency down. (Jul 03)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNEMPLOYMENT, AIG, MANUFACTURING, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL