Lloyds Bank

World Cup And The Economic Feelgood Factor

10 July 2010

New research by Lloyds TSB suggests that countries that enjoy a successful
World Cup campaign could see their economy reap the benefits of an
economic 'feelgood' factor. The research, which compares the change in
consumer spending growth in the year before and after a World Cup among those
nations that have reached the semi-final stage in recent tournaments, shows that
consumer spending has tended to be higher in the period following a
successful World Cup.

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