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2009-08-13 10:31:51

A growing number of Canadian consumers are feeling more positive about the country's economy than six months ago, a poll published in Toronto indicates. The open-ended TNS Canadian Facts' Consumer Confidence Index for August rose 6 percent to 99.2 in July, the research agency said in a release Thursday. The index is a composite of three more specific surveys, which are the Present Situation Index, the Buy Index and the Expectations Index. All three showed marked gains in August, TNS said of...

2009-04-23 09:02:53

A survey of Canadian consumers published in Toronto Thursday indicates confidence in the economy has increased more than 7 percent since last month. The TNS Canadian Facts' Consumer Confidence Index, based on telephone interviews with 1,015 adults last week, rose from 83.7 to 90.5, the company release said. Dr. Michael Antecol, director of the marketing research firm's monthly tracking study, said the survey's findings are in line with the Bank of Canada's statement this week that the...

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