Consumer confidence weakens

Consumer confidence weakened last month, amid concern about the banking crisis, budget cuts and high-profile job losses.

According to the latest survey by KBC Bank and the ESRI, sentiment dropped by just over one point to 48.7 in July.

Consumers expect the Irish economy to remain weak, and are concerned about their jobs and personal finances.

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