ARTICLES RELATING TO BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

African business reflects a crisis mentality

2014-08-12 11:12

Business confidence in Africa has reached a five-year low, according to an economic survey of finance professionals around the world.

Manufacturing sentiment in SA drops

2014-06-10 15:12

South Africa's manufacturing output has fallen and the majority of companies are still unhappy with operating conditions in SA, a survey shows.

SA business confidence debate continues

2014-06-06 12:45

Business confidence has declined further in May, according to the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry's latest business confidence index.

Business debt stress down - index

2014-05-30 07:05

Debt stress among businesses has fallen for the third consecutive quarter, reveals the Experian Business Debt Index.

Election didn't affect confidence: BCI

2014-05-14 14:22

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry's business confidence index shows that the general election and public holidays have not affected business confidence negatively.

SA business confidence down, Nigeria's up

2014-05-02 16:36

Confidence levels amongst business leaders in South Africa has hit the lowest level in 18 months in contrast to that in Nigeria, shows an index.

Business outlook remains bleak

2013-11-19 14:08

Business confidence is still in negative territory in the fourth quarter, with retailers particularly downbeat about prevailing conditions in the local economy.

Business confidence dips on labour woes

2013-11-06 12:03

SA's business confidence index nudged down to 91.1 in October from 91.4 in September as work stoppages took their toll on the business mood, a survey shows.

Business confidence down

2013-09-03 14:40

Business confidence has slipped six index points in the third quarter, the Rand Merchant Bank and the Bureau for Economic Research at Stellenbosch University reports.

Calls grow for decisive leadership

2013-06-13 08:46

A decline of business confidence in the manufacturing sector adds credence to the Reserve Bank's appeal for decisive leadership, says the Manufacturing Circle.

SA's business confidence falls in May

2013-06-04 12:16

Business confidence in South Africa has dropped in May as labour unrest in the mining sector hit business sentiment, Sacci data shows.

Business confidence slips to 10-year low

2013-04-04 15:48

Business confidence has edged to its lowest level since 2000 because of the deteriorating financial environment, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Cyprus knocks German business confidence

2013-03-22 12:07

German business confidence fell unexpectedly in March, weighed by weak economic data, political gridlock in Italy and the Cyprus crisis.

Gordhan: Business confidence looking up

2013-02-27 15:38

There is growing confidence in the business outlook, despite difficult conditions, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Business confidence picks up

2013-01-09 11:59

Business confidence has improved as the economy show signs of recovery but threats of labour protests need action, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

German business sentiment surprises

2012-11-23 19:57

German business morale surprised with its first rise in seven months in November as exports outside the eurozone.

Business confidence edges up

2012-11-07 12:36

Business confidence in South Africa ticked up in October after a sharp decline the previous month, but the mood remains depressed, a survey shows.

SA's business confidence recovers

2012-09-06 11:55

Business confidence in SA rebounded to a five-month high in August mainly as sentiment about real economic activity improved, a survey shows.

Business confidence hits 12-yr low

2012-08-07 12:20

Business confidence has plunged to its lowest level in 12 years last month‚ according to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Business warns ANC: Be clear

2012-07-01 16:02

Business leaders attending the ANC’s policy conference appealed for certainty and warned that lack of clarity could lead to a lack of investment in the economy.

Business confidence hits 3-year low

2012-05-03 13:00

Sacci says its business confidence index dropped to a three-year low in March, with high household debt a growing concern in an unstable business environment.

SA business confidence dips

2011-11-03 11:53

The outlook among SA businesses dimmed in October due in part to the weaker rand, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Business confidence dips further

2011-09-08 12:08

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry's business confidence index recorded a further decline in August.

PwC: African businesses get more freedom

2011-07-14 16:43

A PwC survey shows that African governments are paying greater attention to the private sector, and that businesses are enjoying more freedom.

 

More bad news as ratings review looms

2014-06-10 22:00

As concern mounts about a possible downgrade of South Africa's credit rating, the latest business confidence index reflects another bleak view of the economy.

SA's business confidence drops

2014-06-09 10:14

South Africa's business confidence has fallen 90 for the first time since April 2000.

SA's business confidence plunges

2014-06-05 14:06

South Africa's business confidence has plunged in May, falling below 90 for the first time since April 2000.

Election didn't affect confidence: BCI

2014-05-14 13:00

Sacci's business confidence index shows that the general election and public holidays have not affected business confidence negatively.

Business confidence rises in February

2014-03-06 12:47

SA's business confidence index rose to 91.9 in February from 90.5 in January though economic activity remained subdued, according to Sacci.

Manufacturing confidence low

2013-11-15 12:07

Business confidence in the manufacturing sector was weak in the third quarter of this year, according to a report.

Firms prioritise cost-cutting measures

2013-10-09 14:02

South African businesses, aware of reports of slow recovery, will focus on staff retention and flexible working conditions over the next twelve months, shows a survey.

Uptick in business confidence

2013-08-08 12:06

SA's Business confidence has nudged up to 90.7 in July from 90.2 in June, but is still constrained by poor economic conditions, a survey shows.

Business confidence down

2013-06-12 16:26

Business confidence in the manufacturing sector fell by eight index points in the second quarter of 2013, the Bureau for Economic Research says.

Business confidence picks up - Sacci

2013-05-09 15:20

While business confidence has edged up in April, it remains fragile, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Business confidence at 13-year low

2013-04-03 12:07

Business confidence in South Africa slumped to its lowest in 13 years in April, a survey shows, reflecting concerns about stubbornly sluggish economic growth.

Business confidence slips

2013-03-07 11:49

Business confidence in South Africa edged lower in February, reflecting concerns about sluggish growth both at home and abroad, a survey shows.

Business confidence up despite strikes

2013-02-07 12:45

Business confidence has risen for the second consecutive month, but only drastic government action will boost sentiment for the rest of 2013, a survey shows.

Business confidence edges down

2012-12-06 13:03

Business confidence in South Africa has declined slightly in November on worries that mining sector labour strife has slowed growth, a survey shows.

Outlook uncertain despite confidence

2012-11-20 16:57

Business confidence remains stable but the economic outlook is uncertain, Rand Merchant Bank and the Bureau for Economic Research reports.

Labour unrest hits business confidence

2012-10-03 11:54

SA's business confidence fell again in September after a rebound the previous month, weighed down by a wave of mostly illegal strikes across the country.

Business confidence rises in third quarter

2012-09-05 13:58

Business confidence has staged a partial recovery in the third quarter of this year‚ but failed to neutralise a sharp drop seen during the second quarter.

Business confidence recovers

2012-07-11 13:11

South Africa's business confidence improved marginally in June from a 10-year low the previous month, says the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Reserve Bank indicator drops

2012-06-26 11:29

The Reserve Bank's leading indicator slipped 1.5% in April compared with March, mainly because of a business confidence drop and the M1 money supply growth rate.

Confidence index points to better outlook

2012-03-07 11:56

Confidence among businesses in February rose to the highest level since June 2011, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Surprising drop in business confidence

2011-11-23 16:44

A slight dip in the RMB/Bureau for Economic Research Business Confidence Index for the fourth quarter was unexpected, says RMB.

SA business confidence takes a knock

2011-10-06 12:20

The outlook among local business edged down in September, a survey by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry shows.

Factory sales pick up

2011-07-15 14:14

Sales of manufactured goods rose in the first quarter although the strong rand is still a concern, says a body representing SA's 26 top manufacturers.

Crime hits half of SA businesses

2011-07-06 13:39

The latest Grant Thornton international business report says 50% of local businesses have been directly affected by contact crime in the past year.

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