January 30, 2014

Japanese customer confidence boosted by stock market gains

"In Japan, stock market gains did seem to have an impact....helping consumer confidence jump by 6 points from the third quarter to its highest level since 2005. Nielsen was cautious about the outlook for Japanese consumer confidence in the second half of this year however, given a planned increase in sales tax in April."


Source: Indonesians still world's most bullish consumers, Americans less upbeat -survey
Tue Jan 28, 2014
Susan Fenton
Reuters

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