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Tributes pour in for consumerist extraordinaire

Those close and far share tributes for services by well-known consumerist.

Brexit batters UK confidence as consumers, firms feel the heat

House prices are weakening and the Bank of England says uncertainty around Brexit is intensifying.

Apple says proposed China tariffs will boost product prices

The Mac mini desktop computer, Apple Pencil stylus, various chargers and tooling equipment will also be affected.

Investor vs consumer: Who is happier?

While the consumer generally enjoys instant gratification, the typical investor enjoys delayed gratification instead.

Gloom is setting in among Swedes as inflation expectations jump

Swedes became more pessimistic about their own personal finances and the overall economy amid turmoil in the housing market.

Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims

The users were told by Apple that they were not eligible for a remedy if the iPhone or iPad had been repaired by another company.

Trump’s consumer watchdog pick draws criticism from left and right

Kraninger will succeed her boss, the interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Mick Mulvaney, if the decision is approved by the Senate.

Survey: Malaysians expect prices to drop post-GST

More than half the respondents believe prices will drop, while 69% say their spending habits will likely change.

Consumer groups seek probe of YouTube over ads for kids

23 organizations ave signed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), arguing that YouTube is among the most popular online platforms for children and offers many programs designed and promoted for children.

Alibaba to buy food delivery app Ele.me

The deal implies an enterprise value of US$9.5 billion for Ele.me.

We do it for free, says group accused of charging loan...

Consumer group says its services are free, but in some cases, external professional services are required.

Report: Tax exemption puts additional RM1.5 billion in hands of consumers

About 260,000 won’t be paying taxes this year following the move to reduce the personal income tax rate by two percentage points, and this money is expected to boost the economy.

Russian `promo addicts’ find recession-era habits hard to break

The consumer malaise has left businesses struggling to find a balance between preserving profits and wooing consumers with steep discounts.

‘Seek views before drawing up new health policies’

Consumer body says policies like putting an end to 24-hour eateries are short-sighted and don't consider implications on businesses and tourism.

Court dismisses challenge to DBKL’s appointment of parking agent

Judge Azizah Nawawi rules the mayor has complied with City Hall’s regulations in appointing Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan to collect parking fees.

Council to focus on factors affecting inflation, says Hamzah

Minister says council will comprise economists, industry players, NGOs and stakeholders who understand consumer issues.

PropertyGuru: Property market outlook challenging in 2018

PropertyGuru says question of affordability remains an issue.

Beware the ads that children watch, consumer body warns

Saying advertisers today can reach children directly through smartphones and tablets, Fomca expresses concern over the materialistic values and unhealthy habits children may pick up.

Fomca: Rethink plan allowing developers to give loans

“Some housing developers cannot even complete projects and now we want to allow them to give loans?” asks Fomca CEO Paul Selvaraj.

Call for law to ensure redress of service woes

Having the Consumer Claims Tribunal is not good enough, say consumer groups.

Woman using handphone at petrol station causes blast

Woman suffers 60% burns to her body in the incident at petrol station in Setapak Indah.

Honda should have done more, say consumer groups

Consumer groups say car companies involved in recalls must go all out to ensure recalled cars actually get sent back for repairs.

Consumer-interest groups want lower price for affordable homes

Such homes must also be close to public transport and work areas, says CAP President S M Idris.