9 Dec 2010

Evening Business News for 9 December 2010

From Business News, 6:19 pm on 9 December 2010

Official figures show consumer spending rose in November, but economists say the rise is partly related to GST-related price increases. Spending using debit and credit cards rose 1 point 4 percent last month, because shoppers spent more on fuel, while sales of big ticket items like appliances and furniture recovered following a lull in October.