Consumer

Don’t be duped into costly 24-month contracts

A lot of slick operators make a very good living out of taking advantage of the fact that most consumers don’t pay enough attention to boring admin tasks and can’t be bothered to read the small print. A Durban-based operation has been doing just that in recent months, with an approach to mainly small companies such as medical practices, service ...

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Festive sale: What slowdown? Consumers are buying more premium products this festive season

KOLKATA | MUMBAI: Sales of cars, televisions and refrigerators increased more than 15 per cent this Navratri and Dussehra from last year, pointing to bumper business in the run-up to Diwali and calming concerns that the currency swap and the goods and services tax (GST) will have a prolonged impact on consumer sentiment. Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor, LG, Sony, Panasonic, ...

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Thai Sept headline consumer price index up 0.86% y-o-y, above forecast, Government & Economy

Mon, Oct 02, 2017 – 12:03 PM [BANGKOK] Thailand’s annual headline consumer price index rose for a third straight month in September, beating forecasts, government data showed on Monday, but the rate was still below the central bank’s target, giving it room to keep monetary policy loose to aid growth. Headline consumer price index increased 0.86 per cent in September ...

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Brands Are Doing More Experiential Marketing. Here’s How They’re Measuring Whether It’s Working – Adweek

As brands see more and more people use ad blockers, tune out TV spots or cut the cord altogether, it’s easy to see why Jaguar, Absolut, Mastercard and more are turning to experiential marketing, which they say has the potential to create direct connections and more meaningful relationships with consumers. “It’s more and more difficult to succeed through traditional advertising,” ...

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PIL) – Simply Wall St News

Promisia Integrative Limited (NZSE:PIL), a NZD$14.76M small-cap, operates in the consumer staples industry which has been a consistent performer over time, due to its robust consumer demand throughout economic cycles. However, a structural shift for the personal product industry, in particular, is the growth in consumer power. Consumers now have easy access to information about prices, offers and product characteristics. ...

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Redressing the Privacy Balance for Internet Consumers

In a world of converging technology, consumers should have confidence in the fact that our nation’s broadband privacy rules are uniform and consistently applied across the internet. Just as internet usage should be seamless, so should privacy rights. Consumers have expectations regarding their privacy while online; they expect that the law of the digital land will be easy to understand ...

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Watertown Daily Times | People who buy their own health insurance face even higher costs under Trump

WASHINGTON — Jim Hansen and his wife considered themselves fortunate when they retired five years ago. The Denver couple, both electrical engineers, were healthy. They’d socked away an ample nest egg. And they found health insurance that, if not cheap, seemed reasonable for two people in their late 50s. Then, the math started to change. Since 2015, the couple’s annual ...

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Red Lion Hotels Corporation Risk Points versus Consumer Discretionary

Red Lion Hotels Corporation Risk Points versus Consumer Discretionary Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH) Risk Points versus Consumer Discretionary (XLY) Date Published: 2017-10-1 PREFACE This is a scatter plot analysis of the critical risk points from the option market for Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH) compared to its own past and the Consumer Discretionary ETF. ...

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