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# Consumer Sentiment

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# Spending
European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal
Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.
# Exchequer
Tax take ahead of target
New figures from the Department of Finance show that Exchequer returns are 1 per cent ahead of government targets – but VAT is showing a shortfall for the third month.
# Consumerism
Summer sales fail to bring out the shoppers
KBC says consumer sentiment fell in July, despite aggressive price cuts by retailers, with shoppers fearing for the future.
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels
Latest consumer sentiment data shows a drop in June as people continue to worry about the economic outlook, retaining their jobs and a likely ECB interest rate hike in July.
# Consumer Sentiment
Positive consumer sentiment surged in May - ESRI
Consumers are more confident about the labour market, but less so about their own futures, new research shows.
# Japan
Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls
Both Japanese consumer sentiment and the country’s stock average have fallen in response to the disastrous events of last month.
Londis to create 240 jobs in 12 new stores
The supermarket chain posts a profit for 2010 and indicates plans to expand in 2011 with new stores opening.
Irish consumer sentiment takes surprising major spike
Consumer sentiment was up significantly in March, according to the ESRI and KBC, with one of its biggest jumps on record.
# trust
Trust in Irish Government hits an all-time low
Government and banking are least trusted institutions in Ireland according to new global survey – but trust in Irish business is thankfully on the up.