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Building prospects in doldrums despite slight confidence uptick

2017-09-19 12:36

Despite a slight increase in confidence, the building sector is likely to continue to perform poorly in the fourth quarter, according to the Building Confidence Index.

Business confidence drop a blow to investment - Moody's

2017-06-19 11:37

Reduced business confidence in SA implies reduced investment, which at best is likely to stagnate this year, says a senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service.

Positive signs for SA manufacturing - index

2017-03-01 13:57

There are promising indications that the manufacturing sector has started the year on a solid footing, according to the latest Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index.

Manufacturing in SA: Do you want the good news or the bad news?

2017-01-12 13:43

Data from Stats SA and the BER provide some good and bad news in South Africa's manufacturing sector.

Building confidence shows slight uptick

2016-09-15 12:43

Although the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index has risen back to first-quarter levels, over 60% of respondents are dissatisfied with current business conditions.

Business confidence: No reason for optimism

2016-03-09 18:47

About two thirds of respondents surveyed in the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index have remained unsatisfied with business conditions early in the year.

What SA needs for turnaround in business confidence

2015-12-03 18:00

A business confidence update for November 2015 shows the comparative year-on-year business climate compared negatively with November 2014.

Business confidence at lowest level in 5 years

2015-11-26 15:34

Underlying activity in sectors such as retail, new vehicle trade and manufacturing has weakened by more than it had done in the third quarter.

Consumer confidence nosedives

2015-07-02 17:30

Consumer confidence levels have declined sharply across all population and household income groups in the second quarter, an index shows.

Tender price competition worst in years - index

2015-06-24 17:27

Tendering price competition is at its worst level since the end of 2011, according to respondents taking part in the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index.

 

Another interest rate drop could be on cards - economist

2017-09-11 19:46

SARB's monetary policy committee could lower the interest rate by a further 25 basis points next week, according to Craig Lemboe of the Bureau for Economic Research.

SA business confidence tanks

2017-06-14 12:17

A sharp deterioration in business sentiment reflects more than just the impact of increased political uncertainty, according to a business confidence Index.

SA manufacturing starts 2017 off on solid footing

2017-02-01 13:52

The Absa Purchasing Managers' Index has edged above 50 for the first time since July 2016, suggesting the manufacturing sector started the year on a relatively solid footing.

Index shows higher expectations about business conditions in SA

2016-10-04 08:00

A sub-index tracking expected business conditions in six months' time is now at the highest level since the start of 2015, according to the Barclays PMI.

Only 4 in 10 happy with SA business conditions - report

2016-09-07 13:41

The latest RMB/BER Business Confidence Index and that of the SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry have been released simultaneously, giving an indication of business sentiment in SA.

Construction industry outlook improves - index

2016-01-14 16:25

Business confidence in the construction industry has increased marginally for the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index.

Rate hikes could stall building growth - expert

2015-12-02 13:02

Faster than expected interest rate hikes and consumer pressure may curtail growth in the building sector, whose outlook remains uncertain, says a property expert.

Sales growth slump dents retailer confidence

2015-09-22 16:17

Results from the latest EY/Bureau for Economic Research Retail Survey signal a substantial deterioration in retail sector conditions.

Building confidence down, but signs of hope

2015-06-30 13:13

Growth in the building sector has lost further momentum in the second quarter of 2015, but there are signs it could gain some ground, shows an index.

Load shedding dents business confidence

2015-03-10 14:25

Business confidence has stumbled in the first quarter of 2015 due to the impact of power cuts, which was slightly offset by lower fuel prices, a survey shows.

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