- North America Shows Slow, But Steady Climb Out of Recession
- Latin America Tops Regional Consumer Confidence Levels
“U.S. consumers closely watched unemployment numbers, while Europeans witnessed the government implement new and in some cases, severe fiscal austerity measures amid stagnant job markets and a weakening Euro.
European Debt Crisis
“High unemployment, economic stagnation and massive public spending cuts have caused consumers to further cut back on their discretionary spending and lifestyles.
Brighter Asian and Latin American Prospects
“Almost one in two feels that now is a good time to buy things. After putting spare cash into savings, Singaporeans will spend on holidays, invest in shares of stocks/mutual funds, new clothes and pay off debts.”
About the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Survey