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    Improved personal finance, jobs fuelling Dubai consumer confidence - Emirates 24/7

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    Vachel Stanley

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    Department of Economic Development's Consumer Confidence Index shows positive sentiment

    Consumers and business owners in Dubai have stepped into the final quarter of 2012 with renewed confidence and a brighter outlook on jobs and spending, according to the quarterly Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) published by the Department of Economic Development.

    Positive sentiment guiding consumer behaviour and planning was largely visible across Dubai during the July-September 2012 period. Overall consumer confidence recorded in Dubai during the third quarter was 129, well above the average of 100 and seven points higher than Q2 2012.

    CCI recorded in the third quarter of 2012 is the highest since the corresponding quarter of the previous year. A growing confidence on personal finances is among the highlights of the third quarter index. Nearly 77 per cent of the consumers sounded positive on their current financial situation and 86 per cent have a brighter outlook for the next 12 months.