Interest rate cut racks up retail confidence
- Blood-letting in retail. Jones, Llewellyn // Finance Week;1/1/2001, p126
Focuses on the concerns of the retail sector over interest rates in South Africa. Challenges faced by the sector on consumer spending patterns; Inability of retailers to adjust during an inflation; Impact of lottery on convenience stores; Growth of sales in the general merchandise category.
- IT and telecoms surge to blame for phoney UK consumer boom. Pitcher, George // Marketing Week;1/13/2000, Vol. 22 Issue 48, p23
Comments on the expected rise in the Bank of England's base lending rate in January 2000 and its implications for the retail trade in Great Britain. Rationale behind the interest rate increase; Marks & Spencer's Christmas sales as an indicator of the industry's health; Factors driving the...
- Great White North faces a blue Christmas. Fox, Jim // Discount Store News;11/18/96, Vol. 35 Issue 22, p3
Reports that Canada's central bank has slashed interest rates to help retailers. Leaner inventories and higher prices and margins; Reduced consumer spending and a battle against US-based chains entering the market; Upgrading stores to generate higher shopping traffic as retailer's key to survival.
- Analysts caution retailers: Rise in interest rate could chill yule. Emert, Carol // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;11/11/1994, Vol. 168 Issue 95, p16
Reports on industry analysts' warning on the impact of rising interest rates on retailers and consumers. Increase in growth in installment credit; Warnings about overstocking; Projected Christmas apparel sales.
- Interest cut encourages retailers. Emert, Carol // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;7/7/1995, Vol. 170 Issue 3, p10
Reports on the positive reaction of retailers to the Federal Reserve's decision in July 1995 to cut short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point. Possible increase in consumer confidence; Fed's willingness to stimulate the economy; Comments from several retail economists.
- Nevada retail market stays strong despite national woes. Sodoma, Brian // Las Vegas Business Press;5/19/2003, Vol. 20 Issue 20, p3A
Reports on the stability of the retail trade market in Las Vegas, Nevada. Increase of accessory and apparel sales; Reduction of the interest rates; Assessment of the consumer spending attitude.
- LATEST DATA RELEASES. // Africa Monitor: Southern Africa;Mar2007, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p5
The article presents information on consumer and producer inflation in South Africa for the period of November and December 2006. Consumer prices excluding mortgage repayments were steady at 5.0% year-on-year (y-o-y) in December and inflation remains benign. Seasonally adjusted manufacturing...
- STATISTICS. // Finance Week;10/26/2001, p94
Presents several charts and graphs depicting the economic indicators of South Africa. Total retail sales; Percentage of the increase in imports; Domestic interest rates.
- Economic panel raps Fed on interest rate hikes. Seckler, Valerie // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;1/17/1995, Vol. 169 Issue 10, p18
Reports on the negative implications of higher interest rates set by the US Federal Reserve Board for retail trade. Opinion of members of an economic panel at the National Retail Federation's 1995 convention in New York.