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Consumer Dynamics Publications


  1. Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey

    February 2019 | Research Report

    The Global Consumer Confidence Index increased slightly in the fourth quarter of 2018, its highest reading in 14 years, but improvements were concentrated in a few large emerging markets. In fact, 39 out of 64 countries showed a decline.


  1. Consumer Dynamics Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    Overall spending growth has remained strong and can stay strong in 2019 as long as a strong labor market and consumer confidence remain in place, and policy surprises like dramatic changes to trade policy are kept to a minimum

  2. 28 Truths about Customer Experience

    November 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies that offer the best customer experiences do so by building trust and connecting with people on an emotional level. Implement change management to get all employees to provide the same experience in the same way.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    November 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    November 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Rising rates will slow the pace of growth in 2019.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    November 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Business costs increase as the economic outlook moderates. The decline in global trade plays an important role in the Euro Area moderation and negatively affects the outlook for Germany in particular. 

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    November 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Near-term growth in large emerging market economies is likely to remain soft.

  7. Global Economic Outlook 2019: Europe—Thriving in a Slow-growing Europe

    November 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The contribution of Europe to global growth will be small, with its expected output growth rate of 1.4 percent a year. However, the size of the EU market, efficient value chains, and the dynamism of some countries (with high levels of productivity and education) still present opportunities.

  8. Global Economic Outlook 2019: United States—The High-Flying Economy of 2018 Will Slow in 2019 and Beyond

    November 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The US economy enters 2019 strong, thanks to a rare combination of fiscal stimulus and high business and consumer confidence. However, growth is likely to slow during 2019. This report outlines the trends that will slow growth and identifies risks and opportunities for businesses.

  9. Global Economic Outlook 2019: Emerging Asia—Slower and Riskier, but Still Ahead of the Pack

    November 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Economic growth in emerging Asia will still look robust compared to other parts of the world. However, the region still faces risks; trade policy volatility, monetary policy tightening in the United States, high local debt burdens, rising energy prices, and declining local currency valuations will all have an impact.