Shoppers more confident

Consumer confidence increased in the first quarter of this year, on optimism about personal finances partly due to lower interest rates, a survey found yesterday. Compilers First National Bank and the Bureau for Economic Research said the consumer confidence index rose five points to one in the first quarter, from minus four in the fourth quarter of last year. - Reuters

Consumer confidence increased in the first quarter of this year, on optimism about personal finances partly due to lower interest rates, a survey found yesterday. Compilers First National Bank and the Bureau for Economic Research said the consumer confidence index rose five points to one in the first quarter, from minus four in the fourth quarter of last year. - Reuters

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