Peru ranks highest in new Latin America consumer confidence survey

Latin Americans in general remain confident about short-term personal finance and job prospects After a positive third-quarter, Latin American consumer optimism regarding employment, personal finances and spending intention remained at 85 points, the latest Nielsen Global Confidence Consumer Survey shows. The figure is the same as the third-quarter, but five points above the first quarter of 2016. The strongest consumer confidence was registered in Peru, at 96 points, albeit eight points lower than the previous quarter. Among the reasons that contributed to the lower score were less optimism regarding job opportunities, while 61 percent of participants said it was a bad time to go shopping. In terms of employment, 46 percent believe job prospects are not good, compared with 36 […]