The Economist Intelligence Unit's baseline forecast is that a moderate pick-up in consumer demand over the first quarter of 2013 will be sustained during the remainder of this year and beyond. However, the downside risks to this forecast have increased owing to a combination of global financial and domestic political developments.
A shift in global risk perceptions since mid-May 2013 could push interest rates higher. This, combined with mass anti-government protests in many cities during the first half of June followed by a clampdown on the organisers in the months that followed, may dampen consumer confidence, which could disrupt a recovery.
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