Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

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Euro Zone to Stay Wobbly in Coming Year

A combination of sluggish growth, low inflation, high unemployment and weak investment has some observers predicting a pattern of chronically slow expansion.

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Bright Spots Seen in U.S. Economy

As the U.S. begins 2015, consumer confidence was up in December, boosted by pump price declines since early July.

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European Brands Dominate Online Luxury Survey

They appear to have a firm, tightening grip on luxury fashion in cyberspace that's leaving little room for U.S. players.

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China Forecasted to Hold Up, but Japan Soft

The retail sector in China should hold up nicely in the coming year, even against the backdrop of slowing economic growth and a continuing antigraft campaign.

Weak Women's Business Poses Margin Dilemma

Profit margins are at serious risk of becoming the first casualty in the ongoing battle for market share.

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Holiday Selling Spikes Late in the Game

Retailers pulled off a pretty good holiday season after all, despite an erratic eight weeks of highs and lows, markdown mania and margin uncertainty.

Consumers Drive U.K. Economy to Seventh Quarter of Expansion

The U.K.'s Office for National Statistics said household spending rose 0.9 percent in the three months through September.

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Saturday Seemed Super, But Season Might Not Be

Super Saturday proved to be the biggest shopping day of the year yet did little to change the modest outlook for the holiday season.

Consumer Morale in Germany Hits Eight-Year High

Shoppers expect the country to gain momentum.

Saturday Could Reclaim Yule Supremacy

Black Friday might be knocked off its perch as the top sales day of the year.

CPI Reports November Apparel Prices

Sales declined in both women’s and men’s categories, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index released Wednesday.

A Tumultuous 2014 at American Apparel

Recapping the company's hectic year.

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