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CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU SPENDING MORE?

DAVID KESBY | KESBY & COMPANY
“I am spending more because business is better and I am more confident than I was a year ago when my business went through a dip. Although the retail index is up, consumer confidence is still wavering because there are still fears of a double dip.”

DAVOR LALIC | WILLIS
“I am not spending more this year because I have not been affected by the credit crunch. I am spending the same as I did last year. Generally, however, consumer confidence is not up yet and we’ll have to wait and see what happens with the new government.”

LOUISE KIRKLAND | ALLIANZ INSURANCE
“I am probably spending more on things like clothing and luxury items now. Since January, I have generally spent more and that’s because indications from the markets were showing signs of change and beginning to get better. Before then, I wasn’t spending so much because of fears that things would get worse.”