Sunday 29 November 2015

Analysing consumer behaviour main focus at WTM Travel Tech

The challenges of the changing consumer best sums up the flavour of day three of the Travel Tech Show at World Travel Market, the largest travel tech event in the UK. Hoteliers were provided with great insight from Maarten Plesman


Mall culture puts UAE consumers about Americans

UAE consumers show greater willingness to form strong emotional connections with brands than their American counterparts, with experts pointing out that the influence of shopping mall culture in the emirates is one of the main factors.


Egypt's urban consumer inflation jumps in September

Egypt's urban consumer inflation jumped for the first time in four months as food prices rose, although the country's core inflation declined.   Egypt's annual urban consumer inflation increased to 9.


MEA smartphone sales to hit $23.5bn

With strong growth in the telecommunications industry and a wide range of smartphone options to suit all budgets, smartphones sales in the Middle East and Africa are expected to grow to $23.5 billion by 2020, according to Euromonitor Internati


China consumers tighten belts, a red flag for global economy

Terry Xu considers himself one of the lucky ones.   The 32-year-old father-of-one invested 10 per cent of his savings earlier this year in Chinese stocks. Now, with markets down around 40 per cent since mid-June,


Autos lift US consumer spending, sentiment slips

US consumer spending rose in July as households stepped up automobile purchases, offering further evidence of strength in the economy that keeps the door open to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year.  


Gold demand falls 12pc with decline in consumer appetite

The total demand for gold was 915 tonnes in the second quarter of the year, a fall of 12 per cent compared to the same period last year, due mainly to a decline in demand from consumers in India and China, according to a report. &

More… witnesses shift in UAE consumers’ purchases

UAE-based online retail specialist has witnessed an increase in sales between Iftar and Sohour times in the emirates. It has been monitoring UAE consumers online shopping behaviour during Ramadan and demostrated that post


US boost as consumer prices post major gains

US consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting the drag on inflation from lower oil prices was fading. Other data on Thursday showed the economy was regaining


Bahrain inflation drops 0.6pc in April

The consumer price index in Bahrain dropped by 0.6 per cent to 122.8 points last month compared with 123.6 in March last year. The index had risen by 2.2 per cent last month to 122.8 points, from 120.1 in April last year, said a r

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