Insights

Reticent Latin Americans Showed Eagerness to Spend in Q2

Consumer confidence in Latin America decreased for the second consecutive quarter in Q2 2013, declining one index point to a score of 93 from 94 in Q1, according to findings from the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions. Brazil led the region with the highest index...

Consumers In Asia-Pacific Showed A Readiness to Spend in Q2

Consumer confidence in the Asia-Pacific region remained high in the second quarter, as seven markets reported indexes above the 100 baseline, according to findings from the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions. Indonesia (124), the Philippines (121), and China (110)...

Belt-Tightening Measures Loosened in North America in Q2

More North Americans had discretionary income in the second quarter than they did at the start of the year, according to findings from the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions. One-fifth (21%) of North Americans reported having no spare cash, which was an improvement...