Voting intentions, 1-8/4/2014Saturday, 12 Apr 2014
Consumer confidence improves further in MarchThursday, 27 Mar 2014
Consumer sentiment in March climbed to its highest levels of the past 3½ years. Following a new marginal improvement, the relevant index appears to be stabilizing at nearly 65 points, for the first time since the signing of the Memorandum (5/2010).
Consumer confidence in February remains at highest levels since summer 2010Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014
Consumer sentiment remains for the second straight month at its highest levels since the summer of 2010. Significantly more positive expectations regarding personal financial situation and a fall in unemployment are the main reasons for the improved consumer climate since the beginning of the year.
Consumer confidence registers further improvement at beginning of the yearTuesday, 28 Jan 2014
Consumer sentiment stands at its highest levels since the summer of 2010, after rising significantly for the second straight month. However, the improvement recorded in January may be due, at least in part, to the seasonal variation of the relevant index.
Social dimensions of the phenomenon todayMonday, 23 Dec 2013
The re-emergence of a new wave of Greek migration, on account of the ongoing severe economic crisis plaguing Greek society, has propelled the issue of its ‘dualism’ back into the limelight. A recent survey by Public Issue provides the relevant empirical evidence.
Consumer confidence improves slightly in DecemberTuesday, 17 Dec 2013
Consumer confidence has returned to the levels of early 2013, rising slightly relative to the previous month. In general, the relevant index has shown little movement during the current year. The reverting of optimism about the future of the economy to the levels of last October is the most important development, relative to November. Also noteworthy is the improvement in expectations regarding the course of inflation.
Marginal deterioration in consumer confidence in NovemberTuesday, 26 Nov 2013
Consumer confidence shows a marginal decline relative to October. The slight deterioration seen this month is due to a sharp downturn in citizens’ optimism about the future of the Greek economy. Generally speaking, the movement of the relevant index since the beginning of the current year leads to the conclusion that the recovery observed in January 2013 lacks sufficient momentum to further improve consumer sentiment.
The public’s expectations regarding income, saving and property pricesMonday, 25 Nov 2013
The redistribution of income which has taken place over the past four years, in combination with the rapid increase in taxation during the same period, are vividly reflected in four indices that are used to measure the economic climate