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UNITED STATES

Blu-ray sales up in Western Europe and Japan
Blu-ray sales up in Western Europe and Japan

NEW YORK, US: media control GfK International, a leader in international media and entertainment tracking servicing the global entertainment industry, has announced the release of its 2010 Year End Home Video Retail Sales Report.

28 Feb 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence
Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes
Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

CHINA

Seismic shifts in the Pacific: China overtakes Japan
Seismic shifts in the Pacific: China overtakes Japan

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: It's official. As of the second quarter of this year the Chinese economy has taken over Japan's as number one in Asia and number two in the world. This has been foreseen for a few years, hence it is not a total surprise; but it is a shock nonetheless. It upsets the status quo that prevailed for over a century.

By Dr Jean-Pierre Lehmann 19 Aug 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile internet shopping growing
Mobile internet shopping growing

A new global survey from KPMG has found that despite major concerns over privacy and data security, people around the world are rapidly adopting the mobile internet as an easy and convenient method of carrying out everyday transactions including banking and shopping.

30 Jul 2010