Lower interest rates help retail shares rally
- There's light at the end of this year's tunnel. Epperson, Jerry // Furniture/Today;02/12/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 23, p24
Comments on issues affecting the furniture industry in the United States Weakening of home sales; Impact of interest rates on the market; Rebound in housing turnover.
- Stage set for fall rebound? Slaughter, Powell // Furniture/Today;7/29/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 46, p1
Reports the conditions of the furniture exhibition in San Francisco, California. Impact of issues of corporate malfeasance, stock price falls and possible terrorist activities; Response to shallower patterns of orders; Advantage of low interest rates, housing sales and resale of homes.
- Furniture retailers might be next. Jones, Llewellyn // Finance Week;1/25/2002, p12
Focuses on the use of furniture to sell banking and insurance services by furniture retailers. Reduction of margins on furniture and home appliances sales; Dependency of furniture retailing on job creation and credit extension; Effects on the increase of interest rates.
- Talk. // Cabinet Maker;11/17/2006, Issue 5514, p8
The article presents statements of furniture executives on the impact of 0.25% increase in interest rate in their business in Great Britain. One manager said that the rise will have very little effect on his business. Another answered that it won't affect the kind of customers that they serve....
- Disaster on the high street. Pamben, Deven // Cabinet Maker;10/27/2006, Issue 5511, p10
The article presents a study which identifies the decline in general retail sales of furniture for September 2006 in Great Britain. Analysts blamed on the increased utility prices and less discounting in the furniture stores. In addition, the slow performance of the furniture industry was also...
- Recovery will take a while. McIntosh, Jay // Furniture/Today;1/14/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 19, p40
Focuses on the condition of the furniture industry in the U.S. Effect of terrorism on the declining sales performance of furniture; Factors considered by the analysts in forecasting the future of the industry; Impact of low interest rate in the housing market on the demand for furniture.
- Shares fall on interest rate fears. Friars, Austin // Cabinet Maker;02/11/2000, Issue 5174, p6
Reports on the stock performance of furniture retailing firms in Great Britain as of February 11, 2000. Impact of interest-rate worries on stock prices; Percentage changes in stock prices; Weekly highs and lows.
- Leather leaders load up for livelier '06. Gunin, Joan // Furniture/Today;12/26/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 16, p52
The article reports on the move of most U.S. leather upholstery manufacturers to improve their business in 2006 following the rising interest rates, war in Iraq and the occurrence of natural disasters. The trends toward media rooms and more customized lifestyle configurations will continue....
- Market still buoyant. Jones, Llewellyn // Finance Week;4/19/2004, p31
Assesses the performance of the furniture retail sector. Fluctuation in interest rates; Measurement of consumer confidence; Profitability