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Businesses still under stress due to debt in Q2

2017-08-16 20:29

Business debt conditions in the second quarter of 2017 have continued to deteriorate in South Africa – albeit at a marginally slower pace than the first quarter.

Brexit blues as UK confidence falls

2017-06-30 14:13

Sentiment among UK households has fallen as the rising cost of living and inconclusive general election deterred Britons from spending on big-ticket items.

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.

Inclusive business growth SA's biggest challenge - chamber

2017-05-08 18:23

South Africa’s biggest challenge is to enhance a business environment where a larger part of the economic active population could add value, says Sacci.

Business confidence to take huge knock - economist

2017-04-04 11:34

President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle is likely to weigh on business sentiment and fixed investment growth this year, says an MMI economist.

Signs of business confidence stabilising - index

2017-03-08 19:24

Business and investor confidence depend on whether a window of opportunity will be seized, cautions the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

German business confidence improves on signs of growth

2016-12-19 11:40

German business sentiment has risen to the highest level in almost three years, signaling growth in the economy picked up speed toward the end of the year.

Pityana: Zuma's removal will boost the economy

2016-10-05 15:14

Factors holding back the economy - corruption, SOE governance and lack of policy certainty - all revolve around the president, says AngloGold Ashanti chair Sipho Pityana.

Business satisfaction improves slightly

2016-09-28 19:50

Business people's satisfaction with prevailing business conditions has improved slightly in the third quarter of 2016, according to the FNB/BER index.

Western Cape business confidence has delinked - CEO

2016-08-16 19:04

Higher business confidence in the Western Cape compared to the rest of the country shows a delink has taken place, says Wesgro CEO Tim Harris.

 

Business confidence ticks up

2017-08-08 15:28

The latest business confidence index has continued to regain lost ground after former minister of finance Pravin Gordhan was replaced at the end of March 2017.

German business confidence surges to record high

2017-06-26 11:04

German business sentiment has surged to a record high in June amid signs that the outlook for Europe’s largest economy is improving.

SA economy its own worst enemy - analysts

2017-06-07 05:00

Domestic developments are offsetting the benefits of an improving global economy and with continued uncertainty, South Africa is creating a self-perpetuating cycle of low growth, say analysts.

Trade expectations weaken notably - chamber

2017-04-18 18:21

The seasonally adjusted six-month Trade Expectations Index has weakened to its weakest level since April 2016, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

German business confidence increases to strongest since '11

2017-03-27 11:17

German business sentiment has climbed to the strongest since July 2011 in a sign that the economy is sustaining its momentum.

Unleash South Africa's business spirit, dear Minister

2017-02-20 05:01

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should structure fiscal policy to improve business confidence and boost investment, says economist Lesiba Mothata.

Rupert, Zuma should meet urgently

2016-11-18 08:17

President Jacob Zuma should be very worried about the crass remarks recently made by billionaire Johann Rupert about the state of the South African economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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.

Govt blamed for tighter trade conditions - survey

2016-08-15 19:44

The July Trade Activity Index survey of the SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry shows a contraction further into negative space.

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